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Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday: Griot’s GP Challenge in Photos

Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday: Griot’s GP Challenge in Photos

After experiencing Pacific Grand Prix, we just had to share it. So, this past weekend we hosted the Griot’s Garage GP Challenge event. The local BMW and Toyota clubs made strong showings, trying to “Beat the Griot” time. Brian, the Toyota club’s ringer, ended up finishing .1 second ahead of the best Griot’s Garage time and walked home with a new 3″ Random Orbital. Congrats Brian!

It’s the 2009 SEMA Show Mega-Post!

It’s the 2009 SEMA Show Mega-Post!

Ok, so we can’t promise this will actually be a “mega-post”. We’re not even sure what that means (though it does sound catchy). What we can say is that our guys Steve and Mark are taking in the sights at SEMA 2009, and sending pics to make the rest of us jealous. Bookmark and check back to see the latest! Updated: 11/9 at 5pm

by 11/04/2009 8 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events, Photos
Rat Rod RV: Crunk or Junk?

Rat Rod RV: Crunk or Junk?

When is a car worth saving, and when is it just a pile (no pun intended) of metal? It’s a question we constantly debate at IMG Headquarters. Here is the latest installment: We spotted this recreational vehicle revitalization in Frisco, Colorado. Now it’s up to you to decide… Crunk or Junk?

by 10/30/2009 11 comments Cars, Columns, Crunk or Junk?
Track Day at Pacific Grand Prix

Track Day at Pacific Grand Prix

Paul Zalud’s 11-year dream project was completed four months ago, bringing one of the coolest karting facilities in the world to the Pacific Northwest. Knowing a few of us at In My Garage might be interested (yeah, uh huh… “might”), he invited us out last Thursday for a little track time. This job is never boring, but days like that really stand out.

Top 5 Griot’s Garage Covers – What’s your favorite?

Top 5 Griot’s Garage Covers – What’s your favorite?

We recently mailed the 300th Griot’s Garage Handbook, a milestone Richard Griot only dreamed of when he sent the first book in 1991. Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to meet some great enthusiasts, and spend time learning about and photographing their prized cars. Here are the Top 5 Covers, as voted by our Associates.

by 10/26/2009 7 comments Cars, Griot's Garage, Lists
The Car Coozie: It’ll Have You in Stitches

The Car Coozie: It’ll Have You in Stitches

In 2006, English art student Lauren Porter took 10 months and used 12 miles of yarn to create a 1:1 Ferrari that really puts Grandma’s tissue box covers to shame. We think she was on to something, and it’s only a matter of time before someone markets “Car Coozies”. Dress up that old Ford Probe! Cover your embarrassing Chevy Vega!

by 10/23/2009 15 comments Art, Car Culture, Randomness
Point/Counterpoint: What was 1982’s Awesomest Car?

Point/Counterpoint: What was 1982’s Awesomest Car?

On this day in 1982, John DeLorean was arrested on charges of drug trafficking, in an apparent attempt to keep his failing car company afloat. Econo-boxes ruled the day, and GM was bringing us bummers like the Cimarron and a 90hp Camaro. Times were not gnarly in the auto industry, but let’s see if Derek and Dustin can find the awesome.

by 10/19/2009 44 comments Cars, Columns, History, Point/Counterpoint
On the Lot: 1967 Camaro RS/SS

On the Lot: 1967 Camaro RS/SS

Since we’re having an amazing “Indian Summer” in the Pacific Northwest, the collector cars still keep showing up at Griot’s Garage. A great customer showed up today with his 1967 Camaro RS/SS, a numbers-matching car with a 350ci and Muncie M21 transmission. It was painted over six years ago but looks like they just finished wet sanding!

by 10/16/2009 4 comments Cars, Photos
From the Flickr Pool: Heaven Has a Concrete Floor

From the Flickr Pool: Heaven Has a Concrete Floor

At InMyGarage, we know where to find the best room in the house; be it polished or greasy. Flickr pool member avilon_music captured this slice of car guy heaven in a photo that begs to be explored in full-resolution. Who can’t imagine spending some late nights out here? Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your prize!

by 10/08/2009 6 comments Garage Life, Media, Photos
Dirty Pictures: The Art of Scott Wade

Dirty Pictures: The Art of Scott Wade

I’m sure you’ll agree there’s nothing quite like cruising in a freshly washed and detailed car. But there’s also something about a dirty back window that awakens the inner child. Who hasn’t written “wash me” on their parents’ car after a road trip? Well, Scott Wade takes that classic scrawl to a whole new level. For him, dusty glass is an irresistible blank canvas.

by 10/01/2009 1 comment Art, Car Culture, People