From the Podium


Customer Wins at Pebble Beach!

Griot's Garage is once again honored to have a customer's car recognized as one of the finest at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. This beautiful, one-of-a-kind automobile won its class (Postwar Sports) and was runner up for Best of Show honors at the event. It was, in fact, the first time a post-war car was nominated into the exclusive Best of Show group!

The Siata 208 CS Spyder is the only one of its type ever built by the Italian automaker. Siata specialized in building high performance parts for FIAT automobiles, and also built some specialty cars and race cars before and after World War II. Siata went out of business in 1956 when their plans to build cars in Argentina - independent of FIAT and the Italian government - collapsed.

Its current owner painstakingly researched the car before undertaking a thorough restoration, and trusts Griot's Garage products to protect his priceless investment. Congratulations, and thank you for being a customer!
A Best of Show Shelby

I am a believer in Griot's products. Last week my Shelby took Best of Show at the Orange County Mustang Madness show for the 3rd straight year!! Three years and 4,000 miles since restoration, Griot's products (and my elbow grease) keep the Shelby in Best of Show shape.

Frank C.
Rare Celica Wins in SoCal

Don T. knew he had something special when he found this 1993 Celica All Trac. One of just 81 sold in the North American market in 1993, it's about as rare a Toyota as they come. The car underwent a fairly complete restoration/upgrade and came out the other side looking sharp in a fresh coat of black paint.

With everything from methanol injection to custom coil over suspension, Don's Celica just needed some love in the paint department to complete the car. A few days after the fresh paint's curing time was up, Don used his Random Orbital and Machine Polishes 2, 3, and 4 to remove swirls. He then applied several coats of Best Of Show Wax to give the rich deep color some protection.

The debut show for Don's car was the Toyota Owners and Restorers Club's 2009 ToyotaFest where he took Best Modern Celica against a very tough group of highly modified and restored cars. Congratulations Don on the win and keep up the great work!
Frankie Impresses at Miatapalooza

I was referred to you by our local Snap-On-Tool truck. I just wanted to say thank you for recommending Best of Show Wax! I am a true believer, that stuff works! I get a lot of compliments on my Miata's where ever I go. They want to know what I use and of course, I spread the word... "Griot's Garage". I was this year's People's Choice Award winner at Miatapalooza in San Francisco, on September 27th. There were over a hundred Miata's.

You have wonderful products!
Frankie D.
Brian's Near-Perfect Porsche

All the great people at Griot's:

I wanted to send you this letter as a big thank you for all of your great products. I started using your products a few years ago on my 1982 Porsche 911SC Targa and I absolutely love them! I used your Random Orbital with your Machine Polish 3 and Best of Show Wax. The results are fantastic! I now use most of your products on the car and the hard work paid off! Our Nord Stern Porsche Club conducted their 42nd annual All Porsche Show and Concours d'Elegance. My car won 1st place in my class earning 294 points out of a possible 310. Your products work so well that you have made a customer for life!

Brian M.
Unrestored 911 Wins at P2O

At this year's Porsches to Oxford event, we were asked to choose one car that stood out among hundreds. It was a difficult task at best, as there were Porsches of every size, shape and color. Mac's red 1984 911 was parked between a lot of other red 911's. To the casual passer-by the car didn't look a whole lot different than many other cars there that day. But even among Carrera race cars, Porsche GT's, 930's, RS's, Speedsters, and every other famous Porsche, this one stood out.

The first thing we noticed was the fact that the car had few if any swirl marks, the undercarriage was spotless, the original wheels were clean enough to eat off of, and the interior was like a comfy hotel room, clean, neat and well taken care of. In the window was a very small sign that said simply "100% Original, Un-restored, Original owner.

Little did we know...

In poking around the car, we failed to look at the pile behind the car tucked discreetly behind camp chairs and cooler and see the mound of Griot's products that Mac had been using to help keep his car in tip top shape! We are proud and happy to be associated with such a fantastic automobile and look forward to helping Mac keep that 911 in good a shape for years to come!
Baird's Austin-Healey is a Star

The attached photo hardly does justice to the incredible shine on my 1962 Austin-Healey BJ7. Using Griot's Car Wash, Paint Cleaning Clay, Machine Polish #3, and Best of Show Wax (both applied with the Random Orbital machine), the Colorado Red finish took on a brilliant new life.

At the end of May, the car achieved a Bethlehem Star Award at the Concours d' Elegance of the Eastern United States in Bethlehem, PA. The car was driven to the event some 100 miles away. A month later, we drove about 1,100 miles round-trip to the Austin-Healey Club of America's Conclave '09 in Kingston, Ontario. After a wash and detail with Speed Shine, the BJ7 won first in class in the popularity judging. There were very many comments about the clarity, depth, and shimmer of the 5-year old respray on a much-driven car.

Your products helped make the recognition possible... thank you!

Baird F.
Doug's Camaro Wins in its Debut

Well Richard, just wanted to drop you a line and say how great your products worked on my black 1969 Camaro SS. I won a 1st place Junior my first time out at the Spring AACA National meet in Lebanon, TN. Your Machine Polish and Best of Show Wax did its job and provided me compliments all day long on how great my black paint looked.

Thanks again.
Doug C.
A Captivating Custom Cruiser

I have been showing my custom 2005 PT Cruiser for the last 4 years. This year I used 100% Griot's products including Paint Cleaning Clay, One-Step Sealant, Speed Shine, and Long Lasting Tire Dressing. Guess What? BEST OF SHOW at "PTs Take Flight 3" on May 16, 2009. I was floored. Most of the credit goes to great products from Griot's Garage.

Thanks guys!
W. H. D.