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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Went For Broke: Lost Footage Of Finnegan Going All-Out At The Freedom Factory Video Shoot

One of the biggest deals of 2020 that doesn’t have the word “pandemic” attached to it came right at the beginning of the year, when Garrett Mitchell (read: Cleetus McFarland)...

Laying Down Laps: Daddy Dave Working Through Pro Street At The Throwdown In T-Town

T.V. show or not, fame or not, Dave Comstock is one bad son of a bitch when it comes to being the guy in the car on the starting line. Whenever he rolls “Goliath 2.0” onto the line,...

Flight At The Museum: Get A Mini-Drone Perspective Of The Mercedes-Benz Museum In Stuttgart!

Feel like traveling to Germany anytime soon to check out the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart anytime soon? Well…we don’t have to tell you how likely that is, do we?Yeah, we know, things...

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Rough Start: Go For A Stretch With This 1994 Cadillac Fleetwood!

Thanks to COVID-19, a lot of businesses are packing it in due to a sudden, sharp lack of demand in services. Don’t believe me? Hertz has gone bankrupt. Yeah, that’s right, the land of...

Your Excuse To Go Home And Drink: LS Fest West Has Been Cancelled

Yeah, we know that events are finally starting to happen, places are finally starting to open up, and that it appears that a corner might have been turned in the royal cluster-…well, you know...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Was Your Last Impulse Purchase For The Hobby?

Shortly after I woke up yesterday, I was texting with Luke from Thunderhead 289 over his latest acquisition, a big-bumper Ford Maverick four-door that someone went straight to the low-buck nuclear...

Morning Symphony: Renault Laguna BTCC Cars In Action

During my travels through Ireland and Scotland , the Renault Laguna had to be the one car that caught my eye. Don’t use that as a judging point, now…what little hands-on knowledge I have...

Independence Chevelle: Getting Started On Something Resembling Safety For The Build!

Okay…we’ve established that the 1972 Chevrolet Malibu that Vice Grip Garage has started calling “Independence” was sketchy…no, it was “Holy f*ck, man, are you...

Morning Symphony: Rockcrawling Around Calico, California’s Odessa Duran Loop Trail

Few phrases make an Army soldier cringe harder than “We’re going to NTC”. The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California is infamous among the ranks for several things: zero...

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Historic Footage: 1979 Talladega 500, With Lee Petty In The Booth!

If you have never experienced a Southern summer day, you won’t be able to quite grasp the important aspect of the 1979 Talladega 500, so let’s explain that real quick. The air is hot...

Classic YouTube: Thrashing Angry Grandpa During A Michelin Track-X Day At NCM Motorsports Park

Since this spring has been reduced to “get to work on the projects since there’s nothing else to do”, I’ve taken a bit of a critical eye of the fleet at BangShift Mid-West....

Rough Start: Go Big With A 1974 Dodge D-500 And Give The Old Farm Truck A Fair Shake

The Mopar itch is never too far from this soul, it seems. I might be up to the elbows in Ford products right now but there’s still a part of me that is dying inside for an older Chrysler ride...

Money No Object: The Period-Correct Pro Stock Dodge Challenger

With every barn I get invited to scope out, every garage I’m invited into, every story of “you gotta go check out what this guy has” that I hear, I always pray for a scene like...

Smooth And Stately: Experiencing A Toyota Century As The Businessman’s Brougham

Three years ago, while checking out some JDM imports at Roadtrip Motorcars in Kentucky, I got the chance to drive a Toyota Aristo…what you are probably more familiar with as a first-generation...

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