18th Sep2018

CAMcast: Singapore GP, BMW Kills the Diesel, and Electric Aston Martins

by Michael Chandler

Welcome to this very special episode of the CAMcast!  Why is it very special?  BECAUSE DEAR LEADER LEFT THE KIDS IN CHARGE!!!  Yes, Mike was MIA so Gavin hopped on the sticks, and lead Trent, Dave, and special guest Evil Trent on a journey through the news!

  • BMW kills off their diesels, while VW kills off the Beetle
  • The Singapore GP happened
  • As did Leclerc and Kimi swapping seats for next season
  • Aston Martin is making an electric Rapide
  • Lexus reinvented the side mirror

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14th Sep2018

A Goddess Among Subarus: Abeona, Megan’s ’15 STI

by Michael Chandler

This 2015 STI is a lot of things.  It’s the culmination of a long life journey, full of some of the pitfalls we all fall in to.  It’s the green light across the harbor, except it’s not an unattainable goal in a book we had to read in high school.  It’s what we all want: something to call and make our own.  

What ever that may mean.  In Megan’s case, it meant building a fun, reliable daily driver, then hitting it with some flavor you don’t see much of at all: Itasha.  We’ll get to that in a minute, let’s go back to the beginning…

Megan Lalock is originally from a city notable for throwing batteries at Santa Claus: Philadelphia.  It was there that her dad instilled a love of cars in her by always working on cars.  From there she started building and racing Hondas. “I just always had a good time being a female in a male dominated world and being able to hang ‘with the big boys’.”  And then she started dating a fella.  A fella who said “cars are kind of silly, why don’t you put your money into something that is worth it.”

And like we’ve all done, she listened.  “I sold ALLLL my car parts. I got out of the car game and I would lustfully look at any Evo, Sti, Honda, etc. that went by and gave me the ” Good old days” vibe.”  Thankfully, she’s moved on to a better guy.  A guy who is down for cars, and a change of scenery.  She decided to grab her dream car, and make a break for the west!  Unfortunately, that didn’t go quite according to plan…

“After buying a used 2014 STi that blew up on me the same day I bought it, I finally landed on my 15 STi.”  With a warranty in her pocket, and the open road ahead of her, she made her journey.  And when she got here, she started working at the best place for a Subaru enthusiast that isn’t an idiot: RallySport Direct.

Being that RallySport’s motto is “Life’s Too Short To Stay Stock”, her STI didn’t remain that way for long. “About 2 years ago I started on the upgrades with the bolt ons and some minor JDM parts. I had the car tuned by Simple Performance and they got me the exact power I wanted ( 365 whp/ 348 tq) and I was pretty good as far as the car goes.” And then she started driving in AutoX events, where she realized 1) she likes racing and 2) the STI was never going to be both a competitive AutoX car AND a nice daily driver.  So she scooped up a 2.5RS, and kept the STI as the daily.

Ok, now we get to the lady on the car.  Megan wanted to keep modifying the car, but didn’t want more engine mods.  She went with something cosmetic, and unique around here: this Itasha wrap.  Itasha, very basically, is adorning your car with cute, female anime, manga, or video game characters.  Watch this Noriyaro video to see how it gets done in Japan, and for a better explanation.  ANYWAY, “I always secretly LOVED Itasha and doing a character I loved on my car. I approached my marketing department at work, and my President of the company, and wanted to start with my vision.”  

Megan wanted Elizabeth Bathroy from Fate: Grand Order on the car, but needed a designer to help her out.  Stucky recommended a woman by the name of Dani for the task.  Megan and Dani got to work on the design.  They produced what you see, and Micah at Inkwise Graphics made it a reality in a short amount of time.  “We had a week to really make this happen before our RSD Meet and Greet so time was literally of the essence and I don’t know how show people do this. It was so stressful and just all around nerve wracking wondering if I would get this done. She came together great though and she looks awesome.” 

The car is named Abeona, which is a fitting name for a car that she took on a 2600 mile trip.  Abeona is the Roman Goddess of outward journeys, who watches over a child’s steps, and protects travelers.  May she keep watch over Megan as she continues on the journey that is life.

Abeona 2015 Subaru WRX STI

  • Owner: Megan Lalock (@missjinxed)
  • Power: 365 horsepower, 348 lb/ft torque
  • Tuned at Simple Performance
  • Power adders
    • SteamSpeed STX 67+ Turbo
    • Perrin Turbo Inlet
    • DeatschWerks DW1000cc fuel injectors
    • Process West Fuel Rails, TGV Deletes, Top Mount Intercooler, and Cold Air Intake
    • Cobb FPR kit, and Fuel Pump
    • Grimmspeed Ceramic Coated Up- and Downpipe
    • Tomei Equal Length Header, and Exhaust
  • Suspension
    • Ohlins Road and Track Coilovers
    • Perrin 22mm Solid Sway Bar (rear)
    • Whiteline Lower Control Arms, and Steering Rack Bushings
    • Beatrush Pitch Stop and Transmission Mounts
  • Wheels and JDM Goodies
    • Advan TC3, custom anodized blue, 18×9 +25
    • JDM Push Button Start, Oil Cap, and Foglights with Daytime Running Lights
  • Exterior
    • Seibon Carbon Fiber Fenders
    • 2018 STI Front Bumper
    • Maxton Design Front Lip
    • OLM Corona Foglights
  • Shoutouts
    • Micah at InkWise Graphics
    • Armor Coatings
    • RallySport Direct

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13th Sep2018

CAMcast: Cheating in AutoX with BJ Butler

by Michael Chandler

Welcome to your Thursday episode!  Trent is at the helm, which is fitting because our guest is his step-brother: BJ Butler!  He tells us about cheating in AutoX, riding a motorcycle throughout the winter, Mustangs, and some other stuff.

