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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Not Another Sacred Cow: Bob Mayer vs. The 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

In over twenty years of vehicle ownership, I’ve tried my hardest to own different vehicles. For the most part, I’ve succeeded, with the exception of an entire Chrysler line of vehicles,...

Venomous: Petrolicious Looks Over A 1997 Dodge Viper GTS – The Pure Driving Machine

Forget the Lamborghini Countach, forget the Ferrari F40. You can even wipe the Lamborghini Diablo and any of the Japanese sport coupes from the “bubble era” off of the map too. The Dodge...

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The “WTF?!” Files: 1969 Ford Mustang Wagon – Um, This Could Get Controversial.

Hey, look…a neat 1969 Ford Mustang! That’s always a good start to a story, right? The Mustang had started to get a little bit bigger, but with models like the Mach 1 and the Boss 302,...

Violence And Comfort: NASCAR Exhaust And Vintage Air For The Hoonigan Chevy C-10!

Violence and comfort in the same vehicle. Can it be done? Should it be done? Depends on your idea of a pure build, but we can’t argue against either. We like the idea of a screw everybody,...

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Morning Symphony: Over A Thousand Horsepower And Hubcaps On This V6 Holden!

It isn’t too hard to be a fan of the Buick V6…it’s one of the most criminally underrated engines ever produced. Front-drive, rear-drive, supercharged, turbocharged…it’s...

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If You Can Find The Vandalism Damage On This Sweet Plymouth Barracuda, You’re Eyesight Is Better Than Ours!

Checking out Copart.com is just about the same as asking for a tour of the local morgue. You know what to expect, yet you still want to see it for yourself. Luckily, not everything at Copart is a...

1,800 Horsepower, Twin Engine Volkswagen Lupo. Total Insanity Has Been Achieved!

The twin-engine car thing has been picking up steam a little bit. Used to be that if it had two engines inside, you were looking at an unadulterated, one of a kind freakshow. Today, I can name off a...

304.77 Miles Per Hour: Watch As A Modified Bugatti Chiron Lays Down The Number!

Let’s get one asterisk out of the way now: the Bugatti Chiron that went over the 300 MPH mark at Ehra-Lessien isn’t production car material. It’s 25mm longer than a stock Chiron,...

Happy Labor Day From BangShift.com!

The end of summer and the arrival of autumn can be marked in many ways. There is the official method, which is the autumnal equinox, which occurs in the early morning hours of Monday, September 23,...

Historical Video: Check Out This Chrysler Training Film From 1967!

It’s always good for dealership techs and mechanics to get a brush-up on new and incoming features, but sometimes a good review of the basics is needed to bring a mechanic’s ability to...

Classic YouTube: Two-Wheeled Bus Action From Finland, Starring “Crazy” Vesa Kivimäki!

The more I study Finnish automotive culture, the more I’m convinced that there simply isn’t anything that they won’t do. This is a country that has given more top-tier rally drivers...

That’s Not Supposed To Do That: This 13-second Ford Escort GT Is A Surprise For Anyone…Who Doesn’t See That Huge Intercooler!

To date, my best quarter-mile time is a 13.61 second pass, running a 2006 Ford Mustang GT in the cool nighttime air at the now-dead Speedworld strip in Arizona. Not too bad for a mostly stock Mustang...

Classic YouTube: Toyota’s 1990 Off-Road Racing Season – “Ironman” Stewart And Jeff Huber Flying Toyotas To Victory!

I don’t want to know how many quarters I dumped into an “Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart’s Super Off Road” arcade game when I was a kid…the figures might make me...

Hot-Rodding A Desk Engine: Turning A 16-Cylinder Sterling Engine Into An Electric Turbine!

I might be a gearhead first, but being an aviation geek runs a very, very close second in my world. I spent years on a flightline working around jets, helicopters, planes and pilots who kept me...

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