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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

The Luxury HMMWV: We Got Junkyard Digs To Revive A Diesel-Powered Buick!

Have you seen the joke passed around about how in forty or fifty years, nobody is going to be excited to open a barn door and find a Honda Civic? Yeah…I might hate the things, but I promise you...

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-Worthy News! This Week: Cat Thieves, Technoking And More!

Welcome to Spring! Flowers, trees, birds…allergies. Whatever…it’s another year and the season is already underway! So if you are just now crawling out to the garage and you...

The Nuclear Option: Now This Is How You Do A Shop Burnout!

I can’t wait to see the throngs of comments from people who are going to cry about abuse of an old Ford truck, or the wastefulness of a burnout, or who are going to yelp and complain about the...

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Morning Symphony: The Roaring HEMTT vs. The World!

Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck. Ten tons of all-American automotive clichés: it’s got a monster engine, a ton of power, it’ll haul just about anything your heart can desire, it...

Live, Damn You: Dragging An A-Body Oldsmobile Back To Life One Way Or Another

To see Part One of this Oldsmobile’s re-awakening, CLICK HERE! (Words: Jon Bunger) Where we left off on the world’s nastiest muscle car, new friends and over-excited YouTubers from Scott’s...

In Memoriam: Sabine Schmitz, Königin des Nürburgring

The moment you are dubbed the regent of something by the majority, you’ve made it. There is no questioning the respect, you have earned it. There is no doubt in your abilities, you have proved...

The Full Revival: What It Takes To Put This 1965 Ford Back On The Road For Daily Service

For the last few years, I’ve enjoyed a wide array of revival videos. It warms my heart to see the excitement and motivation that has struck many into digging some old vehicle out of the...

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Rough Start Fox Body: Transmission Work, New Quarter Windows…AND IT RUNS!

My last update on the Rough Start Fox Body Mustang was on January 20th, 2021. In that update, I highlighted that I painted the driver’s side fender because I was bored, plonked in new one-piece...

Morning Symphony: Carving Up The Road Like A Video Game With A Yamaha R1M

I’m a video game addict, an unrepentant one. I pretty much play only two types of games: racing games like Forza, Gran Turismo and Wreckfest…and Grand Theft Auto. I could spend days...

Project Great Pumpkin Mustang: Gauge Lights That Actually Light Up!

If you’ve been around BangShift a while…especially if you’ve been in the Forums for a long time…then you might have heard a running joke or two about my luck with gauge lights...

This 1985 AMC Eagle Might Be The Nicest One In The Country…And It’s Loaded, Too!

AMC Eagle wagons are a weird thing to me. On one hand, if you’ve seen one, you’ve pretty much seen them all: you have the same basic shape that first appeared as the AMC Hornet...

The Rodentia Hotel: Saving A 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass, But At What Cost?

(Words: Jon Bunger) If you’re going to revive a ‘71 Cutlass with an inch of mouse turds and hantavirus in it, it’s definitely not recommended to start in Kansas in the middle of June. The...

The Challenger Revival, The Final Episode – From Rusting Hulk To Dream Machine

We’ve showcased every single episode of Dylan McCool’s build of this 1973 Dodge Challenger, from a slime-covered shell that was sitting in the trees, long left to the elements, to what it...

Unhinged: The Honda Prelude, The Car I Learned To Not Hate

Growing up, I knew that I loved loud, brash V8-powered things. I loved pickup trucks with glasspacks that sounded mighty. I loved musclecars and 1970s poser cruisers that were loud enough to get my...