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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

K&N Spring Fling Million: Door Car Heaven In The Desert Sun

I said it on the live stream, and I’ll say it here: if I have to choose between dragsters and door cars, I’ll take door cars every single time. Nothing against rail jobs, but I find them...

Unhinged: Keep The Rivalries Alive And Good-Natured!

Automakers tend to be rather tame when it comes to advertising of the last twenty years or so. Instead of a hungry Pontiac Trans Am, we get a minivan that is trying to talk itself into your driveway....

K&N Spring Fling Million 2019: Hey, Buddy, Save Some Dragsters For The Rest Of Us!

I’m writing this while sitting in the tower as Round Two is moving through on Thursday afternoon. I want to point out one thing about the Spring Fling Million that is absolutely stunning in...

K&N Spring Fling Million: More Dragsters Than You Can Shake A Stick At!

Hundreds of cars. Well over five hundred race cars descended upon Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Wednesday to come slug it out at the Spring Fling Million, and they slugged it out all day long....

Oh, Boy: The 1994 Hydroplane Blowover Of The Oh Boy! Oberto Unlimited At Tri-Cities!

People like Mike Finnegan might disagree with me, but I genuinely do not understand the point of hauling ass on the water. A jet ski could be fun, sure…it’s the aquatic translation of a...

Tropical Storm Warning: Special Vehicle Engineering Is Releasing A Reborn GMC Syclone!

The Buick Grand National might have been the first monochromatic badass in black from General Motors, but it was not the last by a long shot. In fact, the next monster in the shadow’s cloak was...

Take A Closer Look At The DSE-Z Camaro, One Of The Baddest Third-Gens We Know!

If you don’t notice the customized logo that apes the IROC-Z lower door emblem, you’d just think that you are looking at a properly restored and slightly built third-generation Camaro. In...

Halfway There: This 1987 Oldsmobile 442 Can Polish Up Into A Beast!

I’m in Vegas for the Spring Fling Million event. I’m in the American Southwest…that means it’s time to look through the classifieds and see what is out there and available....

K&N Spring Fling Million: Now THIS Is How We Celebrate Spring Around Here!

Our first day at the Spring Fling Million event in Las Vegas was a wash, literally. Shortly after we got on the ground and started work, happy little clouds rolled over the Red Rock Canyon area and...

Morning Symphony: Mega Bertha – A Vauxhall Cavalier That Only Knows Rage!

Cavalier. How many of you immediately shuddered at that name? Don’t feel bad, I do too…I have some horrifying memories involving a white 1985 station wagon that perpetually smelled like...

K&N Spring Fling Million 2019: Our Photo Coverage Starts Now!

When BangShift invades Las Vegas for any reason, good times will be had and you know that screaming engines are part of the program! Chad and McTaggart are on the ground at Las Vegas Motor Speedway...

BangShift Test Drive: 2019 BMW M850i xDrive – GT Proper Or German Camaro?

This car has had bile thrown at it before I even got to write up this review. Big Money Wasted, Bavarian Manure Wagon, B-M-Trouble-U, and that’s before the horror stories of what the...

Happy Birthday To The BUFF! The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress First Flew On This Day In 1952!

April 15th, 1952 is a significant day for aviation. It is the day that the YB-52 prototype aircraft, the predecessor to the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber, first flew with A. “Tex”...

Monday Shopper: 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351 – When You Want To Mess With Everyone’s Head!

Ford had a surprise for everybody in 1971: the Mustang went into full “Fat Elvis” mode. The platform was more-or-less the same car that had been around since the beginning. Yes, the...