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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

K&N Spring Fling Million: Now THIS Is How We Celebrate Spring Around Here!

Our first day at the Spring Fling Million event in Las Vegas was a wash, literally. Shortly after we got on the ground and started work, happy little clouds rolled over the Red Rock Canyon area and...

Morning Symphony: Mega Bertha – A Vauxhall Cavalier That Only Knows Rage!

Cavalier. How many of you immediately shuddered at that name? Don’t feel bad, I do too…I have some horrifying memories involving a white 1985 station wagon that perpetually smelled like...

K&N Spring Fling Million 2019: Our Photo Coverage Starts Now!

When BangShift invades Las Vegas for any reason, good times will be had and you know that screaming engines are part of the program! Chad and McTaggart are on the ground at Las Vegas Motor Speedway...

BangShift Test Drive: 2019 BMW M850i xDrive – GT Proper Or German Camaro?

This car has had bile thrown at it before I even got to write up this review. Big Money Wasted, Bavarian Manure Wagon, B-M-Trouble-U, and that’s before the horror stories of what the...

Happy Birthday To The BUFF! The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress First Flew On This Day In 1952!

April 15th, 1952 is a significant day for aviation. It is the day that the YB-52 prototype aircraft, the predecessor to the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber, first flew with A. “Tex”...

Monday Shopper: 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351 – When You Want To Mess With Everyone’s Head!

Ford had a surprise for everybody in 1971: the Mustang went into full “Fat Elvis” mode. The platform was more-or-less the same car that had been around since the beginning. Yes, the...

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-Worthy News! This Week: The Usual Drama Du Jour! (That’s French, Too!)

It’s been a strange, busy week for us at BangShift. Chad’s getting down, dirty and greasy with his projects, I’ve been at OSCR VI, and Lohnes has been making his rounds and covering...

Rough Start: Why Not C4 Yourself? A Budget 1986 Corvette Track Car Is What You Need!

I can find plenty of Camaros, Monte Carlos, even El Caminos and their GM cousins at tracks across the country. C4 Corvettes, however, not so much. Why is that? How has America’s sports car...

Holley EFI Outlaw Street Car Reunion VI: When Qualifying Beats Eliminations – Our Last Gallery!

There is one certainty in western Kentucky: if it is spring, do not place bets on the weather if the forecast isn’t perfectly sunny for a week solid. Unfortunately, weather slammed the door on...

BangShift Question Of The Day: The Mid-Engined C8 Corvette…Are You Ready?

I want to start today’s Question of the Day with my own question: do you miss the days when there wasn’t sight or sound of the upcoming new model until the day the dealerships covered the...

The Honda Trail 70 Revival: Clearing Out The Fuel System And Seeing If It Will Run

I’m completely and utterly enamored with the revival of this 1972 Honda CT-70 Trail 70 motorcycle, mostly because I cut my teeth (and a few other body parts) riding one of these around on...

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The Big Bud Tractor Restoration: Paint, Paint And More Paint!

Paint jobs. Big money, big time sink, lots of preparation and materials needed on even the smallest jobs. I’ve had my hands on a few paint jobs, from taping and masking to some basic shooting....

Beater Blasters: Will Ten Grand And Two Craigslist Specials Turn Into Off-Road Racers?

In the white corner, sporting a 4.0L inline six cylinder that’s pissing coolant all over the place, a fender that’s being held on by a zip-tie and a prayer, and a rear-view mirror that...

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Holley EFI Outlaw Street Car Reunion VI: Pro Mod Paradise In The Green Fields

Cool temperatures, a great track that was gripping like a house cat with anxiety issues, and racers eager to bury the loud pedal. That equates to a fantastic day at the track, and when you are at a...