31st Dec2012

2012 going on 2013

by Trent

HNYThis year has been full of highs and lows. We’ve traveled, we’ve changed things up, added new crew members, lost one important one, and we keep striving through it all.

This year was the most I’ve ever traveled for work before. This site, believe it or not, doesn’t pay the bills. So all of our trips mostly came out of my pocket(thanks to those who chipped in). It was all worth it though, we got to meet some great people, many who are now friends, see/shoot/film some amazing cars, and generally live the dream. Between all the car sites I manage CAMautoMag was the first and holds dear to my heart even though sometimes the other sites get more attention.

This next year we will focus more on racing and hardcore motorsports to further refine what the site is about and keep our core audience happy. We always have [func-shun] for those interested in show cars and the scene surrounding it. Of course we’ll be camping out at the race track in the CAMotorhome this summer to ensure you get more racing coverage and features of those pure-bred track cars.

This year we lost our own, Johnny Northrop, and I often think about texting him or seeing a car he’d love and sending him a picture. He will be missed, and he didn’t want anyone to know he was suffering, he was always putting on a happy face, so we will do the same this next year.

More effort has been put into our Facebook page this year and it is the best place to stay up to date with us. We also maintain our Twitter and Foursquare and occasionally our Pinterest. We’re really everywhere you are. Follow along as we continue this journey.

-Trent Bray

29th Jun2012

Forum Fest 2012

by Trent

[func-shun] Episode 6: Forum Fest 2012 from [func-shun] on Vimeo.

It’s 5pm on Friday, Mike and I are picking up Tommy from his work in Orem, 14 hours away from Forum Fest. There’s no time to sleep though, Forum Fest begins in 17 hours and we still have to pick up Nick. This, my friends, is a road trip!

It started like any other road trip, Tommy screaming in the back seat for food and cable. We only had one iPhone charger going at the moment and it was in demand. We also were in the middle of nowhere Idaho and we realized we shouldn’t have left Utah without food. Anyway, I drove the whole way while Tommy slept and we entertained ourselves with the musical hits of our high school(college for Nick) years.

Arriving in Washington was beautiful and Pacific Raceways was a great location for Forum Fest. Drifting, drag racing, and a car show. What else could you ask for? Well, for the rain to hold out.

The cars in the Pacific Northwest are something else, and so is the rain. It started pouring about an hour and half after showing up. And it didn’t let up the rest of the day.

Next year, we hope for more sunshine because what we saw was pretty awesome. Learn about the return trip and WaterWerks on the Green next week.

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Words and Video by Trent Bray, Photos by Michael Chandler, Nick Cherpeski, and Tommy Ratsipasith

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