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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Question Of The Day: Could The 1964 Barracuda Have Outdone The Mustang If Plymouth Hid It’s Origins Better?

The Ford Mustang gets the credit for creating the pony car market, but it wasn’t the first car to take the compact car and try to sell it to younger people. That distinction goes to the...

Christmas Caroling, BangShift-Style: Punching A Trail Through The Snow In An AWD 300C To “Carol of the Bells”

Regardless of whether or not a metric ton of snow fell overnight, sooner or later you’re gonna have to go out in it. A good snowblower will take care of your driveway and maybe the first couple...

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Second Man Who Stole Parts Off Paul Walker’s Porsche Sentenced To Jail

The second man who was involved with the theft of the roof panel of the Porsche Carrera GT that Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas died in has been sentenced to six months in jail and three years...

Couple Give Their Favorite Cracker Barrel Waitress A New Car After Seeing Her Old One

Gary and Roxann Tackett had seen the car each and every time they came to the Cracker Barrel. A blue 2002 Hyundai Accent, one that had been put through hell (and about five deer impacts) from the...

Hyundai Bows Out Of U.S. Motorsports, Rhys Millen Racing Looking For New Automotive Partner

For the last six years, Rhys Millen Racing has been partnered up with Hyundai North America, running such events as Global RallyCross, Pikes Peak and Formula Drift. But recently Hyundai has stepped...

Random Car Review: Pontiac Firebird “Type K” Concepts

GM wasted no time getting to work on the second-generation F-car, with preliminary sketches and mockups taking place even as the first generation cars were going on sale. Both Camaro and Firebird...

Question Of The Day: Is A Fullsize Transformer Cadillac One Step Too Far?

I’ve watched this video a couple of times now trying to figure out what, exactly, it is that I’m looking at. And other than the obvious answer, a very modified Cadillac Eldorado,...

Christmas Caroling, BangShift-Style: Fun In The Snow With A Big-Block Buick To Bing Crosby’s “Winter Wonderland”!

When we were kids, snow was the best thing ever. It meant that school was possibly delayed or, if the odds favored us, closed. It meant that sledding and snowball fights were options, and it meant...

Big Rig Carnage! Ten Of The Biggest Wrecks From Truck Racing [VIDEO]

Of course a car such as a Porsche or a Corvette makes going around a corner look easy…they are set up to do just that in their softest setting. But flinging a heavy truck, the kind you normally...

Rough Start: A 4.6 Thunderbird Begging For The Rude-And-Crude Treatment

Fresh off of my quick trip to Kansas this last weekend, I figured I’d troll through the Craigslist to see what is out there for sale. There are all sorts of cars and trucks for sale along I-70,...

Epic Crash Test Video: Throwing A Volvo Off A Cliff In The Name Of Safety!

In yesterday’s Volvo SUV ditch test video, I mentioned Volvo’s reputation of safety and how they have been working for decades working on advances in the constant drive of reducing death...

Crash and Burn: Only The Freshest Rally Wreckage For Your Entertainment!

The beauty of rally racing is actually it’s ugly side. Sure, it takes talent and brass ones to throw a car around in the woods at high speeds. Yes, there’s a technical side that appeals...

BangShift Holiday Shopping Guide: Power Wheels Sets A Real Ford F-150 Onto Four Of Their F-150s To Demonstrate Their Toughness

The ultimate toy under the tree for the up-and-coming gear head in your life should be a Power Wheels. It’s all the fun of driving with enough safety to keep the parents happy, and for decades,...

Question Of The Day: What’s The Most Unlikely Car That Can Pull Off The NASCAR Look?

The NASCAR look is, in my eyes, the only thing the sport has honestly given to hot-rodders in general that they can be proud of. You can make all the redneck jokes, left-turn jokes in the world about...