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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Would You Rather: Which One Of These Two Wheelstanding Sled Haulers Would You Take?

There is something to be said about a pickup truck that is so big that you simply can’t ignore it. A real pickup truck…steel body, interior, and all that, just standing a foot or more...

Scraping Nickels Together: Part Two Of Hoonigan’s Build & Battle Series!

Michael Cox and Blake Wilkey have had their hands full with their Build & Battle vehicles since the project to turn two thrashed SUV beaters began. With a total budget of $10,000, including the...

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Le Monstre: Get A Closer Look At A Renault R5 Turbo2 With Jay Leno!

It’s amazing how in-tune I was with cars as a very young child. By the age of four I could tell you that Ford Mavericks and Mercury Comets were very popular in Colorado Springs, and that half...

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Big Bud Restoration: It’s Finally Painted…Now, To Put The Tractor Back Together!

Just when I thought I had a point to argue about working on a heavy vehicle after owning that wretched sled that was the Cadillac limo, I had to go and look up the weight of a Big Bud 525/50 tractor:...

K&N Spring Fling Million: More Door Cars From The Monster Throw Down!

$375,000 for one day’s worth of hard work, perseverance and luck is a hell of a goal to shoot for, isn’t it? At the Spring Fling Million, there are many different prizes that can be won...

Money No Object: 1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV – Bring Me Back To Vegas

Whenever I’m in Las Vegas, I always feel like I’m in the wrong car. I bring a Monte Carlo SS, but I should be in a 1970 Monte Carlo SS454. I drive in a Mustang, but I should be in a black...

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K&N Spring Fling Million: Door Car Heaven In The Desert Sun

I said it on the live stream, and I’ll say it here: if I have to choose between dragsters and door cars, I’ll take door cars every single time. Nothing against rail jobs, but I find them...

Unhinged: Keep The Rivalries Alive And Good-Natured!

Automakers tend to be rather tame when it comes to advertising of the last twenty years or so. Instead of a hungry Pontiac Trans Am, we get a minivan that is trying to talk itself into your driveway....

K&N Spring Fling Million 2019: Hey, Buddy, Save Some Dragsters For The Rest Of Us!

I’m writing this while sitting in the tower as Round Two is moving through on Thursday afternoon. I want to point out one thing about the Spring Fling Million that is absolutely stunning in...

K&N Spring Fling Million: More Dragsters Than You Can Shake A Stick At!

Hundreds of cars. Well over five hundred race cars descended upon Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Wednesday to come slug it out at the Spring Fling Million, and they slugged it out all day long....

Oh, Boy: The 1994 Hydroplane Blowover Of The Oh Boy! Oberto Unlimited At Tri-Cities!

People like Mike Finnegan might disagree with me, but I genuinely do not understand the point of hauling ass on the water. A jet ski could be fun, sure…it’s the aquatic translation of a...

Tropical Storm Warning: Special Vehicle Engineering Is Releasing A Reborn GMC Syclone!

The Buick Grand National might have been the first monochromatic badass in black from General Motors, but it was not the last by a long shot. In fact, the next monster in the shadow’s cloak was...

Take A Closer Look At The DSE-Z Camaro, One Of The Baddest Third-Gens We Know!

If you don’t notice the customized logo that apes the IROC-Z lower door emblem, you’d just think that you are looking at a properly restored and slightly built third-generation Camaro. In...

Halfway There: This 1987 Oldsmobile 442 Can Polish Up Into A Beast!

I’m in Vegas for the Spring Fling Million event. I’m in the American Southwest…that means it’s time to look through the classifieds and see what is out there and available....