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Aces: Cars of The King’s Men Poker Run

Aces: Cars of The King’s Men Poker Run

They were lined up around the block most of the morning. Hot rods, customs, and classics of every flavor descended on the Griot’s Garage shop this morning for a poker run hosted by the King’s Men Car Club. Enjoy the photos, and be sure to check out the Goodguys show this weekend to see these (and tons of other) awesome rides.

by 07/24/2009 16 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events, Media, Photos
Relics – 1972 Maserati Ghibli

Relics – 1972 Maserati Ghibli

We spotted this rare Maserati Ghibli at last year’s Seattle Italian Concours. What initially struck us were the big, bold lines and curves! Ghibli’s were built to be a comfortable “gentleman’s GT”, competing with the raw track power of the Ferrari Daytona. We love the statement this car makes… you don’t see curves like this on your Mom’s minivan. Let us know what you think!

by 07/20/2009 24 comments Car Culture, Cars, Columns, Events, Relics
Porsches 2 Oxford Preview: It’s a casual Porsche party!

Porsches 2 Oxford Preview: It’s a casual Porsche party!

Griot’s Garage is excited to be involved with Porsches 2 Oxford, taking place July 25. “A casual Porsche party”, this event gives attendees the opportunity to hang out in a great uptown area with like-minded enthusiasts. P2O is a “can’t-miss” for Porsche lovers. In My Garage spoke with key player Brice Kadel about what makes the event special.

by 07/16/2009 4 comments Car Culture, Events, People
SoCal or Bust Part 6: The Finish Line

SoCal or Bust Part 6: The Finish Line

Day 5 started early. We had gotten a good night’s sleep and woken to the sounds of splashing water. Yep, the pool would be where we spent this day. Now, when a bunch of sunburned car nerds (in an appropriately grown-up manner, of course) test the  effects of grain alcohol, stories will result. Some of those stories cannot be shared on the Internet. Let’s move on to Day 6.

by 07/15/2009 5 comments Car Culture, Events, Stories
From the Flickr Pool: Low-Down, Dirty Rat

From the Flickr Pool: Low-Down, Dirty Rat

There’s just so much that’s right about this shot from our Flickr Group member, Chad Lunn. Great perspective and composition, awesome contrast, and just enough black to let us know this menacing hot rod is not to be trifled with. Thanks for being part of our group, Chad. Hope you enjoy your car care prize!

by 06/25/2009 3 comments Car Culture, Cars, Media, Photos
SoCal or Bust Part 5: The Reason For Our Trip

SoCal or Bust Part 5: The Reason For Our Trip

Day 4 was supposed to start at 5:00am with us taking care of the last few details on Don’s Celica. It kind of did. I think a few of us were just-then closing our eyes (from the night of one too many libations) and others were just plain lazy and slept in. No matter, we were on the road by 5:45am (only a little late) and ready to take Southern Cali by storm.

by 06/23/2009 22 comments Car Culture, Events, Stories
BAM! POW! A Father’s Day Bat Story!

BAM! POW! A Father’s Day Bat Story!

When I was growing up I had two fathers. One drove my Great Grandfather’s Medium Green Ford LTD; the other woke me up every morning with his 1975 Ferrari 308GT4. Now before you go thinking that I was raised in an automotive household surrounded by cool cars, my Real Father will admit quite the opposite was true.

by 06/19/2009 1 comment Car Culture, People, Stories
Satch Carlson Sounds Off

Satch Carlson Sounds Off

I’m a BMW fanatic. So when I heard Satch Carlson, Editor-In-Chief of Roundel, would be attending our annual E30 Picnic I jumped at the chance to talk with him. I also tossed out an opportunity for all of you to join me in my chat with this BMW icon… well, your questions could join me. Satch didn’t disappoint.

by 06/18/2009 4 comments Car Culture, People
SoCal or Bust Part 4: Sun, Fun, and Slowing Down

SoCal or Bust Part 4: Sun, Fun, and Slowing Down

In Part 3 of our road trip to ToyotaFest, you’ll recall that I didn’t have the good sense to stay out of San Francisco Bay. Well, on this day we’d all end up wet (and not regret it for a second). We got to the house where we were crashing about 1:45am, so day 3 didn’t get moving until 10. And even then, it never really got moving too fast. Perfect.

by 06/17/2009 5 comments Car Culture, Events, Stories
Date with a Rolls-Royce, Part 1: Life Before Photoshop

Date with a Rolls-Royce, Part 1: Life Before Photoshop

Just before I graduated from college I fell into the perfect job, as print advertising manager for the old Nationwise Auto Parts based in Columbus, Ohio. If you lived anywhere near I-75 from Ohio to Florida between 1965 and 1990 you must have visited one of our stores to change your oil, or buy a rebuilt alternator.

by 06/15/2009 1 comment Car Culture, Stories