Rumbling V8 engines, ground-pounding American muscle – these are the characteristics of Classic American Muscle cars, or as they are known in SCCA® autocrossing – CAM class cars.
These muscle cars which are so popular at the fancy auctions have also found a home in the SCCA fulfilling their purpose – getting them out of the garage and being pushed to their limits of something other than gathering dust.
SCCA has three classes for these types of cars – CAM C, Cam T and CAM S.
- CAM-C: With the “C: standing for Contemporary, this class sees car and truck body styles from 1990-on, plus CAM-T class cars with ABS and traction and stability control.
- CAM-T: In this case, the “T” stands for traditional, and this class is for car and truck body styles originating from 1954-89.
- CAM-S: The “S” stands for Sports and this class is where sports cars, sedans/coupes, and trucks with seating for 2 or more adults which are eligible and not otherwise class compete.
CAM Challenge events take place over the course of a weekend, with the first day set aside for class competition and an evening awards dinner. Winners in each class are determined by adding the best time of three morning runs added to the best time from three afternoon runs.
On Sunday, the event sets its sight on determining an overall event winner, and this is done through a qualifying round of three runs, then a series of elimination challenge rounds for the top 16 drivers in each class. For the qualifying drivers they will run straight up until a final three (one from each class) are determined, and then an equalization index (PAX) will be used to score the overall winner of the event.
To learn more, see the link and schedule below.
2017 CAM Challenge Event Schedule
March 03, 2017 to March 05, 2017 Qualcomm Stadium
March 03, 2017 to March 05, 2017
June 16, 2017 to June 20, 2017 Mineral Wells Airport
June 16, 2017 to June 20, 2017
Mineral Wells Airport
August 11, 2017 to August 14, 2017 Grissom Aeroplex
August 11, 2017 to August 14, 2017
September 01, 2017 to September 03, 2017 Lincoln Airpark
September 01, 2017 to September 03, 2017