22nd May2018

CAMcast: Oh Woes, Model 3 vs M3

by Michael Chandler

 

Welcome back to the organized chaos that is the CAMcast!  Mike and Dave are joined by Trent, and they take a wonderful journey around the world of automotive and racing news.  On today’s episode, the guys talk about:

  • Blaize Potts takes Southwest Drift
  • Sally and Markos kick ass at GTA Road Atlanta
  • The Racing Chica needs your help in her quest for GTA domination!  Buy some merch so she can get to GTA New Jersey!
  • Bentley is taking on Pike’s Peak
  • Tesla Model 3 Performance aims for the M3
  • Tesla Model 3 also has some issues
  • A turbo Silverado is being prototyped

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26th Mar2018

It’s Always Cold: NASA Utah Round 1

by Michael Chandler

For as long as I’ve been doing covering NASA Utah, one thing has remained true: one of the first three rounds ends up falling on a cold, bleak, miserable weekend.  Thankfully, it would appear we got that out of the way early.  Was round 1 bleak?  You bet.  The Thunder group for Saturday’s race was dwarfed by the Spec Z field.  It featured one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen, and had the only time (that I can remember) where someone lapped someone else IN CLASS.  Was it miserable?  I was, and still am, fighting a cold.  Having a cold and trying to do ANYTHING makes it very miserable.  And the wind!  It’s always windy, but dear god it’s so much worse when it’s cold!  Did I mention that it was cold?  Yeah, it snowed on Saturday.  Snow.  Happened during the Lightning group race, which made it wet and gross for the Thunder race.  

Snuday was nicer.  Still cold and windy, but we didn’t have rain or snow.  So that was a nice change of pace.  Anyway, let’s get to the action!

TTE was dominated by the seemingly undefeatable pairing of Todd Green and Paul Mitchell.  I say seemingly, because in Sunday’s Lightning race Matt found one of Paul’s weaknesses: hubs.  One of the hubs decided it wanted to become a throwing star, so it attempted to shape itself into said shape.  Thankfully that happened after it took the TTE wins.

We had two winners in TTD.  John Butcher claimed the win on Saturday, while David Curtis (who sucks) got the win on Sunday.  

TT4 also had split winners.  Pithon racing, and their metallic red Lotus Elise, took home the win on Saturday.  They then went home, which allowed Tyler Poselli, in his harlequin S2000, to get himself a win.

JAMES PASQUIER IS BACK!  I wouldn’t know him from Steve, but man do I love his 993.  Just look at it!

Such a pretty car.  That glorious Porsche swept the weekend in TT3.

John Howar and his big winged Lotus got himself a pair of TT2 wins.  How big is that wing?

Like, that big.

TT1 saw the debut of one of Makes & Models newly evolved cars!  Remember Jen’s white GT3?  Well, here it is.  New colors, new aero, probably some other stuff!  It swept the weekend, making for a solid debut.

David Bradshaw got himself a new 997 GT3 Cup car!  And with it he secured himself a pair of TTU wins.

In a shocking turn of events, Jason “Neither Brendon nor Scott” Harward took the reigns of the one and only Siesta Fiesta, and took home a pair of PTF wins.  Is it slow?  Unquestionably.  Is it hilarious to watch?  Without a doubt.  Was he out there in a Fiesta while some of you were complaining about the weather? Siesta Fiesta: 1.  Your excuses: 0.  

BTW, where the hell was the Evo?

On Sunday we had Mark Boschert in his Boxster competing solo in GTS2, and just kinda exploring the space.  

Spec Miata was yet another class with two winners on the weekend.  On Saturday Dan McKeever ran through the snow and away from the field for the win.  On Sunday, in a wild race from top to bottom (the podium shuffled a few times, inopportune lap traffic, just ridiculousness), Ben Lamberson in THE DEVASTATOR claimed his first Spec Miata win!  

