06th Dec2018

CAMcast 150: Follow The Racing!

by Michael Chandler

CAMcast 150 is here! And we do precious little to celebrate it!  Mike, Dave, Trent, and Zack test the limits of the basement’s circuitry, and answer the important questions facing us in these divisive times: Would you rather have a Ferrari Certified F430 with the F1 gearbox, or a 997 GT3?  And what racing series/traveling automotive dealy would you follow if money was no object?  THESE ARE THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS, PEOPLE!!!

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02nd Oct2018

CAMcast: Musk’s Lawsuit, The Return of the Slant Nose, and $90mil for what?

by Michael Chandler

Hey hey hey!  Settle in as the gang (minus Pizza Step Teal Dad, or whatever it is nowadays) runs through this week’s news with our guest Austin Kent!  The guys talk all sorts of news

  • The SEC suing, then settling with Elon Musk
  • Porsche is bringing back the 935
  • Ford paid $90,000,000 for an abandoned building
  • F1 in Russia
  • NASCAR on a Roval
  • $64k for an Integra???
  • Awesome bus drivers
  • The new Supra might get a manual
  • Infiniti Project Black S details
  • AMG ONE has some crazy numbers
  • Drivers are idiots
  • RIP Jake Possemato

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04th Sep2018

CAMcast: Monza Madness, Mustang Only, and Turbo GT3 Fun

by Michael Chandler

Hello everybody!  Mike took a backseat and let the excitable child, Gavin, take the wheel!  We careen through all sorts news:

  • Mustang is all the Ford car you will be able to buy
  • Hennessey might not understand “bespoke”
  • Ferrari snatched defeat from the jaws of victory
  • Bikes have cylinder deactivation now

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24th Aug2018

Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Utah: A Fond Farewell

by Michael Chandler

Earlier this month, “this month” being August, we had what might be the last Pirelli World Challenge event at Utah Motorsports Campus for a while, if not ever.  Get yourself a sweet souvenir by buying a photo from the event!  With Utah Motorsports Campus being left off next year’s schedule, this event was probably the last time we’ll see the series roll through.  With that knowledge possibly weighing on the locals, they went out and had some solid showings.

David Askew and DXDT racing never left the podium for either of the GT Sprint-X AM class races, finishing first on Saturday and third on Sunday.

Despite only podiuming once, 2nd place on Saturday, Drew Stavely locked down the GTS-X Am championship on the very track where he teaches!  Yes, the Ford Performance Racing School instructor brought home the first championship for Ian Lacy Racing and G3 Racing with their Ginetta program.

Vesko Kozarov must be tapping into the same magic Arthur Golebiowski does, because he was no where near any of the other TC competitors!  He swept the weekend by bus lengths.

Other locals out racing on the weekend were the rest of the G3/Ian Lacy Racing team: husband and wife duo Frank and Jenny Gannet (Frank in the #24 Ginetta in GTS, Jen in the MX-5 Global Cup Car in TCA), and Steve Burns.

Daren Jorgensen was out and about in his M4 GT4 that’s probably been to more bucket list tracks than a lot of you reading this.  The car was shipped to Australia for the Bathurst 12 Hour, and has been doing regular GTS duty all season.

Lumber magnate (…sure?), and purveyor of fine grooming products, Jeff Burton was also out in GTS Am.  

In other news: I fell off a golf cart, almost ran into The Stradman (literally), met Tom O’Gorman, and caught up with friend of the program Ryan Eversley.  I also chatted with the dominant Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai i30n TCR drivers about looking like the locals.  Anyway, here are a bunch of galleries to rifle through.  If you like what you see, you can buy some photos here.

GT/GTA

GTS/GTSA

TCR

TC

TCA

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31st Jul2018

CAMcast: Lamborghini v Porsche on the ‘Ring

by Michael Chandler

Welcome back, friends and listening public!  We’ve got a full house for this episode, and an equally full agenda.  Mike, Dave, Gavin, Trent, and Brandon are joined by CAM Super Fan Luke Draayer to talk about all sorts of news:

  • Lamborghini breaks Porsche’s ‘Ring Production Car Record
  • McLaren has a name for their 3 seater
  • Toyota bets on Hydrogen Fuel Cells
  • Hungarian GP
  • Force India is going under
  • Ford might give us a Focus truck?
  • Train Robberies are alive and well in Mexico

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19th Jul2018

CAMcast: Goodwood vs Leadfoot

by Michael Chandler

Happy Thursday, or whatever day it is you’re listening to this!  Our two dads, the good professor, the excitable child, and the exasperated leader gather ’round the pod table and talk about minivans with radar detectors, hypothetically crush a LaFerrari in Trent’s Billion Dollar Question, and we settle the debate nobody asked for: Which driveway would you rather drive up, Lord March’s or Rod Millen’s?

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11th Jul2018

Porsche 964: That One Time I Met My Hero

by Gavin Pouquette

 

When I was 9 my father purchased a 1989 Porsche Carrera 4. It was Linen-on-Grey, and my family called her “Luna” due to the ever-changing color of the paint in different light. To little Gavin, nothing could be cooler. The car came with a bumper-installed radar detection system, It literally had lights popping out of the dash for the radar! It had an aftermarket exhaust that made the car roar, rather than howl as 911s normally sound. It’s safe to say that this car really made an impression on me as a child. My dad and I would drive it on boys trips down to Moab and play golf. He and my mom would go on dinner dates in the car, and he would kill time before dinner just going on a drive in the evening light of the summertime.

