21st Oct2010

CAM Photo Post

by Trent

What’s the great thing about magazines? Pictures of course. These are all never before seen(on this site) as well.

SRT8 WheelMustang CobraFD Mazda RX-7Honda Civic EmblemCamaro SS

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20th Oct2010

Top Gear USA on November 21st

by Trent

So it may not be as good as the original as hard as they try, but who’s excited for Top Gear USA? Me! And Mike! Click ‘Continue Reading’ to see a trailer for the new show debuting November 21st on History Channel. (more…)

19th Oct2010

SEMA Show 2010 Coverage

by Trent

SEMA Show 2010 CAM
That’s right, Cars And Modifications will be down in Las Vegas November 2-5 covering the 2010 SEMA Show for you. Not only will we be providing constant updates on our site starting November 1, we will also be coming out with a special SEMA Show Magazine like we used to have. A download-able, high-res magazine covering the SEMA Show. Look for the magazine, the week following SEMA.

Bookmark these links for coverage of the show!

SEMA Show 2010 Pre-Show
SEMA Show 2010 Day 1
SEMA Show 2010 Day 2
SEMA Show 2010 Day 3
SEMA Show 2010 Day 4

19th Oct2010

Letter from the Editor: October

by Trent

Way back in the day, you were quite the baller if you had 15-inch wheels on your car. The standard was 13-inch and 14-inch wheels. Soon, the standard came to be 17-inches, soon after, 18-inches is a pretty standard aftermarket wheel size. As cars get bigger, the wheels get larger as well. It looks better, sure, but how big is too big? And what about racing your car? You need some sidewall on those tires. Plus bigger wheels mean more weight. (more…)

18th Oct2010

Lexus IS350: Worth Waiting For

by Michael Chandler

All good things come to those who wait.  We’ve all heard it, and some of us have gone along with it.  Sometimes the wait isn’t long, like killing the last 3 hours at work on a Friday so you can go home and enjoy the weekend.  Other times it is long, like scratching the seemingly endless days between Halloween and Christmas.  And in extreme cases it is excruciating, like being told you’ll get something in a month and receiving it six months later.  Dat, IS350 owner and parking enthusiast, went through the latter with his car. (more…)

13th Oct2010

Genuflection: Porsche 911(993)

by Trent

Porsche 911 Carrera 2
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.

It was 1994, Electronic Arts released the greatest racing game of all time(at that time). The Need for Speed hit the shelves and our lives were never the same. Our time came to drive the fastest cars we’ve ever driven…virtually. One stuck out of the crowd though, it was a Porsche 911 Carrera. It had a unique look that Porsche’s today still try to emulate. It was fast, handled great until snap oversteer kicked in, and it was unlike the other cars on that game.

Seeing these Porsche’s drive around wasn’t a regular occurrence, but it was an event when you did see one. It solidified a place in my heart for Porsche that grows fonder today. Being the last air-cooled 911 though makes their desirability shoot skyward and their prices often surpass the 996 model 911’s. It didn’t matter if it was a Carrera 2 or 4, Turbo or Turbo S, I wanted it! This car was raw, and yet refined at the same time. Those features made it truly amazing.

-Trent Bray

[Photograph by: The Car Spy]
[Source: Genuflection: genuflection. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved August 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/genuflection]

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06th Oct2010

VIP Acura RL: It’s not a Mercedes

by Michael Chandler

“Ballin’ on a Budget” is kind of a joke. You can’t really be ballin’ AND be on a budget, the two are mutually exclusive. Well, at least they were before this RL showed up. (more…)

29th Sep2010

Honda Challenge Day 3

by Michael Chandler

There were two qualifying sessions on Day 3: a fifteen minute mid-morning outing and a twenty-five race in the afternoon. Neither were as eventful as the previous days’, but problems arose nonetheless.

I arrived during the American Iron morning session, and made it to my chosen turn as they were on their cool down lap. On the way to said turn I ran into another photographer. He informed me that I was going to be kicked off the track because of the color of my shirt. That day I wore a red shirt. He said the drivers would see my shirt and think it was a red flag, and they would stop. I thanked him for his concern, and continued on my way. Thankfully none of the drivers stopped because of my red shirt. I shot more photos of Kris’s camouflaged RSX, and finally got some on track photos of Randy’s.(Click ‘Continue Reading’…)

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28th Sep2010

The cat has been unleashed: Dodge Charger SRT8

by Trent

Black Charger SRT8This 2006 Charger SRT8 wowed me. I don’t get surprised by vehicles often, especially having previously owned a Charger SRT8 myself, but this one had me floored. Probably not for the reasons you’d suspect though.

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24th Sep2010

CAM at Honda Challenge: Day 2

by Michael Chandler

Problems with Kris’s car were diminished, but a problem with Randy’s car ended his day and threatened to ruin his weekend. I decided to bring my Olympus XA2 film camera, loaded with Kodak Ektachrome slide film along today and get some shots that you normally don’t see…and won’t see until I get the film back from the lab and scanned.

The morning session was over by the time I woke up. The day before convinced me that Kris’s car was the problem child, and that Randy’s was content to be boring and not have any sort of catastrophic problem. Unfortunately I was wrong. While I was asleep, one of the H2 cars (a red Civic with yellow flames) caught fire and Randy’s car encountered a catastrophic problem. I wouldn’t know what the problem was until I arrived, but I knew it was something related to the motor because Frank of Supremacy Racing said “Randy hurt his motor” on Facebook. I quickly closed the instrument of the Personal Digital Apocalypse, grabbed my bag and rushed out to Tooele.

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