ETS/English Racing 6-Second, 2,719-WHP Nissan GT-R Drag Car w/ Video

Wed, Jun 14, 2017 | Posted by:

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No matter how you look at it, this highly-tuned weapon of speed has the numbers to impress. It pegged a 2,500 horsepower chassis dyno, blasted 244 mph in the ½ mile, 6.98 seconds in the quarter mile, and it’s still “street legal.” We caught up with it at the recent Import FaceOff event at Woodburn Raceway in Oregon.

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Event Coverage: Porsches Flock To Caffeine & Gasoline

Mon, Jun 12, 2017 | Posted by:

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We packed in the Porsches on June 3rd as Stuttgart’s finest highlighted our monthly Caffeine & Gasoline cruise-in car show and all-around hangout session. The theme refers more to the contents of our Auto Display than acting as a call for Porsches to show up… but they did. Click through for some eye candy.

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Video: Rinseless Wash & Wax

Fri, Jun 9, 2017 | Posted by:

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New product alert! We are proud to introduce Rinseless Wash & Wax, a versatile, highly concentrated formula that quickly washes and protects vehicle surfaces without rinsing. It can save up to 60 gallons of water per wash! It’s great for apartment dwellers and water restricted areas. See it in action.

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Event Coverage: Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Wed, Jun 7, 2017 | Posted by:

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Two down, three to go. Our Shinefest car show series kept the gleam alive last Sunday as the parking lot was full of cool cars and the sun was in full effect. It was the second of the five shows we have planned for this season and there was an intoxicating mix of vehicles in attendance. Check out the results.

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50 Years Ago Today, Mazda Introduces Rotary Power

Tue, May 30, 2017 | Posted by:

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Mazda, known as Toyo Kogyo Corporation at the time, needed to create a unique technology that would differentiate it among a rapidly globalizing Japanese automotive industry in order to stay independent. In 1961, Mazda licensed NSU Motorenwerke AG and Wankel GmbH’s rotary engine technology and the rest is history.

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Video: Long-Lasting Tire Dressing

Mon, May 29, 2017 | Posted by:

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Take proper care of your expensive tires and enjoy a finish that lasts and lasts in the toughest of driving conditions. It creates a black, satin finish for a natural rubber look or you can dial in more gloss if that’s how you want to roll. Get some tips and tricks on proper tire care.

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Celebrating Memorial Day One Race At A Time

Fri, May 26, 2017 | Posted by:

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Memorial Day weekend has always had a tremendous amount of meaning in my family. Not only is it significant because we in America remember those who have died serving our country, but in the Griot house it was also all about the racing traditions that fall on the weekend. I’m talking about the Indy 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Video: More Car Care Questions Answered

Thu, May 25, 2017 | Posted by:

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Got car care questions? Here are a few videos of our own FAQs. These were taken from the Q&A page of our website but if the videos inspire you to ask a question yourself please do so in the comment section below. We will get you a quick answer and your inquiry may end up on a future FAQ video!

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Dodge Challenger Demon SRT: When 707 HP Isn’t Enough

Tue, May 23, 2017 | Posted by:

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“We’ll see your 707 horsepower and raise you 133.” There seems to be dueling engineering groups at Dodge, each plotting a plan to outdo the other in the hyper muscle car market. Currently, the Hellcat has been replaced by the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger Demon SRT. At a base price of $84,995, that’s about $100 per horsepower.

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Caffeine & Gasoline® Car Feature: Robert Shick’s 1964 Ford Cortina GT Mk 1

Thu, May 18, 2017 | Posted by:

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We’d seen the Cortina prowling previous Caffeine & Gasoline shows but the cosmic tumblers never aligned. That all changed May 3rd. We spotted the owner, Robert Shick of Dupont, WA, when he was showing someone the engine. The more we saw, the more we were enamored with the British Blue Oval. This car’s feel-good story starts on eBay.

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Lamborghinis In The Spotlight At Caffeine & Gasoline

Wed, May 17, 2017 | Posted by:

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The long-awaited springtime sun finally made its presence felt as our May Caffeine & Gasoline was the warmest and brightest of the year. The place was packed. The great thing about these open house car show events is you never know what’s going to roll up the driveway. Check out our coverage and see for yourself.

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AC Schnitzer: Famed BMW Tuner Is Celebrating 30 Years Of Leading-Edge Performance

Fri, May 12, 2017 | Posted by:

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Raising an eyebrow among the BMW crowd can be a tough ask… AC Schnitzer has been raising the adrenalin output of BMW enthusiasts for three decades… that’s saying something. The renowned tuning house is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017 so we’re taking a peek back at how it got started and what they’re doing to stay on top.

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Event Coverage: Griot’s Garage Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show

Tue, May 9, 2017 | Posted by:

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We’re off and running with the Griot’s Garage Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show Series. One of the warmest and sunniest days of the year greeted the throngs in attendance at our Tacoma store. We have four more shows planned throughout the summer on June 4, July 2, August 27, and September 3. Here are the results from May 7th.

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Video: Black Shine Family Of Tire Care Products

Wed, May 3, 2017 | Posted by:

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The Black Shine™ family of premium tire care is an advanced-formula dressing that allows you to be the boss of your gloss. Keeping your tires looking their best has never been easier and this video will show you the differences between each Black Shine product and how you control the amount of gloss on your tires.

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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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