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31st Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals Presented By Griot’s Garage

31st Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals Presented By Griot’s Garage

We stepped up to the plate for this year’s Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals and supported the event as the presenting sponsor. So we were pleased to see the Northwest’s finest bring their A-Game as many on hand said this year’s show was the best in recent memory.

by 07/31/2018 0 comments Event Coverage
Towel Tech – GSM: A Weighty Proposition

Towel Tech – GSM: A Weighty Proposition

As our PFM® line of towels have surged in popularity, we have been referring to their GSM in our Handbook and on our website. So it’s time to explain the meaning and importance of GSM.

by 07/30/2018 6 comments Car Care, Tech
Griot’s Garage Goodguys Kickoff Party

Griot’s Garage Goodguys Kickoff Party

The kick is up… the kick is good! The 31st Annual Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals Presented by Griot’s Garage kickoff party at our headquarters in Tacoma was a huge success. Although the party was slated to start at 5 p.m., our facilities started seeing action before lunch time with local car club, The Kingsmen, hosting part of their poker run on the premises.

by 07/27/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage
James Deane Wins Formula Drift Seattle

James Deane Wins Formula Drift Seattle

Just as baseball came out of its all-star break in the third week of July, Formula Drift emerged from its summer break doldrums on July 21. The chase for the championship hit Seattle, Washington for Round Five: Autozone Throwdown. With a scant 39 points separating the top three competitors, there was still everything to race for as unsuspecting tires braced for shredding in the Pacific Northwest.

by 07/23/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage, Events, Racing
Video: A Wild Ride: 36-Inch Hubless Wheels Meet A Rolls Royce Aircraft Engine

Video: A Wild Ride: 36-Inch Hubless Wheels Meet A Rolls Royce Aircraft Engine

Say hello to the TMC Dumont, a wild prototype motorcycle with a flair for the dramatic. Beyond its scale, the bike’s whopping 36-inch hubless wheels and 300-horsepower Rolls Royce aircraft engine are the big attention grabbers. The motorcycle was built by Tarso Marques, a former F1 drive and renowned custom bike builder from Brazil.

by 07/19/2018 2 comments Car Culture, Featured Car
Singer Vehicle Design – Building The Ultimate Porsche 911

Singer Vehicle Design – Building The Ultimate Porsche 911

Acute attention to detail, vast technical knowledge, love of everything Porsche 911, and a healthy dose of patience are among the attributes that go into every Singer build. You gotta love these guys. Their company motto is “Restored – Reimagined – Reborn” and when they reimagine it’s with performance in mind.

by 07/13/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Featured Car
America’s Best Shines Bright At Caffeine & Gasoline

America’s Best Shines Bright At Caffeine & Gasoline

Mother Nature threw us a bit of a curveball on July 7th. While the surrounding area basked in the glow of a warm sunrise, Tacoma was overcast with a dastardly mist of rain falling. It only lasted 45 minutes and luckily didn’t seem to put too much of a damper on the morning. We had it going on with a great mix of American muscle cars, roadsters, and wicked hot rods on the deck, in the parking lot, and on the concours lawn.

by 07/09/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage, Events
Video: See Tire Morph Into Tank Tread

Video: See Tire Morph Into Tank Tread

Look out Optimus Prime you have competition on the rise. It’s starting with tires that morph into tank tracks, but who knows where this will end? The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has teamed up with Carnegie Mellon University to create Reconfigurable Wheel-Track (RWT) technology.

by 07/05/2018 0 comments Car Culture
Toyota GAZOO Racing Wins 86th 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Toyota GAZOO Racing Wins 86th 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Toyota made some history over the June 17th weekend by taking the overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race at the Circuit de La Sarthe in France. It was the automaker’s 20th attempt.

by 06/18/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Racing
SODO Moto: Purveyor Of Rare JDM Classics

SODO Moto: Purveyor Of Rare JDM Classics

Adam Chovanak is a big-time motorhead. Like many of us, his story starts with that first car. The 47-year old’s first ride was a 1969 NSU Sport Prinz with its motor sitting behind a woodpile. Adam got the West German icon up and running and then sold it for a profit… the hook was set.

by 06/14/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Gearhead Hobbies