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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

PRI Show 2018: The In, Out And About In The World Of Racing

(Photos: Chad Reynolds) Yes, we still have plenty to show you from the 2018 PRI Show. No, we’re not just messing around…it might be considerably smaller than the SEMA show in physical...

Asleep For 33 Years, Flooded, And Now Rescued – Stage One Of Junkyard Digs’ 1968 Pontiac LeMans

It’s heartbreaking to think that this car has been parked in the same spot for nearly as long as I’ve been alive and breathing on this planet. Right about the time I was celebrating my...

Morning Symphony: The Aston Martin Valkyrie’s Cosworth V-12 At 11,000 RPM

In the game of high-dollar exotics, hypercars, and the like nothing is off-limits. Work with whoever, build whatever, just make sure it’s gorgeous to a fault, beyond reproach for speed, and...

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Overkill: Twin LS4s Crammed Into An Acura RSX Should Be Fun!

What makes an ordinary, sane individual look at the project car they have going and mutter to themselves, “You know what? I know what this thing needs…another freaking engine. Yeah,...

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Dead: Suzuki Hayabusa, The World’s Fastest Production Motorcycle

For almost twenty years, one name has stood above the others in the sport bike world: Hayabusa. The name alone is the Japanese name for the peregrine falcon, a raptor that can easily hit 200 MPH in...

2018 PRI Show Coverage: Plenty Of Goodness From The Show Floor At Indy

(Photos: Chad Reynolds) We are back with more coverage from the PRI Show in Indianapolis. PRI is, in short, SEMA with all of the gingerbread, wheel companies, and brodozers left out in the cold....

Money No Object: One Bad, Black Goat – This 1971 Pontiac GTO Is Sublime!

It’s no Tri-Power car, it isn’t a Judge, and it isn’t a even the “right year” for the GTO, whether you believe that’s 1964, 1967, 1969 or 1970. It’s not 100%...

The Bumper Doesn’t Count As A Wheelie Bar! This Nitrous Small-Block Malibu Launches Hard!

The first time your racing machine tries to make the move from horizontal to vertical and nearly succeeds is the point where wheelie bars should really be considered. You can be forgiven if...

Cheap Racing LUV: Broke Bastard Garage Is Building A Chevrolet LUV For The Zip-Tie Drags!

If you didn’t know, Chevrolet LUV pickup trucks are a strange little kink around BangShift. Chad’s son Cole is building a monster out of one and I’ve got a pretty strong history...

Final Pomona Swap Meet Of 2018: Western Metal Rust-Belters Can Only Dream Of

Recently, I saw a comment about how looking at the cars that filled up the lots at the Pomona Swap Meet qualified as “cheating” because it’s desert metal. Just to make sure I...

Rough Start: Another Clean Oldsmobile Omega? Hey, It’s Christmas…Treat Yourself!

Five thousand dollars…that’s the entirety of the budget that the Rough Start series gets to work with. That’s not purchase price of the car, that’s the entire budget to start...

Thunderstruck: Cleetus’ Auction Corvette Has One Hell Of A Backstory! Hear How The Truck-Engined C6 Came To Be!

Every car has a story. Someone built it, someone bought it as a brand-new car and from the moment it rolled out of the dealership, the chapters unfold. Some cars have nice, boring lives of just...

Monday Shopper: 1969 427 4-Speed Chevrolet Biscayne – The Blue-Collar Bar Fighter

I will never get sick of 427-powered Chevrolet Biscaynes because I love the premise on which they were built. The Biscayne was the lightest version of the full-size Chevrolet you could order and...

Playing With Yourself: Watch As The Hoonigans Play Forza Horizons 4 With Their Own Cars!

I don’t know about you, but if my car ever made it into a videogame, I’d lose my mind waiting for the first chance to test out moves that I’d never, ever attempt in real life....

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