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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Go Green: 1977 Plymouth Fury Sport Suburban Station Wagon

I’m normally not one to get argumentative with anyone. I’m happier to keep my mouth shut, keep my judgements to myself, and move on. But I swear, if one more mouth-breather approaches me...

The Other Dodge Diesel: Get Close-Up With A Diesel-Powered 1978 Dodge D200!

Say “diesel Dodge” out loud, even at a whisper, and the fan boys come flowing out with yowls of Cummins this, roll coal that, and some absolutely ragged but absolutely brutal square-body...

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Too Quiet: 1981 Chevrolet Malibu 9C1 For Flying Under The Radar

I recently had a guy pull me to the side to tell me about how he saw a couple of supercars and a built Mustang GT500 ripping down the Interstate near where I live and that he probably saw a...

Classic YouTube: Watch As Theirry Neuville’s Rally Practice Gets Interrupted By A Tractor

When you’re running a WRC car at 10/10ths, the absolute last thing you want as a driver is a surprise. Your co-driver should be streaming out the pace notes and you need to concentrate 100% in...

Event Preview: Street Car Takeover Bowling Green

Drag racing…I’ve missed it. I’ve enjoyed the projects at home, I’ve enjoyed a relaxed travel schedule, and I fully understand why things are the way they are, but man, does it...

BangShift Tune-Up: Live In Studio Performance of “The Shadowing” by Orbit Culture (2020)

Ok, no poetry, no prose. I’m speaking directly to you, reader. I know that this year, to date, has been nothing short of an M. Night Shyamalan horror movie, with plot twist after plot twist...

Midget Of The Corn, Part 2: Putting The Engine In By Hand!

Not so long ago (a couple of weeks, in fact) I said that Kevin from Junkyard Digs is the YouTuber that almost refuses to take the easy way out. Why he does that, I don’t know…it’s...

MORE: ENGINES, Videos

Event Preview: 2020 Pro-Touring Truck Shootout at NCM Motorsports Park

When you think of Pro Touring, chances are that you think of first-gen Camaros like Mike DuSold’s, second-gen Camaros like Brian Finch’s, a fleet of late-model Corvettes, and one-off...

Classic YouTube: Ronnie Sox’s 1995 Crash At The IHRA Summernationals At U.S. 41 Dragway

Ronnie Sox needs no introduction here. The Sox and Martin cars instantly bring in images of red, white and blue Plymouths fitted with a four-speed manual and the man from North Carolina who could run...

No Means No: The Day That Tom Sykes’s Kawasaki Called It Quits

Ever have the kind of day that you regret waking up for? That was July 21st, 2013 for World Superbike rider Tom Sykes. The event was the eighth round of the World Superbike Championship, and was held...

Upper Class Trash: Vice Grip Garage Wakes Up A 1975 Ford Gran Torino Elite

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: when the special editions start coming out, you know that a manufacturer is desperate to get every last dime they can out of a platform before...

MORE: FORD, Videos

Still Tippin’: The Story Of The Slandering Of The Suzuki Samurai

It’s one of the strangest trends I’ve seen since I moved out to the midwest: just how many people not only appreciate small SUVs like Geo Trackers, Suzuki Vitaras and the like, but how...

Classic YouTube: Say “Nice To Meet You Too” To The Mustang II

“I have a ’65 Mustang and I don’t like what’s happening. They’re blowing them up. Why can’t you just leave a sports car small? I mean, you keep blowing them up and starting with another...

Childhood Dream Race: A Bunch Of YouTubers Brought Their Toys Out To Play!

I first drove a golf cart that wasn’t on a little asphalt track when I was seven. My younger brother had a friend that had a typical kart…you know, balloon tires and a Briggs and Stratton...