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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-Worthy News! This Week: A Real Life GTA Glitch!

What a week! We’ve had the last of the Holley Hot Rod Reunion galleries run through, we’ve seen Chad and Cole take on Rocky Mountain Race Week and walk away pretty much unscathed, and...

Counterattack: Chad Liked That Slammed Yukon, But This Pro Street Stepside Is More His Jam!

Chad’s tastes in cars and trucks is fairly simple and straightforward: GM, Camaro based for cars, square-body trucks, but anything can be looked at positively. For example, the two-door GMC...

Nice And Limber: Flexing Out The Suspension On An RTI Ramp

How many of you have tried to test the limits of suspension flex on a truck or SUV? I’ve done the articulation test on just about everything I’ve ever owned that had any semblance of...

Risky Investment: Would You Restore This Ratty 1970 Plymouth Superbird Or Would You Start Building It Up?

That beak. That wing. That shape that was meant to convey one meaning only, directly to Ford Motor Company: “Richard Petty is OUR driver, and you will pay dearly for your treachery.”...

Not Give An Inch: Watch The Battle For Third Place At The First WTCR Race At The Nurburgring!

Ah, touring car racing…close racing that can give NASCAR one hell of a run on both close, competitive racing and car-against-car, driver-against-driver violence. If there was ever a racing...

The Road Less Traveled: Take A Closer Look At The Larry Peternel Imperial Pro Stocker!

Robert Frost is one of America’s great poets, a man whose work with the written word became so much more than simple scribbles on paper. From the publishing of his first work, “My...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Would You Like The Upcoming, Hardcore Ford GT To Be?

So, let’s talk about the Ford GT for a minute. It’s been around for two years now, production is highly limited, Ford is very controlling about vehicle resales (ask John Cena and Mecum...

The Unloved: Will This Long-Parked Dodge Aspen Wake Up After Seventeen Years?

Getting to see Dylan McCool’s 1969 Dodge Charger on Power Tour this year left me feeling proud…for no real reason, really, except that I was happy to see the progress that he has made,...

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Holley Hot Rod Reunion 2019: CACKLEFEST! Our Final Gallery From The Gathering In Kentucky

The races are done, the sun has disappeared below the horizon, and there is a newfound heat in the air that hadn’t been there before. The silence is just about deafening. The crowds are packing...

Unhinged: When The Nannies Won’t Let You Have Any More Fun, Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned

You can refer to me as a dinosaur, a Luddite, or whatever else you wish to refer to me as, but from where I stand, anything that involves technology to save a human from the vehicle they are driving...

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Be The Party: Make Friends By Dragging This All-In-One Eldorado Around Wherever You Go!

1979-85 Cadillac Eldorados really don’t do it for me. They look like a huge version of Lee Iacocca’s fever dream, with a big grille, a notchback rear glass area, wire hubcaps, subdued...

Rocky Mountain Race Week 2019: Roadtripping Back To Colorado From Nebraska!

The rains are done, the strip has gone quiet in Nebraska and Chad and Cole are back in Colorado to wrap up the last bit of Rocky Mountain Race Week. They’ve been sending in photos when they get...

Fake It And Make It: Take A Closer Look At The Replica Mercedes That Deboss Garage Took On Power Tour!

So, some clarity behind what I do: I drove up to Sparta, Kentucky for the Kentucky Speedway stop of the 2019 Hot Rod Power Tour to get photos and to meet up with some of the YouTube creators that...

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Morning Symphony: This 1974 Chrysler Newport’s Mission In Life Is To Be Romped On!

Despite my efforts to convince anyone otherwise, it seems that I’m painted as a solid Mopar nut. Whatever…it’s not like I can’t look back on my history and deny that...