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Car Care Myth vs. Car Quotable: Daniel-san Edition

Car Care Myth vs. Car Quotable: Daniel-san Edition

“Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Breathe in through nose, out through mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don’t forget to breathe, very important.” – Mr. Miyagi, in The Karate Kid (1984) Old Miyagi knew crane kicks and bonsai trees, but his car care techniques leave something to be desired.

by 09/23/2009 2 comments Car Care, Car Quotable, Columns, Tech
A New Garage! Part 2: The Barn Find

A New Garage! Part 2: The Barn Find

Maybe you’ve experienced something like this… You hear a rumor that there is something special nearby – lying neglected, hidden, almost forgotten. You find the spot, and coax the owner into letting you take a peek inside. The barn doors creak open and there, waiting patiently in the dark and covered with years of dust, is your next project.

by 09/18/2009 7 comments Garage Life, Griot's Garage, History
Blackout 1942 Chevy Coupe

Blackout 1942 Chevy Coupe

After the raid on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. entered World War II on December 8, 1941. Automakers were ordered to curtail the use of brightwork (chrome and stainless trim) within one month, and to cease production of passenger cars altogether within two. That first mandate led to a rare and interesting run of cars… the blackout specials.

by 09/17/2009 15 comments Car Culture, Cars, History
From the Flickr Pool: Koenigsegg at Silverstone

From the Flickr Pool: Koenigsegg at Silverstone

Some shutterbugs will go to great lengths to get the perfect shot. Just ask Tim Scott of Fluid Images. To capture this moment at England’s Silverstone Raceway, he rigged a camera to the side of the car and triggered the shutter by remote while following behind. You’re our latest Flickr photo pool winner, Tim. Enjoy your car care prize!

by 09/16/2009 5 comments Cars, Media, Photos
Guess What I Drove!

Guess What I Drove!

I am a fan boy. I’ll be big enough to admit it. I love all things Ferrari. And although I know a new one is most likely a long shot for me (or never going to happen), I still feel a pounding in my heart and a gripping twist in my gut every time I see one… or hear the magical sounds of a Ferrari motor. So when the chance came for me to get behind the wheel last summer, I jumped with all 6 cylinders.

by 09/15/2009 5 comments Car Culture, Cars, Stories
Boys’ Night Out: Thursdays in the Garage

Boys’ Night Out: Thursdays in the Garage

There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes at Griot’s Garage. Bringing the best Car Care, tools, accessories, and garage gadgets to market takes time and dedication. It also means some late nights out in the garage testing and perfecting. Here’s the story of a time-honored research-and-development tradition… Thursday Boys’ Night Out.

by 09/14/2009 5 comments Car Culture, Garage Life, Griot's Garage
A New Garage! Part 1: The Announcement

A New Garage! Part 1: The Announcement

In 1990, Richard Griot mailed the first Griot’s Garage handbook from a small office in Vista, California. That catalog struck a major chord with automotive enthusiasts, and in 1994 Richard relocated the company to a larger facility in Tacoma, Washington. Well, we’re still growing, and we’re on the move again!

by 09/10/2009 12 comments Griot's Garage
What’s the best example of automotive “green marketing”?

What’s the best example of automotive “green marketing”?

Throughout the summer, Fiat created an oasis in the middle of Milan by using full-scale fiberglass models of the automaker’s 500C cars as tree planters. The flora-toting Fiats were positioned on otherwise tree-less streets to “make the summer more liveable in the Lombardy capital.” Is it genius, or greenwashing?

by 09/08/2009 7 comments Car Culture, Cars, Randomness
Admit it. You want this BMW E30 driving simulator.

Admit it. You want this BMW E30 driving simulator.

You know you’ve thought about it. You and a bunch of friends are lapping the Nürburgring in a Ford GT on the latest rendition of Gran Turismo or Forza and you think, “This would be so much cooler if I was sitting in a racing seat with a steering wheel, shifter, and pedals in front of me.” For my friends and I, this dream has become a reality.

Caption It!

Caption It!

. Our last “Caption It” contest drew some hilarious entries. So let’s do it again! Hot rodders sure are an eclectic bunch, as evidenced by this shot we took at the Spokane, WA Goodguys event a couple weeks back. Caption it in the comments, then we’ll choose a winner next Friday (the 11th) and award a car care prize. Dude! Free car care! Go to the comments…

by 09/01/2009 15 comments Caption It!, Columns