31st Aug2010

Genuflection: Lamborghini Countach

by Trent

Lamborghini Countach

Genuflection:
gen·u·flec·tion
/ˌdʒɛnyʊˈflɛkʃən/ [jen-yoo-flek-shuhn]
–noun
an act of bending the knee or touching it to the ground in reverence or worship.


Admit it, you had a poster of this car on your wall when you grew up. The one, the only, Lamborghini Countach. This is in my opinion the greatest looking Lamborghini ever…next to the Muira. I didn’t grow up with the Muira so it doesn’t quite hold that special place in my heart. Originally it was a 4.0L, then a 5.0L, then a 5.2L, but they all had one glorious thing in common…12 cylinders. Just go to youtube, find a clip of a Lamborghini Countach with an aftermarket exhaust and you’ll see what I mean.

This car with it’s giant rear spoiler option and aggressive Bertone styling helped fuel the dreams of future car modifications. This car, in my opinion, helped Subaru and Mitsubishi realize they could throw a large spoiler on their cars and people would still buy it. The Countach is still desirable to this day despite having little to no rearward visibility and it’s many other quirks. I can only hope to one day own one of these fantastic automobiles.

-Trent Bray


[Source: Wikipedia.org]
[Photograph by: exfordy]
[Source: Genuflection: genuflection. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved August 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/genuflection]

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27th Aug2010

Final Reminder: Win an XBox 360 and Forza 3!

by Trent

Win an XBox 360 from CAM
We introduced a contest in our first issue that will give the Grand Prize winner an XBox 360 and a copy of Forza Motorsport 3! Consider this your FINAL reminder that the contest is still alive and well. All you have to do is send in a story of your biggest automotive failure. Picture proof certainly helps your case, but won’t be the determining factor.
Send in your story to: [email protected]
Subject: Auto Failure
We will pick our favorite story and post it on the website. Hurry, this contest ends soon and runs through the end of August. Good luck!

Contest not open to CAM Auto Magazine employees or family members. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this contest. Contest is void where prohibited. No purchase is necessary to enter this contest. XBox 360 and Forza Motorsport 3 are registered trademarks of their respective owners. Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios do not endorse this contest and winning prize will be provided by CAM Auto Magazine. Open to legal residents of the United States. Contest entries must be emailed by 11:59 PM MST August 31, 2010 to be considered for contest. The winner will be announced September 8, 2010. Contest may be ended without notice by CAM Auto Magazine or it’s owners at any time for any reason.

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26th Aug2010

What is the worst car mod?

by Trent

We all like to make our cars unique and different and so sometimes we make questionable choices to modify our cars. I’m guilty of it, I once ran a rubber hose into my airbox and had a funnel on the end of it as a makeshift cold air intake. But we want to hear from you, what is the worst thing you can think of to do to your car when modifying it? Hit us up in the comments.

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24th Aug2010

2011 Mustang GT – Does This Grab Your Attention?

by Michael Chandler

The 2011 Mustang GT is, in my opinion, the best modern pony car you can buy. You can see out of it, unlike the Camaro, and it handles well, unlike the Challenger. In stock trim it’s a good car, but this one is even better. (more…)

23rd Aug2010

Genuflection: Lancia Stratos HF

by Trent

Lancia Stratos

Genuflection:
gen·u·flec·tion
   /ˌdʒɛnyʊˈflɛkʃən/ [jen-yoo-flek-shuhn]
–noun
an act of bending the knee or touching it to the ground in reverence or worship.

Here at Cars And Modifications, we want to pay tribute to some of the cars that inspired us to love and appreciate cars. One such car is the famed Lancia Stratos. This car has come into the spotlight again recently due to a modern version being conjured up by one wealthy individual based off the Ferrari F430. The original Lancia Stratos HF received it’s power also from a Ferrari, but it was a V6 from the Dino Ferrari. Even with a 190HP V6, it produced incredible 0-60 times that are still nothing to scoff at to this day. It dominated many rally races thanks in part to a Turbocharger slapped onto it’s motor in Group 5 Competition.
Why did it inspire us? It’s unique body lines and no compromises attitude with rally heritage says it all. This is a vehicle I will continue to lust after for a long time. Who wouldn’t want to modify one of these into an SCCA RallyCross car?