Brandon Kuhn writes in and asks us what the most “because racecar” thing we’ve ever done, and we’d like to hear from you!  Stuff the Mailbag with your answers: [email protected]

And then we play designer, and make a ton of Predator references, because we asked what manufacturer’s corporate grill would look better on another manufacturer’s lineup.  It gets weird…

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11th Sep2018

CAMcast: Indy goes COTA, Dale Jr has CTE, and Kia knows fashion!

by Michael Chandler

Welcome back to another episode of your favorite podcast recorded in a Midvale basement!  Mike, and our two dads are joined by BJ Butler to talk all sorts of wonderful, terrible, and generally weird news:

  • BMW is giving us X3M and X4Ms
  • The new GT500 will be DCT only
  • Furniture Row Racing is shutting down
  • Nissan is finally giving us a new Z car!

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06th Sep2018

CAMcast: What to Drive Across the Globe, and Weird Traditions

by Michael Chandler

Hello you lovely people you!  Thanks for listening to this episode of the CAMcast!  Dave hops in the driver’s seat for this episode, and he takes us on quite the ride.  First, we discuss the differences between commuting and driving, and we want to know your thoughts! Shoot a message to [email protected], and you might hear your answer on next week’s episode AND maybe win a prize.

Then we answer Hanz Guzman’s question about what car to drive on the Pan-American Highway from Vancouver to Chile, and one of us has an interesting answer for him.

And finally we talk about our weird automotive traditions, and we share some of yours!

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04th Sep2018

CAMcast: Monza Madness, Mustang Only, and Turbo GT3 Fun

by Michael Chandler

Hello everybody!  Mike took a backseat and let the excitable child, Gavin, take the wheel!  We careen through all sorts news:

  • Mustang is all the Ford car you will be able to buy
  • Hennessey might not understand “bespoke”
  • Ferrari snatched defeat from the jaws of victory
  • Bikes have cylinder deactivation now

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30th Aug2018

CAMcast: Tokyo Tales with Joey Harrington

by Michael Chandler

Welcome to this worldly episode of the CAMcast!  Trent had a birthday, so we gave him the gift of hosting this one.  He (along with Mike, Dave, and Brandon) talk to Joey about his recent trip to Tokyo, the car culture, and how the whole place seems to be built around Rule 34.  Then the whole crew talks about convertibles that never were, but should have been, and which decade they’d exclusively drive cars from.

Joey has two Twitch channels that you should check out.  Digital Driver is where he streams different racing games, and Zero Millimeter is where he does his DJ thing.  Go subscribe, and turn on notifications so you know when he goes live!

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28th Aug2018

CAMcast: Electric Bricks, F1 Madness, and New Old Porsches

by Michael Chandler

Welcome to a wild CAMcast!  We celebrate Trent’s birthday, while attempting to talk some news with our guest Joey Harrington!  We try, and semi-successfully talk about:

  • Hyundai’s plans for their N brand
  • The Belgian Grand Prix
  • The newest F1 team that’s exactly the same as the old one
  • IndyCar might get a COTA race!
  • Electric Commie bricks
  • Video Games!

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24th Aug2018

Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Utah: A Fond Farewell

by Michael Chandler

Earlier this month, “this month” being August, we had what might be the last Pirelli World Challenge event at Utah Motorsports Campus for a while, if not ever.  Get yourself a sweet souvenir by buying a photo from the event!  With Utah Motorsports Campus being left off next year’s schedule, this event was probably the last time we’ll see the series roll through.  With that knowledge possibly weighing on the locals, they went out and had some solid showings.

David Askew and DXDT racing never left the podium for either of the GT Sprint-X AM class races, finishing first on Saturday and third on Sunday.

Despite only podiuming once, 2nd place on Saturday, Drew Stavely locked down the GTS-X Am championship on the very track where he teaches!  Yes, the Ford Performance Racing School instructor brought home the first championship for Ian Lacy Racing and G3 Racing with their Ginetta program.

Vesko Kozarov must be tapping into the same magic Arthur Golebiowski does, because he was no where near any of the other TC competitors!  He swept the weekend by bus lengths.

Other locals out racing on the weekend were the rest of the G3/Ian Lacy Racing team: husband and wife duo Frank and Jenny Gannet (Frank in the #24 Ginetta in GTS, Jen in the MX-5 Global Cup Car in TCA), and Steve Burns.

Daren Jorgensen was out and about in his M4 GT4 that’s probably been to more bucket list tracks than a lot of you reading this.  The car was shipped to Australia for the Bathurst 12 Hour, and has been doing regular GTS duty all season.

Lumber magnate (…sure?), and purveyor of fine grooming products, Jeff Burton was also out in GTS Am.  

In other news: I fell off a golf cart, almost ran into The Stradman (literally), met Tom O’Gorman, and caught up with friend of the program Ryan Eversley.  I also chatted with the dominant Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai i30n TCR drivers about looking like the locals.  Anyway, here are a bunch of galleries to rifle through.  If you like what you see, you can buy some photos here.

GT/GTA

GTS/GTSA

TCR

TC

TCA

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23rd Aug2018

CAMcast: Crazy Shirtless Jerry, 80’s Cop Cars, and Regretful Car Sales

by Michael Chandler

Welcome back to another episode of The CAMcast!  We’ve got a really awesome episode for you, because it’s 80% Jerry Johnson!  We talk about his first car, how his current car is doing, almost killing camera people, and a whole bunch of other Jerry stories.  He also answers your questions!  Follow him on Instagram for more Jerry shenanigans.

We answer Ben Allred’s 80’s Cop Car Track/Daily/Crush, and we talk about cars we regret selling

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