14th Dec2017

CAMcast: News & Korean Cooking Shows

by Michael Chandler

Hello, you lovely podcast listeners you!  Thanks for joining us for another episode of the CAMcast!  Dad is off being a dad, and Gavin was at the Foo Fighters show, but Mike and Dave grabbed Joey off the bench, and dove headlong into a bunch of stuff:

  • Lots of IMSA news
  • A good amount of PWC news
  • The McLaren Senna might be The Homer
  • Streetable Track Cars
  • And we pick the first of four winners for our big contest!

We’re still having a contest!  Each week for the next three weeks, we’ll pick someone to receive a grab bag of shirts, Hot Wheels, and other stuff.  THEN we’ll pick one of those winners to join us in the office, to be a guest on the CAMcast!  How does one enter?  Simple: share this episode!  Share it on social media, and tag us.  It’s as easy as that.  We’ll pick a winner on next week’s episode!

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07th Dec2017

CAMcast: Winter Chariots

by Michael Chandler

Welcome back to another episode!  We’re glad you’re here, cause we managed to get the whole crew of regulars!  Brandon, Dave, Gavin, and Mike gather in the office, blow through a Squatters Session Sampler, eat some Marco’s pizza, and talk about

  • Alfa Romeo is back in F1!
  • Hankook and Canada are out of Formula Drift
  • The Lamborghini Urus is thundering in
  • The chariots you would ride through winter

We are also having a contest!  Each week for the next four weeks, we’ll pick someone to receive a grab bag of shirts, Hot Wheels, and other stuff.  THEN we’ll pick one of those winners to join us in the office, to be a guest on the CAMcast!  How does one enter?  Simple: share this episode!  Share it on social media, and tag us.  It’s as easy as that.  We’ll pick a winner on next week’s episode!

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30th Nov2017

CAMcast: Happy CAMiversary!

by Michael Chandler

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!  Yes, we’ve been doing the weekly episodes for a year!.. Probably.  Anyway, Mike, Dave, and Gavin gather in the office and talk about lots of things

  • Ken Block is getting an Amazon Prime Show
  • There’s a new Merc CLS
  • Also a new Merc straight 6 engine
  • We welcome our first sponsor: Steady Broke
  • And your choices for ideal daily drivers

We couldn’t have made it to a year without you guys.  This is as much a celebration of us, as it is you guys.  Give yourselves a round of applause!

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23rd Nov2017

UMC Settlement Details

by Michael Chandler

IF you listened to this week’s podcast, and made it to the end, congratulations!  It’s a trek.  If you did that, then you’ll remember how we talked about the settlement Tooele County and Centerpointe/Andrew Cartwright reached, and how that could affect the sale of the property.  Well, thanks to some reliable sources who were there and posted details on Facebook, we can bring them to you!

The Money

In total, Andrew Cartwright and Centerpointe will be receiving $1.5 million dollars.  The first $750,000 will be distributed upon dismissal of the lawsuit in the courts.  The second $750,000 will be distributed when the track is sold OR March 31, 2018 hits.  Whichever comes first.  Why they’re getting that $1.5 million, and the conditions are in the glorious, glorious details

The Details

The biggest, and most welcomed one, is that Cartwright and Centerpointe and affiliated parties CANNOT BE PART OF THE BID/SALE/PROPOSAL PROCESS MOVING FORWARD.  They won’t be buying the track!!!  At least that’s how I’m reading this.  Also, Centerpointe’s first lawyer is making a claim to a portion of that settlement money, BUT that’s an issue between the lawyer and Centerpointe and shouldn’t have any effect on the sale process moving forward.

Other Important Stuff

We don’t know if the county is going to restart the proposal process, open it up to bids, or transfer it to an RDA and sell it to an existing party from there.  Personally, I think it should go into the RDA and be sold to an existing party.  Probably the one that’s currently managing the facility and has expressed interest in upgrading and making the facility better for us all.  

All three of the county comissioners voted in favor of this, and one believed that this (getting a settlement) was Cartwright’s plan the whole time.  If that was, then A) he took the really long and complicated route to get $1.5 million B) was probably hoping for more and C) wasn’t counting on one of his attorneys making claim to some of that money.  Call me crazy, but I think there are easier and quicker ways to make $1.5 million dollars.  

