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Seattle Auto Show Official Guide
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any Auto Show fans (you
know who you are) wait
all year just to take that
breathless walk down Luxury Row,
where some of the world’s most re-
vered and coveted cars reside.
Whether you are a hard-core gear-
head or just a casual observer, you
cannot help but stop, smile and likely
forget to breathe as you walk down
that carpet covered with millions of
dollars’ worth of motorized magnifi-
cence.
Still outrageous at 50, Lamborghini
brings several showstoppers that
continue a tradition of insane speed
and power. The Brits are also well
represented with Aston Martin’s best
GT ever, the Vanquish, along with the
Rapide and DB9.
Jaguar rolls out its new F-Type, a
celebrated return to Jag’s sports-car
DNA. Another British icon, Lotus,
showcases the Evora, arguably one of
the most beautiful cars on the planet.
Not all of the Italian beauties are
upstairs on the concourse. Just inside
the East Hall you will be stopped in
your tracks by some Italian masters.
Ferrari’s star power includes the 458
Spider and F12 Berlinetta, while Mase-
rati presents the Quattroporte and the
Gran Turismo.
Exotics are the stuff of Auto Show dreams
Above: Aston Martin Vanquish. Below left: Lotus Evora. Below right: Jaguar F-Type.
Automotive enthusiast Richard
Griot founded Griot’s Garage in
1990
with the overriding principle
of providing exceptional car-care
products and services that ex-
ceed customers’ expectations.
As a true-blue car guy and rac-
ing aficionado, Griot also recog-
nizes the importance of preserv-
ing (and driving!) historic race
machines to honor and protect
our shared automotive heritage.
Griot’s Garage is excited to be
bringing the 1975 Ferrari 312T-
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of three-time Formula One
Champion Niki Lauda, as well as
the 1977 McLaren M23-12 driven
by Jochen Mass, to the 2013
Seattle Auto Show. Lauda’s 1976
season, in which he battled rival
James Hunt for the F1 Driver’s
Championship, is the backdrop
for the new Ron Howard film
Rush.”
The 23rd anniversary of Griot’s
Garage this month is a milestone
recognizing the strength of the
brand and quality of the prod-
ucts, known and preferred by dis-
criminating automobile enthusi-
asts nationwide. The company’s
mission is to provide the highest-
quality car-care products, detail-
ing tools and accessories that
help enthusiasts have fun in the
garage.
The complete line of Griot’s
Garage products is available at
its flagship retail store in Tacoma,
through its direct-mail catalog
and online at griotsgarage.com.
Be sure to stop by the Griot’s
Garage exhibit for some free
car-care counsel and a look at
Formula One history.
GRIOT’S GARAGE SHINES UP NIKI LAUDA’S FORMULA ONE CLASSIC