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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

This Rabid FWD V8-powered Ford Festiva Is Severely Violent And Totally BangShift Approved!

How much head scratching did you do when you read that headline? We did plenty ourselves. When we searched “World’s Fastest Festiva” we expected to get a Shogun, the Festiva with a...

Question Of The Day: Which One Of These Dare-To-Be-Different Limos Works And Which One Will Kill Your Chances At Prom?

Limousines. Purpose-built stretched cars that are meant to ferry people around in comfort and exuberant style. In some regards, they’re cool, and in others, they make no sense at all. There are...

Unhinged: McTaggart Decides To Investigate Lawn Mower Demolition Derby

I’m sitting at the computer, near midnight, digesting fair food (read: funnel cake, overly sweet tea and deep-fried Snickers…don’t you judge me!) and I’m trying to make sense...

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This Dart (Yes, Dart) Can Be Yours For About Seven Grand. How Weird Do You Wanna Be?

I need warning before looking at something like this. I was tipped off to an ad for a 1965 Dodge Dart…not my favorite, but hey, not bad either. Then the pictures loaded up and I yelped out...

Craigslist Find: Unrestored, Highly Documented And Low Mileage 1964 Pontiac Catalina, With Dealer-Installed Tri-Power

“It’s only original once”, the survivor guys like to say, and it’s true. While restored cars are pretty to look at, they had to have work done to bring them back from years of...

PETA Worker Has License Plate Denied. Guess Everyone Won’t Know Her Love Of Tofu…

Poor Whitney Calk. Ms. Calk works for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the group known for promoting a vegan lifestyle by having Pamela Anderson cover her kinky bits with lettuce...

Unhinged: 50 Shades Of Gray

The color of a car can mean everything or nothing all at once. A red car might mean fun, performance or a reason for the local constable to pull you over. A black car might look luxurious or...

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Ford And Ram In War Of Words Over Towing Rating Of Their Heavy Duty Trucks: This One’s Gonna Get Ugly, Folks

Ford, GM and Ram all want you to believe that their heavy-duty model truck is the baddest mother on the planet. It can go anywhere, do anything, has enough power and structure to tow Rosie...

BangShift Blog Battle: Lohnes’ Sauce Is Weak-Here Is McTaggart’s Response

Leave it to Lohnes to pick a well-known low shot like the Oldsmobile Delta 88 diesel for this battle. Look, the engine is far from a peach, we all know, and yeah, the Delta 88 is a very overrated...

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Talk About Bad Luck: Man Crashes Into House Filled With Bees

St. Charles, Michigan residents were surprised to hear a crashing noise that came from an abandoned house in the neighborhood. As they ran over to investigate what had happened, they found bees by...

Too Far: Get Your Hellcat…Ring Tone? Now You Can Claim That You Have 707hp In Your Pants.

The best comedy is the type that writes itself. I honestly thought it was a joke when I was told that you can get a Hellcat ringtone for your phone. Why? Why would you want that noise coming from...

Crash And Burn: Take A 40ft Drop Off The Side Of The Road With This British Motorcyclist

This is cringeworthy. A guy ridge-running a Kawasaki ZX6R somewhere in Britain is filming his run. He’s moving pretty well along when he meets a corner a bit sharper than he was expecting....

ICON Wants To Use A Tesla To Build This Drop-Dead Gorgeous Streamlined Coupe – Will It Be Just One?

ICON is known for taking a vehicle from the past (usually a 4×4 with a deserving background) and all but re-engineering it while keeping the perfect classic lines and details. They’ve done...

Reader’s Ride Spotlight: Joe Haber’s 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury, “Project Tetanus”

Most of us have a kind of love-hate relationship with the project vehicle. There is the beginning, where everything is perfect and wonderful, and as time passes on, flaws start to make themselves...