31st Jan2011

The 30K Dollar Check: Introduction

by Mustangjohnny

porsche 911 turbo
We all have our day dreams….What would be the first car we would buy after hitting the Lotto? I have limited myself to 5 cars from a couple of brands… 5 Porsche’s, 5 Ferrari’s, 5 Mustangs, 5 Corvettes etc, etc etc. So that leads to my “Short List” this is a realistic list of cars that I want to own before I die. Funny thing is……What if I told you that a lot of the cars on my list could be had for around 30k each?

So let us throw out the whole lotto thing and just for a moment, think what car you would buy for around 30k that would be used as a second or third recreational car. I was amazed at how long that list turned out to be after just a few minutes of pondering. Most of these cars are members of the Super Car alumni. In the coming months, Me and my comrades here at CAM will mix in with our madness, a series of articles entitled “30K Check” Where we will focus on one car that will faithfully fulfill childhood dreams, stop traffic, and hit a high rating on the Maverik Factor. Maverik Factor you say? This is the cars ability to generate attention while stopped at a local Maverik convenience store…..Think I am kidding? Try it some time. In each article we will dive into their history, price trends, and real world purchase and maintenance. This month, I will focus on an old school classic. The Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera, 1976-1989. (more…)

28th Jan2011

Over 200 Facebook Likes

by Trent

CAMAutoMag on FacebookThank you to all who support us, we are now over 200 Facebook ‘Likes’! If you haven’t already, Like our Facebook page and you’ll stay up to date on our posts as well as some exclusive contests we’re working on currently. Check out the CAM Facebook Page. We also have an exciting announcement next week that you will hear about first on our Facebook page!

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24th Jan2011

The CAM Journal: Lexus LFA vs. Wheel of Cheese

by Trent

Lexus LFA

I work at a grocery store. In the service deli to be exact, and it sucks. However it does allow me to learn random things and drop these rabbit turds of knowledge onto any customer who wanders within earshot. I had one customer ask me about the big blocks of cheese; how much they weigh and how much they cost. I told him they weren’t that bad compared to the big ass wheels of Parmesan and Romano. Those cost upwards of $160 and are really useless because #1 they cost too much and #2 they’re too big for a normal person to use. Then I said maybe the greatest thing I’ve said this week: (more…)

20th Jan2011

The CAM Journal: RIP Mitsubishi Eclipse

by Trent

Talon Girl in Black Car
Break out the sad trombone, the day I’ve feared will come, is finally at hand. According to Edmunds Inside Line, the Eclipse will not survive past 2013. Some of you might scoff at that and say you don’t care, but no matter who you are, if you are an automotive enthusiast, the Eclipse, or a variant of it, has crossed your path before. (more…)

19th Jan2011

Dispatches From A Small Market Auto Show

by Michael Chandler

On Martin Luther King Day I took in the final day of the Salt Lake International Auto Show. It happens every year, and I always go so I can put my ass in the seats of some of the cars I’ve been reading about. I say some because not every car is there (Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger) and some are locked (ZR1). This isn’t a huge show, like Detroit, LA or New York, but it’s an opportunity for us (the public) to get some time inside the new models.

With that in mind, I grabbed my ancient Nikon point and shoot, hopped in the Subaru, and made my way to the Southtowne Expo Center to sit in cars I can’t afford at the moment. (more…)

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10th Jan2011

The Next…Nissan 240SX

by Trent

GT Live Day 2

Here we are with a new edition of “The Next”, a feature in which we choose a staple in the automotive enthusiast pantheon and then pick a new comer and tell you why the newcomer will become the next staple. Today we discuss the Nissan 240SX. (more…)