07th Jul2019

ISS x Salt City Drift 2 Day

by Michael Chandler

WE HAD A WALL! And probably a fair amount of hangovers. I know I was. ANYWAY BUY YOUR PHOTOS HERE SO I CAN KEEP COMING OUT TO SHOOT THESE THINGS

There was a driver’s meeting, explaining that people didn’t have to run the wall if they didn’t want to or didn’t feel confident enough to. Also a reiteration of the potential pain and embarrassment that could come from smashing into the beginning of the wall. But before that Jordan asked me if I wanted to shoot from the wall.

It would’ve been rude to say no…

I was only shooting in the morning, so a lot of the wall running didn’t happen. BUT Scotty and Casey got right up on me, which was rad. And we had some good, deep tandems going.

I have prepared a small gallery for your enjoyment, please check it out and buy some stuff!

We’ve got a Patreon, and you should really become a Patron and help us keep making awesome content for you!

Patreon
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
The CAMcast on Apple Podcasts
The CAMcast on Google Play
The CAMcast on Spotify
YouTube
CAMautoSwag

*Article, Photos, Videos, and Audio clips are copyright of CAMautoMag.Com and their respective owners
26th Jun2019

NASA Utah Round 4: I Don’t Know What Happened

by Michael Chandler

So here’s the deal: I had things to do in the afternoon on both days of the weekend, so I stuck around until lunch. I know Chad Aalders picked up a win, so congrats to him. Feel free to let me know whatever else I missed. We’ll be back in July for Pirelli Trophy West and Salt City Drift, so until then enjoy this massive gallery. And don’t forget to

BUY YOUR ROUND 4 PHOTOS HERE!!!

We’ve got a Patreon, and you should really become a Patron and help us keep making awesome content for you!

Patreon
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
The CAMcast on Apple Podcasts
The CAMcast on Google Play
The CAMcast on Spotify
YouTube
CAMautoSwag

*Article, Photos, Videos, and Audio clips are copyright of CAMautoMag.Com and their respective owners
19th Jun2019

ISS 2019

by Michael Chandler
Words by Michael Chandler
Photos by Michael Chandler and Brandon Kuhn

I’m not going to wax poetic about this year’s ISS. We already did that on the podcast. Just enjoy the gallery, and make it out to next year’s show.

We’ve got a Patreon, and you should really become a Patron and help us keep making awesome content for you!

Patreon
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
The CAMcast on Apple Podcasts
The CAMcast on Google Play
The CAMcast on Spotify
YouTube
CAMautoSwag

*Article, Photos, Videos, and Audio clips are copyright of CAMautoMag.Com and their respective owners
30th May2019

CAMcast LIVE AT ISS!!!

by Michael Chandler

YUP! We are recording a live CAMcast at ISS this year! We’ll be setting up in the paddock parking across from the sponsor booths, so we’ll be easy to find. We’re going to start at 2pm, and run until about 3pm. AND WE’LL GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO GET ON THE MIC! We’ll have a little Q&A time built in, so bring the questions!

Here’s a rough layout of the show area, and where we’ll be. Our spot isn’t going to be that big, but that’s about where we’ll be. Somewhere within the giant CAM logo. See you there!!

We’ve got a Patreon, and you should really become a Patron and help us keep making awesome content for you!

Patreon
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
The CAMcast on Apple Podcasts
The CAMcast on Google Play
The CAMcast on Spotify
YouTube
CAMautoSwag

*Article, Photos, Videos, and Audio clips are copyright of CAMautoMag.Com and their respective owners
27th May2019

NASA Utah Round 3: Things Happen

by Michael Chandler

BUY YOUR ROUND 3 PHOTOS HERE

Disappointment is a fact of life. All of us will be disappointed at some point, and sometimes it’s a minor disappointment. You get your heart set on that delicious looking burger you’ve seen on TV, so you hit up the drive thru on your way home. You pay, you get home, only to be greeted by soggy fries, a smushed sandwich, and the realization that you just spent $10 and and extra 10 minutes on it. Not a big disappointment, but still a bummer.

