20th Apr2017

CAMcast: Dodge’s New Slogan

by Michael Chandler

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Welcome back to the basement ladies and gentlemen!  It may be unfinished, and littered with old CRT televisions, but it will always feel like home.  The gang is all here for this week’s episode, and boy is it a doozy!

  • Pizza Dad catches us up on Formula 1
  • Dave and Mike review a curiously optioned BMW
  • Mike goes to a dark place
  • Gavin and Mike talk about ISS
  • Everyone talks about car shows vs car meets
  • Dodge Demon and Jeep Track Hawk
  • Supercars
  • Fast and Furious movies
  • And listener questions!

Thank you for spending some of your week with us, it means a lot that you’re willing to support us as we try to bring you better and more polished content.  You can stream the episode in the player above, or download it here.  If you haven’t, please share this podcast with your friends! Word of mouth is a great way for us to grow.  So is leaving us a review and rating on iTunes, preferably positive and 5 stars.  While you’re there, subscribe to us!  Then head over to YouTube and subscribe to our channel.  We’ve got some cool stuff coming.  And as always, follow us on our social media feeds!

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13th Apr2017

ISS 2017: The Kinda Chilly-ing

by Michael Chandler

This past weekend there was either a car show, or the apocalypse.  All depends on how your social media saw the weekend’s storms.  I saw it as a car show, because at 8am (ish) I was in the parking lot of the Maverick Center watching the staff setup this year’s Import Spring Showoff.  Despite the previous day’s weather, a ton of people showed up for the show.  We saw a wide breadth of what the Utah scene has to offer.  There will be some highlights coming later, but in the meantime enjoy this gallery.

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06th May2016

Weekend Wallpaper May 6

by Michael Chandler

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You know you want this lovely GTR staring at you from your monitor.  Go ahead, take it.

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19th Apr2016

Buy Something or Get Out

by Michael Chandler

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There’s a lot of wiggle room in that statement.

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14th Apr2016

Be Bold, B Mini

by Michael Chandler

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No, that title doesn’t contain a typo.  There was a Mini sporting a Honda B series engine.  And then some kids said that it was made of plastic, and I wanted to die.  But this sin’t about them.  This is about the tiny car, with the small motor, and an abundance of moxy!

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The adorable little motor has four tiny velocity stacks protruding from four individual (probably fun sized!) throttle bodies.

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Inside there’s… what is that on the left?  Is that a leg?!?

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As you can see, the nose pops off for ease of access to the entirety of pretty much everything ahead of the firewall.  The fore section of the car can be placed at the rear of the car so as to create a nice photo opportunity.  We salute you, whoever you are!  And your diminutive pocket rocket too.

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13th Apr2016

BEHOLD! A Van!

by Michael Chandler

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Do you need to be deep in that VIP life, but also need to haul around kids, groceries, and other whatnot?  Well as the fine folks over at VANkulture have shown, vans can be gangster as hell.  And one such gangster van showed up to ISS.

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This Honda Odyssey was sporting some Junction Produce neck pads for the driver and passenger, and a Recaro baby seat for… well, I’m assuming a baby.  Hanging from the wide mirror is a Tsuna know, and hanging from the OE rear view mirror is a Fusa knot.  Inside is some serious JDM hotness, but what about the outside?

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Mmmm!  A set of WEDS Kranze LXZ wheels set off the exterior.  You don’t have to roll in a Lexus or an Infiniti to be VIP, sometimes you just need a van and a desire to let your inner gangster out.

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12th Apr2016

It Plays: 2JZ FD

by Michael Chandler

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ISS brings out almost everything, which is no surprise considering that it’s the biggest meet of the year.  A car we saw last year was Nick Hancock’s 2JZ swapped FD RX-7.  It wasn’t all the way there last year, but he took the year and buttoned it up.

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The power plant is the same as it was a year ago: 2JZ with a big single turbo.  No need to mess with that winning combination.  See, we were drawn in by this Toyota motor in the Mazda chassis but Nick wasn’t quite ready for a shoot.  He was getting the car ready for paint, and well..

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He didn’t paint it.  Instead, he too the car over to his friends at Utah Vinyl Worx for a matte white wrap.  Gone are the black bumpers and red everything else.  The FD looks amazing in white, and it can pull off a duckbill spoiler.

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The interior also got a few touches.  Hopefully we can do a full shoot on this car soon, it’s been a year in the making.

11th Apr2016

Import Spring Showoff 2016

by Michael Chandler

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Another spring, another Import Spring Showoff.  This year the show was massive!  I’m still a little out of it, got there hours before the show opened to slap some stickers on Nik’s Jetta, but I did manage to get the photos edited and uploaded.  Want to see them?  Here you go:

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07th Apr2016

For Those Complaining About Rain

by Michael Chandler

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There’s  40% of showers later in the day.

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The show is in four days, the forecast is probably going to change between then and now.  It could get worse, but it could get better too.

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And if it rains, so what?  First off, they’re forecasting rain showers.  Showers don’t last all day.  Second, it’s PM showers.  I know the show starts at 1, but there are a lot of hours in the PM part of the day.  Third, it’s not like there aren’t ways to fend off the rain.  Umbrellas have been a thing for nearly 2000 years.  Jackets, coats, hats, pants and closed toe shoes are staples in modern American society.  And if you’re going to be there shooting photos or video, I have some great news for you: there are readily available, and affordable products designed to keep your cameras dry.  Hell, I have a bunch so I’ll bring extras.

Don’t fear the rain!  Embrace it!  Revel in it!  I’ll see you on Sunday!

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04th Apr2016

We’re Going to be at ISS This Weekend!

by Michael Chandler

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Unfortunately Ronda won’t be there, but we’ve locked down a pretty sweet car to represent us: Nik Preusser’s Jetta Sportwagen.  He’s made some changes to it since last we saw it, and from what we’ve seen it’s looking really good.  We can’t wait for the show, and we’re stoked that Nik is going to be representing us this year!

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