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Video: Inside Griot’s Garage – 1959 Cadillac DeVille

Video: Inside Griot’s Garage – 1959 Cadillac DeVille

One of our biggest cover cars, take an inside look at Larry H.’s Series 63 resto mod Caddy from our 2017 run of holiday Handbooks (Cover 440). Its 200 square feet of sheet metal features some of most famous fins to ever grace the open road.

by 03/28/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, Garage Life
Rotary Revealed: Look inside this unique engine

Rotary Revealed: Look inside this unique engine

Someone in the office just scored a Mazda RX8 and we were surfing the web checking out all things rotary and came across this wicked-cool video. From the Warped Performance YouTube channel, the video outlines the inner workings of the rotary so you can see how different it is compared to a piston engine. Be aware, there is also slo-mo footage showing each cycle of the engine that is also really interesting. Check it out and never make a valve adjustment again.  

by 03/26/2018 0 comments Uncategorized
Barn-Found: Golden Sahara II w/ Video

Barn-Found: Golden Sahara II w/ Video

How many wacky kustoms did George Barris build? We all know about the Batmobile, the Monkeys GTO, and the gaggle of morbid yet cool Munster cars. But what is the Golden Sahara II? What happened to the first Golden Sahara? Forget George Barris, we’re thinking hello George Jetson! Based on a 1953 Lincoln Capri, the Golden Sahara II was a technologically futuristic (for the times) kustom that features a Barris signature bubble top, a long slabbed and low-riding chassis, and tons of one-off design elements. The donor car was close to Barris’ heart because it was his daily driver before […]

by 03/24/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars, History
Video: Air Foamer Sudsing Gun

Video: Air Foamer Sudsing Gun

Fine tune your foam and your fun with the Griot’s Garage Air Foamer Sudsing Gun. Foam equals safety. The added lubricity that foam brings to the party reduces the chances of wash-induced scratches, uses less wash soap, and sets you up for success in all the ensuing steps you’ll be taking. The Sudsing Gun also makes tons more foam than a typical bucket wash. Powered by your air compressor, the Air Foamer Sudsing Gun features a built-in air regulator and chemical flow valve that gives you total control of the process so you can lay down the perfect amount of suds […]

by 03/22/2018 0 comments Car Care, Tech, Uncategorized, Videos
Video: PFM® Detailing Towels

Video: PFM® Detailing Towels

Great for post-wax final wipe-down and buff, car show prep, maintenance at the show, or light dusting any time, our PFM® Detailing Towels are even sized for success. Do you hate it when you’re wiping down your car and the towel crumples or catches and your hand slips off and puts smudges everywhere? Meet the answer. This towel is a unique 16″ x 9″ size provides the perfect combination of thickness and working area when it’s folded in half. Made with leading-edge materials, these PFM® towels feature an innovative long-loop terry weave that safely pulls light dust, dirt, and debris […]

by 03/14/2018 0 comments Car Care, Tech, Videos
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