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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Could The 2020 Dakar Rally Return To Africa? It Appears That It Is Being Considered!

In 2008, the Dakar Rally, which up unto that point had at least included Northern Africa if not entirely stayed within the borders of the continent, was cancelled due to fears of terrorist attacks...

To The Scrappers With Ya: Racing Wrecks From The Week Of Love!

I have a question: what the hell happened last week that caused all sorts of carnage in the racing world? Cupid’s arrows were designed to send love into a heart, not a Lada rally car directly...

Revenge Of The Fireturd! Hoonigan’s Craft-Store Turbo Project Returns!

When the thrashed and bashed third-gen Pontiac that Hoonigan slapped homemade turbos onto first made it’s appearance, many wondered if the guys were even trying anymore. Nevermind that they...

What Aerodynamics?! Get A Closer Look At The LS-Swapped Winnebago!

What has the frontal area of a barn that got thrown by a tornado, looks like a cinder block with wheels and a two-Earth-toned graphic around the perimeter, and is enough to make worried mothers spool...

The RWD Coyote Fusion: Cagework And Reassembly Continue For The Drift Machine

One of the wilder builds we’re following is Matt Soppa’s 2016 Ford Fusion. Yeah, Fusion…you know, the four-door sedan that Ford claims they can’t sell if they were giving them...

How Would You Build It: 1977 Dodge Ramcharger SE

I love picking your brains on build ideas, readers. I’m stuck in my ways…I see a certain vehicle, I have a build plan ready to go. Maybe two if I’ve thought about it. But that...

King Of The Hammers After-Hours: You Thought The Event Itself Was Rowdy?

You want a little insight into what really got me to where I am today? You want an idea of the kind of events that molded me into the kind of automotive delinquent that can easily look at a car like...

The Wintertime Crawl: A Trek Through The Woods Of An Old Junkyard

There is something peaceful and serene about an old junkyard. I’m not talking something like an LKQ or anything like that, no. I mean an honest-to-God old yard, the kind that has been in...

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Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-Worthy News! This Week: Lots Of Randomness!

Oh, you have no idea how happy I am to write this week’s Scrapple…it means that the week is over! It means that I’ve endured a week of staying at home sick. It means that I’ve...

Rough Start: Another Chance At The Slope-Nosed Laguna NASCAR Clone

Good mid-1970s A-bodies aren’t going to be cheap much longer. Granted, the market has been slow to pick up on the Colonnade-era cars, but mark my words, the second that California bumps their...

Pro Mod Who? Tim Slavens’ Bomb Blast [email protected] MPH At Lights Out 10!

I’ve been asked why I’m not at Lights Out 10. Why wasn’t I at South Georgia Motorsports Park, where some no-joke wild racing has been going down? Why wasn’t I taking photos?...

Classic YouTube: Putting Earnhardt’s Monte Carlo Back Together Again At The 1997 Daytona 500

You aren’t just handed the term “legend”. You bust your ass for years on end and do extraordinary things to earn that title. Richard Petty is a legend for his win streak and overall...

Money No Object: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Greenbriar – Super Sports Wagon, Yes. Antarctic Blue? Close Enough.

You remember the scene from National Lampoon’s Vacation, don’t you? Clark and Rusty Griswold on the dealership lot, trying to figure out where Clark’s “Antartic Blue Super...

Go In-Depth With The “Tri 5 By Fire” 1955 Chevy That Went Against Finnegan

He lost the race, he lost his beard, but in no manner does that mean that the “Tri 5 By Fire” 1955 Chevrolet owned by Jon Chase is a loser. Luck just bit him in the ass when the timing...