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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Dodge Challenger Hellcat VIN#0001 Nets $825,000 At Barrett-Jackson For Charity

In a move that now seems to be par for the course, Dodge auctioned Challenger Hellcat serial number 0001 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada through Barrett-Jackson for charity....

Unhinged: The Random Encounters You Never Expect

Early yesterday morning, just as the sun was starting to appear, I drug my half-asleep carcass from bed, dressed, made myself appear slightly human, made sure my camera was ready, and took off toward...

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Question of the Day: What FWD Car Would You Nominate For A RWD Conversion?

Between the first gas crisis of the 1970’s and…well, now…we have been inundated with front-wheel-drive cars. While front-wheel-drive has been around since the early days of the...

Maryland Police Notify Attendees Of The H2O International Fest That Their Cars Must Be Legal In Maryland…Even If They Are From Out Of State

This is a bit scary: The Ocean City, Maryland Police Department just posted a notice to attendees of the H20 International Event (a VW/Audi based get-together that seems to welcome quite a few other...

Unknown Parts Counter Guy: Lost and Found

With my travels, I get the chance to stop into other stores and chat with some of the working stiffs behind the counter. Some are more than ready to tell me some of the crazy crap they see day-to-day...

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The Ferrari Modulo Concept Car Has Just Transferred Ownership

Buying a high-end, rare Ferrari takes the kind of connections and money normally used in Mafia and cartel drug deals. There is an actual process Ferrari uses to pick current Ferrari owners when a...

Unhinged: A Little Driving Courtesy Goes A Long Way

It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in L.A. rush hour or are just trying to make that left turn and there isn’t an opening, traffic sucks. Being caught in it raises stress levels,...

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Friday’s Reasons To Go Home And Drink: Cadillac Is Out Of Names and Bieber Is The New K.I.T.T.

We’ve been fairly lucky this year when it comes to the type of bad news that is so facepalm-ingly bad that we end up with a hand-shaped bruise on our forehead. Unfortunately for us, this week...

Found: An AMC Pacer That Nobody Should Be Embarrassed To Be Seen In, 401 And All

Richard Teague could take the jokes. Wayne’s World brought them to celebrity via Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody a’la karaoke. You can even drive one around in Grand Theft Auto...

Ebay Find: It’s A Mostly Stock Focus ZX3…We Promise

“Mostly stock” is one of those phrases used in vehicle sales that throws up red flags, because it indicates that while most things look alright, something was messed with.  If they...

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Caption This: Just Some Good Ol’ Parts…

I had to do a double-take when I first saw this picture. The last time I remember seeing a 1981 Dodge Diplomat from Washington State this psychotic it belonged to my friend Bobby and was packing...

Can It Be Saved Or Should It Be Parted? You Decide The Fate Of This 1967 Dodge Coronet

Ron Ward sends Brian the most killer Ranchero on Planet Earth and he sends me a flat-black 1967 Dodge Coronet 440 crew cab. Ok, I’m sure he’s trying to tell me something, but after...

Unhinged: Jeep Renegade At The State Fair Of Texas? Get Your Popcorn Ready, The Show Is About To Start

The Jeep Renegade, the bouncy little cute-ute from Chrysler that is essentially a Fiat 500X with a butch side, is going to visit the State Fair of Texas as part of a rolling exhibit showcasing new...

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Unknown Parts Counter Guy: Water Cooler Stories

It’s been great reading the posts on the UPCG Facebook page. It’s good to know that I’m not the only person who walks out the door at the end of the night with a spiked temper and...

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