Anyway, there you have it.  You know all of what we know, and you got some of our opinions to boot!  It’s a Thanksgiving miracle.  We’ll have more on this as it develops, and we want to hear from you on this!  Is this a good move?  Should MiTime buy the track, and move forward with their plans?  What would you have done?  Are a cardigan and some khakis appropriate Thanksgiving attire?  LET US KNOW!

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23rd Nov2017

A Very CAMcast Thanksgiving

by Michael Chandler

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!  We’re thankful you’re joining us for this episode, and every episode.  If this is your first, welcome!  On this episode Dave, Gavin, and Mike go off on tangents, are joined by a cat, and talk some news:

  • Tesla’s new Roadster AND Semi
  • Callaway is bringing GT3 spec Corvettes to World Challenge
  • The new Aston Martin Vantage is a sharp lookin vehicle
  • An amazing late entry for the retro livery question
  • And the cars you’d fight someone for to get a crazy discount

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16th Nov2017

CAMcast Family Reunion

by Michael Chandler

Hey hey hey everybody!  We’re back with another episode of your favorite (?) podcast!  And this is a super special episode because we have Pizza Dad back, after he had to be a real dad, AND Trent from Sandy (co-founder of CAM, owner of a Viper that keeps trying to kill Mike) and Cherp!  Cherp being our Northwest correspondent, owner of a Mustang SSP, fan of cheap beer.  Everybody crammed into the office, and attempted to talk about:

  • The Brazilian GP!
  • Pirelli cancelling a tire test amid security concerns
  • Renault and Toro Rosso are fighting
  • The NEW NEW Singer 911 with the Williams engine
  • We had friends kicking ass at Super Lap Battle!

We also have your answers to the question What Retro Livery Would You Throw on Your Car? and some of your emails!

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14th Nov2017

Coca-Rolla: A New Formula!

by Michael Chandler

You remember Ian, right?  Has that S130 we featured a while ago, and I swung by his house earlier this year to see what he was up to?  Any of that ringing a bell?  If you remember that last one, then this car shouldn’t be that much of a surprise to see.  It’s the SR5 coupe he was working on when I was over there.  What you might not know is what he was doing to it.

He got the car with a BEAMS 3S-GE under the hood.  An amazing engine, that all the Toyota guys love and would love to swap into a Corolla, or an old Celica, or whatever RWD Toyota they can get their hands on.  That amazing engine rod knocked on Ian at the first event he took the car to.  Instead of shelling out for another BEAMS, or dealing with a 4A-GE and its associated costs, he went with something he knew.  Something that filled his cold, dead heart with warmth and life: a goddamn KA24DE.

Yes, he ripped out a trashed BEAMS and threw in a truck motor.  BLASPHEMY! I can hear you crying.  Why would anyone do that??? The BEAMS and 4A-GE are made by God himself! First, no to that whole second sentence.  Secondly, why not swap in something that is 1. familiar 2. proven and 3. cheap compared to building a 4A-GE or buying another BEAMS?  Argue for purity, and I’ll come back with practicality.  And this thing gets down, but we’ll get there in a minute.  First we’ve gotta talk about this car.

It’s an internally stock KA that sits in an engine bay that’s been completely stitch welded.  It does have a Greddy header meant for an NA S14, albeit modified to fit in the Corolla.  That connects to a Buddy Club Spec II exhaust, meant for a Corolla.  There’s a S14 Koyo radiator with a 16 inch SPAL fan to keep the whole deal cool enough.

Fueling is provided via a bevy of Aeromotive products! And by “bevy”, I mean 2: a 340lph fuel pump, and a fuel pressure regulator.  This whole thing is run via a MegaSquirt plug and play stand alone set up.  There’s a Painless switch panel, and absolutely no OEM wiring left in the car.  Ian rewired the whole thing to his liking.  Oh, and the battery is in the trunk.

