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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Top 11: McTaggart’s To-Do Automotive List

  Y’know, for a guy who is seriously in-depth with automotive culture, it is amazing how little I’ve actually done. That’s not to say I haven’t done anything, mind you,...

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Australian Photographer Simon Davidson Makes Aussie Burnouts Look Like Art-Check These Pictures Out!

(Photos by Simon Davidson Photography) If you are at all familiar with Aussie burnouts, you know that they are loud, raucous, violent and utterly satisfying. One thing they are not, however, are...

Next-Gen Caddy CTS-V Seen Testing At The Nurburgring, Sounds As Wicked As Ever

When Lexus introduced the updated GS series in 1998, they did it by using one of the most well-done advertising campaigns ever, the “Something Wicked This Way Comes” ads. They...

Ebay Find: 1972 AMC Javelin Alabama State Trooper Replica

We all know that in the early 1970s that two of, if not the baddest cop cars ever, the 440 Dodge Polara and Plymouth Fury were nothing to screw with at all. Acceleration that didn’t get beat...

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Ford Downsizes EcoBoost in the F150, Claims To Outperform All Comers: Is The Future Turbos And A Diet?

Ford’s latest F-150 EcoBoost has had one of the most radical changes for the F-Series lineup in recent memory. The body is now aluminum, and the EcoBoost V6 has scaled down, from 3.5L to 2.7L....

“Scoop” Vessels’ 1972 Ford Baja Truck Going To Auction For Charity In Burbank, California On August 1st!

This 1972 Ford F100 Class 8 racer, the 1977 Baja 1000 winner formerly owned and driven by Frank “Scoop” Vessels, is going to be auctioned off by Auctions America on August 1, 2014, and...

It’s The Round Of “Would You Rather?” That You’ll Enjoy For Once: Killer Intakes!

Yes, we know that when we put together these “Would You Rather?” items, that essentially you’re cringing and making a choice just to make a choice. And we’ve given you some...

Rough Start: Hunting In The Big Apple

New York City is one of those places that intimidates the hell out of someone who has never been there. Rough streets, angry people who pride themselves on their resilience through about anything...

Bugatti Veyron Hits 246 mph On Public Road In Idaho. No Lake Or Pelicans In Sight.

Yes, the Bugatti Veyron is stupidly fast. Yes, it does go a bit faster than the 246mph you will see here (the actual number is 267 mph). But usually, when the car is tested, it’s done at one of...

Video: How To Sell The Toyota Hilux Using A Lot Of Japanese Businessmen And A Gorilla

The Toyota Hilux is a world-renowned badass, known for it’s reliability and toughness, the likes of which have been tested over battlefields and damn near everything that Top Gear has ever...

Hellcat, Now In Screaming Passengers Edition-Charger Will Get Mopar’s Newest Mountain Motor!

This was speculated ever since the Hellcat rumors started spreading around, but now that the SAE paperwork for a Hellcat Charger was discovered, it’s confirmed. Charger mules with the nose...

Historical Crash-Test Footage: You Might Not Want To Watch Your Car Hit The Wall

Here’s how this story goes: I occasionally make fun of Brian’s addiction to all things involving large truck. He just nods and smiles. I take it a step further and call him out over the...

Rough Start: This Lincoln Will Be Waiting For You In Mobile

I’ve been to Mobile, Alabama once. I wasn’t supposed to go out of the hotel that night, but I did…walked about a mile, found a nice jazz joint with some killer food and soaked up...

FBI Searches Ford HQ After Employee Bugs A Conference Room. No, Really, It Happened.

This one sounds like it came directly from the Watergate files. A former Ford employee, 43 year old Sharon Leach, had her home raided by the FBI in June. Among items seized were computers, portable...