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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

They Were Rustproofed, Right? Wall Fails At Salt Facility, Buries Acuras

The wall of a Morton Salt facility in Chicago failed yesterday, spilling a mountain of salt directly into a parking lot of an Acura dealership. Four cars were directly in the path of the salty...

On-Time Service And Speedy Delivery Guaranteed With This Drifting Chevy Delivery Van!

Marketing is everything when it comes to business. If you can grab the attention and interest of your target audience, you’re already steps ahead of the competition. To do that you must figure...

Was The Late-Model GTO The Car That Killed Pontiac? These Guys Seem To Think So, We Disagree

The 2004-06 Pontiac GTO was, depending on your view, either a great modern musclecar that suffered from a bad exchange rate with the Australian Dollar or was a bland attempt at reviving a storied...

Ebay Find: This MR2 Is Packing An Audi 4.2 V8 And A Serious Anger Issue

Don’t look at this first-gen Toyota MR2 and just see a wide body kit. You’d be doing this car a disservice. Instead, you should know about it’s running gear and why this little...

Random Car Review: It’s A Car Up Front, An RV In The Back, And It Doesn’t Look Like An Aztek…It’s The 1972 Toyota RV-2 Concept

Saying “Toyota RV” conjures up images of one of those tiny little Hilux-based cube vans, doesn’t it? You know the ones, it’s half Toyota 2wd truck up front, and one huge box...

Caption This: Bargain-Basement Lowering Kit Gone Wrong

“Zip ties fix everything,” so sayeth the Freiburger. And over the years he has indeed proven the value of the cheap plastic strips, using them in a multitude of ways that include...

Get An Early Start On Your Christmas 2015 Shopping Now: This Remote Control 1:4 Scale Liebherr Bucket Loader Would Look Great Parked Next To The Tree!

We’ve seen all manner of cool toys cross these pages, but none are quite as cool, handy, or capable as this. It’s a 1:4 scale Leibherr 576 articulated road-loader, or for the layman, a...

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Is This 2JZ-swapped Aston Martin DB7 A Great Idea Or An Evil Chimera? You Decide!

The Aston Martin DB7 is one of the most pretty cars to come out of Europe in recent memory. It’s 3.2L supercharged straight-six was a de-stroked Jaguar unit with an Eaton M90 blower...

Best of 2014: How To Fail Towing Your Boat Out Of The Water In One Easy Step!

Summer is the perfect time to bring your buddies and your boat out to the lake for some on-the-water fun. Cruising out on the water, having a swim, maybe a beer or twelve…it’s a relaxing...

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-worthy News: Last Call For 2014!

What a year it has been! We have the Hellcat from Dodge, the flat-plane-crank 5.2L Voodoo V8 from Ford, and the LT4 blower motor from Chevrolet. We also have the EcoBoost four-banger from Ford...

How Far Is Too Far? Watch This Bronco Jump And Find Out At The 2014 Mega Truck Finals

There is always such a thing as “too much”. When it comes to playing off-road, too much airtime usually results in broken suspension parts, a snapped axle or hub, and about fifty thousand...

Auction Find: The Estate Sale of Roger Jones, Sr. In Oklahoma

Ron Ward gets the credit for locating the first big auction of 2015 in Oklahoma. Roger Jones, Sr., from Pryor, Oklahoma, was apparently a life-long gear head of sorts and had accumulated quite the...

Ridge Running: The Motorhead Hill Climb, At Mazda Turnpike In Hakone, Japan (VIDEO)

If you got a free pass on a local road, anywhere you could choose, to race, what would you pick? Some wide-open road in Nevada where you could put your foot to the floor and go chasing the setting...

Best of 2014: Left For Dead In A Ditch: The Newfoundland Ravine Daytona

The photos look like a crime scene. The remnants of a T5 Copper 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona lay scattered, crushed, picked apart by parts looters among the trees and brush of a ravine in Newfoundland,...