The Spec Z weekend was very interesting.  Tom Kaminski took the win on Saturday, a race in which Chad Aalders retired and had to replace or repair some steering components (maybe the rack?  I’m not 100% sure on what he did).  Arthur Golebiowski, our favorite Eastern European driver, finished in second.  Now, because they’re sporting gentlemen, or because they like a challenge, they elected to ignore the qualifying results on Sunday and start from the back of the pack.  So they were at the back, leaving Chad Aalders on pole, with Richard Fitzgerald and Justin Jones behind him.  Now, I usually talk about how it’s Tom or Arthur from one another, with Chad back there in third, which may have led some of you to think Chad is the best of the rest.  Sunday was proof that he’s just as good as either of them.  He boat raced Richard from the green flag, and didn’t have anyone in sight until the closing laps when Tom fought his way into second!  AND Chad still had 4 seconds on him!

Saturday’s Thunder race was the most unprecedented thing I’ve seen.  As you can see in the photo above, it was wet.  I’ve said earlier, it was cold.  These two things don’t make for really great racing, in the traditional sense.  Everything is slower, there’s a lot more sliding because there’s no heat in anything.  But it leads to weird results.  Results like two 911 GT3 Cup cars and a Huracan Super Trofeo finishing behind a Boxster, an old FR500S Mustang, and a 20 year old M3.  Let’s get into that, shall we?

Back from the grave, and looking like pure evil, the Makes & Models Huracan Super Trofeo was back out in competition AND sporting the new Evo kit.  They left it raw, which added to the evilness, but it won’t stay that way.  Tragic sounding, but it sounds like they’re gonna be doing something pretty cool with the wrap.  Anyway, the magical combination of driving what’s basically a new car and terrible conditions led to Derek retiring the car on Saturday.  He completed two laps, and had Tom Rogers’s M3 glued to him.  On Sunday he drove the whole race, posted a best time of 1:30.074, and claimed the win over David Bradshaw.

Robert Ames swept the GTS5.  On Saturday he heroically completed four laps.  On Sunday he went for 16, and his best lap was about 40 seconds faster than his Saturday’s best.

Perry Needham managed six laps in ST1.  Not six laps on Saturday, and a full race on Sunday.  6 total.  On Saturday he retired after three laps because of the weather, and then had a mechanical on Sunday that had him towed off after three laps.

The only class that had a double digit lap total was ST4, and because of that they were the overall race winners.  Tom not only took the win, he put Toby (who was in Travis Williams’s Mustang and on not the best tires) a lap down!  In the middle of the race!  It was a crazy race.  He then repeated on Sunday.  The winning, not the lapping.

And there we have it.  The race weekend that was pretty damn ridiculous, for a variety of reasons.  Thanks to everyone who came out to support the drivers and teams, and to everyone who bought a CAM sticker!  It really helps us be able to come out and cover these events.  Speaking of, the next NASA Utah round is April 13-15 on the East Track.  The one with all the elevation changes!  We’ll be there on Saturday and Sunday.  Shooting photos, asking extremely important questions, slinging stickers, and generally hanging out.  We hope to see you there!

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01st Feb2018

CAMcast: With Special Guest Taigon J Rider!

by Michael Chandler

Hello everyone, and welcome back!  Or welcome, if this is your first episode!  We’ve got an exciting one for ya, because we have the Grand Prize Winner of the big giveaway we had  on as a guest: Taigon J Rider!  Taigon, Dave, Gavin and Mike talk about some stuff

  • The fun and controversy that was the Rolex 24
  • The new Formula E car
  • Gavin’s trip to LA with Integrated Engineering
  • And we talk YOUR favorite car films
  • We also mention a few of our own

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11th Jan2018

CAMcast: Soundboard Snuggles

by Michael Chandler

Hello everybody!  We’re back with another new episode/team building exercise!  Dave, Gavin, and Mike cuddle up on the couch, fire up a sound board app, and get to rambling!

