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Porsche Speedster Gets a Lift

Porsche Speedster Gets a Lift

When Griot’s Garage President, Mark Greene, told me a generous customer was allowing us to showcase his 1957 Porsche Speedster, I was ecstatic. When he told me where he wanted the car displayed… I was floored. It’s not every day you see an automobile like this. And I bet you’ve never seen one hoisted 12 feet into the air with a forklift!

by 07/09/2010 4 comments Cars, Griot's Garage, Videos
A New Garage! Part 9: The Grand Opening in Pictures

A New Garage! Part 9: The Grand Opening in Pictures

June 5th and 6th, enthusiasts of all kinds stopped by to experience the grand opening of the flagship Griot’s Garage Retail Store and Car Care School. Thousands of car guys and gals brought their favorite ride by to check out our new digs and shop their favorite line of car care. Here are some of our favorite photos from the weekend. Enjoy!

by 06/17/2010 8 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events, Griot's Garage, Photos
Crossword Challenge: 1950 Chrysler New Yorker

Crossword Challenge: 1950 Chrysler New Yorker

A beautiful New Yorker graces the cover of Griot’s Garage Handbook #305. The big Chrysler is powered by a “Spitfire” straight-8 motor, mated to a “Prestomatic” fluid drive transmission. Gotta love those 1950’s trade names! One of our customers has created a crossword puzzle using facts about the car as clues. Check it out!

by 02/19/2010 0 comments Games, Griot's Garage, Media
From the Flickr Pool: Vertorama Edition

From the Flickr Pool: Vertorama Edition

Vertorama is short for “vertical panorama” (stitching multiple photgraphs together vertically), and it’s just one of the techniques Horace Kwan used to create this stunning image. The car is a Ferrari F2008 which, since it wears #1, was likely piloted by Kimi Räikkönen during the 2008 F1 season. Congrats, Horace. Enjoy your prize!

by 02/05/2010 1 comment Cars, Photos, Racing
Crossword Challenge: 1953 Siata 208CS Spyder

Crossword Challenge: 1953 Siata 208CS Spyder

This beautiful 1953 Siata was Best of Show runner-up at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours. Its owner (a Griot’s Garage customer) was generous enough to share the car for an upcoming Handbook cover (#304). Meanwhile, another friend of ours created a fun crossword puzzle with facts about the Siata and Griot’s Garage products as clues. We have the best customers!

by 12/23/2009 0 comments Games, Griot's Garage, Media
On the Lot: 1948 Buick Roadmaster

On the Lot: 1948 Buick Roadmaster

Designed by Harley Earl, the 1948 Buick Roadmaster represented everything the American buying public wanted after World War II — style, power, and luxury. Our customer has owned this beautiful car for over 40 years! It’s powered by a 320ci straight-eight, mated to Buick’s famous Dynaflow transmission… and it is immaculate. We get all tingly inside whenever old iron like this pulls onto the lot.

by 12/07/2009 4 comments Car Culture, Cars, Media, Photos
From the Flickr Pool: Movement Edition

From the Flickr Pool: Movement Edition

Ford Fiesta Movement Agent, Davey G. Johnson, knows it’s all about lighting. He snapped this winner on a photo excursion through the streets of Boulder, Colorado. We dig the way he captured the late night lights bouncing off the chrome and glossy paint of this old Chrysler. Well done, Davey! You’re our latest Flickr pool winner. Enjoy your prize!

by 12/07/2009 0 comments Cars, Media, Photos
It’s the 2009 SEMA Show Mega-Post!

It’s the 2009 SEMA Show Mega-Post!

Ok, so we can’t promise this will actually be a “mega-post”. We’re not even sure what that means (though it does sound catchy). What we can say is that our guys Steve and Mark are taking in the sights at SEMA 2009, and sending pics to make the rest of us jealous. Bookmark and check back to see the latest! Updated: 11/9 at 5pm

by 11/04/2009 8 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events, Photos
On the Lot: 1967 Camaro RS/SS

On the Lot: 1967 Camaro RS/SS

Since we’re having an amazing “Indian Summer” in the Pacific Northwest, the collector cars still keep showing up at Griot’s Garage. A great customer showed up today with his 1967 Camaro RS/SS, a numbers-matching car with a 350ci and Muncie M21 transmission. It was painted over six years ago but looks like they just finished wet sanding!

by 10/16/2009 4 comments Cars, Photos
From the Flickr Pool: Heaven Has a Concrete Floor

From the Flickr Pool: Heaven Has a Concrete Floor

At InMyGarage, we know where to find the best room in the house; be it polished or greasy. Flickr pool member avilon_music captured this slice of car guy heaven in a photo that begs to be explored in full-resolution. Who can’t imagine spending some late nights out here? Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your prize!

by 10/08/2009 6 comments Garage Life, Media, Photos