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Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Shinefest is back. Our very own car show series began its second year on May 19th. The show is judged by the entrants in nine of the ten categories, with the Best Detailed honors awarded by vote of Griot’s Garage staffers.

by 05/23/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage
Trifecta: A Triple-Supercharged ‘Stang

Trifecta: A Triple-Supercharged ‘Stang

Is this a “Three strikes and you’re out” or “The third time’s the charm” scenario? Meet Trifecta, a 1965 Mustang that flexes three superchargers in the name of overkill. The towering engine is the brainchild of collector Brad Gray who calls his stable of custom cars Blown Mafia. Is it too over the top or are you in love? We came across this beast at engineswapdepot.com and the Blown Mafia Facebook page. It made quite a splash at the recent 2018 Summit Racing Equipment Motorama in Atlanta. The Blue Oval is motivated by a 7.0-liter, 427 cubic-inch LSx V8 with […]

by 05/21/2018 0 comments Car Culture
Car Feature: Byron Sanborn’s 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Car Feature: Byron Sanborn’s 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

Byron Sanborn is a long-time fan of all things BMW. He loves driving them and tinkers with them for a living. His shop, Vintage Racing Motors, located in Redmond, Washington, builds, maintains, and pulls track support duty for numerous old Bavarians still working hot laps on the vintage racing circuit. Byron has a nice stable of his own and the standout is this 1974 2002 Turbo.

by 05/17/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Featured Car
Motorcycles Rumble At May Caffeine & Gasoline®

Motorcycles Rumble At May Caffeine & Gasoline®

The rumpity rump of motorcycles was the order of the day at our May Caffeine & Gasoline® cruise-in and car show. Warm exhaust manifolds and warm weather made for a great morning of eye-ballin’ bikes, gawking at cars, and talking shop with like-minded gearheads. Sometimes the theme of our Caffeine & Gasoline® events is not fully represented… and that’s OK… usually the theme is best represented in our Auto Display. However, hot rodders, Ferrari owners, and the cars of Deutschland are exceptions that seem to embrace the occasion… add bikers to that list. There were tons of two wheelers prowling […]

by 05/09/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage
Shop Tour: Art Morrison Enterprises

Shop Tour: Art Morrison Enterprises

Meet the early bird among early birds. Art Morrison knows about a hard day’s work. At 3 a.m., while most of us are deep into our REM cycles, conjuring images of our ultimate hot rod, Art is powering up the shop and readying the place for a day of making those dreams come true.

by 04/28/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History, People, Racing
Event Coverage: Adventure Tacoma

Event Coverage: Adventure Tacoma

Adventure Tacoma is an all-new, first-time event that caters to adventuresome outdoorsy types… and their vehicles. It won’t be the last. Adventure vehicles like tricked out UTVs, side by sides, lifted trucks, 4x4s, extreme campers, and wild expedition vehicles were the order of the day.

by 04/24/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage, Events
Supercars Pave The Way At April Caffeine & Gasoline®

Supercars Pave The Way At April Caffeine & Gasoline®

Car shows and weather are dramatically opposing forces and they were on a collision course at our April Caffeine & Gasoline event. In what may well have been the biggest downpour in Caffeine & Gasoline® history, we were astonished to see so many people fight Mother Nature and swing by the store.

by 04/18/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Events
Aasbo Powerslides Papadakis Racing Corolla To Victory In Long Beach

Aasbo Powerslides Papadakis Racing Corolla To Victory In Long Beach

  We did a splash feature of the Papadakis Racing Rockstar Energy Drink / Nexen Tire Toyota Corolla Hatchback on April 3rd. Flash-forward to April 9th and we’re telling you how driver Fredric Aasbo shocked the world by winning the season-opening Formula Drift event on the Streets of Long Beach… the car’s maiden event.

by 04/09/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Racing
Famous Paul Newman Race Cars Displayed Together For First Time

Famous Paul Newman Race Cars Displayed Together For First Time

Built for speed, a collection of 10 cars raced by Paul Newman, who was a legitimate racer before he made famous spaghetti sauce and salad dressings will be the centerpieces at the 8th annual San Marino Motor Classic, a premier Concours d’Elegance held in Southern California.

by 04/06/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History, Racing
Papadakis Racing Takes All-New 2018 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Drifting

Papadakis Racing Takes All-New 2018 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Drifting

Drift champion Fredric Aasbo will pilot this heavily modified Toyota Corolla Hatchback in the popular Formula Drift series. The AE86 variant of the Corolla, a rear-drive model produced from 1985 to 1987, is regarded as the founding father of drifting in Japan. When it was done on the lowdown up and over remote mountain passes and dubbed touge drifting.

by 04/03/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Racing