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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Classic YouTube: Crash-Testing The NASCAR SAFER Barrier, Just To Make Sure It Worked

Racing cars crash every now and then. It’s just a fact supported by statistics. Nobody wants anybody hurt in a crash…not the driver, not the fans, nobody. Over the course of motorsports...

Slight Miscalculation: The Tough Truck Mustang Gets Friendly With The Wall At Buck Motorsports

Between 1979 and 1993, millions of Ford Mustangs rolled off of the assembly line. Millions. Their popularity hasn’t waned any, either…they are light, easy to modify, have an outstanding...

Classic YouTube: Watch As This Six-Second Camaro Gets Loose And Goes Spinning At Calder Park

Drag cars do not like going sideways at speed. Drag cars do not like doing donuts at speed…rather, at all. If a drag car gets too far sideways, there is a damn good chance that the tires will...

Supercharged Suicide: Adding A Blower To A Hot-Rodded Power Wheels

Behold, the blower. If turbochargers are the thinking man’s way of increasing the air in the cylinders on each stroke, and if nitrous is witchcraft, then the supercharger is the blunt-force...

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Ride With Peter Williamson During The 1980 Bathurst 1000 In The Small-Car Class: His Celica Against Ford Capris At 9,000 RPM!

Bathurst. The icon of Australian racing, now and then, with visions of drivers with almost no sense of self-preservation putting everything they have out on display for the fans. It is no wonder why...

Motorboatin’: Reviving the Mercury Marine 302 In The Crappy Boat!

A boat is like an RV in many ways. It’s a luxury that you strive to achieve, and the day you tow one home for the first time, you are over the moon. Life doesn’t get any better than that...

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The Lincoln Commander Cody Warned You About: Nine Seconds From A Turbo Coyote!

The Lincoln Mark VIII was a very unique car for the 1990s…it had it’s own platform that was loosely based on the MN-12 platform (Ford Thunderbird/Mercury Cougar), it was only a little bit...

Win A Car You’d Really Want: Holley Is Giving Away The 1966 Buick Special Convertible That Started Roadkill

Before the Roadkill web series was even a thing, there was a MT show called Hot Rod Unlimited. In one of those episodes, the genesis for the Roadkill theme of the early days was formed when...

Burn, Baby, Burn: Giving Horsepower Redemption To An Old Disco Vette

When the C3 Corvette hit the scene in 1968, horsepower was the drug and everybody was living it up. After the Mako Shark II and it’s reworked Manta Ray form had captured many people’s...

Your Second Chance: A 1976 Mercury Comet That Sells Itself Short – Wickedness Inside!

One of the more infamous vehicles to ever appear is the Ford Mustang II known as “Sudden Death”. There was no real way that Joe Ruggirello was ever going to hide the fact that he...

If You Can’t Be Good, Make It Look Good: This Ford Falcon XW Goes For The Sky At Sydney!

Going wheels-up does nothing for your dragstrip run except impress anybody who witnesses it…and possibly helps lighten the racing package after the driver proceeds to fill their shorts. This...

Classic YouTube: The Photo Finish Of The 2003 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 – .002 Separating Ricky Craven And Kurt Busch!

By the hair that sat on the front spoiler of his Pontiac, did Ricky Craven win the 2003 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 race. One of the two closest NASCAR finishes ever (Clint Bowyer and Jimmie Johnson,...

This Compilation Of High-Speed Vehicle Crash Testing Is Brutal! One Car Into Another At 200 KM/H!

When you were a kid playing with your Hot Wheels, did you ever simulate accidents? I sure as hell did. I had one car in particular, a Dodge Monaco cop car, that in my twisted little mind, was...

Bulldog: Get Some In-Depth Eyes On The 2,800 Horsepower Aston Martin Virage

Is it possible to be an Aston Martin fan and not mention a certain British spy who can do no wrong whatsoever? I sure hope so, otherwise I’m screwed. Frankly, James Bond doesn’t mean...