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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

The Six-Cylinder Family Sedan Of Your Dreams: A Barra-Powered Falcon That’s In The Mid-Eights!

Not long ago, the six-cylinder powered four-door sedan was the car of choice for most folks. Unfortunately, the majority of those cars were Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and similar snoozemobiles that...

ChallengerFest 8 Gallery: Shaking Western Kentucky With The Sound Of Modern Mopar Muscle

It’s a good thing that the ChallengerFest 8 racing schedule got condensed down to one afternoon, because the second day of racing that was scheduled became an utter washout. You can’t...

Question Of The Day: What Is It About Junkyards That Works For You?

I was five when I was taken to my first junkyard. My cousin Vance was hunting something down for his 1976 Dodge Charger and I begged and pleaded with him until he caved and let me roll with him. Had...

Rough Start: Your Best Shot For A Nice Old Truck Is This 1985 Ford F-150!

The inspiration for today’s Rough Start find comes straight from the weather around BangShift Mid-West. Thanks to all of those April showers that will bring May’s flowers (read:...

Morning Symphony: This Dallara P217 Howls Around Monza…But Will Dallara’s First Road Car Do The Same?

Since 1972, the Italian chassis manufacturer Dallara has been a force to be reckoned with in the racing community. There are many locations to look if you want to see what Dallara can do: Formula...

This 1976 Chevrolet LUV Is A Small-Block Swap Candidate If We’ve Ever Seen One!

Is it fair to say that the Chevrolet LUV pickup truck is an endangered species? The Americanized Isuzu Faster has all but disappeared from the radar screen. Every time we see one of these little...

Banker’s Strip Sweeper: This Brutal Chrysler SRT-8 Is A Nine-Second Argument Against Physics!

This weekend I’m in late-model Mopar company, and with the notable exception of one V6 Chrysler, I’m at the bottom of the totem pole. Still. That being said, in the grand scheme of...

ChallengerFest 8 Gallery: The Late-Model Mopars Decend Upon Beech Bend!

The weather reports called for rain pretty much all day. The thunder and lightning rolling in the distance minutes before the gates at Beech Bend Raceway Park didn’t help any fears about...

Bonafide Overkill: Four Turbochargers, Four Intercoolers, One Nissan SUV

Kyle from 1320Video has gone on another trip to the United Arab Emirates to check out how the Middle East gets down and dirty with their cars. He’s ridden in a Morgan, checked out some sand...

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Roadkill! Seeing America Through The Windshield Of A Shrunken Lincoln!

Once is coincidence, twice is suspicious, and the third time is a trend. So, I’m putting it out there now: if the guys at Roadkill find another skanky, sketchy car that I’ve written about...

Project Angry Grandpa: ChallengerFest 8 And Grandpa’s First Time On Drag Radials

(Lead photo: Wes Edens) It’s not that I really need an excuse to bring out Project Angry Grandpa to race. Far from it…I’ve been enjoying romping on our dual-personality 2006...

Friday’s Excuse To Go Home And Drink: The Walter P. Chrysler Museum Is Going To Become Maserati’s New Office Space

The Walter P. Chrysler museum opened it’s doors in 1999 and showcased historical and significant vehicles from Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, DeSoto, American Motors, Hudson, Nash, Rambler and Jeep...

Rough Start: This 1965 Corvair Monza Sedan Is Too Sweet To Pass Up!

When five grand is burning a hole in your pocket and you want to be able to hit the road in short order, generally speaking, hunting down a fifty-ish year old car isn’t your best bet. For five...

Yes, You Need This M29 Weasel As A Spare Vehicle! Tracks For The Win!

If there is one thing I have managed to learn from marriage (besides “yes, dear”) it’s how to shop wisely. For example: you buy sweatshirts and hoodies the first week that...