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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

How To Build A Screw Tank, Part Two: Gearboxes And Chassis Creation!

Looking at Colin Furze, and knowing why the Internet knows this man’s name, you would think that it would be a bad idea to ask him to create a tank, right? Yeah. Don’t sweat that, he was...

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Money No Object: 1975 Pontiac Grand LeMans Safari – Do You Believe In Miracles?

16,274 miles on the odometer, and proudly boasted to be the original and true mileage of a 1975 station wagon that looks like it just rolled out of a paint shop. 99% of the time, we’d call...

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Homegrown Sea Monster: Check Out This Fully Functional Remote-Controlled Ekranoplan!

When the KM ekranoplan was discovered by spy photography in 1967, Western countries could not understand quite what they were looking at. The idea of a ground-effect craft, or ekranoplan, was not on...

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Yet Another Fix: Finnegan Gets Another Giant Truck…This Time A Six-Door Ford!

A couple of days ago I took a trip down to Nashville to a meet-up that Finnegan was hosting in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart. Yeah, it happened…a newly janky knee and all, I had no real...

Unhinged: The Thankless Work That Goes On Behind The Scenes

It’s race day. It’s show time. The gates open, the staff take your money, you sign the waiver. More staff assist in parking, show field setup. Technicians are on hand to check over the...

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Classic YouTube: Geoff Bodine and Dale Earnhardt Battling At Riverside In 1987

I’ll often say that NASCAR is missing personality. Drivers have to queue up to the sponsor’s wishes…they have to keep calm, be as polite as possible, show proper sportsmanship, and...

Rough Start: 1977 Dodge D100 – That Classic Bug Deflector Makes It!

How many of you remember when trucks looked just about exactly like this? The off-color camper shell with the big side glass. The handle behind the door. The single step. The stock wheels and tires...

Hot Garbage: 700 Horsepower Worth Of WTF On The Burnout Pad!

There is no shortage of “WTF?!” in this video. None whatsoever. The only thing that makes sense at first glance are the 1980s Camaro wheels on it. After that…center-steer with the...

Money No Object: 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 – Lady In Red

John Z. had a vision when it came to the sports car that would bear his name. He wanted sleek styling. He wanted the car to handle, to be the uncluttered vision that he felt he could do without the...

Archaeological Dig: Dragging A 1966 Shelby GT350H From It’s 40-Year Rest…In Ohio.

Excepting half a year in Pennsylvania when I was a very young child and a few scattered years in southern Illinois between birth and early grade school, most of my life has been spent well west of...

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Bolt-On Handling Improvements With Parts From Chris Alston’s Chassisworks!

Since when did “bolt-on” become some kind of bad thing? Would you like to simply unbolt a part, and bolt on something better in it’s place? I would…I have no shame in...

Well, This Sucks: The Outlaw Street Car Reunion VII Event at Beech Bend Has Been Cancelled

Even with everything that happened at last year’s Outlaw Street Car Reunion, from the usual roll-of-the-dice weather that western Kentucky threw at the racers to the whole timing system...

Big Brick: This 1975 Dodge Sportsman Is Proper Vanning…One Rolling Hotel Room, Sir!

As the threat of snow slinks away for another year, it’s time to start preparing for all of the fun that this year will bring. Travel season is already starting to hit BangShift as...

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Mixing It Up: Tons Of Turbo Terrors Drag Racing At Olavarria In Argentina

We’re into racing that occurs all over the world. Any type, anywhere. Doesn’t matter which continent, doesn’t matter what surface, doesn’t matter what kind of machine is used....