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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Classic YouTube: Burning The Hides Off Of A Clean ’57 Plymouth!

Lawn chairs? 1960s pop music? Oh, great…a lawn show.¬†Every once in a while it’s nice to check one out, especially when you haven’t seen the same cars twenty times beforehand, but...

BangShift Top 11: McTaggart’s “What Car Do You Want Today?” List

Alright, there’s a reason for this cheap-shot of a Top 11 list…today is the day that I don’t get a dirty look for asking for a piece of cake with my dinner. It’s my birthday,...

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Classic YouTube: The AMC Hornet X Jump From “The Man With The Golden Gun”

On May 23, 2017, Sir Roger Moore passed on at the age of 89. An actor, a World War II veteran, and a humanitarian, Moore might best be remembered for his time spent in the role of the most famous spy...

Ebay Find: The Key To Getting A Good Price On This Pontiac Safari Wagon Is Patience!

“Price will drop until sold. Miles will go up as I’m driving it.” Well, then! We have to admire the seller’s attitude regarding the sale of their 1979 Pontiac LeMans Safari...

Question Of The Day: Be Honest…How Many Of You Would Actually Sign Up To Drive A Burnout Machine?

Here’s a put-up-or-shut-up kind of deal we never, ever thought we’d see: the driver’s seat to a legit Aussie burnout car up for auction, the highest bidder getting a crack at...

Timeless, Gorgeous, And Rare: Petrolicious Checks Out This Stunning BMW 850CSi

Meet one of my guilty pleasures, the BMW 8-series. Whether you are a fan of anything Bavarian Motor Works has ever cranked out or not, you have to hand it to them…there’s a lot of people...

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BangShift Test Drive: 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4×4 – The Relic On The Lot Is The One You Want

We soon should be hearing more about the upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler that will replace the current JK series that appeared for 2007. It’s a big move for Jeep, and one that is keeping many...

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...