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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Classic YouTube: The Burndown Battle Of The Rotaries!

Some guys play checkers, others play chess. For some, the moves are simple: burnout, stage one, stage two, and go when your right foot and brain are in sync with the bulbs on the Christmas tree. Nail...

Rough Start: 1967 Ford Thunderbird – Personal Luxury, Before Brougham

I can still picture it now: brown, flat tire, shattered glass bits on the carpet, with no hope of ever running again. But it was overall complete and nobody was there to tell me why it wasn’t a...

Grape Warhead: Mazda MX-3 With Dual Engines Because…Eh, Why The Hell Not!

Front-wheel-drive is wrong-wheel-drive. We know this. We have them, and outside of daily-driver status, we aren’t on board. And I speak about that from a performance perspective…you can...

Abe’s Babe: Listen To This Group A Mustang Flex It’s Muscles!

We can’t say for certain, but we’re pretty sure that a Fox-body Mustang in New Zealand is like watching a Ferrari drive through downtown Des Moines, Iowa on a Tuesday...

Bridging The Gap: This 1971 Plymouth Satellite Wagon Blends Muscle Car And Family Car Beautifully

When I was working in the yard, we tore down and ultimately scrapped out a Chevy Kingswood station wagon simply because it had a big-block under the hood. Any say I would’ve had in the matter...

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Nine-Second Taurus: The Blue Turd Just Keeps Getting Faster And Faster!

A nine-second 1995 Ford Taurus. Are you kidding me right now? These things were family schleppers, second cars for what seemed like the longest time, street-beaters that were barely given a second...

Money No Object: 1987 Buick Regal Turbo-T – Hide In Plain Sight

You know the look: black paint, black trim, black bumpers, and the badges on the front fenders that told you what you already knew about this Buick: “Grand National”. In GM’s 1980s...

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Classic YouTube: Tyler Casebier’s 2007 Blast Up Pikes Peak

Super Stock Car at Pikes Peak was a dream class: As long as it looked like a street-going vehicle, have at it, boys. This is where you saw basic, stripped-down machines show up and show off....

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Would It Take For You To Turn Traitor?

Dodge has a promotion where they will take $10 off of MSRP for every horsepower you acquire at the moment. That’s nice. Chevrolet has a promotion, too: $2,500 cash allowance for the owners of...

Double-Dog Dare You: Who Will Put This 1968 Chevelle Stocker Onto The Streets?

It’s louder than a cannon shot. It’s rowdier than a redneck on fifty-cent beer night at the bar. And it’ll get you pulled over faster than you could utter the words, “What...

Bath Time: Scrubbing Down A Mercedes That Hasn’t Seen The Sun Since 1982!

Have you ever seen one of those “ultimately satisfying” videos on YouTube, where everything that goes on…every noise, every action…leaves you feeling oddly good? It’s...

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Your Moment Of Zen: Lead Welding Techniques – Proposition 65 Be Damned!

“Lead Sled.” The term pre-dates Bondo, pre-dates easy bodywork altogether. You didn’t just pop a dent out, fill in the low spots with mud, and sand until things looked right....

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Scary Art: Watch Steven Odendaal’s High-Side Save From The Czech MotoGp Race!

As a general rule of thumb, when you high-side a sport bike, you are going to become the human equivalent of the rock flinging out of Bart Simpson’s slingshot. That’s it, the end, start...

Gravel King: Watch This Porsche 911 Safari-Style Build Get Worked Out On A Dry Lake!

Porsche’s 911 is iconic. It’s a sports car that many, many people strive to drive or own at some point in their lifetime. They see the classic Carreras, the whale-tails, the Widowmakers,...

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