31st Jan2018

The Kia Sorento: Perfect for Off Road Adventure?

by Michael Chandler

Well, probably not.  Actually, definitely not, but that didn’t stop Kia from taking one to Moab and running it up the Hell’s Revenge trail, and tackling Hell’s Gate.

According to the video, all they added were a new set of tires (all terrains, baby), a skid plate, and disconnected the sway bars.  They disconnected the sway bars when they got to the Gate.  For being, well, a Kia Sorento it did pretty good.  Scraped some bumpers, and probably some other stuff too. 

Will we see Kia Sorentos flocking to Moab, and other off road hot beds?  I mean, I kinda hope so cause that’d be hilarious.  

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12th Jan2018

The Driving Experience: Mk4 Golf R32

by Michael Chandler

Narrow angle V6, all wheel drive, and a manual transmission, all shoved into… a Golf? Gavin hops behind the wheel of a lightly modified Golf R32, and chats with Jordan (the owner of said R32), all while dealing with traffic and falling cameras.

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08th Jan2018

Ten Years of Marty & Moog

by Michael Chandler

Ten years, 2.5 million subscribers, a book, a Subaute, and over 400 million views later, Marty and Moog went from a couple of guys in Australia to having one of the biggest YouTube channels about cars.  And chopping.  Anyway, they released their season finale/ten year anniversary video.  

It’s worth the watch.  Damn near everything on their YouTube page is.  Their videos make me want to grab the rest of the staff, a fistful of GoPros (or in our case, Yi’s), a car of some sort, and go make something.  At its core, it’s a couple of buddies doing car stuff which is what we are at CAM.  At most, it’s series that proves that you can be successful by doing something you love with your friends.

Congratulations on ten years guys, here’s to ten more!

 

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11th Sep2017

The Driving Experience: Camaro ZL1

by Michael Chandler

On this episode of The Driving Experience: Gavin hops behind the wheel of a modified Camaro ZL1, and sees how far we’ve come since the Carrera GT and Enzo.

Car courtesy of Vincent Meyer.  Here’s a behind the scenes gallery!

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08th Sep2017

Coming Monday

by Gavin Pouquette

On Monday we’re dropping the latest Driving Experience video, and it features Vinny Meyer’s Camaro ZL1. ┬áCheck the teaser!

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25th Aug2017

The Driving Experience: Parker and the GTR

by Michael Chandler

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The Nissan GTR hit the US market when Gavin was fifteen years old, and he’s been a fan ever since. On this episode of The Driving Experience, Gavin takes fifteen year old GTR fan Parker up East Canyon, so Parker can meet his hero.

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19th Aug2017

Weekend Wallpaper: Racecar Edition!

by Michael Chandler

Welcome to the weekend!  And for that we have some wallpapers for you.  Both are from the Super Car Grand Prix of Utah.  One is from the Pirelli GT3 Cup, and features a quartet of 991 GT3 Cup cars coming on to the front straight.  But you can see that.

Here we have a trio from the SprintX race going through turn 5, the Black Rock hairpin.  I think it’s pretty rockin’, figured you might too.

All you gotta do to have one of these all over your desktop is right-click and Save As, then you’re good to go!

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15th Aug2017

Something Didn’t Quite Feel Right

by Michael Chandler

Words and photos by Dave Rawley

And indeed something was.  J.R. and George Smith were splitting time in J.R.’s rentable Boxster, and George was out for his stint.  He came around Wind Up, and said that something didn’t quite feel right.  Being the experienced driver that he is, he came into the pits.  That’s when things went from not feeling quite right to definitely being not right.

There was a catastrophic failure of ALL OF THE LUG STUDS ON THE RIGHT REAR.

Naturally, this caused quite a stir and got everyone who didn’t have a car in the pit to come and help.  It was a hell of a sight to see everyone leap over the wall to help out J.R. and George.

You know how they say bad things come in threes?  Happened to George.  First, the sent him out with the radio hooked up right.  Then his glasses fell off his face, out of his helmet, missed his lap, and wound up on the floor.  The the lug nut thing.

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15th Mar2017

Ian’s Fixing Up A Corolla

by Michael Chandler

Whilst down in Vegas, as Gavin was gallivanting around in a giant Lexus SUV, I ventured into the cut to hand out with Ian Perri at “the trap house”.  You remember Ian, he’s hard to forget.  Anyway, he has a Corolla coupe, and he’s doing stuff and things to it.

I got there as he was wiring up the headlights.  They go up and down, and they also have a party mode.  I was impressed, wiring is black magic in my eyes.  He also had the engine in place, but that’s all I’m going to say about that.  He swore me to secrecy, but there are some other things I can tell you about.  I.E. stuff I remember!*

The Bride seat came out of a kei truck, and has a Speedhunters lookin sticker on the right side of it.  Except it isn’t a Speedhunters sticker.  It says “SPINNERS”.  What it is is a mystery to us, so if you have any clue as to what it is, let us know.