  • GoPro isn’t doing so hot
  • Ford may have put the wrong head gaskets in some Focus RS’s
  • BMW develops mid-drift refueling to spite corporate partner Toyota
  • Weird recommendations for cars
  • Big & Little Cottonwood canyons could become toll roads

And there’s some other stuff in there, including memes and whatnot.  Anyway…

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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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19th Oct2017

The CAMcast goes Chamberlaining

by Michael Chandler

Despite our best efforts, we bring you a new episode of the CAMcast!  We may or may not have forgot to plug some things in, but we remedied the situation and bring you the regular crew (minus Pizza Dad), plus guest Scott Michael Chamberlain!  The guys talk to Scotty about the NASA HPDE program, driving in TT, Gavin and Mike driving Black Betty (his E36 325is), and the good old days.  We also talk about:

  • Polestar reveals their first car, the Polestar 1
  • McLaren teases a “Hyper GT” they’re calling the BP23
  • WEC Fuji was wet, foggy, and weird
  • Rotaries aren’t all they’re cracked up to be
  • And tons of your questions and emails!

Thank you for joining us for another episode!  If you could, head over to iTunes/Apple PodcastsGoogle Play, or wherever you find us, and rate and review us.  Share us with your friends, follow us on our various social media outlets, head to CAMautoMag.com for fun content and tons of photos, buy some shirts, and support Mathusaworm, the band that provides the theme song.  We’ll be back next week, take care until then!

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09th Oct2017

Euro Brews: Cars and Doggos

by Michael Chandler

I started this past weekend off by not really sleeping in, and going to Euro Brews for the first time in a while.  I managed to show up before everyone (hooray poor time management!), and watch a bit of Petit Le Mans.  Then everyone showed up, and conversations were had.  

There was also a very good doggo who showed up in a 2002.  Good dog!  

Also this fancy lookin hybrid sports coupe made an appearance.  A decent amount of people came out, so here’s a gallery of that.

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19th Sep2017

The Classics at NASA Utah Round 7

by Michael Chandler

We all know about the 944’s and older 911’s running around during a NASA weekend.  This past NASA round saw a host of modern classics hanging out, and running on track, but there were also some legitimate classics running.  Legitimate classics like this vintage 911

It was in the Lightning group on Sunday, along with Ed Mineau’s 911.  The car was in ST4, and came in dead last, but damn did it make coming in last look good.  

What do you when you find out that the car you bought for LeMons won’t pass tech because of the bolt in roll cage?  Well, you take it NASA racing of course!  That’s part of the history of this car.  It also spent some time kicking around the Rocky Mountain SCCA and NASA regions before being dusted off for a potential LeMons run.  When the team saw the bolt in cage, they immediately found something without one.  And the rest is history.

Literally next to the GTI was this BMW 2002, which has seen plenty of track time.  I can’t confirm this, but just looking at it tells tales of track days gone by.  It wasn’t ratty, just well worn.  Like an old baseball glove.  It was refreshing to see a 2002 put through the paces, instead of being treated like it’s made of glass.

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07th Sep2017

CAMcast: NSX’s and No Coast

by Michael Chandler

Hey everybody!  Welcome to this episode of the CAMcast!  Mike, Dave, and Gavin talk about what they did over the holiday weekend, and they also talk some news and read some mail.  News such as:

  • The BMW 8 Series will be getting a Gran Coupe variant
  • Ken Block hoons a CanAm side by side
  • LMP1 rules are changing… again…
  • Could Porsche get back into F1?
  • We try to give advice about a ridiculous engine swap

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31st Aug2017

CAMcast: No Coast Nick

by Michael Chandler

Welcome to another episode of the CAMcast!  Thank you for getting in on this badinage of revelry, and it is a good one.  We (Mike, Dave, and Gavin) are joined by Nicholas J. Stuckworth IV esq. to discuss many things.  Things including:

  • Esteban Ocon accusing Sergio Perez of trying to kill him
  • BMW hotted up the i3?
  • There’s a new Cayenne coming
  • Gavin drives a hot Ford that doesn’t try to kill him

We also talk a lot about No Coast Bash, which is happening this weekend down at Sandia Speedway in New Mexico.  If you can, you should go check it out because it always looks like a good time.  

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