This 964 911 had such an influence in my life that, with a saved up allowance, I got myself a subscription to Car and Driver. I would bring the latest issues to school, read articles during my lunch just to learn as much as I could about new cars. This 964 would be the leading proponent in me falling in love with cars. We had the car for two years, but sold it to get my mom a new car: a 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT.

They say never meet your heroes, but I got the chance to do meet mine.  Did it live up to the hype? Was it everything I ever hoped it’d be? I mean, 15 or so years of pent-up feelings can only fester and put the car on a fairly high podium. After having experienced all the cars I have over the last 5 years of filming and photographing them, then eventually getting into driving them….. Yes. The car was exactly what I was expecting.

A howling flat-6 that produces ~250hp that revs to 7,000 rpm and a suspension geometry that is quite frankly, rudimentary by today’s standards. The car is in no way groundbreaking or game-changing in the year 2018. However, after being handed the keys, and hopping into the driver’s seat, it made my inner 9-year old’s dreams finally come true. It felt like jumping into a time machine. It gave me the biggest shit-eating grin on my face that I am still wearing as I write this article.

The noteworthy features of the 964 are as follows: Increased engine size from 3.2 liters to 3.6 liters, the introduction of Anti-Lock Brakes, All-Wheel Drive, and the infamous automatic spoiler (ACTIVE AERO, YO!)

The powerband of the 964 is like any naturally aspirated 911. It’s a completely linear build in power that gives you exactly what you put into it. Very livable and predictable down low through the midrange, and then starts to really pull around 5,000 rpm. All three pedals are floor-hinged and fairly strange to operate if you aren’t accustomed to that sort of feel. On-center steering isn’t exactly tight, but once you load the car up in a corner you receive two fists full of communication with the road and the chassis. Primarily what the rear end is up to, strangely enough. I’m also not talking about hooning a car at 8/10 or 9/10. I’m talking a leisurely 5/10, and just going out for a nice drive. Having driven 996s, 997s and 991s, this car felt much more raw and visceral than its younger cousins. The gear throw isn’t too long or too short. Just the right amount of throw while still feeling nice and notchy.

Some brief history of the specific car that I drove. it was actually a former display car for Porsche of North America. Every time Porsche would debut a new 911, they display all the former cars in a line with the new car on the end. Of those cars that Porsche consistently used on display, this specific 911 would represent the 964 generation. It was used on display until the 997 generation and then was sold to a gentleman in Los Angeles. He daily drove it until Nathan (the current owner) purchased the car late last year. As of now, the car has over 180,000 miles. Which is an interesting coincidence because if you add an enthusiast’s amount of miles to the miles my dad had on his old car, then both cars would be at about the same amount of miles.

The great part of this whole endeavor was that the owner of the 964 also owns a 991.2 Carrera 2S with a Sport Exhaust and a 7-Speed manual gearbox. Being the incredibly gracious gentleman that he is, Nate offered me to drive that car as well. And good lord so much has changed in roughly 30 years of Porsche’s engineering. The 964, constantly wants the rear to come around and play like a puppy, whereas the 991 is so incredibly planted and grounded in the corners, despite being under power from the 3.0 turbo engine. Not to get too carried away here, but the point of this article is not necessarily to compare Porsche’s past and present, however it is worth noting that both cars provide interesting offerings in the company’s lineage. Upon its reveal for the 1989 model year, the 964 introduced legitimate safety features that previous cars never had, while the 991.2 introduces turbocharging for models in the lineup that are not known as the “Turbo”. Both cars push the envelope for the company in their moments in history and for that, I commend Porsche in continuing to push the envelope and look towards to future in improving their driving experience and being the best cars that money can buy.

Porsche. There is no substitute.

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03rd Jul2018

CAMcast: Porsche Is The Lord of the ‘Ring

by Michael Chandler

Welcome to another new CAMcast!  No guest this week, so Mike, Dave, and Gavin tackle the news on their own:

  • Porsche smashes Nurburgring lap record
  • People don’t like that Porsche broke that record
  • Is Lamborghini making a hybrid?
  • Hyundai wants to buy FCA
  • F1 in Austria

By the way, in the intro we’re laughing at cars crashing into a bridge.

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12th Jun2018

CAMcast: Pothole Pizza, Porsches, and Pike’s Peak

by Michael Chandler

Welcome to another brand new episode of The CAMcast!  Mike, Dave, Gavin, and Trent are joined by Derek Edginton, and they take a stroll through the news!

  • Canadain GP review-ish
  • LMP1 is going “hypercar”
  • Porsche renames the Mission E
  • They also want the Nurburgring track record
  • Acura builds a team for Pike’s Peak
  • Domino’s gets into infrastructure

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05th Jun2018

CAMcast: Pink Pig vs Rothman’s vs Mid Engine Corvette?

by Michael Chandler

Welcome back!  We’re glad you’re here, cause it’s just not the same without you.  Mike and Dave welcome a sharped dressed Gavin and a regularly dressed Trent to chop it up about some news and such:

  • More mid engine Corvette rumors!
  • Porsche will have some retro liveried 911’s in Le Mans
  • BREMBO has a weird press release
  • Matt LeBlanc is leaving Top Gear!
  • A 250 GTO goes for $70million
  • No new Viper, but an 8C is happening?

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