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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

One 3rd Gen Hemi, One StarQuest, Equals Greatness! Check Out This MoParty Build In The Works!

For some of our younger readers who might not have ever seen an “imported for DODGE” sticker, let’s explain: in 1970, Chrysler bought a 15% stake in Mitsubishi Motor Corporation and...

Memorial Day Memories: A Tribute To The OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, The Blood, Sweat And Years

On Friday, April 15th, 2016, 1-17 Cavary flew thirty OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed scout helicopters in a formation flight around Fort Bragg, North Carolina in a public thank you and farewell. When the...

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$1500 Beater Challenge: Cleetus And His Buddies Have A Good Ol’Fashioned Throwdown!

You can almost fully blame this on Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May: the cheap-car multi-challenge event. The concept is fantastic: You prove that you are smart with little money, you...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Are There Still Car-Related Family Activities That Can Be Done Without Someone Calling The Authorities?

Let’s set the scene for you: Nice, sunny day in late May, just a couple of puffy clouds in the sky. It’s late spring in Colorado Springs, the air is sweet, the mountains are gorgeous, and...

Unhinged: The Line Between The Bothered And The Botherer

I learned early on that it was best to get along with your neighbors instead of pissing them off. I wasn’t a little a-hole kid…the worst thing I did was usually raid the neighbor’s...

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A Piece Of Racing History: The Letter That Killed Group B Rally

Group B rally was¬†brutally fast, highly exciting, and exceptionally dangerous. Not because of the cars so much…there were many talented drivers who could wrangle these psychotic vehicles with...

Crazy Taxi: An Update On The Turbo 4200-Swapped Checker Marathon

The guys behind Fuel Injection Sucks have been dormant for a few weeks, and not for the reason you would expect. Yeah, being in the Northeast during the pandemic isn’t ideal, for sure, but the...

You’re Embarrassing Yourself: Tulsa, Oklahoma Is Thirsty For Tesla To Show Up

Over the last few weeks, Elon Musk has made it clear that he’s just about up to the brim with California’s rules and regulations, especially in the wake of COVID-19, where he has become...

Kenosha Street Sweeper: 1960 Rambler Cross Country Wagon

American Motors products always seemed to have a little bit of this and a little bit of that in their parts, in their design language, and in their attitudes. They built smaller economy-minded cars...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Engine Swap Were You Too Afraid To Try When You Were A Kid?

Hey, would you look at that…the oldest picture I have of any of my cars! In this picture you see three from back in the day. Front and center are two of my Olds Cutlasses, the green 1978 (then...

The Challenger Revival, Part 16: Finishing Up The Stance And Tending To Details

The devil is in the details, you were taught as a child. It was one thing to wash the car for attention, but did you just soap and water the car, or did you actually clean the wheels, scrub off the...

Classic YouTube: HEMTT Burnouts – Boredom And A Detroit Diesel Make For Some Downtime Fun

By far and wide the biggest vehicle I have driven to date is an Oshkosh HEMTT, in various forms. These 34 feet long, 20-ton 8×8 monsters are one of the most unsung workhorses of the military...

Kick The Pig: Stirring A Sitting 6.5L Diesel To Life In A Chevy 3500HD

You ever notice how you can pinpoint an engine just by it’s sound? A deep, almost rhythmic bassline with just a bit of pop to it sounds like a big-block Mopar at idle. That raspy rise through...

Unhinged: Does It Feel Like Project Rush? It Does To Me!

From the jump, let’s be honest: given what I do for work, the pandemic and the lockdowns were going to affect me differently than if I had any other job. I write from home most of the time....

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