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Caffeine & Gasoline® Italian Style

Caffeine & Gasoline® Italian Style

Fans of espresso, pizza, and cars made in Maranello, Modena, and Milan crashed the gates in a big way for our monthly cruise-in car show. We were a bit surprised by how many Italian cars showed up as the theme of C&G is more for show. As usual the mix of cars was eclectic and the people who stopped by were ready to engage in conversation.

by 09/07/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage, Events
31st Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals Presented By Griot’s Garage

31st Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals Presented By Griot’s Garage

We stepped up to the plate for this year’s Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals and supported the event as the presenting sponsor. So we were pleased to see the Northwest’s finest bring their A-Game as many on hand said this year’s show was the best in recent memory.

by 07/31/2018 0 comments Event Coverage
Griot’s Garage Goodguys Kickoff Party

Griot’s Garage Goodguys Kickoff Party

The kick is up… the kick is good! The 31st Annual Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals Presented by Griot’s Garage kickoff party at our headquarters in Tacoma was a huge success. Although the party was slated to start at 5 p.m., our facilities started seeing action before lunch time with local car club, The Kingsmen, hosting part of their poker run on the premises.

by 07/27/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage
James Deane Wins Formula Drift Seattle

James Deane Wins Formula Drift Seattle

Just as baseball came out of its all-star break in the third week of July, Formula Drift emerged from its summer break doldrums on July 21. The chase for the championship hit Seattle, Washington for Round Five: Autozone Throwdown. With a scant 39 points separating the top three competitors, there was still everything to race for as unsuspecting tires braced for shredding in the Pacific Northwest.

by 07/23/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage, Events, Racing
America’s Best Shines Bright At Caffeine & Gasoline

America’s Best Shines Bright At Caffeine & Gasoline

Mother Nature threw us a bit of a curveball on July 7th. While the surrounding area basked in the glow of a warm sunrise, Tacoma was overcast with a dastardly mist of rain falling. It only lasted 45 minutes and luckily didn’t seem to put too much of a damper on the morning. We had it going on with a great mix of American muscle cars, roadsters, and wicked hot rods on the deck, in the parking lot, and on the concours lawn.

by 07/09/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage, Events
Porsches Storm The Gates At Caffeine & Gasoline®

Porsches Storm The Gates At Caffeine & Gasoline®

“The car is a two-tone for a reason… it was on the lift, I wedged a 4×4 under it to balance the chassis and the thing almost fell off.” … “I pulled it out of a barn and worked on it for three weeks straight to get it running.” … “Is that supercharged?” These are a small sample of the conversation starters we overheard at the June 2 Caffeine & Gasoline®.

by 06/04/2018 0 comments Event Coverage
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
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
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