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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Monday Shopper: 1969 427 4-Speed Chevrolet Biscayne – The Blue-Collar Bar Fighter

I will never get sick of 427-powered Chevrolet Biscaynes because I love the premise on which they were built. The Biscayne was the lightest version of the full-size Chevrolet you could order and...

Playing With Yourself: Watch As The Hoonigans Play Forza Horizons 4 With Their Own Cars!

I don’t know about you, but if my car ever made it into a videogame, I’d lose my mind waiting for the first chance to test out moves that I’d never, ever attempt in real life....

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35th Anniversary: The Theatrical Trailer For John Carpenter’s “Christine”…She’ll Get You!

If you are a reader of this site and you know nothing of a 1958 Plymouth named Christine…you had better be young. December 9th marks the 35th anniversary of the release of John...

Unhinged: Remember, Old Toy Cars Can Always Be New Again

Remember the joy of opening up wrapped boxes on Christmas morning, hoping that you’d get some kind of car toy? Remember any you got over the years? I can think of some, can barely remember...

Rough Start: This 1979 Mercury Bobcat Is Minty Fresh! Can You Say “Autocrosser”?

The poor, maligned, and forgotten Mercury Bobcat. The Ford Pinto got the fame, good and bad, during it’s run. By comparison, the Bobcat was like the other sister…they were present, but...

Morning Symphony: The Highland Park Hummingbird In The Wintertime

FCA has done well in the horsepower war. They have a range that goes from sensible to seriously insane, have a lineup that includes a two-door, four-door, and an SUV wagon with 707 horsepower, trucks...

Goodbye Camaro, Hello EV Development: Al Oppenheimer Joins GM’s EV Program

Ever since 2007, the name Al Oppenheimer has been synonymous with Camaro. He’s been the driving force behind everything, from bringing the concept car to the dealership floor, to bringing out...

The Ball Rolls Downhill: Nissan To Be Charged With Former CEO Ghosn In Financial Misconduct Case

Ever since the arrest of Carlos Ghosn and Greg Kelly in Japan for financial misconduct, the scene among the three manufacturers that Ghosn had brought into an alliance – Nissan, Mitsubishi and...

The Small-Track Hit: Spectator Racing At New Smyrna Speedway Takes A Sacrifice

Spectator racing is one of those strange events that we aren’t sure if we approve of or not. Seeing a couple of ratty third-gen F-bodies try to outgun the other at a circle track in a spectator...

Military Truck Revival: Bringing A Kaiser Jeep Back To Life After A Long Nap

The Jeep Gladiator…good lord, if there was ever a tank of a pickup truck, the ones that Kaiser-Willys cranked out for the U.S. military were certainly fitting of the phrase. There are many good...

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Final Pomona Swap Meet Of 2018: It’s Christmas…Shouldn’t You Get Yourself A Gift?

There are carols, and tinsel, and little elves at the mall…holly and fruitcake and rum balls for them all. But you know what would really make you feel better about getting a box of socks for...

NCM Motorsports Park Signs 10-Year Deal With SCCA – Will Host The Tire Rack SCCA Time Trial Nationals!

It’s been great to see just how far NCM Motorsports Park has come since the day they opened back in 2014. We’ve enjoyed every lap we’ve made on the course, have had great times at...

From Civil Servant To Slammed Super-Rig: This 1955 Chevrolet COE Gets Worked Over

(Photo: Cobblestone Customs) Let’s see here: we have a Chevrolet truck that is slammed down to the ground, sporting a Duramax/Allison powertrain, on air. That’s got Chad’s...

Take Up Falconry: This 1967 Ford Falcon Looks Like A Rowdy Good Time

Everybody’s in Indianapolis for the PRI Show and I’m…not. I love the PRI Show, but after last year’s fun involving the Angry Grandpa Chrysler, a failed oil pressure sensor,...