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Ken Block’s Coyote-Swapped Classic Bronco

Wed, Jul 19, 2017 | Posted by:

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We’ve all heard stories of husbands buying their wife a power drill for her birthday or wives getting their hubby a foot bath for his birthday. We are wondering if such a scenario is playing out in the Ken Block household as the head hoonigan has gifted his wife a Coyote-swapped classic Bronco.

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Rensselaer Motorsport Shines Bright

Fri, Apr 14, 2017 | Posted by:

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Rensselaer Motorsport is a team of volunteer students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York that spends nine months each year designing, manufacturing, and testing a small open-wheeled race car. We are proud to be part of the team.

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Our Detail Wagen Delivers The Goods At SEMA

Wed, Nov 9, 2016 | Posted by:

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We built the Griot’s Garage World’s Fastest Detail Wagen for the SEMA trade show. Standing out in a sea of flashy cars was a tall order because it would take a keen eye to notice the BMW’s subtle, well-executed customizations. Still, we hoped our two-door M3 wagon conversion would be noticed. Boy, did our dreams […]

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Introducing: Griot’s Garage World’s Fastest Detail Wagen

Mon, Oct 31, 2016 | Posted by:

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Our Detail Wagen is set to make a big splash at SEMA but in order to maximize its impact we’ve had to keep it under wraps for the last 10 months. It’s been excruciating, but the day of reckoning is here. We will quickly rundown the specs but rest assured we have a series of […]

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Project 280 SLeeper Part 2: Our 1970 Mercedes 280SL Gets Suspended

Tue, Jun 14, 2016 | Posted by:

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The plan for our 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL calls for a V8 swap and a color change from a boring and unhealthy Tobacco Brown to a much more soothing Blue Gray Metallic and the interior color from brown to red. The parts are back from their various coaters, platers, and blessers… and we are putting […]

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Project 280SLeeper Part 1: A Mercedes 280SL Gets Prepped For Resurrection

Tue, Oct 28, 2014 | Posted by:

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Follow along as we chronicle the revival of a 1970 Mercedes 280SL. Like a vast, open road that disappears into the horizon it is difficult to image what trials and tribulations await the Benz. As we start this series, the car has been deconstructed, bits and pieces shipped out, and the shell has just returned […]

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The Galvanizing Metalwork of Josh Welton

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 | Posted by:

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From a small shop in the Detroit outlier of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, Josh Welton is making art from steel, fire, and grit. In a time when when the skilled labor that built America is being sidelined, Welton reminds us there’s significant value in little pools of molten metal. His work might just inspire the next […]

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Reviving a Tired Bull: ’68 Lamborghini Islero Restoration II

Mon, Aug 13, 2012 | Posted by:

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Disassembly is my favorite part of a restoration. You uncover the details that make these automobiles so unique. Unmolested cars can show you the original finishes used when the car was built at the factory. It’s especially interesting when dealing with a low production number car like the Islero.

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Going Big: The R/C Creations of Headquake

Mon, Jun 4, 2012 | Posted by:

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When I stumbled across the video of Rick White’s scale ’66 Bronco crawling over rocks (and scaring small animals), I was transfixed. The man known on the Interwebs as “Headquake” builds some of the most realistic R/C cars and trucks you’ll ever see. By hand. From wood. Check out his creations and hear what he […]

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Reviving a Tired Bull: ’68 Lamborghini Islero Restoration I

Thu, Mar 29, 2012 | Posted by:

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Lamborghini produced just 125 Series I Isleros, so seeing one in person is a rare treat. Our car, Chassis #6282, rolled out of its transporter in a foul cloud of varnished gas, and with rust bubbling through the paint on all four fenders. No matter. The old bull deserved to be revived and shared with […]

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First Look: LeMay – America’s Car Museum

Fri, Dec 9, 2011 | Posted by:

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Words can’t describe how impressive America’s Car Museum is… even calling it a museum doesn’t feel right. Something about that word suggests a place where you silently walk around looking at static displays. What the folks at LeMay have done is different; and not just because cars are the subject matter.

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The Secret to a Great Garage: Start With The Floor!

Tue, Aug 23, 2011 | Posted by:

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You may have heard us say it now and then at Griot’s… Every great garage starts with the floor. My dad has been working piece-by-piece to transform his garage into a great one. So, with sheet rock hung and walls painted, it was time to attack the 35 year-old slab of tired looking, oil-stained concrete. […]

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Brickwork: The LEGO Cars of Lino Martins

Tue, Apr 12, 2011 | Posted by:

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Like a lot of gearheads, I’ve always enjoyed building and collecting, even customizing scale models. When I ran across Lino Martin’s LEGO builds in our Flickr group, I was floored. It’s challenging enough to craft models from pre-molded parts with a full set of instructions. Lino does it with his imagination and a few bins […]

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Plum Crazy? 1973 Porsche 911S Restoration (part 2)

Tue, Feb 8, 2011 | Posted by:

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In the first installment of this build, we showed you the tear-down of a well-used 911, and followed it through paint work. Now, take a look at the suspension and electrical work that was done. The before pictures show this car was driven hard! You’ll be amazed at the attention to detail that went into […]

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’65 NASCAR Impala: A Barn-to-Track Story

Tue, Jan 25, 2011 | Posted by:

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Hard to believe it now, but there was a time when regular Joes could drive a Chevy off the lot and straight into NASCAR. In 1965, with the help of friends, Roy Mayne did just that. His Impala SS was campaigned in 14 Grand National Races, then quietly garaged. Fast-forward to June, 2010. The car […]

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