Event Coverage

Event Coverage: April Caffeine & Gasoline

Event Coverage: April Caffeine & Gasoline

Mother Nature took one last shot at us… we hope… as scattered showers tried to put a damper on our April Caffeine & Gasoline gathering. The theme was supercars and there were plenty examples of extreme motoring on display. These events are always free and open to the public and we serve up complimentary coffee and donuts in the Indy Café. Join us for our first-ever two-wheel invasion as the theme of the May 4th Caffeine & Gasoline is motorcycles… vintage, modern, and anytime in between. While bikes are the theme of this event, transportation of any kind is welcome […]

by 04/30/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage, Events
Event Coverage: March 2019 Caffeine & Gasoline

Event Coverage: March 2019 Caffeine & Gasoline

The tide has turned. After the snowiest and coldest February on record hints of spring were in the air in western Washington. Traditionally, March has been the breakthrough Caffeine & Gasoline event where the sun shines bright and shocks the cars out of their hibernation… and we kept that trend alive on March 2.

by 03/04/2019 0 comments Event Coverage
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
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
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
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