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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Knoop-Mann Special Will Run At Pikes Peak 2014 In The Unlimited Class

It was announced June 20th that the Knoop-Mann Special will be competing at the 2014 Race to the Clouds event, better known at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb, just outside Colorado Springs, Colorado, with...

The Moment That A Driver Fears: Watch The Footage of Guerlain Chicherit’s Attempt At the World Record for Longest Jump

Guerlain Chicherit is a 36 year old French rally driver and accomplished freestyle skier who has had his eye on the world record for longest vehicle jump, a record that’s been held by Tanner...

Ouch! Hot Rod Blocks Traffic After An Accident In New Zealand

(Photo: New Zealand Daily Herald/George Novak) It’s always cringeworthy when you hear of someone’s pride and joy getting wrecked. It’s seriously cringeworthy when you make the paper...

Rough Start: Save this Monte Carlo from Mediocrity

For today’s Rough Start, I decided to venture out of known comfort zones and went to the automotive black hole that is Lohnes’ backyard, Boston. I don’t know jack squat about Boston except they...

New Jeep Renegade Commercial – Hipsters Replaced Off-Roading

The last time I posted something about the upcoming Jeep Renegade cute-ute, I made it clear that it was the furthest thing possible from what a Jeep stood for. It’s tiny, underpowered, low,...

Project Raven: The History Behind Why I Adopted One Of The Most Unloved Mopars Ever

Easily, one of the most asked questions about the Imperial is, “Why?” A lot of people don’t understand why I chose to work on a Chrysler with no aftermarket support or rarity. So, I’ll...

Rough Start: 1987 Dodge Ramcharger, Ready to Rock

For my next Rough Start choice, I moved into my old stomping grounds and searched the Seattle/Tacoma area of Washington State. Prices up here are really decent, and as long as you check closely for...

Rough Start: This Screaming Chicken Is Looking For It’s New Home

The next Rough Start find takes me to my hometown, Colorado Springs, Colorado. From the mountains to the prairie, from Fountain to North Academy, this city is teeming with great sheetmetal. The warm...

Check Out This Factory Pontiac LeMans Ute! Why Weren’t These More Popular In The States?

(Photo courtesy of Hemmings Motor News and LeadedGasClassics.com) I’ve got a soft spot for utes. El Caminos, Rancheros, even the Rampage/Scamp twins…I like the idea of a car-based ute...

Carnage Video: Watch a Geo Metro Get Turned Into Farm Fertilizer!

Ah, the manure spreader. It doesn’t lead a glorious life. It spends every second of it’s life either taking crap, giving crap, being filled with crap, or reeking of crap. That’s a...

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2014 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion Feature Car: 1967 Dodge D100 Gasser

I enjoy finding vehicles that turn Lohnes into a drooling idiot. It’s a fun game that we here at BangShift have been playing for a few years now on the forums. The recipe is simple: Find a...

Rough Start: Would You Take a Chance On This Lincoln Mark VII?

(Rough Start is a new feature here at BangShift. With this, McTaggart will scout a random Craigslist area for a car that can be bought and driven for $2,500 [under “by owner” only], and be made...

Watch This Jaguar XJ220 Light The Tires Off Right-Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em!

Whoever is behind Tax The Rich on Facebook is easily the most BangShift-minded supercar owner (owners?) on the effing planet. They are notorious for a series of YouTube videos that show cars that are...

2014 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion Feature Car: 1970 Mustang Grande 351

Every car has a story. Some live fast, die young and end up resting in a field somewhere. Some live basic lives that aren’t real notable, and some, like Rick Pierce’s ’70 Mustang, shine years...

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