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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Woodward Dream Cruise Weekend 2017: Our First Gallery From Motor City!

We are on the ground once again in Pontiac, Michigan for the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise weekend! Why weekend? Simple…for a week leading up to the actual Dream Cruise on Saturday, there have...

Modern Street Hemi Shootout At Milan Dragway 2017: Where The Elephants Play, Part Two

It was painfully obvious halfway through the test and tune session that there was no escaping the inevitable: the rain was going to hit and it wasn’t going to be a quick deal. Even before the...

The Mud Down In T-Town? You Heard Right! Check Out Mega Truck Racing From Oklahoma!

You know the Throwdown in T-town well…Tulsa Raceway Park turns into a battleground as drag racers stack up against one another as our cameras bring you the action. But the strip isn’t all...

This 1988 Starion Is A Legit Badass! Watch As It Gets Run Through The Canyons!

Last year, while I was shooting in the Optima Alley at SEMA, this 1988 Mitsubishi Starion caught my eye. It belongs to John Lazorack, and I’m pretty sure I called it a Chrysler Conquest. I was...

Modern Street Hemi Shootout At Milan Dragway 2017: Where The Elephants Play, Part One

Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Conner Avenue, Telegraph Road…the road to a Mopar homecoming all meets up in the Detroit Metro area. Which makes the Modern Street Hemi Shootout series’...

To Innocent To Die: This 1984 Ford Mustang Is Sitting In A Copart Lot As A Donation!

Copart is where I go to see dead vehicles. Pure and simple. For years I’ve associated the site with the mangled remains of what was useful transportation. And in my off time, I occasionally...

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Project Angry Grandpa: The Second Round Of Work At BFNY Performance And Milan

When we last left our in-house project Chrysler action-wise, I had finished up running at ChallengerFest 8 and was pretty content with the performance of the big gold brick. It wasn’t running...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s The Strangest Thing You’ve Ever Seen Run The Quarter Mile?

For the most part, I’m not exactly surprised with what I see at a dragstrip. There’s cars that I’d love to drive, cars I’d love to own, pit vehicles, food stands, fuel, track...

Big Barge Movin’: This Old Chevy Can Romp Hard! Wait Until You See The In-Car Footage!

I love watching grudge racers at work. It’s like a poker game in the middle of the bar you probably should’ve stayed out of: if everything goes according to plan, someone walks out with a...

Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals 2017 Gallery: The Pedestrian And The Wicked

If there is one thing I really dig about the Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals, it’s that you get a chance to see the 1955-57 Chevrolet in just about any and every form under the sun, which is a...

Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals 2017 Gallery: What Is It About These Cars?

Throughout the whole of the Danchuk Tri-Five Nats, I’ve been working on one thought that won’t go away: ignoring “class models” (you know, the difference between a 150, 210...

Goodness Gracious: Brent Self Becomes A Comet At Outlaw Armageddon In Oklahoma!

Everything about this footage should have been the same as any other race: a Fox Mustang and a catfish Camaro line up next to each other on the strip at Thunder Valley in Oklahoma. It’s a...

Are You Going To Be At The Woodward Dream Cruise This Year? Stop By And Let This FCA Engineer Sketch Up Something For You!

Woodward is just a few days away, and as we saw last year, the cruise is going on longer than just the Saturday. But there are plenty of things going on during the week around to check out, and we...

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-Worthy News! This Week: A Leaf On Leaves?

Welcome to the August Rush. Chad, Daphne, Cole, and even the dog are out at Bonneville. Brian is also out on the salt, though he took a quick vacation to play announcer for the Roadkill Nights event...