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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
2009 Puget Sound Toyota Owners Festival

2009 Puget Sound Toyota Owners Festival

August 30, the quirky and passionate Toyota crowd came out to Griot’s Garage for the 5th annual Puget Sound Toyota Owners Festival hosted by PSTOC. Over 150 cars swung by, representing everything in the Toyota family! The event was also a Toys for Tots fundraiser that filled the entire bed of a pickup with new toys for less fortunate kids.

by 08/31/2009 20 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events, Media, Photos
10 Things You’ll Never Hear in My Garage

10 Things You’ll Never Hear in My Garage

Our garages are a sanctuary. There are unspoken rules and codes passed down through the generations before us about proper conduct in the cave. And let’s be honest, there are some things that just don’t (or shouldn’t) fly within those four walls, right? Here’s my list… what are the things you’d never hear (or want to hear) in your garage?

by 08/28/2009 8 comments Car Culture, Garage Life, Randomness
The 2009 BMW M-Car Day in Photos

The 2009 BMW M-Car Day in Photos

August 23, enthusiasts of BMW’s most exciting road cars gathered at the Griot’s Garage shop for a celebration of all things M. 138 cars were in attendance, both old and new. It was a day of great food, friends, and family fun. Enjoy our photos, and drop a link in the comments if you’ve got some of your own!

by 08/25/2009 9 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events, Media, Photos
Car Quotable – Jade Grenade Edition

Car Quotable – Jade Grenade Edition

“It wasn’t a bad run, but after the third flip I lost control.” -Don Roberts, professional drag racer. New England Dragway, April 20, 1975. It would be Don Roberts’ first ride in the top fuel dragster, “Jade Grenade”… and his last trip ever down the quarter-mile.

by 08/24/2009 2 comments Car Culture, Car Quotable, Cars, Columns, People
Car Care Myth: Dish Soap Makes a Great Car Wash!

Car Care Myth: Dish Soap Makes a Great Car Wash!

Our previous Car Care Myth article cleared up the misconceptions about waterless car washes. Now, while we are on the subject of car washing, let’s talk about dish soap as car wash. Let me begin by saying, hearing about this rarely gives me any joy, so I hope after this article there will be a new dawn of car wash understanding.

by 08/20/2009 9 comments Car Care, Tech
From the Flickr Pool: Fast Sitting Still

From the Flickr Pool: Fast Sitting Still

Got any cool car photos? Share ’em on the InMyGarage Flickr Group and you just might win a prize. Group member John Hietter was in the right place at the right time to get this shot of a city bus rolling past a Lamborghini LP640 Roadster. We love the way this Lambo creeps out of the shadows. Great capture… enjoy your car care prize!

by 08/17/2009 1 comment Cars, Media, Photos