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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Bulldog: Get Some In-Depth Eyes On The 2,800 Horsepower Aston Martin Virage

Is it possible to be an Aston Martin fan and not mention a certain British spy who can do no wrong whatsoever? I sure hope so, otherwise I’m screwed. Frankly, James Bond doesn’t mean...

Classic YouTube: A 1200HP, Twin-Engined, Twin-Turbo AWD Pontiac Grand Prix That Runs The Quarter In The Nines

I didnt even look at the title of the video, but it looked promising enough: a late-1990s Pontiac Grand Prix GTP with some cheapie aftermarket taillights, a plastic vent-looking thing on the rear...

Unveiled: 2022 GMC HUMMER EV

The Hummer brand died the death of a pariah. Initially welcomed as the swollen, badass Army surplus monster that Arnold Schwarzenegger fell deep in love with, by the time of the 2008 recession...

Morning Symphony: Launching The B-1B Lancer With The Candles Lit

The B-52 is probably going to outlive it by at least twenty years. The B-2 Spirit was ten times as radical and who knows how much more expensive to produce and upkeep. But if you’ve never, ever...

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5.9L Of Concentrated Rage: Get A Closer Look At the SSC Tuatara’s Powerplant!

4.125 inch bore. 3.375 inch stroke. 360.8 inches. 1,750 horsepower. Every Chrysler fan on Earth is going to be grinding their teeth knowing that an engine that size can do some amazing...

Money No Object: 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Packing 627 Horsepower LSA Swap

We love it. Absolutely, unabashedly adore it. The LSA is a screamer of an engine, the mill that made the Cadillac CTS-V wicked and saw the Holden VF GTS rage. It’s got plenty of guts without...

The Final Word: Take A Quick Look At The Art Of The Crash Barrier

Nobody ever wants to have to have the opportunity to thank a crash barrier for doing it’s job…because if that has occurred, it’s already a pretty messed-up day. When control is...

Gone, Baby, Gone: Ride Along On The SSC Tuatara’s 331 MPH Record-Setting Run In Nevada

331 MPH. I want to put this into perspective. The fastest I’ve ever been in a car I’ve personally owned with a known measurement is 130.287 in Angry Grandpa at Wilmington in 2015. The...

Shop Of Dreams: Uncle Tony Meets The Hot Rod Hoarder’s Collection!

Tommy Lee Byrd has been a friend of BangShift.com for years. His calm, pleasant demeanor belies the gearhead that he is. The dude will get close to the action as a photographer (he was standing right...

American Alternative: Reflect On The AMC Pacer, The Car That Tried It’s Best

My stepfather is the kind of man that makes most people nervous. He looks like he’s ready for violence at any point in time. His voice goes from quiet and deadly to death metal at full volume...

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Checks And Balances: Now The YouTubers Are Checking On Each Other’s Projects!

Ever since he evicted a possum off of the engine of a Fiat roadster nobody cared about until he got the keys, Kevin has been a man after junk cars. He might have trumped me in the amount of...

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Metal Shop Rules: Building Mini-Tubs For The Valiant Wagon

Is it still 2020? Yep, it is. Masks, pandemics, lockdowns, restrictions and all. While many of us feel like Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day” at this point in time, the positive is that...

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Historical Footage: Ford’s Battle Tactics For Dealing With The 1965 Corvair…These Guys Were Going For The Throat!

By the time the second-generation Corvair was being prepared for sale, Ford’s Mustang had proven to be a runaway hit of historical proportions. General Motors knew just how deep in trouble they...

Metal Flake, It’s Gr-r-r-r-eat! More Airbrushing Work On The Boogie Van!

If it is done right, it looks like good hard candy, with a shine deep enough to convince you that you can swim in it. there’s shadowing, there’s symmetry, there’s a delicate touch...

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