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Four of the six member team of Camp N Car pose on the stairs to the office of their shop in Port Townsend. Sequim Gazette photo by Emily Matthiessen Steve Moore calls car camping more glamorous, more secure and more comfortable than tent camping, as well as being more flexible, less costly, less stuffy than hotels and resorts. “It’s the happy middle ground,” said Moore, who with fellow 2009 Sequim High School graduate Martin Nerbovig founded Camp N Car. The company, a three-partner operation with Moore, Nerbovig and Micah Van Lelyveld, sells kits for transforming vehicles into rolling homes, and also does custom builds for those people who can bring their vehicles to the Port Townsend workshop. Moore and Nerbovig founded the company after Moore took a six month trip to Alaska in a Honda Element that they converted. 10 percent of their clientele is local, Moore said, and 50 percent of their orders are custom. “People come from as far as Arizona to have work done at the custom shop,” Moore said. Van Lelyveld joined the team at the beginning of the year as custom shop lead. “He is in charge of all the design and assembly of our one-off custom projects,” Moore said. “He joined because he had been thinking about starting a similar company and met Martin by chance when Martin was buying a dust collector from him.” By all accounts Van Lelyveld is a brilliant designer. Moore’s father Brad said, “Micah does beautiful work. He […]