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Video: Winter Washing: Visibility

Video: Winter Washing: Visibility

The elements are the biggest variable in car care. The elements you and your car face are dictated by the weather of the season. Of course a clear line of sight is always critical, but winter poses a multitude of unique challenges. This video addresses how to care for your glass from basic cleaning to machine polishing and sealing.

by 01/14/2019 0 comments Videos
Pure Brilliance – Michael Petramalo’s 1954 Chevy Pickup

Pure Brilliance – Michael Petramalo’s 1954 Chevy Pickup

The pickup was born as a farm hand. Destined to spend its entire life in the fields, it was the bare basics… built for durability with a mundane powertrain, a sparse interior, and very little flash in the styling department. This segment of the automotive market evolved and the pickup eventually became an urban social climber. The utilitarian aura of earlier pickups make them great hot rods, and the fat-fendered Chevy’s of the ‘50s are among the most desirable of these platforms.

by 01/11/2019 0 comments Featured Car
Corvettes On Point At Caffeine & Gasoline®

Corvettes On Point At Caffeine & Gasoline®

We welcomed the New Year at Griot’s Garage and rebel rousing Corvettes of every era took center stage. Rumbling V8s were the order of the day as Chevrolet’s halo performance marque was the theme of our Caffeine & Gasoline cruise-in car show.

by 01/09/2019 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage, Events
Video: USAG Torque Wrenches

Video: USAG Torque Wrenches

Turning serious bolts? Here’s a serious wrench ready for jobs where precision tightening is mandatory. These fine USAG torque wrenches feature reverse ratcheting for fine tuning and each individual wrench is tested and certified for accuracy before it leaves the plant. This video covers the 1/4″ drive, 3/8″ drive, and 1/2″ drive wrenches we’re offering and you’ll see how to use/operate the wrenches, how they are certified, and learn the torque range of each wrench.

by 01/07/2019 0 comments Tech, Videos
Tech: Winterizing Convertible Tops

Tech: Winterizing Convertible Tops

Drop tops are great when the air is warm and the sun is shining, but in regions that have four real seasons convertibles have a lot of top-up downtime. So as the seasons turn and the dark months approach, it is wise to prep your top for the harsh conditions at hand. This thinking ahead also ensures your top will be ready to perform when the sun makes its comeback.

by 12/04/2018 0 comments Car Care, Tech
Video: Overview: USAG Hand Tools

Video: Overview: USAG Hand Tools

Give the gift of wrenching! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are lurking and if you have a dedicated gearhead on your list check out our generous offering of quality USAG hand tools. These tools are built with quality you can feel in your hands, hear in the ratchet mechanism, and see in every detail. These tools have been in the Formula 1 pits of Scuderia Toro Rosso (Red Bull Racing) and Ferrari and USAG is currently the official tool of Ducati Racing. Check out this video and see more on what makes these masterpieces so special.

by 11/14/2018 0 comments Tech, Videos
SpeedFactory Makes Quarter Mile History

SpeedFactory Makes Quarter Mile History

In an effort to keep it real on the local we’d like to give SpeedFactory Tuning and Fabrication a shout out for their recent success at the 23rd Annual World Cup Finals – Import Vs. Domestics drag racing showdown. The shop is mere minutes from Griot’s Garage HQ in Tacoma and we try to display their cars but they’re always racing when we need them. The team’s diligence is paying off.

by 11/09/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Racing
2018 Formula Drift Champion Crowned In Thrilling Season Finale

2018 Formula Drift Champion Crowned In Thrilling Season Finale

The “Luck of the Irish” was in full effect at the Formula DRIFT season finale at the famed House of Drift, Irwindale Speedway. The 2018 campaign was by far the closest points race in the series’ 15-year history and the final weekend its most exciting ever.

by 10/17/2018 0 comments Event Coverage, Racing
Lanzante Motorsport To Build 11 F1-Engined Porsche 930s

Lanzante Motorsport To Build 11 F1-Engined Porsche 930s

Many have dreamed of building the ultimate Porsche 911. There are a number of over the top builders that can lay claim to such a title… Ruf, RAUH-Welt Begriff (RWB), and Singer come to mind. But taken in the context of pure performance, they may well be taking a back seat to Lanzante Motorsport and their Formula 1 powered limited-edition 930s.

by 10/12/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Cars
Event Coverage: Shinefest Car Show

Event Coverage: Shinefest Car Show

The Griot’s Garage Shinefest Pride & Perfection Car Show Series recently wrapped up its 2018 season. These car shows are our own series of events that have been going on since 2017. The cars are judged by the participants and attendance is free and open to the public.

by 10/05/2018 0 comments Car Culture, Event Coverage