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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Money No Object: The Big-Block Shelby Daytona Super Coupe Will Return! Six Examples Will Be Produced!

CSX2286 is one of the most important Shelby Daytona Coupes ever made: it is the only Daytona Super Coupe made for LeMans racing, a program that never left the ground. Here’s how the story goes:...

Anything Goes: This 2007 Dodge Charger Daytona Can Do Just About Everything!

Early on Sunday morning, as Haley and I were packing up Angry Grandpa for the long drive back to Kentucky, few cars remained from the MSHS group that we had been hanging around with all week. One...

Could Jeep Go Chinese? Great Wall Has Expressed Interest In Acquiring The Brand

Surprisingly enough, I have experiences with Great Wall automobiles. Many of the non-military contractor vehicles available during my stays in Iraq were Great Wall Deer pickup trucks (read: rebadged...

Unhinged: This Ford Explorer-Meets-Jeep Build We Found At Woodward Is Awesome!

It’s been almost four months since the picked carcass that was the Rollover Explorer made it’s way to Causey’s Auto Parts in Bowling Green, and even though we asked nicely to be a...

The Unlikely Hero: Regular Car Reviews The 1994 Ford Taurus SHO

In middle school, I once had a conversation with a kid on the bus about what we wanted for a first car…or, rather, what he wanted as a first car, since my first Camaro had come and gone and I...

Exorcising The Demon: Pennzoil Cuts Dodge’s Monster Loose In Philadelphia

Pennzoil’s series of mini-movies involving a hired wheelman and some sort of yellow four-wheeled dream machine hasn’t ended yet. They’ve paid homage to the Hellcat Challenger and...

Woodward Dream Cruise Weekend 2017: Come Rain, Mist, Or A Bad Case Of Windburn, We Shall Deliver!

Friday afternoon was a grab-bag of weather for the pre-Cruise. It wasn’t the absolute flooding that the race at Milan had turned out to be, but it was far from peachy weather. Clouds that...

Classic YouTube: The Only Eclipse We Could Care About Is The AWD, Turbocharged Version!

In case you weren’t beaten over the head over and over about how there will be a total eclipse of the Sun early this afternoon, there will be a bit of shade for you to enjoy courtesy of the...

Woodward Dream Cruise Weekend 2017: Watching The Iron Just Passing On By…

Woodward is automotive overload. I’ll even put it above the SEMA show. At least, at SEMA, you have a small chance to see just about everything within the week. At Woodward, you don’t have...

Love The Looks Of A ’57 Chevy But Want Utility? How About The Bel-Kota?

In 1957, if you wanted to go haul a bunch of lumber home in the back of your Chevrolet, nobody was going to stop you. I’m willing to bet that in 1967, you’d still be OK, since the Chevy...

Modern Street Hemi Shootout Show Lot At Woodward: Demons, Hellcats, And Racers Showing Off

Dan VanHorn goes out of his way to take care of his racers. Way out of his way, in fact, which becomes apparent when you look at the setup he provides for the MSHS racers for the Woodward weekend. He...

Woodward Dream Cruise Weekend 2017: Friday’s Peaceful, Calm, And Collected Cruising

As I type this, Haley and I are back in the hotel room after experiencing, first-hand, for the first time, what cruising Woodward can actually be. I’ll dive into the details of that story in a...

Rough Start: Horrible Photos, Great Deal…A Box-Top Fairmont For $800!

The recipe is simple: yank gutless wonder mill out of a featherweight box-top Fairmont, cram in as much turbocharged LS motor as you are willing to fit, add whatever safety equipment you deem is...

Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals 2017: Our Final Gallery From The Show Of Fins

We’ve finally come to the end of the coverage of the Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals, held at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The celebration of all things Chevrolet from when...