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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Enter The Turning Circle: Regular Car Reviews Checks Out A 1989 Honda Prelude Si With Four-Wheel Steering

One of the most fun times I ever had driving involved a red Honda Prelude just like the one you’ll see below. A high-school girlfriend owned one for a bit, and during a visit to town she let me...

Rough Start: A 1974 Pontiac Grand Am That Is Infinitely Cooler Than Any Other Car In The Parking Lot

You know things are getting bad when you get excited to see a clean, well-kept late 1980s Chevy Cavalier in a parking lot, only because it’s not another silver or dark gray crossover. Yeah,...

The V8 Pontiac Firefly – Ten Pounds In A Five Pound Bag Right Here!

Mr. Wellwood is a shop teacher in British Columbia, the kind of shop teacher we all wish we had when we were in school. Mr. Wellwood drives a Pontiac Firefly…the Canadian version of the car we...

Best Lighter Around: Lighting Off Bonfires With A Jet Car At The NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals!

Don’t ever say that racers won’t help out when the need is present! Racers help the community, they help each other out, they will do whatever they can when the need presents itself. Case...

They Were Actually Serious: Here’s That Brand-New Rally Porsche In Action!

Last week, we learned that Porsche had been working on a prototype model of the Cayman called the GT4 Clubsport. What was it about this latest version that got us paying attention? This is a...

Want To Do Away With The BBD Carb On Your Jeep? Holley’s Sniper EFI BBD System Has Your Answer!

The Carter BBD two-barrel carburetor saw a lot of use over it’s lifetime, but one of it’s more well-known applications was on just about every Jeep CJ with the AMC 258 straight-six made...

When In Rhine: American Vehicles On The Nurburgring – Earn That Racetrack Sticker!

It’s gotten to the point that I can see the outline of the Nurburgring Nordschliefe course just about anywhere I go, because there are tons of cars that sport that damn sticker just about...

This Chevrolet R3500 Is Missing It’s Engine…What Would You Stuff Into The Engine Bay?

The other day I posted up a square-body GMC that had no bed that I had dreams of turning into a big-block flatbed howler. That didn’t seem to go too well, so I’m gonna send up another...

Your Moment Of Zen: A Traxxas Remote-Controlled Ford Bronco Romping On The Beach

The world is going by fast, a cacophony of noise, stress, and events that seem to flash by before you even knew they were happening. Every day, same thing: eat three meals, work, sleep. Over and...

Powercruise USA: Aussie Tutelage, American Hearbeat, And Smokeshows For All!

Seeing Powercruise in Australia is a bucket-list item for me. Without question, without any reasoning needing to be given, at some point, somehow, I will find myself at one of the four locations...

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-Worthy News! This Week: “My Camel Is Stuck In The Wreck…”

School buses are roaming once again, the fruits of my garden have been harvested, and I can tell that the days are starting to get shorter. We’re still in summer, but we are getting close to...

Fully Legal And Fully Wild: The Coffeyville Street Drags Still Hits Hard And Is Still On Public Roads!

It’s one of the happier stories to come out of the whole street racing popularity wave that came about from Street Outlaws: the Coffeyville Street Drags. If you seriously haven’t heard of...

Rough Start: This 1972 Pontiac LeMans Is A Perfect Template For An Entry-Level Project!

GTO it ain’t, but when you’ve only got five stacks to make a fun second ride happen, you don’t get the luxury of being choosy. That’s what makes this 1972 Pontiac LeMans so...

Caption This: Well…Hell With Mudding In The Jeep, We’ll Go Tubing Instead.

I have a question: If you are piloting a mega truck, wouldn’t you notice if one of the massive wheel and tire assemblies just quit being part of the program, up and left the scene, and just...