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Your 1957 Chevy Bel Air Wallpapers Are Here

Your 1957 Chevy Bel Air Wallpapers Are Here

Tri-Five fans rejoice we have a smokin’ hot ’57 Bel Air for your wallpaper downloading pleasure. The Chevy was the cover car of catalog #384. It runs a well-dressed 400-horse, 396-cubic-inch, big-block V8 scavenged from a 1969 Camaro. Read more at griotsgarage.com, then put a free wallpaper on your desktop!

by 05/07/2014 0 comments Cars, Downloads, Griot's Garage, Photos
Your 1961 Impala Wallpapers Are Here

Your 1961 Impala Wallpapers Are Here

Chevy’s Impala model line stands as an American icon. Not only have the cars served as workhorses for countless families, their progressive styling has always been ripe for customization. This awesome ’61 has been given the resto-mod treatment, with a successful combination of tasteful modifications, daily-driver comforts, and just a touch of hot rod brute. Put it on your desktop.

by 08/16/2012 0 comments Cars, Downloads, Griot's Garage
’65 NASCAR Impala: A Barn-to-Track Story

’65 NASCAR Impala: A Barn-to-Track Story

Hard to believe it now, but there was a time when regular Joes could drive a Chevy off the lot and straight into NASCAR. In 1965, with the help of friends, Roy Mayne did just that. His Impala SS was campaigned in 14 Grand National Races, then quietly garaged. Fast-forward to June, 2010. The car surfaces on Ebay, and as the gavel falls, Shaun Coleman readies his own team of friends.

Point/Counterpoint: What was 1932’s keenest iron?

Point/Counterpoint: What was 1932’s keenest iron?

Detroit is the battleground for one of the oldest automotive rivalries; Ford vs. Chevrolet. The competition has raged for decades, and with the carpocalypse in full swing, we are reminded of another challenging time in America. Let’s look back to see where Ford and Chevy stood in 1932. Who built a car that spoke to the masses then, and still stands as king? Dustin and Derek sound off.

by 05/20/2010 5 comments Cars, Columns, History, Point/Counterpoint
On the Lot: 1935 Ford Pick ’em up

On the Lot: 1935 Ford Pick ’em up

Clear skies never fail to bring out the cool rides. Blue Oval purists might want to look away, but we can guarantee you’ve never seen one exactly like this. A ’35 Ford, originally a flatbed, now fitted with a Chevy long box. The powerplant is a fuel-injected, SBC… and this thing sounds great! Thanks to our customer for bringing it down to share.

by 02/22/2010 1 comment Cars, Griot's Garage
5 Great Automotive Rivalries (and one “no-contest”)

5 Great Automotive Rivalries (and one “no-contest”)

Horsepower or Handling? Ford or Chevy? NASCAR or F1? The rivalry is an integral part of the automotive experience. Gearheads everywhere are completely aware of the biggest grudge-matches in motoring, and I thought I would take a chance to expose a few. On which side of the fence do you fall, and which classic rivalries would you add to the list?

by 11/20/2009 11 comments Car Culture, Cars, Lists
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
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
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
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 13 comments Car Culture, Cars, Stories