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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Here’s Why Rust Sucks (And Why Selling Stuff Online Does Too!)

We all can admit that for every positive thing there is about being a gearhead, there’s at least two points against it. We love to see a shiny, brand-new, well-built engine in the engine bay,...

BangShift Says Thank You To All Veterans Today – Veterans Day 2022

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the armistice that was signed by the Allies of the first World War and Germany took effect. The effects of the Great War had...

Ice Cream Cruise 2022: Miles of Machines In The Fields Of Iowa

Iowa. What do we know about the state? Well, we know that Kevin and Mook from Junkyard Digs call the state their home. We know that there’s corn…lots and lots of corn. We know that there...

Question Of The Day: Have You Put Your Car Into Hibernation Yet?

It’s official, the Charger has come off the road for the remainder of 2022. All in all, the late-B Body Mopar has had a pretty good year, racking up over 6,000 miles on the clock. At the start...

Rough Start: Grandpa’s Buick Can Be Your Budget Gran Sport!

When shopping for a vehicle to highlight in our Rough Start category, a combination of budget-friendly entry fee and potential build factor is taken into consideration. Historically, the mark was...

Learn How This Cutlass Goes From Barn Find To Bright And Fresh!

It’s no secret that for the last several years, I’ve been all about the trend of dragging ancient iron from where they had been slumbering, waking them up and returning these machines...

Get The Real History On Junkyard Digs’ Latest Barn-Find Cutlass

About a week or so ago, we showed you the first part of Junkyard Digs’ third Cutlass revival. That’s right, third…this dude has a knack for finding pretty decent Rocket-powered...

Unhinged: Driving Dylan McCool’s Cobra II Around At Ford Fest 2022

The entire month of September has been a blur. Three major event weekends have come and gone and in hours, I’m heading out to a well-deserved vacation in a place that has a hot tub, no cell...

This Not-Quite-Right Ford Taurus Slipped Past NASCAR’s Inspectors And Got Approved For Homologation

The Ford Taurus has many good things to be proud of. The initial Taurus/Sable launch got Ford out of a rut that they had been stuck in since the mid-1970s and got them to evolve their design...

Revive The Revived: Dylan McCool Brings The Ravine ‘Cuda Back Into The Light!

Earlier this summer, Dylan McCool and I got to check out a treasure trove of vehicles that YouTuber Solomon Lunger (FordEra) had bought. If you are a fan of 1970s-era Ford trucks, it was your heaven,...

Unhinged: The 2023 Chrysler 300C Is Too Little, Too Late

In 1955, Chrysler made a move that could very well be considered the predecessor to the Musclecar Era: take the two-door Chrysler Windsor hardtop body, dump in a dual-carb 331ci Hemi into the engine...

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The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept: Meet The Most Controversial Concept Car Of The Last 25 Years

Love it or hate it, the big announcement from Dodge has come to pass. I’ve been writing in the automotive world since 2014. I’ve been paying attention to new cars, concept vehicles,...

Dodge’s Throwdown: The First Of A Three-Day New Product Reveal Is Packed With Tons Of Good Stuff

Over the past decade or so, we’ve come to learn that when Dodge says they’ve got something to show, we might want to pay attention. They dropped the Hellcat in 2015 and basically told...

Would You Rather, The Longroof Chevy Edition: LSA Malibu Or 454 Kingswood?

Some things will never change. The bills will arrive, the taxes will come due, the sun will set in the west at the end of each and every day. And I will be surfing all sorts of ads, looking at all...