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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

BangShift Movie Car Chase: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray vs. De Tomaso Pantera in “Challenge”

An early C3 Stingray Corvette and a De Tomaso Pantera, tearing up the roads near Asheville, North Carolina in the early 1970s…doesn’t sound too implausible, does it? If it weren’t...

The Worst Kept Secret…In The World! Check Out The Nissan Patrol That Can Stomp A Porsche 918!

Sleepers are difficult to pull off properly. The sell is that you are up against something that will struggle to get out of it’s own way, or at the least is dead-stock and non-threatening....

Unknown Parts Counter Guy: Throwing A Temper Tantrum Over A Hot Wheels Car In Middle Age

The line to an automotive addiction starts with $0.98. Ask any parent of a gearhead born after the mid-1960s and you can almost guarantee that somewhere along the way in childhood, a tiny little 1:64...

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Just Like They Were: This 1973 Pontiac Ventura Is A Time-Warp!

It’s just a fact: when it comes to older iron, everybody wants to remember the legends that they are supposed to be and not as they truly were. That’s why you see so many Super Sport...

Random Car Review: The De Tomaso Longchamp And Maserati Kyalami – Separated At Birth

Two cars, two different manufacturers, designed for the same era, but taken in two totally different routes. The De Tomaso Longchamp and Maserati Kyalami are rarely seen and virtually unknown outside...

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Question Of The Day: Ratty Muscle Cars…Where Do You Stand?

(Photo:¬†Nicholas Maggio) Today’s question is simple and straightforward: there is a movement that is pretty close to BangShift Mid-West known as Ratty Muscle Cars. The premise is simple: drive...

All-Out At The Mud Hole! High-Flying, Mud Flinging Fun At MBRC In Texas!

Were you a dirt magnet when you were a kid? Fess up…when you finally came in from a hard day of playing, did the master of the laundry room facepalm themselves so hard that they left a mark on...

That’s How To Make One Cool: This 1985 Buick Somerset Ex-Trans Am Racer Is Up For Sale!

The 1985-87 Buick Somerset was a turd. It just was. Based on the N-body, which gave up such favorites as the Pontiac Grand Am and the Oldsmobile Calais, the Somerset was a car best known for...

Come One, Come All: Check Out Improved Production Racing At Mt. Panorama!

Things we knew: Mount Panorama, the home of the iconic Bathurst race, is one of Australia’s wildest tracks and is arguably it’s best-known roadcourse. We know that the elevation changes...

Weapons Grade: Meet The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 With The 1LE Performance Package

(Photos: General Motors) The Chevrolet Camaro has certainly shed most of it’s sketchy, questionable past with the sixth-generation. The four-cylinder is nothing to be ashamed of and is more...

Want To Race A Nostalgia Funny Car? This Dodge Daytona Funny Car Rolling Chassis Is Ready To Go!

It isn’t everyday that you find a Funny Car just sitting on Craigslist, waiting to be sold. It’s also not everyday that you find a 1980s Dodge Daytona listed, either. Most of...

Rough Start: Can This 1974 American Motors Matador Coupe Be Your Poor Man’s AMX?

Nobody is ever going to call the 1974-78 AMC Matador coupes handsome. Put bluntly, the design is the most polarizing AMC ever produced…it had legions of fans, especially if you look at...

Latest Video From FCA Explains The Wizardry Behind The Challenger Demon’s “Drag Mode”…Yes, Drag Mode!

The last time we’ve been this impatient waiting for something this awesome, we were in grade school and Christmas was weeks away. But Dodge is adamant that the upcoming Challenger SRT Demon is...

Mud Boss: This Fox-Body Mustang Trar Is A Beast In The Slop!

If it exists in the automotive world, you can almost be certain that there is a Ford Mustang that has been modified to meet the criteria. We’ve seen just about everything you can possibly do to...