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A New Garage! Part 6: Rounding the Bend

A New Garage! Part 6: Rounding the Bend

You’ve had projects in your garage, so you know… There comes a time in every build where the finished product is in sight. Idea has transformed to rendering has transformed to reality. Just over a month ago, we showed you the progress on our barn find build and asked you to use your imagination. Now, you won’t have to.

Michael Paul Smith’s Model Community

Michael Paul Smith’s Model Community

Homes and storefronts glow while snow blankets the sidewalks. Classic American iron lines every street, preserved, as if never driven. In fact, the auto dealership has a full lineup of ’61 Chevy’s, right off the truck. There is a quiet calm. A rightness. You can almost smell the apple pie. This is Elgin Park, and you’d probably like living here… if only it was full-scale.

A New Garage! Part 5: Snapshots from the Beehive

A New Garage! Part 5: Snapshots from the Beehive

Work on the new Griot’s Garage headquarters continues to buzz along, and a recent visit to the site saw Richard Griot beaming like a kid on Christmas. As he excitedly showed us around, stepping over chalk lines and dodging drywallers on stilts, we managed to snap a few photos of the action. Add these to the project scrapbook!

Restoring a Rare Eagle, Part 1: Chassis Teardown

Restoring a Rare Eagle, Part 1: Chassis Teardown

If you receive the Griot’s Garage Handbook, you might remember this recent cover car, a 1966 Gurney Eagle Mk1. The very first of Dan Gurney’s legendary race cars, chassis 101 is an important piece of American motoring history. And In My Garage is fortunate enough to be able to peek over some shoulders as the Eagle undergoes a full restoration.

by 02/10/2010 9 comments Cars, History, Racing, Sweet Builds
Garage Plus lets you (yes, you) own a Man Cave.

Garage Plus lets you (yes, you) own a Man Cave.

Our friends at Garage Plus thought way outside the storage unit box when they came up with this concept: Garage “condos” you can own and customize! As they say, your imagination is the only limit to what can be done with your personal toy box. We recently asked Michelle Simon of Garage Plus to share a little more about their project.

by 02/04/2010 7 comments Events, Garage Life, Sweet Builds
Don’t Battle Your Wax: Proper Best of Show Application

Don’t Battle Your Wax: Proper Best of Show Application

There’s no questioning the remarkable finish Best of Show Wax gives, but occasionally we receive feedback from customers having difficulty removing the excess. For example… “Best of Show is a great product. The only down side is it takes a lot of elbow grease to get it buffed out perfectly.” Fear not, the remedy is simple!

by 01/27/2010 27 comments Car Care, Tech
A New Garage! Part 4: Momentum

A New Garage! Part 4: Momentum

If you’ve ever restored or customized a car, you know there’s a tipping point where the project just takes off. Plans have been refined and committed to memory, the vision is clear, and the tedious groundwork has been laid. It’s a satisfying time. Every night when you turn out the garage lights, you’ve made real, tangible progress.

A New Garage! Part 3: Rolling Up Our Sleeves

A New Garage! Part 3: Rolling Up Our Sleeves

Anyone who’s had a project car in the garage knows that it takes a certain “vision” to imagine what is possible. In our case, Richard Griot is the man with the vision… and the project is our garage! In the last update we gave you the history of our new digs. Since then, Richard has put his ideas into motion and the work has begun!

Caption It! “Project Car” Edition

Caption It! “Project Car” Edition

The release of our new Professional 3″ Random Orbital has left a few of the first generation models lying around. Extra product like this can only mean one thing… it’s time for a contest! Caption this photo in the comments, then we’ll choose a winner next Wednesday (Dec 23) to win a FREE first-gen 3″ Orbital. Enter as many times as you like!

by 12/16/2009 69 comments Caption It!, Columns, Tech
Car Care Myth vs. Car Quotable: Daniel-san Edition

Car Care Myth vs. Car Quotable: Daniel-san Edition

“Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Breathe in through nose, out through mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don’t forget to breathe, very important.” – Mr. Miyagi, in The Karate Kid (1984) Old Miyagi knew crane kicks and bonsai trees, but his car care techniques leave something to be desired.

by 09/23/2009 2 comments Car Care, Car Quotable, Columns, Tech