22nd Sep2010

CAM at Honda Challenge: Day 1

by Michael Chandler

The NASA Honda Challenge has already been decided. If you’re looking for the results they’ll be found elsewhere. This is not about the race, or the results. This is about what it takes to be in the race. The championship race took place on a Saturday afternoon, but the people you are about to read about had been sleeping in a trailer under the grandstands at Miller Motorsports Park since Tuesday. I had no idea how intense, frantic, amazing, and disappointing a ninety-six hour period could be and I’m sure most of you have no idea also. So please allow Kris McCoy, Randy Gibb, Jason Smith, Eric Smart, Mauricio, Fernando, and Crew Chief Eric show you what went on during this particular week of racing.

Kris’s car was in pieces when I arrived. It was NASA Nationals, and Kris McCoy and Randy Gibb had their Acura RSX Type-S’s in the Honda Challenge. They had pulled the wiring harness and were rebuilding it. The wheels, tires and hood were off of the camouflage RSX. It was an “all hands on deck” situation, and everyone (including your fearless writer/photographer) got their hands dirty getting Kris out to the afternoon practice session… (Click ‘Continue Reading’ below) (more…)

20th Sep2010

Letter from the Photo Director: September

by Trent

Where The Cool Kids Are

The other day I went to a track day at the local road course to shoot some photos. I made the decision to trek around the track in the heat and sun months ago. I was excited and was looking forward to seeing some friends and some cars. It was going to be another awesome day out on the road course, but then I heard something interesting…(click ‘Continue Reading’ below) (more…)

15th Sep2010

Ken Block’s Gymkhana

by Trent

You’ve all seen it, Ken Block and Gymkhana. He started a rage recently with Gymkhana. Now the question is, with the release of Gymkhana 3 yesterday, what is your favorite? View the videos as a refresher after the jump.

Gymkhana Part 1

Gymkhana Part 2

Gymkhana Part 3

So what do you think? Hit us up in the comments.

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13th Sep2010

The high price of being low: VW GTI VR6

by Trent

It’s all about stance. You want a car that looks good where the wheels, tires, and ride height come together as one perfect union. Sometimes there’s a price to pay for lowering your car, usually the first thing to go is a front lip or sideskirts, but what about a motor? (more…)

31st Aug2010

Genuflection: Lamborghini Countach

by Trent

Lamborghini Countach

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.


Admit it, you had a poster of this car on your wall when you grew up. The one, the only, Lamborghini Countach. This is in my opinion the greatest looking Lamborghini ever…next to the Muira. I didn’t grow up with the Muira so it doesn’t quite hold that special place in my heart. Originally it was a 4.0L, then a 5.0L, then a 5.2L, but they all had one glorious thing in common…12 cylinders. Just go to youtube, find a clip of a Lamborghini Countach with an aftermarket exhaust and you’ll see what I mean.

This car with it’s giant rear spoiler option and aggressive Bertone styling helped fuel the dreams of future car modifications. This car, in my opinion, helped Subaru and Mitsubishi realize they could throw a large spoiler on their cars and people would still buy it. The Countach is still desirable to this day despite having little to no rearward visibility and it’s many other quirks. I can only hope to one day own one of these fantastic automobiles.

-Trent Bray


[Source: Wikipedia.org]
[Photograph by: exfordy]
[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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26th Aug2010

What is the worst car mod?

by Trent

We all like to make our cars unique and different and so sometimes we make questionable choices to modify our cars. I’m guilty of it, I once ran a rubber hose into my airbox and had a funnel on the end of it as a makeshift cold air intake. But we want to hear from you, what is the worst thing you can think of to do to your car when modifying it? Hit us up in the comments.

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24th Aug2010

2011 Mustang GT – Does This Grab Your Attention?

by Michael Chandler

The 2011 Mustang GT is, in my opinion, the best modern pony car you can buy. You can see out of it, unlike the Camaro, and it handles well, unlike the Challenger. In stock trim it’s a good car, but this one is even better. (more…)

23rd Aug2010

Genuflection: Lancia Stratos HF

by Trent

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


[Source: Wikipedia.org]
[Source: Photograph by .Robert.]
[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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18th Aug2010

CAM Photo Gallery is live!

by Trent

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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13th Aug2010

1985 ASC McLaren Capri – An Acquired Taste

by Michael Chandler

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…)

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