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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Classic YouTube: Blazing The Hides On A NASCAR-Powered Ford GT40 Replica

While we like to see every performance vehicle used to it’s full potential, there are some models that we can understand the¬†hesitation the owners feel about doing more than a drive to a...

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Please Be Real: Anybody Want A Cheap Chevrolet Chevette Drag-Race Pickup?

One of my highest moments of sheetmetal butchery came at the expense of a 1979 Ford Fiesta. The hapless little econocar wasn’t in that bad of shape, but it wasn’t in great shape either....

Morning Symphony: The Rothsmans Group B Porsche 911 Being Used As Intended

Recently, Porsche came out and basically said that they were going on the offensive against automotive value speculators and investment purchasers. Why? Because they hate the fact that people got...

A Call For Parts: This 1954 Mercury Got Rear-Ended…Anybody Know Where To Find Taillight Lenses?

Consider this an official call for parts, BangShifters. While scouring the show fields at the Holley Hot Rod Reunion, I happened upon Hollis Booker’s 1954 Mercury. I’ve seen the car at...

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Holley Hot Rod Reunion 2017: From The Trackside, Thursday’s Testing And Early Qualification Runs!

If the car show participants weren’t happy about the rain that fell on Thursday morning at the Holley Hot Rod Reunion 2017, you can imagine the gnashing of teeth that was occurring in the pits...

Caption This: Ever Heard Of A “Truck”, Cowboy?

At some point in life, you expect to not be surprised at what you see anymore. You will believe that you’ve seen it all, that there is nothing left that will leave you drop-jawed, staring,...

Classic YouTube: The Torturous Brake Test For An Airbus A380-800’s Stopping System

Slowing down 869,000 pounds of massive aircraft from a landing speed of about 150 miles an hour to taxi speed is asking a lot out of a disc brake as it is. Demanding that same heavy aircraft go from...

Rough Start: A 1994 Chrysler LeBaron Drop-Top That’s Ready For A Gen III Hemi?

Ok, I’ll own my weirdness…I really want a 1987-93 Chrysler LeBaron coupe converted to RWD, powered by a late-model Hemi and a six-speed. The inspiration comes from Mark Beckett’s...

Holley Hot Rod Reunion 2017: Our Photo Coverage From Beech Bend Begins Now!

The Holley Hot Rod Reunion kicked off with a bang this year. Ok, that’s not quite correct. It kicked off with a lot of bangs…and rumbling…and rainfall. The opening to the reunion...

The Long Black Car: This 1970 Mercury Marquis Is A Dream Road Trip Cruiser!

The call of the open road is getting louder and louder…mainly because everybody and their mother is currently rolling across the Midwest area together and will be in my backyard tomorrow. They...

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Morning Symphony: Who Would Be The First To Hop On This V-Twin Racing Lawnmower?

I can’t lie…the lawn mower I use to hack down the grass around BangShift Mid-West is not fast. Not in the least. But that doesn’t stop me from whipping around from one edge of the...

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“Dirt Don’t Hurt”? Tell That To These Off-Roaders – Four Minutes Of Maximum Destruction Inside!

“God made dirt, and dirt don’t hurt.” Uh-huh…right up until the first time you lost a war with gravity while riding a bicycle, anyways. The dirt hurts plenty, especially when...

Craigslist Rarity: Have You Ever Heard Of The 1971 Hurst Jeepster? We Hadn’t!

Believe it or not, but Jeeps haven’t always sold purely on utility or their military heritage throughout the years. Sure, that was the initial attraction of the early Willys CJ line, but over...

We Might Not Understand How Doing Donuts In A Duster Sells Bicycles, But We Aren’t Arguing…

We will be straight-up about it: we don’t get the correlation between ripping a beauty of a smokeshow in a Plymouth Duster and the sales plan for a brand-new bike, but we are not complaining...