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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Classic YouTube: The NASCAR UPS Truck – Brembo Doesn’t Make Brakes Big Enough!

If I were to flip a coin between going to work as a service manager at a dealership or working as a delivery driver for UPS for the week, I’d simply start drinking. During the holiday season,...

Watch a Mi-26 Sling-load A Chinook Helicopter Like It’s A Toy

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook series of helicopters are big. The newest variant, the -47F, packs engines with 4,868 shaft horsepower and can cruise at 175mph with nine and a half tons of cargo aboard....

Anything Can Be A Racecar If You’re Brave Enough, Like This Chrysler Crossfire!

The Chrysler Crossfire…oh, lord, here we go. Where do you start, the Daimler-Chrysler merger, the fact that it’s a re-skinned Mercedes SLK that has one of the most unfortunate rear ends...

Please Shove An Engine Into This 1954 Nash And Make It Angry Again!

Every single time I see a car set up like this 1954 Nash Standard is, it’s at a dragstrip, it has a ton more power than what is even required for racing, and what will happen once the throttle...

Satellite Launch, Part 7: Enjoying The Fruits Of All Of That Labor

I’m genuinely jealous of Kevin and Luke’s summertime adventure. I was getting field updates as they worked. I was sent videos and pictures as things were going on. And with each video...

BangShift-Approved Tour Bus: The Foremost Terra Bus…Nothing Will Stop This Monster!

When Brian sent me a link saying that he found “the most BS approved vehicle manufacturer on Planet Earth” I will admit I had a moment of skepticism. BangShift has easily the widest...

Random Car Review: The Toyota 222D, A Stillborn Group B Rally Response From Toyota

We give lots of love to Group B rally cars here because they were, at the time, the pinnacle of engineering insanity, and because of homologation requirements, a certain amount of street-going...

Morning Symphony: A Very Angry Wide-Body Dodge Challenger!

Yeah, I saw this one at SEMA. You couldn’t miss that intercooler setup from a mile away, let along the fat tires at all four corners or the raised Demon-esque hood on it. This Challenger looked...

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Breadbox Bashing: Ride Along In A Minivan Demolition Derby!

In 1985, the minivan was all the rage. Families could get rid of the ancient battlewagon that seated nine in opulent vinyl luxury and instead opt into a front-drive, four-cylinder crate that would...

BangShift Top 11: The Ultimate Wrong Choices You Can Make, According To Everyone’s Opinion!

I first started checking out automotive forums online in the spring of 2000. Prior to that, all I ever really used the internet for was finding funny .wav files to keep on hand when my friends and I...

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Question Of The Day: What Used-Car Lot Refugee Would Make A Great One-Model Racing Series?

Used car lots plague the landscape across the country. I’m not talking the ones ran by dealerships…I’m talking “Honest Mike’s Used Car Emporium! No job? No credit? No...

Rough Start: 1970 Dodge Challenger – The Tired Old Soul

I could seriously just write, “Someone go save it, now, please.” And I would be satisfied knowing that someone has. I know that there is some serious rot on this 1970 Dodge Challenger, I...

Unhinged: World’s Fastest Christmas Tree…Because The Season Doesn’t Come Fast Enough?

There are few things in the world that will make me roll my eyes and sprout a headache faster than internet challenges. I hate this crap. It’s as bad as a chain letter…”Hey,...

Morning Symphony: V8 Diesels…From Screaming Detroits To The Big Mack, Which One Sounds Best To You?

For nearly a decade, two engines that you will hear in this compilation pretty much ruled my world: the GM/Detroit 6.2-6.5L series that every single HMMWV used, and the two-stroke Detroit Diesels...