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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Morning Symphony: The Little Red Mud Monster Shaking The Trees In Michigan

Yeah, we know, everything’s all wrong for this Dodge to be a Little Red Express truck. It’s not a 1970s D-series, there are no chrome stacks, whatever. You have straight-up exhaust...

A Day Two Olds Cutlass For You! This T-Topped Beauty Is A Score And A Half!

I’m wondering if I should be grateful that I get sent links to cars as beautiful and excellent as this 1980 Olds Cutlass, or if I’m being tormented by “friends” who revel in...

Holley Hot Rod Reunion 2018 Gallery: The Show Car Picks And A Tribute To A Legend

As the sun started to set and the temperatures started to mercifully drop in Bowling Green, as the last of the semi-final rounds in racing were wrapped up, the last bit of daylight was used to bring...

Free Truck? We’re All About That! Here’s The Story Behind The Rescue Of This Dentside Ford!

(Words and Photos: Kevin Brown)  We all love a good deal, especially when it comes to cars and car parts, and especially when those cars or parts are free! I was lucky enough to happen across one...

Classic YouTube: Check Out This 1961 Footage Of A Giro Boat – Helicopter, Meet John Boat!

At what point during the construction of this contraption did 26-year-old John Hofstetter bypass the question, “Is this a good idea?” Just look at the creation for a second: a tiny boat...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Would You Have The Stones To Race Your Significant Other?

In the confines of BangShift Mid-West, my wife and I have peace: she does laundry, I do dishes. She keeps the house picked up, I mow that jungle of a yard every now and then. Life is good. She works...

Grandpa’s Oldsmobile: A Tribute To A Beloved Family Member And The American Sedan

(Photo: Brad Hansen) If you are truly afflicted with the sickness of being obsessed with automobiles, not just as a gearhead but in general, then your strongest influence and most certainly your...

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Holley Hot Rod Reunion 2018 Gallery: Hot Lapping In The Heat Of The Day

The hand-drawn T-shirt said it all: “Boiling Green Heat Rod Reunion”. We’re talking every hour on the hour, a reminder over the P.A. system to drink water and hydrate. In fine Beech...

A Real 1990s Throwback: This 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Is A Mix Of Cruiser, Sport Truck And G-Machine

Yesterday Lohnes showed off a 1960 Edsel that had been converted into a sedan delivery…or a Ford that had been converted into an Edsel…or some kind of Ford product held together by at...

Wait ‘Til You Drive It: This 1985 Ford LTD Isn’t The Family Wagon You Remember!

It’s almost a punchline, how obsessed I can be over non-traditional models that are built to high degrees. I’ll accept every level of hell I’m going to catch for that trait, but...

Rough Start: The Cheap Car Ultimate Gamble: Will A $900 Oldsmobile Pay Dividends?

Five thousand dollars in your hand should provide you well when it comes to car shopping in general. You can find plenty of reliable, well-used vehicles on the market for that kind of coin. But...

Holley Hot Rod Reunion 2018: Top Fuelers and Gassers Putting On A Show For The Crowds!

Nothing against the car show, but the action at the dragstrip was where the real show was going on during the Holley Hot Rod Reunion! With Top Fuelers, Funny Cars, Gassers, Nostalgia Super Stocks and...

A True Modern Sleeper: A Honda Insight That Can Worry Legit Supercars!

“Sleeper” just might be the most overused adjective to describe a car known. Everything is a sleeper nowadays. That 1993 Ford F-150? It’s a sleeper because it came with the 351...

Can You Imagine Owning A Car Over Fifty Years? Check Out The Case Of This 1934 Ford!

Until the last couple of years, I was a turn-and-burn kind of car owner. I went through cars within months, maybe a couple of years if I really liked them. Up until this year, the longest I had owned...

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