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Fatherly Courage

Fatherly Courage

When I was in the sixth grade, my father decided to put his working career on hold and take our family on a year-long adventure that started in Europe and ended in Cape Town, South Africa. With a 1971 VW Campmobile and a meager amount of cash, we set out on a life-changing experience that sets my compass to this day.

by 06/13/2013 3 comments Car Culture, History, People, Stories
A New Garage! Part 4: Momentum

A New Garage! Part 4: Momentum

If you’ve ever restored or customized a car, you know there’s a tipping point where the project just takes off. Plans have been refined and committed to memory, the vision is clear, and the tedious groundwork has been laid. It’s a satisfying time. Every night when you turn out the garage lights, you’ve made real, tangible progress.

Porsche Guys’ Night in the Man Cave

Porsche Guys’ Night in the Man Cave

There’s something about cars that turns total strangers into friends in mere minutes. When a Porsche guru from Portland asked Richard Griot to join he and a bunch of buddies for dinner recently, Richard’s reply was, “Maybe you should all come over and hang out in my garage instead.” How could any red-blooded car guy refuse?

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
A New Garage! Part 2: The Barn Find

A New Garage! Part 2: The Barn Find

Maybe you’ve experienced something like this… You hear a rumor that there is something special nearby – lying neglected, hidden, almost forgotten. You find the spot, and coax the owner into letting you take a peek inside. The barn doors creak open and there, waiting patiently in the dark and covered with years of dust, is your next project.

by 09/18/2009 7 comments Garage Life, Griot's Garage, History
Boys’ Night Out: Thursdays in the Garage

Boys’ Night Out: Thursdays in the Garage

There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes at Griot’s Garage. Bringing the best Car Care, tools, accessories, and garage gadgets to market takes time and dedication. It also means some late nights out in the garage testing and perfecting. Here’s the story of a time-honored research-and-development tradition… Thursday Boys’ Night Out.

by 09/14/2009 5 comments Car Culture, Garage Life, Griot's Garage
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
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
BAM! POW! A Father’s Day Bat Story!

BAM! POW! A Father’s Day Bat Story!

When I was growing up I had two fathers. One drove my Great Grandfather’s Medium Green Ford LTD; the other woke me up every morning with his 1975 Ferrari 308GT4. Now before you go thinking that I was raised in an automotive household surrounded by cool cars, my Real Father will admit quite the opposite was true.

by 06/19/2009 1 comment Car Culture, People, Stories
What’s the best vehicle for summer road trips?

What’s the best vehicle for summer road trips?

Richard Griot built this bitchin’ 1972 Suburban, loaded up his kids, and hit the road bound for Yellowstone Park. My dad once bought an old V-dub Westfalia just for a road trip to Frisco, then sold it when we got home. It’s an age-old tradition, from the Grapes of Wrath, to the Griswolds, right down to you and me. So… What’s your ultimate rig for summer road-tripping?

by 06/15/2009 11 comments Columns, Question of the Week