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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Another 3/30 Celebration: The Dodge 330, Ma Mopar’s Plain-Jane Sucker Punch!

Elsewhere today, you will find that Brian has put up his engine tribute for 3/30, which features units from Oldsmobile, DeSoto and the Ford 5.4L unit of late. Good selections, for sure, but 3/30...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die) by Joe Diffie (1993)

Another day passes, another day that might very well feel wasted sitting at home. The world seems to have been up-ended over the last few weeks. In the thirty-six years that I’ve stood on this...

Flying Blind: Do You Really Need All Of The Information On This 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS?

I don’t know about you, readers, but when I’m looking at cars that are up for sale or for auction, there are things I’d like to know so that I can make an informed decision about...

Early Harvest: Mining The Ultimate Parts Donor Ford Made For A Mustang Build

If you think my slightly irrational hatred of the Ford Granada and it’s twin Mercury Monarch is a bit over the edge, wait until we talk about their upscale sibling, the Lincoln Versailles. All...

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BangShift Top 11: NASCAR Meets Gaming, How That Could Become Really Fun To Watch!

NASCAR has figured out that video games can be something worth mining for gold. Since racing in person isn’t going to happen for quite some time, several drivers went onto what has been dubbed...

Random Car Review: The 1969 Dodge Yellow Jacket and 1970 Diamante Concept Car

in 1969 it was a good time to work for Dodge. Essentially, the entire work mantra was “anything goes, so long as it sells”, and they were having one hell of a party doing it. The B-body...

Building The Widelux: How To Widen And Stretch A 1978 Toyota Before Force-Feeding It A Powerstroke!

One of the most arresting vehicles that rolled into the first Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest last year was “Fat Erik” Stacey’s 1978 Toyota Hilux. It took a split-second before my...

Anti-Camry: 1994 Toyota Mark II – Anyone Need A Four-Door Supra?

One of the most notable cars of the 1990s is the Toyota Camry, for better or for worse. They were about as exciting as vanilla pudding on a Tuesday while watching Wheel of Fortune before you went to...

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On This Day In History: The Sunbeam 1000 HP Cracks The 200 MPH Barrier At Daytona!

(Lead photo: BBC) For the life of me, I’ve never understood why places like Daytona Beach and the Pendine Sands were the first places chosen to run a land-speed attempt. In the early days of...

Classic YouTube: 440-Powered Dodge Intrepid Scratching The Tires A Little!

If the day ever comes that I find myself in possession of a winning lottery ticket that is of a substantial amount, I will be doing one of these builds, just for the freak factor alone. It’s...

Hobby Fast Forward: The Restoration Of A Mitsubishi Four-Cylinder

Did you build model kits growing up as a kid? Did you ever get that see-through “Visible V8” kit? I begged, I pleaded, and I never saw it. Instead, I held flashlights and fetched...

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Underwater Treasure Hunting: Pulling A 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Out Of A River After 40 Years!

What’s the quickest and most sure-fire way to guarantee that nobody is going to come looking for a car that you never want to see the light of day again? You sink it. Don’t ask how I know...

Hide In The Boondocks Or The Backcountry In This 1968 Jeep M715!

Boy oh boy, these are some strange days we live in, right? Kind of makes you want to just pack up a bug-out bag and head out to the furthest point away from humanity and proceed to shelter in place...

Alternate Reality: What Would A Front-Engined C8 Corvette Look Like?

The C8 Corvette is the biggest shift in Corvette design since the C4 appeared in 1984, one year late and radically different from the long-in-the-tooth C3 design that had made the transition from...

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