Dope, but it’s a place holder.  It was at this point he decided to make the OEM grill fit into the new, smaller hole that the front bumper has left.  The professor grabbed his tools, and go to working in the lab.

Safety first.

After trimming, test fitting, more trimming, test fitting again, some light cursing, and more trimming, the grill fit.  Fit pretty good.

I left soon after the grill went in.  Twas dinner time for me, and he had a birthday party to go to.  It’s always good hanging out and doing car things with friends, especially when they’re doing double super secret car stuff.  As soon as Ian has the car up and ready, we’ll head back down and take more pictures of it and give you more details.  Until then, enjoy what’s here.

Bonus!

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07th Feb2017

The Relevant Super Bowl Commercials

by Michael Chandler

Like most people, I spent my Sunday evening at a Super Bowl party.  Gorging myself on wings and cocktail shrimp, and half-watching the game.  I also managed to half-watch the commercials, and since this is an automotive enthusiast site, we’re gonna take a look at the eight automotive commercials that aired.  Let’s start with Audi.

Audi

It’s called “Daughter”.  The daughter is in a soapbox derby, and she’s the only girl in the field.  The voice-over is the father asking himself what he is going to tell his daughter about her value, because she (and the rest of us) live in a world where women, on average, make less than men.  It’s not selling a car, although they show an S5 sedan at the end.  It’s promoting them being committed to equal pay for equal work, which is a very noble thing.  As a car ad, it’s not that great.  Considering that they showed off a sedan version of one of their coupes, which means that they’ll be making sedan versions of their coupes, which makes me irrationally angry.  As a PR piece, it was ok.

Buick

Buick is still trying to convince people that they’re not building transportation for the elderly.  An admirable goal, but Buick is always gonna have that stigma.  The ad is funny: Cam Newton destroys pee-wee football players, and Miranda Kerr shows up.  I still think Buicks are sleds for the elderly, and this ad doesn’t really change that.

FCA

They came out with two 1 minute spots, and a 30 second spot for the Alfa Romeo Giulia.  One is about returning to greatness, Riding On The Backs of Dragons, another is about predictability, Dear Predictable, and the last one is all of the cliches you could want when talking about an Alfa, Mozzafiato.  It’s pretty hard to make the Giulia look bad, and it’s a trick to make the Quadrifoglio sound bad.  Thankfully the car looks and sounds amazing in the spots, and I want one even more now.  The spots show off the car really well, and hopefully this means we’ll see more of them running around in the wild.

Ford

Like Audi, Ford didn’t show off any particular vehicle.  This was them showing off how they’ll help you (or whoever) get around in the future.  Bike sharing, Transit vans on call, vehicles that can hard park themselves.  The future is looking bright for the Blue Oval!  Or whatever.  All I know is that they’ll be pounding out F-Series trucks until the sun expands and engulfs our little, blue marble.  Did anyone else relate to some of those bad luck scenarios in the first half of that commercial?  A few of those hit too close to home for me…

Honda

The Honda ad, which was slinging the new CRV, was inspiring and creepy.  Using technology, they animated various celebrities’ year book photos.  That was the creepy part.  The inspiring part was what the celebrities were saying.  And I’m not sure the CRV, while a decent little crossover, is not the most aspirational vehicle they could be pitching…  Meh, it still works.

Kia

Melissa McCarthy, a treasure, keeps trying to defend nature.  And nature absolutely wrecks here.  Up to this point, this is the ad that is the most cohesive.  It’s pitching the Niro (pronounced Nee-ro), which is apparently the most fuel efficient crossover.  It fits with Mrs. McCarthy trying to be an eco-warrior, although hopefully it doesn’t fail like she did.  The Niro looks pretty good, and I’m curious to see what the interior looks like.

Lexus

Lexus showed off the LC500, a damn fine looking vehicle.  There was something about emotion in there, but all I remember is hearing the glorious engine noise.  And the dancing, but mostly the engine noise.  Again, damn fine looking vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz knows that your dad and his golf buddies are probably going to buy the new AMG GT Roadster, so they got Peter Fonda to reprise his role from Easy Rider for their ad.  They also know that you’ll be watching this along side them, so the tapped the Coen brothers to direct it.  It’s not a bad ad, has some humor, and Peter Fonda is still pretty bad ass.  And odds are that if you were on board for the AMG GT, then you’re on board for an al fresco version.  

And that’s the lot of them.  Let us know which was your favorite, which you hated (I’ve got an idea where some of you will go with this), and if you’ve made it this far you deserve a treat.  So, here’s the Logan ad:

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