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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

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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35th Anniversary: The Theatrical Trailer For John Carpenter’s “Christine”…She’ll Get You!

If you are a reader of this site and you know nothing of a 1958 Plymouth named Christine…you had better be young. December 9th marks the 35th anniversary of the release of John...

Unhinged: Remember, Old Toy Cars Can Always Be New Again

Remember the joy of opening up wrapped boxes on Christmas morning, hoping that you’d get some kind of car toy? Remember any you got over the years? I can think of some, can barely remember...

Rough Start: This 1979 Mercury Bobcat Is Minty Fresh! Can You Say “Autocrosser”?

The poor, maligned, and forgotten Mercury Bobcat. The Ford Pinto got the fame, good and bad, during it’s run. By comparison, the Bobcat was like the other sister…they were present, but...

Morning Symphony: The Highland Park Hummingbird In The Wintertime

FCA has done well in the horsepower war. They have a range that goes from sensible to seriously insane, have a lineup that includes a two-door, four-door, and an SUV wagon with 707 horsepower, trucks...