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Report from the Road: Intermeccanica Tour 2009

Report from the Road: Intermeccanica Tour 2009

Intermeccanica has been building specialty cars for the past 50 years. Founded by Frank Reisner in Turin Italy, their history is vast and interesting. Frank’s son Henry runs the company now, and every summer hosts a tour and BBQ to thank customers and friends for their business. This was the second tour I’ve attended, and the event was definitely one to remember.

by 08/04/2009 4 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events, Stories
My Great American Road Trip

My Great American Road Trip

We’ve all been on one. I’m sure if you think about the road trips you’ve taken, you can’t help but crack a smile at the adventures. What better thing to do in these challenging times than get back to enjoying simple pleasures, close to home, with family and friends? That’s what I was thinking when a late night eBay purchase led to one of my favorite family vacations with my four children!

by 07/31/2009 14 comments Car Culture, Cars, Stories
Eduardo Venegas: A Passion for Porsche

Eduardo Venegas: A Passion for Porsche

As I was walking around the Porsche Parade in Keystone, CO this year, I was asked by a kindly gentleman to take a peek at the 911E he would be presenting at the concours the next day. Little did I know I was meeting an enthusiast who has the attitude and passion to reignite anyone’s love of automobilia.

by 07/28/2009 3 comments Car Culture, Events, People
Car Care Myth: All 100% Cotton Towels are 100% Cotton

Car Care Myth: All 100% Cotton Towels are 100% Cotton

In the last installment of our Car Care Myths series, I cleared up the differences between polish and wax. Are you ready for some more myth busting? Okay… save the bath towels for your morning shower, step away from the old t-shirt, and for the love of all that is sacred in car care, leave the diapers on your babies. It’s time to dispel the myth that all cotton towels are created equal.

by 07/28/2009 0 comments Car Care, Tech
Aces: Cars of The King’s Men Poker Run

Aces: Cars of The King’s Men Poker Run

They were lined up around the block most of the morning. Hot rods, customs, and classics of every flavor descended on the Griot’s Garage shop this morning for a poker run hosted by the King’s Men Car Club. Enjoy the photos, and be sure to check out the Goodguys show this weekend to see these (and tons of other) awesome rides.

by 07/24/2009 16 comments Car Culture, Cars, Events, Media, Photos
Caption It!

Caption It!

. We snapped this photo during the recent Porsche 356 Club meet at Griot’s Garage… and it needs a caption. This is where you come in! Submit as many as you’d like in the comments. We’ll pick the best one next Friday (July 31) and give the winner a cool car care prize. Yes, people really do win at InMyGarage! Go to the comments…

by 07/23/2009 24 comments Caption It!, Columns
Introducing: The New Griot’s Garage Random Orbital

Introducing: The New Griot’s Garage Random Orbital

The original Griot’s Garage Random Orbital (left) was an instant classic. It represented Richard Griot’s life’s work, and gave thousands of customers an easy and safe way to polish their paint to perfection. So with the recent launch of an all-new machine, you might be wondering, “What makes this latest version so much better?” Well, I’ll tell you!

by 07/22/2009 3 comments Car Care, Tech
Relics – 1972 Maserati Ghibli

Relics – 1972 Maserati Ghibli

We spotted this rare Maserati Ghibli at last year’s Seattle Italian Concours. What initially struck us were the big, bold lines and curves! Ghibli’s were built to be a comfortable “gentleman’s GT”, competing with the raw track power of the Ferrari Daytona. We love the statement this car makes… you don’t see curves like this on your Mom’s minivan. Let us know what you think!

by 07/20/2009 24 comments Car Culture, Cars, Columns, Events, Relics
Porsches 2 Oxford Preview: It’s a casual Porsche party!

Porsches 2 Oxford Preview: It’s a casual Porsche party!

Griot’s Garage is excited to be involved with Porsches 2 Oxford, taking place July 25. “A casual Porsche party”, this event gives attendees the opportunity to hang out in a great uptown area with like-minded enthusiasts. P2O is a “can’t-miss” for Porsche lovers. In My Garage spoke with key player Brice Kadel about what makes the event special.

by 07/16/2009 4 comments Car Culture, Events, People
Car Quotable – Then & Now Edition

Car Quotable – Then & Now Edition

In 1909, Scientific American said, “That the automobile has practically reached the limit of its development is suggested by the fact that during the past year no improvements of a radical nature have been introduced.” We reached the peak of automotive achievement in 1909?  Somebody forgot to tell Colin Chapman and Pinin Farina.

by 07/16/2009 7 comments Car Quotable, Columns