Then there are bigger disappointments. You get to a point where you can get your own place. Not a house, but damnit it’s going to be your own place. You find an apartment complex that looks good, check out reviews and talk to tenants. Everything looks good. Your budget allows for rent, renters insurance, and a little something nice for your new place. You go in, sign on the dotted line, and move in. And then you find out that none of your utilities are going to be turned on for at least a week, your upstairs neighbors are a herd of hippos, and those “new” appliances were new in 1988. That’s a huge disappointment compared to the burger.

Saturday’s Thunder race was a disappointment, and its level of disappointment varied depending upon where you were for it. But we’ll get to that later. First, let’s talk about some of life’s little victories.

Two hands, buddy

When he wasn’t spilling a Coke all over the garage, Rhett Panter managed to go out and snag himself a class record!

After popping the engine in his Lotus last month, and in a session where he was on old tires and just trying to figure out some issues, David Muskovitz pipped the TT4 class victory from Lynn Hodges.

He popped the motor in his M3, and he had a less than stellar Spec Miata race, but Austin Kent qualified third AND brought the little car home in one piece!

Andy was Andy.

This was an interesting part of the day. Both Toby and Tom are in ST4, and they’re both in BMWs. Chirs Bond is also in ST4, but in a Miata that wound up being much quicker than either of the BMWs. So we got to watch Toby, in his new to him E36, duke it out with Tom, who normally cleans up because he and the car have become one, for second place. Saturday was not Tom’s day, especially after he ran wide in turn one, and Toby could be heard screaming for joy in race control.

Now on to the Thunder race, which seemed like a disappointment, but in reality contained many successes. First was Jason Harward, who was pulling double duty by racing his Lamborghini and his Integra. He took the overall win ahead of Jeff Burton, who bungled the restart JUST enough for Jason to get ahead of him. Why did I say restart?

Because of Stephen Martin’s disappointing race. He locked up going into turn 1, skipped across the kitty litter, hit the tire barrier, and caved in the passenger side of his Spec Z. That brought out a safety car, and the recovery and medical personnel. He drove the car off (because it bounced off the tire barrier, and didn’t get buried), and was cleared by medical.

Arthur should’ve lost this race. His car was having issues, and Chad, Justin, Mike Kresser, and Brendon were all bearing down upon him. But when it looked like his Latvian magic was about to run out, he was saved by an act of god: another safety car.

They say that cautions breed cautions. Jan Gerday, friend of the program, Patron, and recent race winner, was lined up along with everyone else for the restart. Coming through Release she came down towards the apex and pinched Chris Hutchens. Jan spun and nearly collected Henry Hill (dude in the Ecoboost Mustang), and Kyle. Thankfully nobody was collected, but Jan was stalled. She got the car going again, but then parked it in front of the air barriers at the end of the pit wall and on the exit of Release. That brought out the second safety car, and kept Arthur in the lead of the Z field. It also prevented Jeff Burton from mounting a comeback against Jason, and sealed the race for everyone.

I say that because the NASA races are timed, like many of the professional sprint series out there. It’s not who completes the prerequisite number of laps first, it’s who’s completed the most in the 25 minutes allotted for the race. It’s also why there are TT and HPDE sessions following the races: because they’re timed races NASA Utah can have more opportunities for people to get on track and progress through the HPDE program, move into TT, or move into a race group. Disappointing? For the drivers, yes; but it wasn’t all bad. Chris Gibson finally got a win, which is awesome. We got to see how top notch the safety and recovery teams are. We got to see how close some people are to moving to the tops of their classes, and how even a small mistake can result in defeat being snatched from the jaws of victory.

Life can be tremendously disappointing at times, believe me I know. But if you focus on JUST the disappointments, you won’t see the little things that build up and outweigh those disappointments. You won’t see the slivers of light shining down through the clouds, and you won’t see Mike and Karsten fake laughing like they’ve done every time I’ve pointed a camera at them.

BUY YOUR ROUND 3 PHOTOS HERE

We’ve got a Patreon, and you should really become a Patron and help us keep making awesome content for you!

Patreon
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
The CAMcast on Apple Podcasts
The CAMcast on Google Play
The CAMcast on Spotify
YouTube
CAMautoSwag

*Article, Photos, Videos, and Audio clips are copyright of CAMautoMag.Com and their respective owners
16th May2019

Salt City Drift: Buck Season Opens

by Michael Chandler

Do you want to read, or do you just want to look at some pictures? Well, I can’t stop you from jumping to the gallery, BUT I’M STILL GONNA WRITE SOME STUFF!!!

