10th Nov2010

Doc Would be Proud: Twin Turbo Lotus V8 DeLorean

by Trent

It’s hard not to reference the classic ‘Back to the Future’ series when you see a DeLorean. Unfortunately for Ham, the owner of this one, it’s all too common. Getting to that elusive 88mph is quite the burden in a standard DeLorean with it’s anemic V6, but Ham used a modified Twin Turbo Lotus V8 he had lying around to help give it a push. Needless to say, going beyond that 88mph limit is a slight press of the right pedal away.

CAM Twin Turbo Lotus V8 Delorean (more…)

10th Nov2010

New features on CAM!

by Trent

We consider ourselves to be a magazine, and not a blog because that’s how we started. Making magazines for you to download. Unfortunately due to time constraints we had to stop that and switch to our current format. Now with our Feature Cars, we are bringing back a magazine-style cover to bring that magazine feel to the site. This will be the main way you can tell a Feature from us covering a car we like. And because not all cars are worthy of full-on features, we are introducing,  “It Plays”. It’s a car that we like, but it may only have an exhaust, intake, wheels, and suspension. Something that’s been put together nicely, but may not have a motor swap or turbo kit. You will see that debut soon. Today we are kicking off the new magazine cover on a feature about a Twin Turbo Lotus V8 powered DeLorean and you can expect the full write up on that later today. And as promised, this week, we will have a downloadable magazine covering the 2010 SEMA Show. We also have a review of the Top Gear USA program coming this week.

We want to thank those who entered our SEMA Swag contest, and we are currently hard at work on another contest with bigger prizes, but it will require some input on your part. We need participants if you want these contests to continue because the prizes are coming out of our pockets. Feel free to give us suggestions on what would get you excited about our contests.

Also, we have a new Contributor to the site, his name is Johnny, he is an excellent story teller and has extensive experience working on and with cars, and in the coming weeks you will be hearing from him.

Hope you like what we’re working on, we always have ideas kicking around, and we’ll try to implement them whenever we can. Thank you for your continued support.

-Trent Bray

05th Nov2010

SEMA Show 2010 Day 4 Pictures

by Trent

Some pictures are up for Day 4 coverage of the 2010 SEMA Show! (more…)

04th Nov2010

SEMA Show 2010 Day 3 Pictures

by Trent

Here it is, Day 3 coverage of the 2010 SEMA Show! (more…)

03rd Nov2010

SEMA Show 2010 Day 2 Pictures

by Trent

Here it is, Day 2 coverage of the 2010 SEMA Show! More pictures added throughout the day.

UPDATED: More pics (more…)

02nd Nov2010

SEMA Show 2010 Day 1 Pictures

by Trent

Here are Day 1 pictures from SEMA. More will be added throughout the day. Click ‘Continue Reading’. (more…)

02nd Nov2010

Your car or your significant other?

by Trent

She’s beautiful, has a hot body, and you can’t remember how many long hours you’ve spent basking in the sun with her. Would you choose her…or your significant other? (more…)

01st Nov2010

SEMA Show 2010 Pre-Show Coverage

by Trent

Here it is, 2010 SEMA pre-show picture gallery.

UPDATED: More pics! (more…)

25th Oct2010

Letter from the Photo Director: October

by Trent

I like wagons. I like them a lot. Haven’t always liked them, but various wagon project vehicles have been occupied my mind for the last few years. Is it because I own a wagon? Yes, but not entirely. One of those wagon projects is a 2002-2003 WRX wagon, and I’ve been thinking about it since I was 19 or 20. Enough about what’s going on in my head, let me tell you why you should like them too.

#1 They’re utilitarian. I can fit a ton of stuff in the back of my ’98 Subaru Legacy Outback and that’s with the rear seats up. Fold them down and I can fit my six feet tall self back there and sleep if need be. My wagon was a crucial instrument in moving my family to our new house. We crammed TV’s, lamps, chairs, priceless heirlooms and random odds and ends in there. Was it sketchy? At times, but it wasn’t as sketchy as my brother’s Altima or father’s Grand Prix when they were packed to the gills.

#2 They’re low key. How many times have you seen a wagon pulled over and surrounded by cops or involved in a high speed chase? Exactly, almost never.

#3 They can be fast. We’ve all seen the Corvette powered Volvo. Paul Newman had a Volvo 850 wagon powered by a supercharged Ford crate motor. Any Subaru wagon with an EJ motor can get a different EJ motor, such as a WRX or WRX STI motor. You don’t even have to be a crack pot garage mechanic, like Trent says “Anything is possible with money.” Love the V10 howl of the M5, but wish you had a place to sleep? There’s a wagon version in Europe. Can’t take the E63 AMG to get the stuff you need from Home Depot? BAM! The European market E63 AMG Wagon is available for the right price. Cadillac is even giving us a CTS V wagon, and until recently the WRX STI was still a wagon only option.

# 4 They have the ultimate trump card. We’ve all been there: you show up to a meet/the store/club/hang out spot all proud of your sedan. You may have just put a new exhaust on, different wheels, or just cleaned it and you are beaming. Then someone pulls up and parks next to you in the same car…except better. His exhaust is rarer, lighter, sounds better and makes more power. His wheels are the ones you would’ve bought if only you had the money, and his detailing makes you wash job look like you drove it through the mud. You are slayed, you’ve got nothing to one up Mr. One Upper. What to do? Buy the wagon and do the exact same mods you did to your first car. Then when Mr. One Upper pulls up and starts rifling off reasons why his whatever renders your vehicle utterly useless you break out this gem I stole from a Ron White but: “Yeah, well I got a place to f*ck your sister.” And then walk away. Back seats are nice, but having the ability to do work on something the size of a bed (instead of on something the size of a small couch) is better.

Take these words and reasons with you next time you’re looking to purchase a vehicle. Don’t over look the wagon, fear the wagon and respect it.

-Michael Chandler

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22nd Oct2010

CAM is on Facebook and Twitter

by Trent

You can now find, follow, and like CAM Online Auto Magazine on Twitter and Facebook. Both will offer their own exclusive content and giveaways.

CAM on Facebook Facebook.com/camautomag

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Check it out today!