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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Ebay Find: A VW Westfalia Camper With A Small-Block Chevy Powering It – It’s Even California Legal!

I’ve picked on Brian and his big truck fetish for a bit, but I’ve never really found any ammunition for Chad’s desire for an RV. Every time I’ve looked at an RV online, it was...

This Subaru BRZ Is Packing A JUN-Built 2.4 Liter V8 Made From Two Kawasaki Ninja Four-Cylinders – 11,000 RPM Screaming Yellow Jacket!

The Subaru BRZ is a cool little piece that, along with it’s Scion FR-S/Toyota 86 twin, is meant to be a return to the small, lightweight and tossable rear-wheel-drive coupe that Toyota used to...

Classic Racing Footage: The 1989 Heavy Metal Challenge Race – Watch Robby Gordon and Walker Evans Battle It Out!

We love fast trucks around here, and we love loud and fast racing. By that measure, Class 8 trucks are high on our list of dirt toys we dream of being able to drive. You may have your favorites, but...

Rough Start: This 1966 Plymouth Fury Is Ready For The Strip Or Could Be Put On The Street In Short Order

We all want to drive something absolutely badass, something that looks the part, can move like none other, and makes the right noises…none of which really works when your budget is...

Beating A Live Horse: This King Cobra Mustang II Gets Flat-Out Abused And Comes Back For More

I’ve admitted in the past that I have a fascination with one particular car build: a flat-black beater small Ford that can tolerate all of the abuse I could ever throw at it with a screaming...

Job Complete: The National Corvette Museum’s Sinkhole Is Filled…And Not With C3s, Either

Just about a year ago, the ground underneath the Skydome section of the National Corvette Museum gave way and opened up a 30 foot deep hole in the floor, swallowing up eight rare and valuable pieces...

Ebay Find: A 70-mile 1993 Dodge Ram With An Astronomical Price Tag And One Of The Most Eye-Raising Writeups We’ve Seen

I’m a sucker for the pre-1994 Dodge trucks. I love the basic design, the relatively simple layout, and the engine bay that you could jam a Sonny Leonard mountain motor into with space to spare....

The Eastwood Company Releases New 2 Component Metal Blackening System – Has OEM Black Oxide Look

We’re not sure that any company has come up with more stuff over the years than Eastwood has. These guys are dreaming up tools and unique solutions for hot rodders and gearheads that someone us...

MARADYNE HIGH PERFORMANCE FANS 2015 CATALOG SHOWCASES ELECTRIC FAN AND HEATER PRODUCTS

Today’s high performance engines generate a lot of heat and today’s high tech hot rods need good fans that will get the job done without overtaxing the electrical system. Enter Maradyne!...

New Parts: Edelbrock Introduces Performer RPM LS3 Intake Manifold – Bolt On A Carb And Go

The “LS all the things” movement shows now signs of slowing down these days and that is why Edelbrock has bolstered their already stout lineup by adding the new Performer RPM LS3 intake...

New Parts: Mr Gasket’s Headlock Bolts Are The Latest Way To Keep Your Headers Tight

We all love our cars but there’s some stuff that will always be annoying no matter how in love we are. One of those things? Loose header bolts. In many cases it is kind of a fight to get the...

Mountain Screamer: Watch Yves Faber Blast Up A Hillclimb In One Nasty Fox Mustang!

While I’m not in the same snow-induced landscape that Lohnes is currently stuck in (and I’m very, very grateful for that), the weather around BangShift Mid-West isn’t exactly...

Ever Wonder What It Takes To Completely Repaint An Airliner? Virgin Australia Created A Time-Lapse Video Of The Process!

A couple of days ago we showed you what it takes to custom-paint an aircraft with the WestJet “Magic Plane”. And it got me thinking back to my aviation side, and one question kept coming...

More Information For Owners Of Mopar 5.7 Hemi LX Vehicles: The Timing Chain Issues And The P01 Customer Satisfaction Notification

The power of the Internet can sometimes work for good. I’ve been lurking around ChallengerTalk for a week or so now and noticed a sticky thread that involved 5.7 Hemi cars, timing chains, and...