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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Top 11: Special Edition Models That Never Appeared (But Should Have!)

The special edition models…what better way is there to tart up an ordinary car for sales? Many cars sold past and present rely on the special models to keep up the sales momentum after launch,...

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Morning Symphony: Volvos With 327s Going Full Beserk!

In the spirit of celebrating 3/27, we wanted to find great noises of Chevrolet’s junior-sized but no where near underrated small-block doing what it does best: twisting the needle on the...

Would You Rather, The Former SEMA Edition: Which Show Car Takes The Prize?

Every year, right at the beginning of November, there is a pilgrimage made to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Some view the SEMA show as a three-ring circus of everything automotive, some view it as...

Question Of The Day: Can You Find A Freakier For Sale Ad Than This “Bitchin’ Chicken Car”?

Here’s a bit of insight into my typical work day: I spend hours at my computer searching, performing research, and in general dredging the Internet for things that I think BangShifters would...

HHP Is Starting The Year Off Right With A 9.15 Pass In The Fastest Hellcat Challenger!

Just because the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is on it’s way doesn’t mean that the Hellcat twins are now to be underrated. Far from it…as the cars sell each and every day, more and...

Physics Be Damned: Lee O’Donnell’s Front Flip In The “Mad Scientist” Monster Truck!

Mad Scientist, or mental and in solid need of a psych exam? Many fans who attended the Monster Jam World Finals 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada certainly wondered after seeing Lee O’Donnell’s...

Classic YouTube: The Great Debate, Settled With This Fire Truck vs. Water Truck Race!

Anything with an engine can be raced. Remember that…whether it’s two mountain-motor Pro Stockers or motorized tillers with a slightly nervous redneck preparing to grab a handful of...

SpeedVegas Road Course Is Being Sued By A Driving Instructor After Fatal Wreck

A driving instructor has filed a civil suit in Clark County District Court in Nevada with the aim of closing down the SpeedVegas track, following a fatal accident. Francisco Durban, who has been a...

That Howl: This Holden FJ Ute’s Inline Six Is Good For High Eights!

The Holden FJ line isn’t the first Holden product. That title goes to the Holden FX series, but the FJ was more of a mid-cycle refresh than a completely new design. The FJ was available in...

Money No Object: A Nearly Perfect, Low Mile, Manual Trans 1974 Jeep Cherokee!

American Motors knew to not mess up a good thing when they got the Jeep brand. They put AMC emblems here and there, supplied powertrains, and that was mostly that…you do not mess with success....

MATS 2017 Gallery – Inside The Mid-America Trucking Show In Louisville!

The Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky is mecca for anyone who has looked at an eighteen wheeler or a dump truck as a kid and wondered what it must be like to sit that high up, looking...

This 1983 Jaguar XJ6 Has Resto-Pretty Looks And A Chevy Under The Hood

If there is one game I hate to play, it’s “Pick a car from the year you were born”. How the hell do you look through the offerings from 1983 and pick a winner? You start at the top...

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Prototype Teaser Or A Missed Opportunity? Check Out MotorWeek’s Test Of The 1992 Camaro Heritage Edition Prototype!

The fact that the Chevrolet Camaro made it to twenty-five years was surprising…the car quite nearly got the ax in the early 1970s, and if it wasn’t for pony car competition drying up by...

Rough Start: When There Is An Airborne Toyota In The First Picture, You Know You Are Making The Right Choice!

You’re ballin’ on a budget and you want to pick up a project car. Smart money says to pick up something that only needs minor touches or something easy to build, like a Fox body or a...