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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Rough Start: This 1975 Monte Carlo Is A One-Family Desert Car, The Holy Grail For The Budget-Minded

It’s been a rough week hunting down a Rough Start car. I don’t know what is going on but prices have shot through the roof while the good stuff has disappeared. It took some hunting, and...

Unhinged: This 1973 Plymouth Is A Fine Example Of What Not To Do, Ever

I don’t mind clones, or tributes, or whatever you call it when someone takes a more base level car and tarts it up to resemble the muscle car that lived on the same platform, provided that the...

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BS Tune Up: Godsmack “Speak”…Nothing Like A Little Rock Music With Cars To Get Us Going

Ok, maybe get myself going. Brian and Chad can wake up at the unholy crack of dawn and go until about ten or so at night. I’m one of those types that wakes up mentally about 9am if...

Big Car Greatness: The AMCs Come Out To Play!

We have had GM, Mopar and Fords this week, but I didn’t have much hope on finding any footage of a big AMC product mixing it up that didn’t involve either old television footage of Adam...

Unhinged: Let’s Pick Apart The All-New Fourth-Gen Miata

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is the best-selling roadster of all time. It’s a light, nimble little two-seater that puts emphasis on handling rather than power. It has a devoted following with clubs,...

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Crash And Burn: Watch As “Skinny Mike” Schwartz Goes For A Wild Ride At The 2014 Time Machine Nationals

“Skinny Mike” Schwartz went for one hell of a ride at the 2014 Time Machine Nationals at Great Lakes Dragway in Wisconsin. Don Besch filmed the accident, and according to him, during...

Okay, Somebody BASE-Jumped With Their ‘Chute PIERCED To His Body. Watch If You Dare.

It’s not like BASE jumping isn’t cringe inducing in it’s own right: You’re cutting the safe zone of parachuting down to the slimmest margin, you’re very close to an...

Watch Two French Rally Drivers Nearly Roast During The Ypres Rally!

Rally drivers have the same type of determination that a demolition derby driver has: so long as there is a useable gear that is allowing the car to move, come hell or high water they will press on....

Ferrari Air Jordans Actually Exist For People Who Collect Shoes.

I will never, ever comprehend “sneaker-heads”. These are people who obsessively collect shoes, usually athletic-type shoes, especially limited editions. A couple of years ago we had the...

Georgia Auto Dealers Association Wants Tesla’s One Store In The State To Lose Their License

Tesla’s “sell directly to the consumer” approach has been grating nerves ever since they started operations. The newest case comes from the state of Georgia, where the one Tesla...

The War Of The Big Trucks Continues: Ford Agrees To Test Using SAE Standard And Their Own, And Will Quit Taking Things Out Of The Trucks

The war of words between Ford and everyone else, especially Ram, over truck towing capabilities and ratings continues. Ford is going to test their Super Duty line to the SAE J2807 rating, the one...

BangShift Exclusive: Check Out Our Tour Of Stacey David’s Rattletrap Productions and Gearz Studio!

It’s not like I ever need a reason to go to a car show, but when our buddy Jeff Lee at Hammerhead IRS suggested that I make an appearance at the Fontanel Car Cruise-In, we were intrigued. When he...

More Big Car Greatness: Fords, Lincolns and Mercurys getting a workout

More Big Car Videos for you to enjoy, this time from the Blue Oval camp. Oddly, there isn’t a lot to choose from online. I looked for a bit, I came up with a couple of things, but the biggest...

One For The Purists: This Chevrolet/Dodge Combination Should Infuriate Both Camps

When I get tagged in a post from fellow BangShifters in Zuckerberg’s World, I know that it’s one of two things: either something I’m interested or, more often than not, something...