I’m also gonna let you cheap humps know that you can buy some photos here

Bobby was there, showin off his new Wisefab.

Tristan brought out his trash pile

This fuckin guy…

And I finally got to witness the Send Samurai in all his glory.

Ok, here’s your gallery. And buy something so I can keep coming out!

We’ve got a Patreon, and you should really become a Patron and help us keep making awesome content for you!

Patreon
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
The CAMcast on Apple Podcasts
The CAMcast on Google Play
The CAMcast on Spotify
YouTube
CAMautoSwag

*Article, Photos, Videos, and Audio clips are copyright of CAMautoMag.Com and their respective owners
09th May2019

CAMcast 190: Project Dreams

by Michael Chandler

We all have a laundry list of dream projects that we’d build if money and time were no objects, but in this world they are.  So they just sit as idle daydreams.  Well, we take them from daydream to shared delusion on this episode, because we ask you what you want to build, but haven’t for whatever reason!  Before that we discuss our own build ideas, and we read a letter!

We’ve got a Patreon, and you should really become a Patron and help us keep making awesome content for you!

Patreon
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
The CAMcast on Apple Podcasts
The CAMcast on Google Play
The CAMcast on Spotify
YouTube
CAMautoSwag

*Article, Photos, Videos, and Audio clips are copyright of CAMautoMag.Com and their respective owners
07th May2019

CAMcast 189: Utah County Trap House

by Michael Chandler

Welcome to an exciting new CAMcast!  One that eventually gets where it’s going, after many, many detours.  Dave was still on his way back from LS Fest, so Mike and Zack grabbed long time friend of the program Joey.  The trio talks about how LA is going to deal with climate change, the violent turn in the age old Ford vs. Chevy debate, and how quickly the Hellephant crate engine sold out!

We’ve got a Patreon, and you should really become a Patron and help us keep making awesome content for you!

Patreon
Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
The CAMcast on Apple Podcasts
The CAMcast on Google Play
The CAMcast on Spotify
YouTube
CAMautoSwag

*Article, Photos, Videos, and Audio clips are copyright of CAMautoMag.Com and their respective owners
05th May2019

NASA Utah Round 2

by Michael Chandler

BUY YOUR ROUND 2 PHOTOS HERE!!!

Normally we have some sort of weather by this time in the NASA season, but this past round had nothing but nice weather. We also had some utter chaos on Saturday, which was something interesting to see from my vantage point in on the inside of turn one.

After the drop of the green, Perry and Derek battled through turn 1. As you can see, the most dramatic thing was Perry’s new car shooting fire out the tailpipe. Nothing crazy, but still cool.

AND THEN IT SUDDENLY WASN’T COOL. Going into one David Harper put the nose of his new GT3 Cup MR into the back of David Bradshaw’s GT3 Cup car. This got Bradshaw loose, and sent him into the black #63 Porsche of Chris Haunold. ALL THAT got Gerry Shear in the #33 Air Power Porsche and Chris Gibson in the #81 M3 off track (Gerry on the outside, which led him to spin, Chris to the inside), and led to a full course yellow. Both Chris and Gerry continued.

These dudes were not happy

Because of reasons, the safety car came out. And after a few laps, the race got back underway! At some point between the first green flag and the final checkered, Harper made contact with Haunold in the Attitudes. Harper continued on to take the SU win, and Haunold retired.

Don’t worry, everyone made it back out for Sunday.

4 Door Race Car

In lighter news, the hero we need came back out.

The Battle Mini was back together, and out turning some laps.

And Eduardo came out to show off his hardware, and hustle his CRX.

My Sunday was spent taking photos like this: Tyler Brown concentrating really hard during the application of a Toyo Tire vinyl.

Sarah Morrison watching her dad battle for third place in Sunday’s Spec Miata race

Toby and Lisa’s new car.

And one of the many looks of Andy Moench.

BUY YOUR ROUND 2 PHOTOS HERE!!!

Please buy some photos, so I can keep coming out and doing this. Check out the gallery below, and if you share a photo of our please don’t be that jerk and not mention/tag us. It’s easy, and more fun than getting called a jerk.