Next stop on the eGarage video tour is Richard Griot, eponymous founder of Griot's Garage. His company makes car care products and sells all manner of accessories for the "garage lifestyle," and the company motto is "Have fun in your garage." That can't be a hard thing to do judging by what's in Griot's own workspace, with a Ferrari Formula One car driven by Michael Schumacher sharing space with McLarens, Cobras, Mustangs, BMWs, Porsches, and at least one vintage Lamborghini.

Griot says that "At the end of the day, I sell fun." It looks like he has a lot, too. You can hear him talk about his passion for collecting in the video below.

Richard Griot | Have Fun In Your Garage from eGarage on Vimeo.



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      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      Think about that collection every time you question some of their prices.
      Michael
      • 2 Years Ago
      Geeez guys - Relax! Holy cow. He's a car guy. You can buy his products or someone else's. Can't anyone just give this guy credit. It's his company and his money. You do whatever you want with yours - he gets the same shot. And no - I'm not his cousin or brother in law.
        bajman2276
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Michael
        Good job, Michael. Zeus'es of the world..... should read this . Then re-read it. Then read it again. If you don't agree with him or do not like his products, move on. Opinions are like..@ssholes....everyone has one and everyone thinks everyone elses stinks...
      Zeus
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Only the obsessive compulsive or the insecure egotistical feel the need to collect things." It actually saddened me to see all those beautiful machines like the Mclaren sitting, or the F1 car that was Schumachers knowing that someone like this will never take them out and use them. These things will sit in some guys garage while he sips on wine and that to me is a waste. Cars are meant to be driven, if you aren't going to drive them you shouldn't own them in my opinion. Remember...none of the cars he has in his garage are coveted because they sat in someones garage prior to being driven.
        bajman2276
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Zeus
        I am going to presume that you calling yourself "Zeus" is akin to your Gordon Gecko quote from one of the biggest egotists in movie history? ...wondering how you can get so negative about someone with honest, hardworking passion. Did you miss the part where he stated that he sells the car if not driven in a year?
          Zeus
          • 2 Years Ago
          @bajman2276
          It's not negativity, I'm just stating my opinion on car collectors in general. Guys like this don't drive their cars hard, look at the condition these cars are in. You think he's going to let go of that Schumacher F1 car in a year if he doesn't drive it? Please. It's an investment. Im of the opinion that you should buy things to use them, especially race cars. Some of the most talented drivers I've ever met in my life own maybe 1 or 2 race cars that they drive the wheels off of. Some of the wealthiest people I've met in my life have some of the biggest collections, but hardly use any of the cars they own and when they do they coddle them. Personally I don't admire collectors, because I feel most of the time they waste what they collect. A friend of mine was fortunate enough to buy a bottle of wine 20 years ago for about $30 that is now worth over $2000. A couple weekend ago we opened it and drank it. Whats the point of sitting on something great if you're not going to use it for it's intended purpose? Zeus is my name by the way and I think the quote is true despite being from a movie about egos and money.
          Zeus
          • 2 Years Ago
          @bajman2276
          Let me tell you what a real mother f*cker would do. You'd auction off half that **** in your garage you don't drive to the kids who lost their lives in Connecticut. Instead a guy like this is gonna sit on those investments to flex so he can build a new patio. That's all I'm saying man. If you're not driving this stuff hard, give it away to help others in need. Say what you want, one day I'll have money and instead of sitting on it I'm going to make the world a better place with it. Say what you want, but thats what I'm gonna do. **** it. Make the world a better place. Money ain't ****.
      LifeLongCarGuy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great guy. I'm a detailing nut (not as much as I used to be but...) and I have used Griot's products. They work great. However, I've detailed enough to know that it does not take a high dollar, or high quality product to clean, shine and protect you automobile's paint. Technique (I've found) is more important than product. What I mean is that if you have optimal temperature, humidity and lighting conditions; apply the right amount of wax (or polish, or cleaner) to the surface, and buff it out right and take your time, you will achieve the desired shine and protection. There are other factors, product being just one of them, but there is a lot more to detailing than quality products. While I would never have such an extensive collection, I don't have a problem with car collections, especially when the collector is a true car guy. Mr. Griot certainly fits that mold. Also, I can appreciate a product made by someone that is so anal. When people are that passionate about details, order and cleanliness that trait goes into the making of their products (or services).
      snap_understeer_ftw
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have respect for Mr Griot but there are much better value products out there to select from other makers like Dodo Juice, Klasse, Blackfire, Pinnacle etc Cool collection otherwise
      Clark
      • 2 Years Ago
      Griot's Garage is the stuff! The catalog itself is great reading and you know he's put his stamp of approval on everything in there. If you have a car worthy of his products you shouldn't mind the prices- JMO.
        Karl T
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Clark
        There are other brands/products that can achieve the same results, or better, for less money. And many times it's just as much the application/applier as it is the product.
      bigmny.rich
      • 2 Years Ago
      I bought one of his over priced brake bleeders. Broke after the second caliper. The was the first & only product I will buy from his company. Nice collection of cars he has though.
      sethhorw
      • 2 Years Ago
      I never question the prices. I already know that they're a rip off. Great stuff, but I'd rather buy the original version of the item before Griot has one made in red and marks it up by a factor of three.
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