13th Jun2011

The CAM Journal – Wipeout!

by Mustangjohnny

Hello CAM heads! For this month’s article, I have decided to talk about something that we as auto enthusiasts often do not like to talk about…car crashes! Sure it is what most people tune into NASCAR races to see, but in the end, it means the one thing. To us as car lovers, a car is going to be damaged. We at CAM are all about modifying, so this goes directly against our mission statement.
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31st May2011

The CAM Journal: Passion

by Trent

Honda S2000 Standing outI’ve liked cars, the idea of cars, the design of cars, and the freedom of cars from my first memory in life on. When I’ve had a rough day, I want to go take the car out for a drive. There’s something that unites car lovers from all ends of the Earth, passion. (more…)

15th Apr2011

The CAM Journal: BWG – 4 minutes with Ken Block

by Trent

The year was 2006. I was a fresh faced 20 year old heading to SEMA for the first time, and staying with what would later become some of my best friends for the first time. It was a new, weird, and scary experience that would only get weirder and more surreal as my week went on. Little things like one of my roommates speed reading the Bible to another, then losing said roommate later in the week. It was all really new to me, but I fell into my comfort zone while at the show. All I did was shoot pictures, grab free stuff, and bother pretty women; all things I was quite used to. Another thing I was used to was talking cars with random strangers; however, there was one random stranger I had not counted on running into, let alone actually talking to. (more…)

02nd Mar2011

The CAM Journal – B.W.G. – Brushes with Greatness

by Mustangjohnny

I seem to have always been lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Even if I do not realize it at that time. I have been to many Champ Car races, ALMS, Trans Am, SCCA, Grand Am, NHRA, SEMA, and many other opportunities to meet great people. With this series of articles, I will not bore you with stories of standing in a long line to shake Chip Foose’s hand and click a picture, yet I will entertain you with amusing stories of funny encounters with famous race drivers and Automotive Pioneers. For the first edition of B.W.G. (Brushes With Greatness) I will spin the tale of a impromptu lunch I had at SEMA several years ago. (more…)

21st Feb2011

The CAM Journal: Really Honda?

by Trent

2012 Honda Civic Si

There it is, the 2012 Honda Civic Si. Does it have a bunch of horsepower to match its dumbed down looks? Nope, only 3 more than the outgoing Civic Si. And now, it is official, Honda has lost any semblance of the soul it once had. (more…)

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…)

31st Dec2010

The CAM Journal – 194.8 mph

by Mustangjohnny

194.8mph in a Monte CarloThe title for this month’s article is the fastest speed I have traveled in an automobile. High speed auto travel has always fascinated me. From when I was a wide eyed 10 year old car nut, to now as I push the envelope with my car on track.
The record speed was achieved in 1997, in a purpose built race car and I was NOT driving, but a passenger. I had been in Las Vegas by myself for the day attending a Mustang club get together and was headed back to St. George for dinner with my family. As I approached the almost completed Las Vegas Motor Speedway, I decided to poke my head around and take a look at the progress they were making. (more…)

24th Dec2010

The CAM Journal – Winter

by Trent

SnowI used to like winter, when I was a little kid and therefore stupid. I used to go sledding, have snowball fights and all that. It was great. Then I started snowboarding and everything got better. Then I got a driver’s license…and a job. That’s when things changed. (more…)

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…)

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