29th Nov2010

The CAM Journal – Johnny intro

by Mustangjohnny

Greetings Gear Heads!

As a fellow Petrol Head I am very excited to start my time here at CAMAutoMag. Just like Trent, Michael and the rest of the gang here at CAM, I share the passion for all things automotive. There is not to many cars I do not like. I am very open minded and have owned a large variety of different cars. I like stock cars, modified cars, but my all time weakness are sleepers. A Mercedes C230 with the big SLK55 V8 motor. A twin turbo Lingenfelter Z06, A 1974 Pinto runabout with a 450hp turbo 2300 SVO motor. A 1000 Horse power Stock looking ’87 Buick Regal T-Type, A stroker motor dressed to look stock. And finally a DeLorean with a twin turbo V8 Lotus Esprit engine….brilliant!   These are the things that get me excited. That is why I am so happy to be part of the CAM family. During the next couple of issues, I will touch on some memories, tell of some cars, and hopefully make you chuckle at my sometimes strange view of the automotive world. (more…)

27th Nov2010

Letters From a Dying Child* – Ford

by Michael Chandler

Dear Ford Motor Company of Dearborn, Michigan,

My name is Michael Chandler. I am sixteen years old, and I am dying. It is my dying wish to take a new F-150 SVT Raptor out for a ride. Preferably unsupervised. (more…)

17th Nov2010

El Murciélago Vuela en el Cielo de la Noche Sin Fin

by Michael Chandler

So we all know that the Murciélago is on its way out, and with it the V12 that’s been with the company for the last forty seven years is also on its way out too. This saddens me because the first car I was truly in love with had the twelve cylinder Bizzarrini mill shoved in the middle of it. It was the Diablo, and I unfortunately don’t have a good picture of one. I do, however, have a couple good photos of the next Lamborghini to house the legendary motor. (more…)

15th Nov2010

Top Gear USA: What to expect

by Michael Chandler

We are less than one week away from the premier of Top Gear on History Channel, and those of you who didn’t go to the screening like Trent and I did might be wondering what to expect? Well, since I can see the description of the premier episode on the guide of my cable box let me tell you. Here’s my take on Top Gear USA.

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11th Nov2010

Top Gear USA Preview

by Trent

top gear usaWhile down at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Mike and I had the opportunity to preview the new Top Gear program on The History Channel. The first show airs November 21st, but we got to see some of it last week. Read ahead for my impressions. (more…)

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10th Nov2010

Doc Would be Proud: Twin Turbo Lotus V8 DeLorean

by Trent

It’s hard not to reference the classic ‘Back to the Future’ series when you see a DeLorean. Unfortunately for Ham, the owner of this one, it’s all too common. Getting to that elusive 88mph is quite the burden in a standard DeLorean with it’s anemic V6, but Ham used a modified Twin Turbo Lotus V8 he had lying around to help give it a push. Needless to say, going beyond that 88mph limit is a slight press of the right pedal away.

CAM Twin Turbo Lotus V8 Delorean (more…)

10th Nov2010

New features on CAM!

by Trent

We consider ourselves to be a magazine, and not a blog because that’s how we started. Making magazines for you to download. Unfortunately due to time constraints we had to stop that and switch to our current format. Now with our Feature Cars, we are bringing back a magazine-style cover to bring that magazine feel to the site. This will be the main way you can tell a Feature from us covering a car we like. And because not all cars are worthy of full-on features, we are introducing,  “It Plays”. It’s a car that we like, but it may only have an exhaust, intake, wheels, and suspension. Something that’s been put together nicely, but may not have a motor swap or turbo kit. You will see that debut soon. Today we are kicking off the new magazine cover on a feature about a Twin Turbo Lotus V8 powered DeLorean and you can expect the full write up on that later today. And as promised, this week, we will have a downloadable magazine covering the 2010 SEMA Show. We also have a review of the Top Gear USA program coming this week.

We want to thank those who entered our SEMA Swag contest, and we are currently hard at work on another contest with bigger prizes, but it will require some input on your part. We need participants if you want these contests to continue because the prizes are coming out of our pockets. Feel free to give us suggestions on what would get you excited about our contests.

Also, we have a new Contributor to the site, his name is Johnny, he is an excellent story teller and has extensive experience working on and with cars, and in the coming weeks you will be hearing from him.

Hope you like what we’re working on, we always have ideas kicking around, and we’ll try to implement them whenever we can. Thank you for your continued support.

-Trent Bray
Editor-in-Chief
tbray[at]camautomag.com

10th Nov2010

SEMA Swag Contest Winners!

by Trent

Congrats to Bobbo Yeoman for winning the grand prize swag bag! First runner up is Mike Fallon, and second runner up is Mike Roberts. You should be receiving your prizes soon. Thanks for entering!

05th Nov2010

SEMA Show 2010 Day 4 Pictures

by Trent

Some pictures are up for Day 4 coverage of the 2010 SEMA Show! (more…)

04th Nov2010

2010 SEMA Show Contest Reminder

by Trent

We are down in Las Vegas for the SEMA Show, and we want to hear about our coverage of the show. Comment on any of our posts from now until November 5, 2010 at midnight MST and we’ll pick a random commenter to win a Swag Bag from SEMA. Lanyards, magazines, stickers, keychains, pens, energy drinks, etc. are all given away at the show, and we’ll pass it on to you. We’ll give a couple runner up prizes as well with a couple items. So comment away, tell us how we’re doing, and win SEMA Swag! Remember, comment on our website, Facebook and/or Twitter comments do not count.

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. Specialty Equipment Marketing Association and SEMA are registered trademarks of their respective owners. SEMA and the companies who’s product will be given away do not endorse this contest and winning prize will be provided by CAM Auto Magazine. Open to legal residents of the United States. Comments must be received by 11:59 PM MST November 5, 2010 to be considered for contest. The winner will be announced November 10, 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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