-Trent Bray


[Source: Wikipedia.org]
[Source: Photograph by .Robert.]
[Source: Genuflection: genuflection. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved August 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/genuflection]

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20th Aug2010

Win an XBox 360 just for telling us your story!

by Trent

We introduced a contest in our first issue that will give the Grand Prize winner an XBox 360 and a copy of Forza Motorsport 3! Consider this your reminder that the contest is still alive and well. All you have to do is send in a story of your biggest automotive failure. Picture proof certainly helps your case, but won’t be the determining factor.
Send in your story to: [email protected]
Subject: Auto Failure
We will pick our favorite story and post it on the website. Hurry, this contest ends soon and runs through the end of August. Good luck!

Contest not open to CAM Auto Magazine employees or family members. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this contest. Contest is void where prohibited. No purchase is necessary to enter this contest. XBox 360 and Forza Motorsport 3 are registered trademarks of their respective owners. Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios do not endorse this contest and winning prize will be provided by CAM Auto Magazine. Open to legal residents of the United States. Contest entries must be emailed by 11:59 PM MST August 31, 2010 to be considered for contest. The winner will be announced September 8, 2010. Contest may be ended without notice by CAM Auto Magazine or it’s owners at any time for any reason.

*Article and Photos are copyright of CAMAutoMag.Com and their respective owners. Images and words may not be re-posted, re-distributed, modified, or copied without expressed written consent from CAMAutoMag.Com.

19th Aug2010

1,487 Miles in a Dodge Viper Part 2

by Trent

The Year was 2010, the first half of the Epic Viper Road trip was completed. I no longer wanted to be in the Viper. Fortunately, we had access to another vehicle while in California. Not wanting to drag out the trip to San Diego we had to make into a 3 hour drive, we took our alternate vehicle. Our purpose was to meet up with Gene, the owner of a red RX-7 we featured previously. Fortunately, the drive to and from was uneventful. The next day however, it was time to embark on our trip back home, putting another 700 miles in on the V10 that has had it’s bouts with schizophrenia. Unfortunately, to make it home in time before work the next day, the drive had to be done in the day time.

First things first, a drive to the coast is not complete without a drive on the gorgeous Pacific Coast Highway. The Viper actually kind of fit in here. We even had a few people staring which is pretty amazing considering the amount of $100,000 and up cars that surrounded us throughout Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. We eventually made our way up the coast and turned inland to Anaheim to scout out a car show and get one last breather before the trip began. (more…)

18th Aug2010

Part 2 of the Viper Road Trip tomorrow

by Trent

The second and final installment of the Viper Road Trip will be posted at 11:00am MST tomorrow. More pictures and more mayhem is all you need to know.

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18th Aug2010

CAM Photo Gallery is live!

by Trent

2010 Camaro SS with LSX-R MotorThe moment you’ve been waiting for! We’ve finally launched our photo gallery featuring some never before seen pictures of our features and others you know and love. Check out the Modified Car Photo Gallery.

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17th Aug2010

1,487 Miles in a Dodge Viper Part 1

by Trent

In preparation for Part 2 of this story, we are re-posting part 1 here to refresh your memory about this epic journey. Look for part 2 this Thursday!

I thought we might be on to something, I thought I was going to prove to everyone that cars were meant to be driven and driven hard. Nothing tests a car’s endurance like taking it 1500 miles through the desert where’s it’s 105-degrees during the day and drops to the 30’s in the canyons at night. No sweat, no worries. I’ve got a semi-functional heater and no Air Conditioning. No A/C? Yes, but there’s also no top and no windows to keep us cool. It was a plan half baked in awesomeness, then the first of many ‘check engine’ lights came on. (more…)

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