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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

No OSHA Here: Fixing A Dump Truck’s Broken Rear Axle In Pakistan

If there was one really big automotive take-away from my time spent in Iraq, it was that if you had a medium-duty truck of just about any type, you had the ability to work. Flatbed, dump, stakebed,...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1972 Ford Maverick Sprint

Out of all of the vehicles I’ve looked at for the Tour of Temptation, this 1972 Ford Maverick Sprint might be the most palatable, I think. I could’ve easily picked the 1989 Chevrolet...

Down In A Hole: How Do You Recover An XJ That’s Sinking To China?

Rule number one of off-roading: NEVER, EVER go alone! That was slammed into my head the first time I ever went on a poker run with my little Honda Trail 70 back in the day, and it became gospel when...

On This Day: The Focke-Wulf Fw 61 Twin-Rotor Helicopter Is First Flown

Ah, helicopters…one million parts rapidly rotating around a major oil leak, waiting for metal fatigue to set in. Instead of floating on the wind, riding along like a fixed-wing aircraft does,...

Classic YouTube: The 1974 World 600, As Seen Through The Lens Of Car And Track!

It’s been lamented over and over that the only reason people watch NASCAR anything is simply for the crashes. And honestly, we understand that. The personality was sucked out of most of the...

Bandimere, Tuesday Morning: 2020 Rocky Mountain Race Week Day One Coverage From 1320Video.com!

The first day of the 2020 Rocky Mountain Race Week is always a fun one. Everybody’s excited, everybody is anxious to get onto the track, and everybody’s ride is at the best it is going to...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1991 Ford Econoline Dual-Axle Bus

For those of you who are following along on our Rocky Mountain Race Week 2020 coverage, my end of the story goes like this: after the livestream at Bandimere Raceway, Haley and I crashed at the hotel...

On This Day: The First Successful Mid-Air Refueling Happened In 1923

For years, part of my job with the helicopters was to “hot” refuel helicopters on the ground. The pilots would land and the second the aircraft was electrically grounded…rotor...

Finishing Up The Toyota MR2 Revival Project: Small Bits, Wiring, And First Fire!

With a ton of engine work behind them, some painting and prettying-up completed, and other projects to work on waiting for their chance in the shop, it’s time for the Toyota MR2 project car...

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Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1997 Pontiac Trans Am

Next stop, Kearney, Nebraska. It’s home to Scott Liggett and…um…well, looks like we’re going to find out what else when we roll into town! Truth be told, neither me nor Haley...

Where The Rubber Meets The Road, Part 1: Mike And Steven Sleeper

(Words: Wendy Martin; Photos: Martin Photography) Although there is 5 years difference between the two, these brothers share a passion… Drag racing. It has been in their lives since they were born....

Let The Neighbors Hear It: This 427-Powered 1971 Camaro Screams It’s War Cry!

Some days, you just have to let go of your inhibitions and have some fun. You’ve been good for weeks on end. You’ve shuttled the kids around. You’ve sat through every meeting...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1969 Ford Falcon Futura

Okay, as of today it’s Rocky Mountain Race Week for your guide to low-buck classified hunting, and I’ve decided to try something a bit different today. From today until I’m back...

Want To Win A Field-Fresh 1957 Chevy Sedan That Does Burnouts? This One Is Being Given Away!

It is damn hard to look at a 1957 Chevrolet and say, “No, I don’t want that.” If you are a GM guy or a classic car nut, you know the appeal. And even if you’re die-hard...