The 12th Annual HOT ROD Drag Week

It’s time once again for the annual HOT ROD Drag Week! This year, the event is hosting a whopping 400 cars, all subjected to a grueling test over five days of drag racing and more than 1,000 miles to determine who will earn the title Fastest Street Car in America. Along with attempting to clock the lowest … Read more

Off-Road Racing 24/7? Yes, Please!

As many of you know by now, I’m a HUGE fan of off-road racing—particularly short course and desert racing. I just love it. Short course, in particular, offers everything a race fan could want: fast trucks with thunderous engines, complex and winding courses with jumps, drifting and paint-scraping passes, and, of course… crashes. Unfortunately, with the [uber-expensive] … Read more

Protect Yourself from the Zika Virus

Most of our readers are outdoorsy-types, working in the garage, shop or yard. And here in Florida, where mosquitos are abundant, the Zika virus is all the rage. The Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted infection related to dengue, yellow fever, and West Nile virus. Zika is not airborne or contagious, but there has been at … Read more

Jeep’s 75th Salute Concept

Ok, GarageSpot isn’t an automotive blog per se’, but we are Jeep fanatics. So, we’re gonna repost this press release from Jeep about its Commemorative Jeep Wrangler 75th Salute Concept vehicle—it’s sweet! Since 1941, the Jeep name has symbolized a unique family of go-anywhere, do-anything vehicles – first developed for military use, and after 1945, continually … Read more

The Inaugural 2016 Truck & Off-Road Festival

As many you may know by now, I’ve got a thing for Jeeps and off-roading. While it’s pretty flat here in Florida, we do have some solid forests, trails and off-road parks to put our rigs through the ringers. I’m also a proud supporter of and participant in the 4 Wheel to Heal organization, which raises … Read more

The Intelligent Steak Thermometer

Here in Florida, it’s pretty much grilling season year-round. And to ensure our steaks are perfectly cooked, we always use instant-on digital thermometers. Then, we saw this little gadget: the [easyazon_link identifier=”B00U04R55E” locale=”US” tag=”garagespot05-20″ popups=”n”]SteakChamp Intelligent Steak Thermometer[/easyazon_link]. The SteakChamp goes into the side of the steak and measures core meat temperature along the entire … Read more

The World’s First Electronic Bumper Sticker

If you’re like me, you’re not a fan of plastering cheesy bumper stickers all over your vehicle. Facebook, with its memes alone, has done enough to ensure that we all know exactly where people stand politically and socially with very little tolerance. Sigh. Alas, a company called Ultimation has developed the first digital bumper sticker to … Read more

The Perigon Digital HD Rearview Mirror Eliminates Blind Spots

If you’re a regular here at GarageSpot, you probably know we’re big fans of innovators and startups. We’re always on the lookout for cool Kickstarter campaigns and the like, particularly within the automotive space. Recently, a tip came in about a new startup called Perigon Automotive Technologies who have developed a seemingly simple idea that makes … Read more

Because it’s Flag Day (and My Birthday) ?

I’m not really a high-n-mighty American Flag policing kinda guy, but I was born on Flag Day, have an immense amount of respect for those who’ve served so we can fly the American Flag, and do get frustrated when I see people abuse it—particularly those who wear it on stage or when Governors lower it … Read more

A Cargo Carrier + Wagon All-in-One? Yes Please!

[box type=”warning” align=”” class=”” width=””]August 2019 Update: It appears that the links to the product we wrote about below are now broken/unsecure. Use caution.[/box] When hitting the trails, the beach or the ballgame, traditional cargo carriers that attach to vehicle trailer hitch receivers are great for getting all your gear to the location. The problem … Read more