23rd Aug2010

Genuflection: Lancia Stratos HF

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Lancia Stratos

Genuflection:
gen·u·flec·tion
   /ˌdʒɛnyʊˈflɛkʃən/ [jen-yoo-flek-shuhn]
–noun
an act of bending the knee or touching it to the ground in reverence or worship.

Here at Cars And Modifications, we want to pay tribute to some of the cars that inspired us to love and appreciate cars. One such car is the famed Lancia Stratos. This car has come into the spotlight again recently due to a modern version being conjured up by one wealthy individual based off the Ferrari F430. The original Lancia Stratos HF received it’s power also from a Ferrari, but it was a V6 from the Dino Ferrari. Even with a 190HP V6, it produced incredible 0-60 times that are still nothing to scoff at to this day. It dominated many rally races thanks in part to a Turbocharger slapped onto it’s motor in Group 5 Competition.
Why did it inspire us? It’s unique body lines and no compromises attitude with rally heritage says it all. This is a vehicle I will continue to lust after for a long time. Who wouldn’t want to modify one of these into an SCCA RallyCross car?

-Trent Bray


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20th Aug2010

Win an XBox 360 just for telling us your story!

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We introduced a contest in our first issue that will give the Grand Prize winner an XBox 360 and a copy of Forza Motorsport 3! Consider this your reminder that the contest is still alive and well. All you have to do is send in a story of your biggest automotive failure. Picture proof certainly helps your case, but won’t be the determining factor.
Send in your story to: [email protected]
Subject: Auto Failure
We will pick our favorite story and post it on the website. Hurry, this contest ends soon and runs through the end of August. Good luck!

Contest not open to CAM Auto Magazine employees or family members. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this contest. Contest is void where prohibited. No purchase is necessary to enter this contest. XBox 360 and Forza Motorsport 3 are registered trademarks of their respective owners. Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios do not endorse this contest and winning prize will be provided by CAM Auto Magazine. Open to legal residents of the United States. Contest entries must be emailed by 11:59 PM MST August 31, 2010 to be considered for contest. The winner will be announced September 8, 2010. Contest may be ended without notice by CAM Auto Magazine or it’s owners at any time for any reason.

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19th Aug2010

1,487 Miles in a Dodge Viper Part 2

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The Year was 2010, the first half of the Epic Viper Road trip was completed. I no longer wanted to be in the Viper. Fortunately, we had access to another vehicle while in California. Not wanting to drag out the trip to San Diego we had to make into a 3 hour drive, we took our alternate vehicle. Our purpose was to meet up with Gene, the owner of a red RX-7 we featured previously. Fortunately, the drive to and from was uneventful. The next day however, it was time to embark on our trip back home, putting another 700 miles in on the V10 that has had it’s bouts with schizophrenia. Unfortunately, to make it home in time before work the next day, the drive had to be done in the day time.

First things first, a drive to the coast is not complete without a drive on the gorgeous Pacific Coast Highway. The Viper actually kind of fit in here. We even had a few people staring which is pretty amazing considering the amount of $100,000 and up cars that surrounded us throughout Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. We eventually made our way up the coast and turned inland to Anaheim to scout out a car show and get one last breather before the trip began. (more…)

18th Aug2010

CAM Photo Gallery is live!

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2010 Camaro SS with LSX-R MotorThe moment you’ve been waiting for! We’ve finally launched our photo gallery featuring some never before seen pictures of our features and others you know and love. Check out the Modified Car Photo Gallery.

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17th Aug2010

1,487 Miles in a Dodge Viper Part 1

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In preparation for Part 2 of this story, we are re-posting part 1 here to refresh your memory about this epic journey. Look for part 2 this Thursday!

I thought we might be on to something, I thought I was going to prove to everyone that cars were meant to be driven and driven hard. Nothing tests a car’s endurance like taking it 1500 miles through the desert where’s it’s 105-degrees during the day and drops to the 30′s in the canyons at night. No sweat, no worries. I’ve got a semi-functional heater and no Air Conditioning. No A/C? Yes, but there’s also no top and no windows to keep us cool. It was a plan half baked in awesomeness, then the first of many ‘check engine’ lights came on. (more…)

13th Aug2010

1985 ASC McLaren Capri – An Acquired Taste

by MChandler

The 1985 ASC McLaren Capri is a 1985 Mercury Capri with some modifications: a McLaren massaged suspension, different exterior pieces, and a different camshaft for the 5.0L V-8. In 1985 it also had a set of 15 inch, neon colored mesh wheels that looked more at home on a VW or BMW of the era. Thankfully the 1980′s mercifully ended, and this Capri has changed with the times. (more…)

13th Aug2010

Viper Road Trip Pt. 2 next week

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Next week you’ll finally be able to read the exciting conclusion to the Viper Road Trip. It’s just as, if not more eventful than the first leg of the trip. The first leg of the trip will be re-posted first so you can refresh yourself on our pain and misery. Look for it next week.

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12th Aug2010

The Odd Couple: Two K20 Civics with Opposing Personalities

by MChandler

The similarities between these two Civics are irrefutable: both have two doors, both have K20′s, both have wheels that are more at home on racing cars than on street cars, but that’s where the similarities end. (more…)

12th Aug2010

Win an XBox 360!

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We introduced a contest in our first issue that will give the Grand Prize winner an XBox 360 and a copy of Forza Motorsport 3! Consider this your reminder that the contest is still alive and well. All you have to do is send in a story of your biggest automotive failure. Picture proof certainly helps your case, but won’t be the determining factor.
Send in your story to: [email protected]
Subject: Auto Failure
We will pick our favorite story and post it on the website. Hurry, this contest ends soon and runs through the end of August. Good luck!

Contest not open to CAM Auto Magazine employees or family members. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this contest. Contest is void where prohibited. No purchase is necessary to enter this contest. XBox 360 and Forza Motorsport 3 are registered trademarks of their respective owners. Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios do not endorse this contest and winning prize will be provided by CAM Auto Magazine. Open to legal residents of the United States. Contest entries must be emailed by 11:59 PM MST August 31, 2010 to be considered for contest. The winner will be announced September 8, 2010. Contest may be ended without notice by CAM Auto Magazine or it’s owners at any time for any reason.

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11th Aug2010

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: 2010 Camaro SS with 912WHP

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Many things come to mind when you hear a Camaro crank over it’s motor and stumble to life. I have heard many, many Camaro’s start up and rev their motor, but I was not prepared to hear Aric’s Camaro. This is no ordinary 2010 Camaro SS, it looks stock, it has Air Conditioning, it has bluetooth, and it has a motor transplant that makes grown men weak in the knees. (more…)