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The Color Wheel Of Race Car Liveries

The Color Wheel Of Race Car Liveries

What’s in a color? For racers of early automobiles their national pride was closely tied to the hue of paint sprayed on their car. In the early years of motorcar racing it was difficult to tell one car from the next… even with numbers, spectators had a hard time cheering for the right racer because the cars looked too similar. When we say early we mean it. There’s a saying that the first race took place soon after the second car came across the first at some crossroads. Going International In 1900 there were enough cars racing at the Gordon […]

by 03/12/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History
Tech: How To Extend The Life Of Your Pads

Tech: How To Extend The Life Of Your Pads

Take care of your pads and they’ll take care of you. After receiving some customer feedback concerning pad life and how to extend it, we have come up with a few tips and tricks you can use to keep your pads humming along at full effectiveness and make them stay in top shape longer.

by 03/10/2018 0 comments Car Care, Tech
All-New Toyota Supra Racing Concept Wows The Crowd At The Geneva Motor Show

All-New Toyota Supra Racing Concept Wows The Crowd At The Geneva Motor Show

The Toyota Supra MkIV (1993 – 1998 in America) was an iconic tuner car years before the Fast & Furious franchise started making movies. The car’s 3.0-liter 2JZ-GTE inline 6 was factory turbocharged and intercooled and rated at a conservative 320 horsepower.

by 03/06/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars
Ferrari’s Light Up March Caffeine & Gasoline

Ferrari’s Light Up March Caffeine & Gasoline

Yep… The worm has turned. Despite an early week forecast that called for low-land snowfall, Mother Nature was in a giving mood on March 3rd and we were greeted with beaming rays of sun at our Caffeine & Gasoline cruise-in car show. Like bears coming out of hibernation everything clicked and the place was packed.

by 03/05/2018 0 comments Uncategorized
Video: Top Gear Is Back… Ken Block Chases Moonshiners

Video: Top Gear Is Back… Ken Block Chases Moonshiners

Top Gear’s 25th season debuts this Saturday, March 3rd in America. One of the hot segments pits Hoonigan Ken Block as a cop in pursuit of the guys. The scenario has the hosts acting as bootleggers a la the “Dukes of Hazard” TV show.

by 03/01/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Events, Garage Life, People, Videos
Tech: Rinseless & Waterless Washing Options & Techniques

Tech: Rinseless & Waterless Washing Options & Techniques

Having fun in your garage is more enjoyable when you’re making the most out of the time you spend with your car. Washing is a critical step in car care and we have harnessed the latest chemistry to develop low- and no-water methods of car washing that deliver a safe, effective, and fast wash.

by 02/27/2018 0 comments Car Care, Tech
Hot Rods Rule February Caffeine & Gasoline®

Hot Rods Rule February Caffeine & Gasoline®

Mother Nature cooperated and cool cars were buzzing around Griot’s Garage like bees circling their hive. The theme of the event was hot rods, but the great thing about these monthly get-togethers is you never know what’s going to pull in the parking lot. Beyond the four-wheeled eye-candy, it’s the comradery and conversations that make C&G a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

Video: Cordless Pro LED Shop Lights

Video: Cordless Pro LED Shop Lights

Light up your projects and enjoy the portability that allows you to take your illumination on the road. Our professional, industrial-quality, rechargeable, cordless LED shop lights are also great garage companions. A rubber bumper surround protects against drop damage and we offer a number of optional mounting accessories.

by 02/05/2018 0 comments Videos
Video: 3″ Random Orbital Upgrades

Video: 3″ Random Orbital Upgrades

Get some tips and tricks on how to upgrade the performance of your Griot’s Garage 3″ Random Orbital. See how changing pad thickness and foam density delivers more energy transfer and more correcting capability, how using a smaller pad provides more focused correcting ability, and how stepping up to a larger pad gives you more panel coverage.

by 02/01/2018 0 comments Car Care, Videos
Video: How Much Can the PFM® Terry Weave Drying Towel Hold?

Video: How Much Can the PFM® Terry Weave Drying Towel Hold?

We tout how the PFM® Terry Weave Drying Towel’s innovative long-loop weave gives you the speed and convenience of one-pass drying and the capacity of one towel, one vehicle performance. But exactly how much water can it hold? The video answers that inquisitive question once and for all. 

by 01/29/2018 0 comments Uncategorized