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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

The SRT-4 Powered MG Midget: Suspension Design And Engine Mockup

We’ve been following a couple of deep-work builds, like the Mongrel and Project Binky. We love that people are using YouTube to kind of document their work…you might not see every single...

Don’t Care, Hook It Up: Everything Can Be Hooked To A Pulling Sled!

You know what the beautiful part of the pulling sled? It doesn’t matter what you hook to it, there will be a crowd around waiting to see what happens next. It’s kind of a solid bet when a...

FCA Has Brought Back The Warlock – Needs More Hemi And More Stakebed!

Call me a little bit suspicious if you must, but there is something quite familiar about the newly introduced 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock. Obviously, the nameplate is a surprise…the Warlock...

Classic YouTube: Selling The AMC Gremlin Against The Volkswagen Beetle

By 1970, the competition for small, economical and cheap cars had finally become a pain in the ass of American automakers, one that was big enough to cause some discomfort. Japanese companies had...

Morning Symphony: Screaming Through Rainbow Canyon At Low Level

In military terms, it’s a section of the desert northeast of Los Angeles known to aviators as “The Complex”. In general aviation terms, it’s R-2508 and you better have your...

Rough Start: This 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Is Done – LS-Swapped And Turn-Key!

Calm down, anti-LS brigade, it’s not worth the fight today. Cheap-car hunting and GM’s current golden child of an engine normally don’t go hand-in-hand unless you have no problem...

The Straight-Axle Throwdown! Hoonigan And Finnegan Square Off, One Man Will Lose A Beard!

On the surface, to the untrained eye, the matchup between Mike Finnegan’s “Blasphemi” and Jon Chase’s “Tri 5 By Fire” seemed fairly even. Both cars are...

Tow Pig Greatness? This Phantom Dodge Crew Cab Shortbed Dually Just Needs A Fifth Wheel!

So the other day Chad brought up the question of what kind of tow rig you would pick if you were transported back to 1975. It’s a good question, though you could realistically expand the years...

Unhinged: Car Culture Clashes Spoken Eloquently And Dead-On Perfect

(Photos: Speedhunters/Matthew Everingham) You would think that it’s just a quick jibe, a line that is meant to be nothing more than some good-natured ribbing. You would think that what...

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Save The Link: 2019 Hot Rod Drag Week – Are You Ready To Go?

The annual party of the quarter-mile street-driven freaks that is known as Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week is approaching again. For everyone who wanted an East Coast-biased Drag Week, this year...

Super Semi Pulling Trucks – When In Doubt, Grab A Lower Gear And Give It Hell!

Semi tractors, dump trucks, heavy wreckers…they are all the workhorses of the Interstates, the farms, the factories. You see eighteen wheels, you know that someone is working somewhere and that...

Morning Symphony: Ride Onboard A Ferrari 512 BB LM At Imola!

Could you easily identify this Ferrari if I hadn’t put it’s name into the title? Not many could. It doesn’t look like a Daytona or a Testarossa-based machine, and no Ferrari that...

In Memoriam: Rover “Opportunity”, The Martian Visitor With The Endurance Of A Champion

“My battery is going low and it’s getting dark.” That was the last message to come from the rover Opportunity, the 407-pound terrestrial rover that had been working on the surface...

The 1977 Toyota Celica – Japan’s Mustang Clone Was Better Than Expected

Somehow I’ve managed to stay away from imported vehicles for the most part of my automotive history. The closest I’ve come? I used a Dodge Ram 50 as a site work truck when I was a...

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