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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Question Of The Day: What Is Going Through The Driver’s Mind, Right Now?

Between the last possible second where everything is still under control and good, and the moment where impacts are made and the chocolate has hit the fan, there is time. It’s often said that...

Money No Object: This 1993 Dodge Ram W350 Is Diesel Royalty, And Needs To Be Saved From Coal Rollers!

I don’t pretend to fully understand the culture of diesel performance folks. To me, a diesel pickup truck is a tool, a workhorse, something that I can load up, tow with, or anything along those...

Ride With Rhys Millen As He Rips Up Pikes Peak In His Time Attack Hyundai Genesis!

Let’s take a moment and appreciate two things that have our respect in full: Rhys Millen and Pikes Peak. Millen is a driver in the top-tier percentile. The man can make any task behind the...

Cruise-In Gallery: The JDRF Cruisin’ For A Cure Show At Bruster’s Ice Cream In Bowling Green

The JDRF Crusin’ For A Cure car show at Bruster’s in Bowling Green is one of those neat once-a-week gearhead get-togethers that brings out some of the more interesting metal in the...

The Ultimate Car Drive/Review: Running A Rally-Prepared Audi With The Owner In The Passenger Seat!

I don’t know about you, readers, but unless there is an outstanding reason for such an event to happen (like being drunk, in massive pain, or being dangerously tired) I find that being driven...

Unhinged: We Found A Stowaway On Board, Captain…

It’s a running joke within the family: I am a cat magnet. No, not that other kind of magnet, a cat magnet. There is something about me that felines simply gravitate to. I don’t know what...

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Take A Look At The Workhorse Kenworth C510s That Haul Road Trains In Australia!

Depending on where you live in the United States, you might see a semi-tractor hauling two trailers or even three smaller pup trailers out on the highways and Interstates. What you don’t see in...

Rough Start: This 1995 Buick Roadmaster Is Ready To Roadtrip!

When the General Motors B-body died at the end of the 1996 model year, people mourned the loss of the Chevrolet Caprice and the Impala SS. The Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser had died four years prior, and...

Meet The Weinerfleet: Big Or Small, There’s An Oscar Meyer Weiner-Vehicle For Them All!

It’s summer. Races, cruise-ins, shows and the like are taking place all over the country. Cars are out, people are enjoying the sun, and sooner or later, someone is going to either get hungry...

Unhinged: FCA Trademarks “Cuda” and “Atlantic”…New Cars Or Vaporware?

From an outsider’s perspective, the FCA fleet is in some sort of doldrums. The Ram pickup line has been the same since 2009. The Dodge Charger and Challenger have more or less taken the...

This Holden Gemini Is A Screamer! It’s Made Nearly 800 Horses To The Wheels, Now It’s A Drag Car!

Belive me or not, but the car below is related to a Chevrolet Chevette. That’s a Holden Gemini, a car only seen in the U.S. market as the “Buick Isuzu Opel” and only for a short...

Good, Cheap Fun: This Blown 454-powered 1978 Chevrolet Impala Looks Like A Good Time!

First, Chevrolet begat Impala. Then Chevrolet begat Chevelle. Then Chevelle swelled up to the size of a small oil tanker and Impala became a cruise liner. Then OPEC crises hit, big cars went out of...

Spin This: This Russian YouTuber Welded Three Ladas Together To Make One Giant Fidget Spinner!

Have you been inundated with the current “must-have” toy, the fidget spinner? It’s a bearing with a couple of weights at the end of the wings, or blades, or whatever you call them,...

Gonna Be Sore In The Morning: Watch As The “Buck Fever” John Deere Bounces Itself To Death!

The amount of forces present in a tractor pull pass is incredible…there might not be a replacement for being on the starting line of a dragstrip when two Top Fuelers launch, but I’ll...