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Vintage Racing Celebrated At June Caffeine & Gasoline

caffeine_and_gasoline_june_vintage_racing_thumbnailVintage Racing was the battle cry at the June Caffeine & Gasoline and the place was rockin’. A suitably loud and visceral  McLaren CanAm car was fired up twice during the morning. We were impressed with the number, quality, and diversity of the custom cars and trucks that rolled into the Griot’s Garage parking lot.

As expected most of the cruise-in cars were street cars but a few race oriented rides were seen prowling the Griot’s Garage grounds. A BMW E30 series spec racer, a nostalgic gasser Dodge Dart, a Shelby Mustang, and a wild pro street 1946 Fiat Topolino were chart-toppers but there were also a gaggle of cool rods, modern performance cars and collector classics.

Mark the first Saturday of the month on your calendar. That’s when we put on our cruise-in car shows; and the show is on, rain or shine.

This Dodge Dart gasser-themed drag racer made quite a double impression. Its nose in the air, solid axle stance caught the eye while the rumble from its blown V8 caught the ear.

This Dodge Dart gasser-themed drag racer made quite a double impression. Its nose in the air, solid axle stance caught the eye while the rumble from its blown V8 caught the ear.

Talk about a walk on the wild side? This pro-street creation is a 1946 Fiat Topolino.

Talk about a walk on the wild side? This pro-street creation is a 1946 Fiat Topolino.

How awesome is the BMW E30? Awesome enough to have a spec series of its own. This Bimmer represented the Pro 3, a wildly popular Northwest regional series that was started in 2002.

How awesome is the BMW E30? Awesome enough to have a spec series of its own. This Bimmer represented the Pro 3, a wildly popular Northwest regional series that was started in 2002.

This well sorted 1963 Porsche 356 S got a double take from many in attendance. This sleek coupe was clean and period correct.

This well sorted 1963 Porsche 356 S got a double take from many in attendance. This sleek coupe was clean and period correct.

There usually is something for everyone at our Caffeine and Gasoline events and we encourage anyone with a nice ride, finished or mid build, to bring it and join in on the fun. We’re here the first Saturday of the month.

There usually is something for everyone at our Caffeine and Gasoline events and we encourage anyone with a nice ride, finished or mid build, to bring it and join in on the fun. We’re here the first Saturday of the month.

Our Caffeine & Gasoline events are as much about the people as the cars. So bring a friend and hang out with other local car people.

Our Caffeine & Gasoline events are as much about the people as the cars. So bring a friend and hang out with other local car people.

Check out more photos on our Flickr.

Have fun in your garage!

 


 

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