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Race Cars Trip The Light Fantastic At Caffeine & Gasoline

Tue, Oct 4, 2016 | Posted by:

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Despite being a week into the fall season, the sun shone bright at the October 1st Caffeine & Gasoline. The theme was race cars and there were some high-quality racers populating our Auto Display and representing in the parking lot outside. Of course there were rides of all types, eras, and nationalities on hand as well.

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Event Coverage: Griot’s Garage Hosts BMW M Car Day

Thu, Sep 29, 2016 | Posted by:

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Holy Bavarian Bombshells Batman! There were tons of BMWs flying the M Power flag at Griot’s Garage as we hosted the BMW CCA Puget Sound Chapter’s M Car Day car show. Organizers lined up the M-badged performance icons by year and chassis designation, making a walk around the parking lot a walk through time.

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Parking Spot Car Feature – Michael Leach’s Factory Five Type 65 Daytona Coupe

Thu, Jun 30, 2016 | Posted by:

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Show stopper, head turner… the adjectives one can use to describe Michael Leach’s Factory Five Type 65 Daytona Coupe don’t just flow, they gush. When we saw the sleek machine at the June Caffeine & Gasoline we knew it deserved a deeper look.

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Cascade Rovers Celebrate A Snow Day

Tue, Apr 1, 2014 | Posted by:

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Rovers are among the most capable off-road vehicles on the planet. I remember watching the Camel Trophy trucks as a kid and being in awe of the terrain they conquered. Stuff like fording creeks to the point they looked more like a submarine than a truck, climbing rocky outcrops at unbelievable angles, and enduring days […]

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The Galvanizing Metalwork of Josh Welton

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 | Posted by:

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From a small shop in the Detroit outlier of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, Josh Welton is making art from steel, fire, and grit. In a time when when the skilled labor that built America is being sidelined, Welton reminds us there’s significant value in little pools of molten metal. His work might just inspire the next […]

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Going Big: The R/C Creations of Headquake

Mon, Jun 4, 2012 | Posted by:

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When I stumbled across the video of Rick White’s scale ’66 Bronco crawling over rocks (and scaring small animals), I was transfixed. The man known on the Interwebs as “Headquake” builds some of the most realistic R/C cars and trucks you’ll ever see. By hand. From wood. Check out his creations and hear what he […]

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Brickwork: The LEGO Cars of Lino Martins

Tue, Apr 12, 2011 | Posted by:

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Like a lot of gearheads, I’ve always enjoyed building and collecting, even customizing scale models. When I ran across Lino Martin’s LEGO builds in our Flickr group, I was floored. It’s challenging enough to craft models from pre-molded parts with a full set of instructions. Lino does it with his imagination and a few bins […]

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Michael Paul Smith’s Model Community

Mon, Mar 8, 2010 | Posted by:

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Homes and storefronts glow while snow blankets the sidewalks. Classic American iron lines every street, preserved, as if never driven. In fact, the auto dealership has a full lineup of ’61 Chevy’s, right off the truck. There is a quiet calm. A rightness. You can almost smell the apple pie. This is Elgin Park, and […]

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Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday: Griot’s GP Challenge in Photos

Tue, Nov 17, 2009 | Posted by:

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After experiencing Pacific Grand Prix, we just had to share it. So, this past weekend we hosted the Griot’s Garage GP Challenge event. The local BMW and Toyota clubs made strong showings, trying to “Beat the Griot” time. Brian, the Toyota club’s ringer, ended up finishing .1 second ahead of the best Griot’s Garage time […]

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Track Day at Pacific Grand Prix

Tue, Oct 27, 2009 | Posted by:

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Paul Zalud’s 11-year dream project was completed four months ago, bringing one of the coolest karting facilities in the world to the Pacific Northwest. Knowing a few of us at In My Garage might be interested (yeah, uh huh… “might”), he invited us out last Thursday for a little track time. This job is never […]

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Gearhead Hobbies: What are yours?

Mon, Sep 28, 2009 | Posted by:

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What does it take to call yourself a true car guy? For me, being a gearhead is an overall obsession with everything even remotely related to automobiles, and it comes out in my hobbies. Slot cars, scale models, memorbilia, books, vintage parts, tattoo’s, vacations to car museums. Nevermind the weekly beg-and-plead with my wife to […]

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