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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Classic YouTube: Early 1990s Super Stock Class Eliminations At Indy! All Sticks Shrieking Engines, Dry Hops, And Gear Jamming!

I didn’t go looking for old racing footage for nostalgia’s sake this time. Between 1990 and 1992, when this footage from the NHRA US Nationals at Indy was captured, I was a young kid who...

Monday Shopper: LSA-Powered Fake Lamborghini Diablo VT

What would compel us to look over a purple 2000 Lamborghini Diablo VT roadster? Why would we give that car the time of day? Lamborghinis are “once for the experience” kind of...

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-Worthy News! This Week: Harvesting Old Iron In The Garden

You have exactly two weeks to get off of your ass and to get your affairs in order for this year’s Christmas. Get the food ready. Get the presents ready. Get the drink ready…after all of...

King Of The Heap, Season 3, Round 1: Going Out With A Bang From The Engine Bay!

When the winter months approach in Kentucky, NCM Motorsports Park doesn’t shut down. In fact, this year they went for broke. On the south side of the road course, you have the festive show of...

Rough Start: 1970½ Ford Falcon – Break Out The Dog Dishes!

Ford in 1970 was a strange place to be. Henry Ford II had punted Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen out of the president role in 1969, and for all but a the last couple weeks of 1970, that position...

Little Psycho: Testing Out A 470-Horsepower Dodge Omni GLH

It is supremely strange to think that Carroll Shelby, the man who gave the world hot Mustangs, wicked AC Cobras, and the car that kicked Ferrari in the guts, the GT40, pretty much saw the...

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South African Interceptor: Check Out The Owner’s Story Of This Ford Homologation Special

What is interesting for me is seeing what cars are special to other people around the world. It was an eye-opener to hear how a beaten, thrashed, and almost utterly ruined Chevy Malibu four-door was...

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Money No Object: Barry Cook’s Twin-Turbo S-10 Is Up For Sale

(Photos: Facebook.com/Barry Cook) We have to admit, Barry Cook made a hell of a first impression on us. At the 2015 LS Fest, his orange Chevrolet Blazer went full-on vertical before coming back down...

Just For The Laughs: Break Out The Rubber Chickens!

So, here’s a bit of my past that I had to wait a few years to admit to. I’ve mentioned before about my years of Army service working on OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters. Lots of good...

Historical Footage: The Infamous 1995 Dale/Barbazza Wreck At Road Atlanta

One of the most notable crashes that has ever taken place in IMSA racing was the incident at Road Atlanta involving Jeremy Dale and Fabrizio Barbazza during the Rain-X/Motorola Grand Prix of Atlanta...

Historical Race Footage: NATCC At Lime Rock 1996-Touring Car Racing At It’s Best

Watching a few Hondas, Toyotas, Mercedes and a couple of Dodge Stratuses drive around might not initially sound like anything worth mentioning but take a look before judgement. This was the North...

Morning Symphony: A DZ302-Powered Chevrolet Firenza Can-Am Showing Off

Thought the 302ci small-block Chevy was a Camaro-only unit? Nope. See, in South Africa, touring car racing is very popular, and in the early 1970s, Chevrolet had a problem: the Ford Capri Perana....

Unhinged: The Sunset Of Print Magazines

The starting point was a silver Hot Wheels C4 Corvette with the cream-colored interior tub and the red luggage case visible in the rear hatch. The ignition moment was when my uncle Benjamin and the...

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Classic YouTube: The NASCAR UPS Truck – Brembo Doesn’t Make Brakes Big Enough!

If I were to flip a coin between going to work as a service manager at a dealership or working as a delivery driver for UPS for the week, I’d simply start drinking. During the holiday season,...