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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Classic YouTube: Celebrating Seventy Years Of NASCAR With The 1983 Busch Clash!

Seventy years ago today, NASCAR formed in the Ebony Bar at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida. Having drawn from it’s roots in liquor bootlegging in the south, and being led by a...

Rough Starts: A 1972 Pinto And 1977 Mustang II Together In A Cheap Car Package Deal

Going out on a limb here: finding two project cars that are both reasonably close to driver level machines for $1800 in a package deal is a pretty decent find, especially when you are talking about...

BangShift Question Of The Day: How Many Uses Can You Come Up With For An Old Limo?

It’s weird to me, how quickly a limousine goes from being the car you want to be seen in to being the car you never want to be near. It seems to happen in the blink of an eye. Maybe it’s...

Hot Rod Haulers! Place Your Bets Between The 1UZ-Powered Flatbed And the 1JZ-Powered Van!

A Toyota HiAce flatbed truck and a Mitsubishi L300 van. I’ll take “Vehicles You’d Never See On A Dragstrip” for a thousand, Alex. Small, compact utility vehicles from Japan...

Treat It Like A Rental: Watch As This 1995 Buick Century Takes Every Ounce Of Abuse Thrown At It!

It’s an automotive cockroach. The Buick Century, the one made between 1982 and 1996, might be proof that at some point in time GM actually did try to make a good front-driver car for the 1980s....

Raven Imperial: Cleanup And Early Wiring Work, Because Masochism Is Easy

With the 360 sitting at a machine shop waiting in line to get it’s camshaft bearings installed, there was absolutely no reason to not get to work on the other sections of the 1983 Imperial...

This 1970 Dodge Super Bee Is The Mopar Anthesis – No Bright Colors? No Hemi? What Gives?

Chrysler Corporation in 1970 must have just been one gigantic party. The commercials were racy, the colors were so vivid that a few shades glowed in the dark, the power fountain was at full kill...

Hell Charger: See The Story On The Live-Action Ghost Rider Build Here!

The 1969 Dodge Charger, once again. Do you think that anybody in Auburn Hills could have even come close to grasping just how much of a legend this car would become? They had no clue, I’m sure...

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The Classiest Viper: How A 1948 Chrysler Town And Country Can Be BangShift-Worthy

One of a precious few pre-1950 vehicles that always seems to grab my attention by the short bits every time I see one, the Chrysler Town and Country woody convertible is a genuinely stunning vehicle,...

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BangShift Project Files: A 1966 Ford F-250 That Is Being Blown Apart For A Fresh Build!

Working to the point where you can retire is the ultimate goal, isn’t it? You’ve squirreled away your hard-earned money, put in your dues and now you’ve got plenty of time to sit...

The Ultimate Road Trip? This Guy Drove Over 20,000 Miles In A TVR Chimera To Hit The Most Northern And Southern Pubs!

Sometimes you hop in the car and take off with no destination in mind…you just drive for the hell of it, stopping at places along the way and generally enjoying the trip, not caring about the...

Money No Object: You Know You Need An AMC Javelin Highway Patrol Car In Your Life!

Everybody remembers the Mustang SSP. A few might have seen a Camaro B4C, with a lightbar and everything. If you lived in California, you might have seen one of the Camaro Z28s that the CHP was...

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Morning Symphony: Retired Rally Cars On Snow! Watch As A Ford Focus RS, Ford Fiesta WRC And Peugeot 206 Go Play!

There are still a few weeks left of winter to deal with. That means that even though I’m looking at beautiful temperatures and sunny skies for the next couple of days around BangShift Mid-West,...

Daily-Driver Street Sweeper? Check Out This 455-Swapped 1980 Pontiac Trans Am!

As I settled into another round of Craigslist hunting, I realized that I’ve been caring more about the budget protocols that the Rough Start hunts have been about than finding some decent rides...