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Riding Dirty: Global RallyCross Twin Peaks

Riding Dirty: Global RallyCross Twin Peaks

Seems we’ve developed something of a reputation; Griot’s Garage likes clean cars. Fair enough. But when we recently had the chance to see high-horsepower rally cars battling door-to-door in the dirt, there was no way we were going to miss it. Armed with cameras and a love of anything that rolls (or flies) on rubber, we headed to the races.

by 04/27/2011 4 comments Car Culture, Cars, Photos, Racing, Videos
Some say heaven is a lot like this.

Some say heaven is a lot like this.

The E30 BMW M3 was a dominant force in late 1980’s racing. Winning more road races than any other in model history is quite a feat. Watch Patrick Snijers pilot this M3 in the Manx Rally. He is always close to the edge, but the car holds on. Videos like this make it easy to see why the E30 M3 was so great. Try to watch it just once… I dare you.

by 10/19/2010 2 comments Car Culture, Cars, Media, Racing, Videos
Fire-Up! Vintage McLaren Edition

Fire-Up! Vintage McLaren Edition

With the Auto Display in the new Griot’s Garage HQ (have you seen this place?), we constantly have amazing cars on display for everyone to see. On rare occasions like today, we actually get to hear (and feel) some of these babies fire up. Today’s treat, vintage McLaren. Check out a quick description of the cars, then scroll down for the videos!

by 08/16/2010 2 comments Cars, Racing, Videos
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
Admit it. You want this BMW E30 driving simulator.

Admit it. You want this BMW E30 driving simulator.

You know you’ve thought about it. You and a bunch of friends are lapping the Nürburgring in a Ford GT on the latest rendition of Gran Turismo or Forza and you think, “This would be so much cooler if I was sitting in a racing seat with a steering wheel, shifter, and pedals in front of me.” For my friends and I, this dream has become a reality.

Car Quotable – War on Speed Edition

Car Quotable – War on Speed Edition

The Internet’s been buzzing about Jeremy Clarkson’s final segment on this week’s episode of Top Gear. With the so-called “War on Speed” raging strong, this older quote from him falls right into place: “You can’t rationalize cars like these. They’re not something you buy with your head, you buy them with your heart because you love them, and who can explain love?”

by 08/05/2009 1 comment Car Culture, Car Quotable, Cars, Columns, Media, Videos
Burnout at 1000 Frames Per Second

Burnout at 1000 Frames Per Second

Carfilms has unearthed this awesome dragster footage from 1969, filmed at 1000 frames per second. Watch for exhaust pulses hitting the tire smoke as the big rubber spins around like it’s on crisco. Unreal! Turn up the speakers for this one, kiddies.

by 05/23/2009 0 comments Videos