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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

The Leader Of The New World: Brian Wolfe’s 1986 Ford Mustang GT

This red 1986 Ford Mustang GT isn’t Genesis, but it is an instrumental car that led the charge into the 5.0L Fox Mustang performance era. While many were focused on 1987-and-newer machines,...

Under The Radar: Mitsubishi’s Forgotten AWD Turbo Terror, The Galant VR-4!

There is no doubt that the 1990s was Mitsubishi’s time to shine. After coming off of the 1980s, the Starion, and the successes of the Pajero in racing, they had the DSM cars that were co-built...

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Motocross For Four Wheels: The Nitro World Games Rallycross Course!

Travis Pastrana has made a name for himself over the years. If it’s beyond mental and borderline deadly, he’s probably tried it. Motocross? He was on that before he was out of high school...

Morning Symphony: Porsche 904 Carrera GTS – Germany’s Best Italian Car

Porsche? At first glance, you wouldn’t think so. It’s shape fits the 1964-65 time period correctly, but not as a Porsche. Maybe an Alpine A110 with some work done, with it’s low,...

Classic YouTube: The Burndown Battle Of The Rotaries!

Some guys play checkers, others play chess. For some, the moves are simple: burnout, stage one, stage two, and go when your right foot and brain are in sync with the bulbs on the Christmas tree. Nail...

Rough Start: 1967 Ford Thunderbird – Personal Luxury, Before Brougham

I can still picture it now: brown, flat tire, shattered glass bits on the carpet, with no hope of ever running again. But it was overall complete and nobody was there to tell me why it wasn’t a...

Grape Warhead: Mazda MX-3 With Dual Engines Because…Eh, Why The Hell Not!

Front-wheel-drive is wrong-wheel-drive. We know this. We have them, and outside of daily-driver status, we aren’t on board. And I speak about that from a performance perspective…you can...

Abe’s Babe: Listen To This Group A Mustang Flex It’s Muscles!

We can’t say for certain, but we’re pretty sure that a Fox-body Mustang in New Zealand is like watching a Ferrari drive through downtown Des Moines, Iowa on a Tuesday...

Bridging The Gap: This 1971 Plymouth Satellite Wagon Blends Muscle Car And Family Car Beautifully

When I was working in the yard, we tore down and ultimately scrapped out a Chevy Kingswood station wagon simply because it had a big-block under the hood. Any say I would’ve had in the matter...

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Nine-Second Taurus: The Blue Turd Just Keeps Getting Faster And Faster!

A nine-second 1995 Ford Taurus. Are you kidding me right now? These things were family schleppers, second cars for what seemed like the longest time, street-beaters that were barely given a second...

Money No Object: 1987 Buick Regal Turbo-T – Hide In Plain Sight

You know the look: black paint, black trim, black bumpers, and the badges on the front fenders that told you what you already knew about this Buick: “Grand National”. In GM’s 1980s...

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Classic YouTube: Tyler Casebier’s 2007 Blast Up Pikes Peak

Super Stock Car at Pikes Peak was a dream class: As long as it looked like a street-going vehicle, have at it, boys. This is where you saw basic, stripped-down machines show up and show off....

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Would It Take For You To Turn Traitor?

Dodge has a promotion where they will take $10 off of MSRP for every horsepower you acquire at the moment. That’s nice. Chevrolet has a promotion, too: $2,500 cash allowance for the owners of...

Double-Dog Dare You: Who Will Put This 1968 Chevelle Stocker Onto The Streets?

It’s louder than a cannon shot. It’s rowdier than a redneck on fifty-cent beer night at the bar. And it’ll get you pulled over faster than you could utter the words, “What...