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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

LS Fest X: The Early Morning Wake-Up Call

Five o’clock in the morning comes quick. It comes a hell of a lot quicker when you usually go to bed at three in the morning, but such is life. That being said, there is no way I was going to...

Holley LS Fest X: Our Coverage Of The Insanity From Bowling Green Begins NOW!

How insane is Holley’s LS Fest X right now? Let’s put it like this: there are more staff on hand helping all of the racers and participants on the property at Beech Bend right now than...

Holley LS Fest X: Ten Years Of Mayhem In Bowling Green Starts Today!

The city of Bowling Green is alive tonight. Every road between NCM Motorsports Park, Beech Bend Raceway and all points in between are alive with the sound of pushrod V8 engines. The engine that many...

Classic YouTube: Buddy Ingersoll At Bristol, 1986 – How To Screw With Pro Stock Using A 4.4L V6

The phrase for IHRA Pro Stock in 1986 was “mountain motor”. But there was an exception. Sitting over in the corner, tweaking on a former Warren Johnson Oldsmobile that had been re-skinned...

“Any Landing You Can Walk Away From Is A Good Landing”: The Story Of The Brocklesby Mid-Air Collision

Interesting lead photo, isn’t it? What you are looking at are two Avro Ansons, mated in the middle, laying in a farmer’s field near Brockelsby, New South Wales, Australia in 1940. Believe...

Woodward, The Proper Way: With A Gigantic Droptop! Hoonigan Takes A Trip To The Dream Cruise!

I’ve driven the Woodward Dream Cruise once. My wife and I rode in Angry Grandpa for¬†HOURS just to make one lap of the route between Detroit and Pontiac, Michigan and I’m pretty sure that...

Snowmobile-Powered Triumph: A Full-Scale Test Romp…This Time, With Everything Hooked Up!

It’s weird just how at-home this engine is. Once powering a Yamaha RX1 snowmobile, this supercharged four is now fully functional inside of a Triumph Spitfire and is ready for a good flogging....

MORE: ENGINES, Videos

Rough Start: 1987 Chrysler Conquest TSI – The Sound Of Mitsubishi Spooling Up

It’s the box flares and those wheels that make the Chrysler Conquest TSI stand out from the crowd. It looks like Inspector Gadget’s sports coupe, filled with flares, boost and modest...

A Suspension For Your Suspension: Can You Replace Your Tires With Coil Springs?

The thicker the rubber, the more cushion is provided to the suspension. Ask off-roaders and people who remember the time when you put some sidewall on your rolling stock instead of some rubber-band...

BangShift Question Of The Day: How Far Do You Dare Trespass Into “Not Street Legal”?

The day has finally come…almost five years of waiting will have paid off. As you read this, I’ll be making a trip to get some paperwork sorted and, if I have my way, the first...

Money No Object: 1975 Kenworth W900A – Taking It Easy In Retirement

The life of a semi tractor isn’t glorious. It drives hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of miles until the hardware just can’t take another mile, then…well, there’s a...

Not Another Sacred Cow: Bob Mayer vs. The 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

In over twenty years of vehicle ownership, I’ve tried my hardest to own different vehicles. For the most part, I’ve succeeded, with the exception of an entire Chrysler line of vehicles,...

Venomous: Petrolicious Looks Over A 1997 Dodge Viper GTS – The Pure Driving Machine

Forget the Lamborghini Countach, forget the Ferrari F40. You can even wipe the Lamborghini Diablo and any of the Japanese sport coupes from the “bubble era” off of the map too. The Dodge...

MORE: MOPAR, Videos

The “WTF?!” Files: 1969 Ford Mustang Wagon – Um, This Could Get Controversial.

Hey, look…a neat 1969 Ford Mustang! That’s always a good start to a story, right? The Mustang had started to get a little bit bigger, but with models like the Mach 1 and the Boss 302,...