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Kyle Mohan Racing’s 1,000 Horsepower, 3-Rotor Drifter w/Video

Kyle Mohan Racing’s 1,000 Horsepower, 3-Rotor Drifter w/Video

Formula Drift is a contradiction of sorts… the cars make triple-digit power but slide for living. Kyle Mohan is a case in point. His Mazda MX-5 Miata drifter produces 1,000 horsepower at a sky-high 10,000 rpm from a turbocharged 2.0-liter, 20B three-rotor engine built by Kyle Mohan Racing (KMR).

by 02/13/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Racing
The Toyota Supra is Back!

The Toyota Supra is Back!

For decades every Lexus concept with a wedgy look and high performance ego was hoped to be the new Supra. As time marched on the denials became less convincing and the messaging from Toyota took on a more promising tone. Somewhere around 2014 the rumors gained traction and one of those ‘unnamed sources’ let it slip that the Lexus FT-1 concept could contain styling cues that hint at what a new Supra could look like.

by 01/16/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Cars
Corvettes On Point At Caffeine & Gasoline®

Corvettes On Point At Caffeine & Gasoline®

We welcomed the New Year at Griot’s Garage and rebel rousing Corvettes of every era took center stage. Rumbling V8s were the order of the day as Chevrolet’s halo performance marque was the theme of our Caffeine & Gasoline cruise-in car show.

by 01/09/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage, Events
SpeedFactory Makes Quarter Mile History

SpeedFactory Makes Quarter Mile History

In an effort to keep it real on the local we’d like to give SpeedFactory Tuning and Fabrication a shout out for their recent success at the 23rd Annual World Cup Finals – Import Vs. Domestics drag racing showdown. The shop is mere minutes from Griot’s Garage HQ in Tacoma and we try to display their cars but they’re always racing when we need them. The team’s diligence is paying off.

by 11/09/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Racing
2018 Formula Drift Champion Crowned In Thrilling Season Finale

2018 Formula Drift Champion Crowned In Thrilling Season Finale

The “Luck of the Irish” was in full effect at the Formula DRIFT season finale at the famed House of Drift, Irwindale Speedway. The 2018 campaign was by far the closest points race in the series’ 15-year history and the final weekend its most exciting ever.

by 10/17/2018 0 comments Event Coverage, Racing
Lanzante Motorsport To Build 11 F1-Engined Porsche 930s

Lanzante Motorsport To Build 11 F1-Engined Porsche 930s

Many have dreamed of building the ultimate Porsche 911. There are a number of over the top builders that can lay claim to such a title… Ruf, RAUH-Welt Begriff (RWB), and Singer come to mind. But taken in the context of pure performance, they may well be taking a back seat to Lanzante Motorsport and their Formula 1 powered limited-edition 930s.

by 10/12/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars
Event Coverage: Shinefest Car Show

Event Coverage: Shinefest Car Show

The Griot’s Garage Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show Series recently wrapped up its 2018 season. These car shows are our own series of events that have been going on since 2017. The cars are judged by the participants and attendance is free and open to the public.

by 10/05/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage
Video: 900-Horsepower Mustang Drifts Entire Nurburgring

Video: 900-Horsepower Mustang Drifts Entire Nurburgring

Nordschleife just got more grip as Vaughn Gittin Jr. laid down tons of rubber as, according to Ford Racing, he became the first person to ever drift the entire 12.9 mile Nordschleife at the Nurburgring. Vaughn, a staple in the Formula drifting community, attacked the legendary German track behind the wheel of the 900 horsepower Ford Mustang RTR he uses in Formula Drift competition. Vaughn won the Formula Drift championship in 2013 and is a three-time World Drift Series champion in 2011, ‘’12, and ‘13. In 2005, Vaughn became the first American ever to win a D1 Grand Prix event […]

by 10/01/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Racing
Porsche Drops New 935 At Rennsport Reunion VI

Porsche Drops New 935 At Rennsport Reunion VI

It’s an exciting time to be a Porsche fan. The automaker has unveiled its new 935 race car on the occasion of “Rennsport Reunion VI” at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in California. Featuring a body reminiscent of the legendary Porsche 935/78, the 700-horsepower competition vehicle will be produced in a limited number of 77 units.

by 09/28/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Racing
Video: Bosozoku – Cartoon Cars Come To Life

Video: Bosozoku – Cartoon Cars Come To Life

Bosozoku is all about rebellion against the mainstream ideals and the ethics of civilized society. In the era of the 1950’s it started as a sub-culture of Japanese motorcycle gangs who showed no respect for traffic laws, traffic officers, and other accepted norms on the road… and beyond. The brashness of the Bosozoku movement evolved through the decades, adding two wheels, dialing back the gang mentality, and taking on a more eccentric, audacious tone in regards to representing on the street. The cars of Bosozoku, known as Kaido Racers in some circles, are easy to spot… If it’s a vintage […]

by 09/25/2018 0 comments Art, Car Culture, Cars