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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Grandpa’s Sleeper: This 1987 Mercury Grand Marquis Coupe Combines Comfort And Muscle Into A Discreet Package!

I’m becoming quite fine with a new adjustment in my way of thinking about a car: comfort first, with performance a very, very close second for daily or highway use. As much as I want a...

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Rough Start: This 1992 Ford F-150 Flareside Is The Perfect First Car

The ideal first car for a brand new driver is a twenty-five year old Ford truck? Yes, it is. In this era of safety first, driving third, this Ford strikes a great balance of what a kid could want and...

Classic YouTube: The 1974 Bathurst Run Of John Goss And Kevin Bartlett

We may wax nostalgic about how NASCAR used to be in the 1970s, but compared to most other racing series, the circle track guys still have one major downfall compared to everybody else: they will not...

Morning Symphony: The Sound Of Tortured Slicks Under A Stomping Chevy C-10

It’s the sound that we know so well here at BangShift, given the amount of time we spend working the 1320. The noise when a highly strung drag machine goes from sitting perfectly still to when...

Watch As Dale, Jr. Takes A Few Laps In His Newest Race Car: Dale Sr.’s 1980 Rookie Season Monte Carlo!

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is packing up his career at the end of 2017. That’s no surprise…it’s been in the works, and was put on an accelerated path after he sat out most of 2016 due to...

BangShift Project Files: A 1955 Plymouth And A Vision…And A Thin Budget

1955 was a breakout year for the Chrysler Corporation. After living with the stodgy, upright shape that had been around since 1950 (and the reputation as a boring, milquetoast bit of kit to drive...

Copart Cadavers: The Flood Cars Are Coming After The Hurricanes, Like This Poor 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

It’s amazing to think that there are numerous lots throughout America holding thousands, if not tens of thousands…or even more maybe, who knows…of vehicles that are just sitting....

Compact, Roomy And Sporting…No, It’s Not The Newest Crossover, It’s This 1976 Pontiac Astre!

A couple of weeks ago, as I was cruising car lots, I got to talking with a salesman. He was bent on making a sale, and was the type that wasn’t going to take “no” for an answer. He...

The Rally Crash: The Story Of An Audi Quattro’s Destruction At The 2017 Prescott Rally

Let’s start this story off at the beginning. I’m friends with an interesting little lady named Riley Trout and her husband, Paul. I met them both while I was attending Embry-Riddle in...

The Restorations In Jay Leno’s Garage: Check Out What The Gearhead With The Chin Is Working On This Month!

We can’t help but enjoy the work that Jay Leno puts into the collector car hobby. He goes after the strange, the historically significant, the near-impossible restorations, and he documents the...

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Rough Start: It’s The Cadillac Of Ramp Trucks! This 1980 Seville Car Hauler Only Knows Work!

“Necessity is the mother of invention”. You need something and it doesn’t exist, you make something that will address your need. Simple, right? From the simple bed to shipyard...

Like Finding Bigfoot Hair: This Dodge Daytona Wing Is Purported To Be The 1970 Daytona Prototype’s Unit!

Chrysler legend and lore when it comes to the Musclecar Era is a strange thing. There is no mystery to where all eleven 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda convertibles wound up, but there are many...

It’s Only Kind Of A Nova: Regular Car Reviews Checks Out A Six-Cylinder, Powerglide Chevy II Nova

Mr. Regular of Regular Car Reviews likes his cars…well, regular. Nothing fancy, nothing showy, nothing high-end really. This is a guy who gets hot and bothered over a low-mileage Plymouth...

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Anti-Disco: This C3 Corvette Strip Terror Can Get Up And Get Down With It’s Own Soundtrack!

The C3 Corvette started out so strong, didn’t it? From the Mako Shark concepts to the 427-powered Stingrays, things looked great for the third generation of the sports car that America could...