That power (at least as much as that KA is producing) is sent through a one piece driveshaft to a solid rear axle.  No, not the stick that came in the Corolla, but a solid rear axle out of a Chevrolet S10.  Turns out it’s actually narrower than the Corolla axle.  Oh, and it’s been re-drilled for four lug.  AND the stock e-brake cables have been modified to work with the giant drums that are now out back.  They grab REAL good.  

Before we go on about the technical aspects of the car, let’s talk about that livery.  If it looks familiar, congratulations!  You’re either old, or a fan of vintage sports cars.  This livery is inspired by a livery on both the Porsche 962 and 935.  Both cars have sported many iconic liveries.  When I visited him earlier this year, he had the KA mounted, and then showed me a bunch of pictures of the Porsches while saying “that’s what I’m doing”.   He then grabbed a cutoff wheel, and got to cutting down the old grill.  It was an interesting evening.

I did not doubt him, in fact, we wondered why nobody else has done this before.  Seriously!  There are so many awesome liveries out there, everybody knows someone who works with vinyl, the pieces are there!  Make it happen, nerds.  Back to what he did.  The attention to detail is amazing!  It’s not just the big, swoopy Coca-Cola logo, it’s all of the little sponsor logos too.  Domino’s, 7 Eleven…

Even Jolly Rancher is on there!  With the period correct logo!  And the Advan logo, because it’s Ian.  Advan logo, despite the fact that he’s running 14×7 and 14×7.5 SSR Mk3’s.  Also period correct, and very awesome.

Speaking of awesome: you know what’s awesome?  Keeping things simple.  The suspension on the car is pretty damn simple: Megan links, T3 tension rods, and Stance coilovers.  The only big swap, aside from the KA, is an AW11 steering rack, which is a pretty standard thing.  No Wisefab, no craziness.  Just stuff you can buy, and that’s probably on the Corolla of your local AE86 guy.  

Inside is pretty spartan.  Again, no craziness.  Just a Nardi Gara steering wheel, and a Bride seat that’s mounted on some Buddy Club seat rails, straight from Japan.  And a cracked dashboard.

And a bunch of Auto Gage gauges, and an Innovative wideband.  

And that Painless switch panel.

The car is running what Ian describes as a “Duraflex runfree knockoff” body kit.  Could’ve fooled me, but then again I have no idea what I’d be looking for in the original.  I’m a lover, not an expert.

Remember how I said that this thing get’s down?  Well, Ian showed us how well it does.  There was a concrete slab, like what’s under your local strip mall, right by where we were shooting.  Dave guided him up, onto the slab, and then Ian did Ian things.  The car will boogie, and it will boogie without bash bars, or as Ian calls them “confidence bars”.  

Will people start slapping KA’s into Corollas?  Probably not.  Corollas are only getting more expensive, so you’d either have to have one fall in your lap, or start off with one.  And then you’d have to make everything work, either make the Nissan mill play nice with the Toyota wiring, or go full Ian and just rewire the damn thing.  And then there’s also the other Nissan motor that people shove into Corollas: the SR20DET.  Why stuff the truck motor in there when the JDM hotness has been done enough that it’s not weird?  

Much like New Coke, I don’t think Ian’s formula is really going to take off.  However, it is a welcome change to something that hasn’t seen many updates.  It’s different, it’s interesting, and it definitely brought a smile to our faces.

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09th Nov2017

CAMcast Technical Difficulties

by Michael Chandler

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We’re back from SEMA!  We’re still a bit groggy from the show, but we’re not too groggy to stumble through some news.  Mike, Dave, and Gavin talk some news, and battle technical difficulties!

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03rd Nov2017

Ending the Drought: SEMA Day 3 Recap CAMcast

by Michael Chandler

Back with another quick recap episode!  Gavin and Dave talk about doing Mustang things with friend of the program Alex Crane, while Mike and Joey (and guest Jeff Woodyatt of ISS) talk about what they saw at SEMA day 3!

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02nd Nov2017

SEMA 2017 Day 3

by Michael Chandler

Photos by Michael Chandler and Joey Harrington

Another day, another dollar.  Or whatever.  Dave and Gavin met up with friend of the program Alex Crane to do Mustang things, which left Joey and myself to our own devises.  Here’s what happens when we’re left unsupervised.

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