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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Embrace The Modern: Uncle Tony Deep-Dives The Third-Gen Hemi

When I first started hanging around Tony DeFeo, naturally I couldn’t wait for him to experience the Angry Grandpa Chrysler. This is the guy whose printed words were legend, whose presence on...

MORE: ENGINES, Videos

Rough Start: 1978 Dodge Magnum XE – The Last Gasp Of The Muscle Charger

Looking at the title, I’m sure that many of you quickly got that look on your face that precludes you diving into the comments section with, “What in the hell are you talking...

This Day In History: The Isle Of Man TT Race Is First Run In 1907

Among the fallouts that occurred on the inaugural Isle of Man TT race, held on May 28, 1907, Jack Marshall fell off of his Triumph, Frank Applebee, Jr. had a tire puncture, Stanley Webb’s...

Surprise, MF! Rear-Engined Integra With A Turbocharged V6 In Texas!

Okay, let’s think about something for a moment: If you’re playing the game out in the wild, “going for broke” usually means you’re boosting an engine to the moon, or...

Yeah, We Made A Flying Saucer: The Avro Canada VZ-9 Avrocar Prototype

Have you ever dealt with one of those real-deal tinfoil hat types that believes without a doubt that we’re holding aliens hostage somewhere in New Mexico, and that we’re...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s Your JDM Ride Of Choice?

It was easy to talk crap about Eclipses, CRXs and just about any thing that looked like it was a background car from an early Fast and Furious movie, but over the years, I’ve developed an...

Random Car Review: 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 – The Half-Assed Homologation Special

By the time the ax fell in 2009, Pontiac was a mess, known best for bringing in plastic body cladding by the tons and the Aztek. It was quite a fall from grace for the brand that also brought out the...

Buick V6 Build Part 1: The Teardown Of A Worn Used Engine For A Performance Build

I’ve made a little money here and there in some extra-curricular activities that we do not officially condone here, and by far and wide the most winning engine out of that history was a 231...

MORE: ENGINES, Videos

BangShift Mobile Command Unit? This 2019 Ford Transit Limo Bus Looks Ideal!

I’m not going to let the idea of a BangShift Mobile Command Unit go. The idea of packing up our gear into something big enough for us to sleep in and mobile enough to travel in just makes sense...

MORE: eBay Find, FORD

Random Car Review: 1994 GMC Suburban by Lingenfelter: Would 605 Cubic Inches Please You, Sir?

(Lead and engine photos: Aaron Kiley/Car and Driver) 1994…what a year. Music, news, world events…way too much to dive into without going off on thousands of tangents, so let’s stick...

MORE: CHEVY, TRUCKS

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Is The Dumbest Thing A Dealership Has Ever Told You?

If I have to choose between dealing with a dealership over the acquisition of a car and being sodomized with a cactus, I’m going to recommend the teddy bear cholla and ask that you don’t...

Night At The Museum, Part 2: More In-Depth Looks From The Petersen Museum

The experience of having a museum all to yourself, nobody around, no security to whisk you away, that’s a dream come true for a car geek. It should be, anyways. We love seeing cars in action,...

Driving Road Slapfight: Can Lohnes Find A Better Driving Road Than The White Spar Section Of Highway 89 In Arizona?

Since the driving movie argument was one-sided, I’m claiming victory. Brian had plenty of time to come up with a challenger to Vanishing Point and Death Proof, and failed. Hallelujah, a...

Random Car Review: The Hagan/Felton 1982 Chevrolet Camaro LeMans GTO Racer

When an American car heads to LeMans, eyes are watching, and it’s because it appears that anyone who seriously takes on the Circuit de la Sarthe is deadly serious about the task at hand. Think...