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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Check These Out: Rare Photos Of A 1962 DeSoto Mockup!

Ever wonder if a brand that was preparing to be killed off could have pulled out a turnaround if given just a little bit more time? Pontiac was swinging for the fences with the G8 and things looked...

Ebay Find: Will This Super-Clean Ford Granada Win McTaggart Over?

Lots of automotive biases are known here on these pages. Lohnes hates four-seater Thunderbirds of any year and DeLoreans and I hate Ford Granadas and their corporate cousins, the Mercury Monarch and...

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Rough Start, Drag Week Edition: Nothing Brings Happiness Quite Like The Words “V8 Swap”

The second I laid eyes on this Isuzu P’up I started giggling like an idiot. Light truck, Ford 302, C6…yes, this is the stuff of dreams when it comes to a Craigslist find, and for Drag...

Watch Chris Harris Hoon A New Z/28 Around A Wet Track Just Because

Chris Harris from /drive is currently one of my favorite presenters doing the automotive gig right now. Think of him as a shorter, less offensive and more brown version of Jeremy Clarkson: he’s...

Check Out The Trailer For Forza Horizon 2: All In-Game Footage And It Looks Spectacular

Winter is coming, and it’s supposed to be a nasty one this year. Rain, snow, ice and cold temperatures do not make for happy BangShifters (excepting our Nordic friends, who don’t seem to...

Forgotten Concept: 1981 Ford-McLaren Mustang M81

1981, the year that could be considered one of, if not the weakest and lowest year for automotive fun. The GM mid sizes were wheezing forms of their former selves. The F-car twins and the Corvette...

Unhinged: Did The Factory Skunkworks Teams Go Away?

At the ripe old age of thirty-one (stop laughing), I grew up just as Detroit was waking up from the coma the EPA induced using a baseball bat in the early Seventies. 5.0 Mustangs and IROC Camaros...

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Tanner Foust’s New Global RallyCross VW Beetle Makes A Teaser Appearance, Demands To Be Taken Seriously

Tanner Foust, the lovable little imp from Top Gear USA and professional rallycross driver, has ditched his Ford Festiva WRC ride for a Volkswagen Beetle. But don’t be too quick to like up the...

Watch As This Toyota Land Cruiser Takes A Lesiurely Swim In An Australian River

The standard rule of thumb when it comes to crossing a river in a car of any type is: DON’T. Ask anyone in Phoenix right now who had the misfortune of learning the hard way this week. But...

Check This Out: Highly Detailed Model Trucks And Scenery At A Show In Germany

Most of us are used to the point-and-squirt style of remote controlled vehicles. But the highly detailed R/C car business is a big deal in other parts of the world. This video was taken this April at...

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Enjoy This Classical Rally Footage Of Ford Escorts Playing In The Woods

Oh, yes, this rules. This movie was compiled together from Ford historical footage, so ignore the stupid late-1980’s music playing in the film and enjoy the sounds and sights of Ford Escorts...

Ferrari CEO di Montezemelo Steps Down! What Is The Future Of The Prancing Horse?

It’s official: Luca di Montezemelo stepped down as CEO of Ferrari. After years fighting with Fiat owner Sergio Marchionne over Ferrari’s production direction coupled with a disastrous...

Rough Start, The Drag Week Edition: This 4th Gen Is A Power Adder Away From Greatness

Since the bosses are out enjoying Drag Week, I decided that my contribution to the events (besides keeping BangShift rolling along) would be to mess with the Rough Start parameters in the goal of...

Show Gallery: Cruisin’ For A Cure Car Show at Bruster’s Ice Cream in Bowling Green, KY

Most anywhere in America, you can find a car cruise of some type during the summer months. It might take a little investigation or a short drive but they can be found, and can vary from a few cars to...