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?

Our buddy Alex Prasop is in the running for Tuner Battleground at StanceCon (where we’ll be on Sunday), and he needs your vote!  GO VOTE FOR HIM!

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16th May2018

Pirelli Trophy West Comes to UMC

by Michael Chandler

Pirelli Trophy West, formerly Porsche Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, swung through UMC for the first of their two visits of the year.  I missed out on the Saturday stuff, but I made it there on Sunday.  There were the big boys in the 911 GT3 Cup cars, which sported a healthy field.

And then there was the Cayman GT4 Clubsport field, which by the end of the race had dwindled down to 5 cars.  Still had some good racing though.  Anyway, if you’d like to buy one or several photos from the event CLICK RIGHT HERE!  If not, then enjoy this massive gallery:

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11th May2018

PCA Day! Porsche Club Racing

by Michael Chandler

Last weekend was a busy one for the kid: I drove to Nephi for the Sanpete Grease ‘n Grub meet, then I woke up early-ish for Pirelli Trophy West and Porsche Club of America racing.  I’ve barely started on the Pirelli Trophy West photos, but I’ve got the PCA photos done!  IF YOU’D LIKE TO BUY A PHOTO CLICK THESE DIFFERENT COLORED WORDS!

There were plenty of locals out and about.  I think the guys at Air Power broke out everything in the garage, because they had a grip of cars out.  Everything from Al Tiley’s GT3R to some old 996 Super Cup cars.  

I climbed atop the sketchy photo stand on the outside of Tooele Turn to get some shots of the drivers heading through the turn during one of their sessions.  When I say sketchy, I mean it’s falling apart, leaning a noticeable amount, and part of the deck has rotted away.  All of that sucks, because it’s a cool spot!  JUST LOOGIT DEM PHOTOS!!! Reward my bravery/stupidity BY BUYING SOME PHOTOS! 

There were several classics out, and some were getting downright racy.  The 221 and the 55 had a few instances of side by side corner exits.  It.  Was.  AWESOME!!!!  Nothing is too precious.  Bang doors, leave tire marks on each other, drive like the broke asses, such as myself, would if given the chance!

 

And then there was this 996.  I swear this 996 was out and about WHEN THIS WEBSITE BEGAN COVERING STUFF AT UMC, THEN MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK!  Hold on, let’s check the archives…

Damn ancient media hosting platform!  I swear to God it’s been more than 5 years since I’ve seen it.  I know precious little about the car, so if you have any info about it let us know!

And then there was this.  Like I’ve said throughout this post, photos are available for purchase.  Click here to buy some photos! 

And now: a gallery

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19th Apr2018

CAMcast: Electric Porsches, and How Many Teslas???

by Michael Chandler

We skipped pizza this week, but not stories!  Mike, Dave, and Gavin drink Mexican beer, eat nachos, watch the JDM Legends premier (you should too, if you haven’t already), and talk some news!

  • Mike recaps the NASA Utah weekend
  • Porsche wants to put electric chargers at EVERY DEALERSHIP
  • Tesla wants to build 6000 Model 3s a week by June
  • Ken Block is going to take his Escort rallying in the USA!
  • The Mustang replaces the Falcon in the Virgin Australia Super Car series
  • And we pick a side in the Boost vs Naturally Aspirated debate

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08th Feb2018

CAMcast: We Try to Sell P Car a P Car

by Michael Chandler

Welcome back to the CAMcast!  Or if this is your first episode, welcome!  We hope you enjoy your stay.  

Dave, Gavin, and Mike have a packed agenda, and a ton of responses to the Question of the Week (you guys kick ass!).  Here’s SOME of what’s on the agenda:

  • The thrills, chills, and loose wheels of the LiquiMoly Bathurst 12 Hour race
  • Elon Musk shoots his Tesla Roadster into space atop a Falcon Heavy rocket
  • Is the Daytona 500 anything you’re interested in?
  • All sorts of Porsche news
  • New Formula Drift rules
  • What’s the Most Fun You’ve had in the Snow?

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