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Category Archive: Unhinged

Unhinged: A Good Plan Never Goes Unpunished

Saturday morning at BangShift Mid-West was as picturesque as it could’ve gotten: the sun made an appearance for the first time in weeks, with warm, Spring-like temperatures in the air. A light...

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Unhinged: Remembering The Cars Of My Father

Most people don’t just magically wake up one day and decide that they are into cars as more than just a light hobby, and when it’s rooted in from childhood, the blame usually has to be...

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Unhinged: Look, But Do Not Touch!

In the upcoming Fast 8 movie, there is a scene where “the family” of gearheads is walked into a garage of dreams by Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) goes full-on...

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Backfire: A Reader Discovers Why His Ford Focus RS Rides Like A Buckboard!

One car that we have been not-so-patiently waiting to get our greasy mitts on is the Ford Focus RS. With plenty of power on tap, all-wheel-drive, and the button that made every last Ken...

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Unhinged: Believing The Hype After Surviving The 2017 Good Vibrations March Meet

  As an American gearhead, you’re usually wired to believe that California is Mecca for whatever you wish to do. It’s not far-fetched…in fact, it’s pretty accurate...

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Unhinged: Drifting In Iraq And Why It’s Important

I have a question for you: can you identify anything about the country of Iraq that doesn’t involve any tie to a war? Think back twenty, thirty, forty years. It is difficult, isn’t it?...

Unhinged: Mitsubishi Finally Blew The Welds On The Intake

(Eclipse Cross photos: Mitsubishi) To call my relationship with Mitsubishi Motors products a “love-hate affair” would be doing a disservice to the actual status of where I am at with the...

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Unhinged: How Oregon’s House Bill 2877 Is A Warning To The Automotive Community

You see that 1997 Chevrolet Camaro SS 30th Anniversary Edition there? In junior high, that was the dream car right there, and you could make mine T-topped, powered by the rare-as-hen’s-teeth...

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Unhinged: It’s A New Year…What Would You Like To See Us Do With It?

Is it strange that the novelty of writing for you guys hasn’t worn off yet? It’s been three years since Brian and Chad gave me a shot to put posts up on the page, and since then...

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Unhinged: Watching This Toyota Celica GT-Four Group A Brings Back Memories…A Confessional

I don’t have many imports on my list of must-own cars. Some are intriguing, some are worthy of every ounce of praise heaped on them, and some are just too much fun to pass up, but there...

Unhinged: Yes, The Ford Bronco Is Coming Back. But Don’t Get Your Hopes That Far Up Yet…

Yes, it is finally true and confirmed by Ford Motor Company: The Bronco nameplate will return, as will the Ford Ranger. We knew the Ranger was coming back, but the Bronco, which has been steeped in...

Unhinged: McTaggart’s Favorite Moments From 2016

Brian and Chad promised that 2016 would be one hell of a year, and they delivered in mass amounts. From shows and events to race coverage and even test-drives, 2016 will go down as the year I truly...

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Unhinged: Why Cutting Loose In The Snow Is Good For The Gearhead Soul

It’s reckless, juvenile, and it’s too much fun to resist. Maybe it’s a leftover instinct from childhood that implies that the first snow of the season should be a time for play....

Unhinged: Going Nighty-Night On Purpose For G-LOC Training

G-force induced loss of consciousness (abbreviated as G-LOC) is what can happen when gravitational forces effectively drain blood away from the brain. While the condition is best known as a serious...