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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Car Craft Summer Nationals 2017: Our Second Round Of Photos From Friday!

You will hear a couple of recurring themes regarding the Car Craft Summer Nationals show at Beech Bend: variety, inclusiveness, and action. The action is a no-brainer: between the dragstrip and the...

Morning Symphony: Hear The New Twin-Turbo V6 Going Into Holden’s Supercar Racers!

Notice the word, “Supercars”. See anything missing? Yep…the “V8” part that Americans became so familiar with and that Australians seemed to outright cherish. With the...

Car Craft Summer Nationals 2017 Gallery: Big Tires And Blowers At Beech Bend!

If you are confusing the Car Craft Summer Nationals with the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals that are usually held in DuQuoin, Illinois, don’t feel too bad…I had to keep reminding...

Rough Start: Going For The Unbeaten Path In A Mercury Montego

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.  -“The Road Not Taken”, Robert Frost. The road not taken. The direction not...

Morning Symphony: The Glorious Noise Of Throwing The Hot Rod Around By The Collar!

As you wake up and check out the news feed, yours truly will be checking out a new show at Beech Bend Raceway: the Car Craft Summer Nationals are rolling into town, and I’ve already seen some...

McTaggart’s Folly: This 1987 Chrysler LeBaron Pro Street Build Just Might Put Him Over The Edge

That’s it, eBay is the devil, and tonight the master of trickery has pulled up his “Temptation” file and has selected one for yours truly. We all have our bucket list cars, and one...

The Farmer’s Hobby: Watch This Ford Truck Get Down On The Strip In Georgia!

The old truck…the stories it could tell. From the day it was brought home, to all of the work that it put in to earn it’s keep, to the day when the wear and tear got to be too much to...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Leave Out All The Rest” By Linkin Park (2008)

As intertwined as music is to the lifestyle that we enjoy, whenever a staple musician leaves this earth, the feeling becomes more than just “another one gone”. Your mind goes back to...

Classic YouTube: Autocrossing A Cummins Ram, Because Physics Doesn’t Matter!

Ok, this one is for every diesel-bro I’ve ever met who keeps telling me that their souped up PowerStroke/Cummins/Duramax/whatever is better in the long run than owning a musclecar or a sports...

Just Like Popcorn, Right? The Slow Mo Guys Blow Off Airbags In Microwaves!

To date, over 100 million Takata airbag inflators are on a recall notice that stretches back to late 2014. Prior to that, there was the issue of high-powered inflators and children in the front seat,...

The Flyweight: This Toyota Corolla Is Proof That Even The Most Mundane Commuter Can Perform With The Right Parts!

Outside of the 1980s rear-drive versions popular in import tuner circles, the Toyota Corolla is one of the least-likely options out there for a race car. They were built to be commuter cars and were...

The Hidden Fox: This 1990 Ford Mustang 7-Up Special Was Hidden Where I Grew Up As A Kid!

Port Orchard, Washington is a sleepy little village on the Sinclair Inlet of Puget Sound. Growing up, it was where I “went to town”…I lived in Olalla, which is at least ten miles...

2018 Buick Regal GS: The Tri-Shield Give Performance Another Shot With A 310 Horsepower V6 And All-Wheel-Drive

(Photos: General Motors) Buick has a strange relationship with performance. For the most part, the brand hasn’t cared too much about it, instead focusing on being an upper-market kind of car...

Unhinged: Welding Lessons For The Resident Delinquent

There are certain skill sets needed to be a moderately capable wrench. You need to know the basics of how to take things apart and put them back together in the right order, the correct way. You need...

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