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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Shakeup At Ford: Mark Fields “Retired”, Jim Hackett Now The CEO

(Photo: Ford Motor Company) Mark Fields, the man who took the reins of Ford Motor Company, produced the aluminum F-150 pickup truck, expanded the hot-rod side of the house that is known now as Ford...

Spin Cycle FTW! Check Out This Collection Of AWD Donuts!

Up until the last couple of years, the only AWD vehicle that I had ever spent a good amount of time actually driving it was a black Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4. It belonged to an aunt, and every now and...

North American Touring Car Championship Racing From Lime Rock In 1996! Wheel-To-Missing-Wheel Action!

The North American Touring Car Championship series was a guilty pleasure of mine growing up. Family sedans I saw by the hundreds, slammed to the ground, looking like remote-control racers and howling...

We Went On The Internet, And Found A 604ci Rear-Engined Third-Gen Firebird That Is Mimicking A Ferrari!

In the world of internet meme jokes, “That’s enough Internet for one day” means that you’ve finally come across something so surprising and shocking that you feel the need to...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s Your Worst “I Forgot Something” Moment?

You’ve gone over every possible nut and bolt that could need attention from the torque wrench. You’ve filled the fuel tank, you’ve topped off the oil, the transmission is good to...

In Memoriam: Nicky Hayden, 1981-2017

The impression that you leave on people is your reputation. Your achievements carry weight, but how you treated others and how they perceive your attitude and actions are what carry memories. For...

Morning Symphony: Mud Romping At Full Volume To Start Your Day!

So you’ve managed to get your coffee sorted and you’ve sat down to the computer to make your morning rounds of the Internet. Congratulations, you’re probably more awake than I am...

Rough Start: A Chevrolet Malibu Wagon That’s Worth Every Last Cent Of The Price!

This 1983 Chevrolet Malibu station wagon is good, period. It’s a V8/automatic longroof from Arizona coated in black, sitting on 16″ IROC knockoffs that look pretty damn good. For $3,000,...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Was The Car You Hoped You Didn’t Get For Your First Car?

You saved your pennies. You worked your ass off saving up the coin to get your first car, and you knew what you wanted. But things didn’t work out…that Mustang was too expensive, your...

Project Raven Imperial: A Re-Assessment Of Sorts For Our J-body

It’s been over a year since we’ve done anything with Project Raven, the 1983 Imperial coupe that I’ve had for five years now. The last update wasn’t good news: after taking a...

Money No Object: Is This 1972 Continental Mark IV The Perfect Lincoln?

“The Perfect Lincoln”…is there really such a thing as “The Perfect _____”? What does that mean? Well, there are two good ways to measure a vehicle in judging whether or...

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Check Out The Final Race For Nostalgia Muscle Car At The NMCA Bluegrass Nationals – Too Close!

After days of downpours that varied between a gentle shower and the kind of rain that would have Noah running around yelling, “I told you so!”, the NMCA Bluegrass Nationals finally got a...

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-Worthy News: This Week: Falconry?!

Been a minute since we whipped up some tasty news vittles that would’ve otherwise been thrown out, but don’t worry…there’s plenty of Scrapple to go around! Enjoy! 1. The...

Morning Symphony: Letting Freedom Ring From The Pipes Of A Corvette C7.R GTE!

Forget the American-car bashing. Forget anything Jeremy Clarkson ever said about the Corvette on TopGear. Forget gold-chainers in C3s and C4s. Forget it all. It used to be that the concept of a...