01st Feb2016

Ford GTs Have Trial By Fire

by Michael Chandler

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We were all excited to see how the new Ford GTs would perform at their inaugural race under the stewardship of Chip Ganassi Racing, and… well, they did provide for some interesting moments.  Early in the race the #66 went behind the wall because it was stuck in 6th gear, and the #67 sprouted a leak from the left rear corner.  It was not the best showing, but CGR didn’t pack it in.  They got both cars back out, but both began suffering from gearbox issues.  The #66 finished 7th, and the #67 took 9th.

28th Jan2016

Return of the 5.0

by Michael Chandler

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It took a while, but Ford brought back the 5.0.  Instead of being an OHV engine, it returned as a DOHC power plant called Coyote.  All was right with the world again.

25th Jan2016

A Horse in Its Barn

by Michael Chandler

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Just waiting to be let out

21st Jan2016

Steve McQueen’s GT40

by Michael Chandler

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Steve McQueen bought it, used it to film Le Mans, then sold it.  It wound up in the Miller Collection years later, and at the museum at Miller Motorsports park.  A legend owned a legend, and I got to bask in its presence.

 

20th Jan2016

The Legend Returns

by Michael Chandler

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The Ford GT will be making it’s racing debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona at the end of the month.  We, and plenty of others, got to lay our eyes on one of the cars at SEMA last year in the Ford booth.  Photo: Nicholas Cherpeski

11th Nov2015

Happy Veteran’s Day

by Michael Chandler

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We here at CAM want to say thank you to all of our Veterans for their service.  What better way to show our appreciation than to show off some fine builds from some vets and active duty servicemen?

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Clint Stoneham’s RB powered Z has been featured not once, but twice!

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Mouse’s yellow Mustang is another great build that went one quite a journey before appearing on our slice of the internet.

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We’ve known Broderick Jones for a while, and we were ecstatic to be able to feature his unique Galant.

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Dan works on jets, and rips around in this Wicked Evo VIII.

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Nik Preusser didn’t have to take either of his cars to a different spot when we shot his features.  We shot his Scion xB and his Jetta Sportwagen at the same mill.

Thanks to these five, and to all the veterans out there for serving this great nation.

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04th Nov2015

SEMA 2015 Day 2

by Michael Chandler

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Photos by Michael Chandler and Nicholas Cherpeski

It rained!  And it got cold!  At least the rain and clouds contributed to some cool photos.  The frigid temps, not so much

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03rd Nov2015

SEMA 2015 Day 1

by Michael Chandler

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Words by Michael Chandler.  Photos by Michael Chandler and Nicholas Cherpeski

The show is officially open!  We braved the crowds to bring you a ton of photos, including the new Ford GT race car and the first Fiesta RS in the country!  Check them out below

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06th Oct2015

NASA Utah Round 7 SATURDAY BONUS GALLERY!!!

by Michael Chandler

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Words by Michael Chandler.  Photo by Michael Wells, MCWells Photography

Michael Wells was at Miller Motorsports Park on Saturday, while I was yelling at the underside of my car.  Because he’s a great guy, he sent us some photos to share with you guys!  Check them out!

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24th Sep2015

Top of the Line Imports Show and Shine

by Michael Chandler

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Words and photos by Michael Chandler

We covered a Top of the Line Imports meet last year, and it was a good time.  People go the extra mile to get their car ready for the meet and, for most, it showed.  This year’s meet was no different.

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This thing really stood out to me.  It’s a Volvo C30 on air!  The C30’s are already handsome little moosen, but put some good looking wheels on one and bag it and it becomes something else entirely.

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All the cool kids are bagging their cars, and most of them are not afraid of showing off their tanks and compressors.  I saw a lot of people who ditched the carpet in the trunk in favor of some hardwood.  Nobody had any parquet though…

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Someone went down their own path with the “hardwood” idea.  Good for you hockey enthusiast, good on you.

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One person decided to buck convention, and not mount their tank on the trunk floor.

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More modern cars made up the majority of the vehicles, but some classics came out.  This ’28 Ford Model A, complete with a stained glass rear window.

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And there was a Volkswagen Type 181, the Kurierwagen, lovingly known here as The Thing!  It was surfed out, complete with a short board sticking out the back.

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And in the shadow of another classic, stood the penultimate piece of classic JDM goodness.

Summer is officially over, that doesn’t mean the meets are; however, bigger meets with hundreds of cars and DJs and pizzas are.  But you can bask in the glow of the pictures on your screen and reminisce about the good times.