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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Unknown Parts Counter Guy: A Tale From The Unknown Dealership Parts Counter Guy

It doesn’t matter what level you are at: If the words “parts guy” can be tacked on to your job description, life can suck at times. Aviation, diesel, remote-controlled...

Final Round Of Outlaw Pro Mod At Street Car Super Nationals Produces Quickest And Fastest Side By Side Run In Door Slammer Drag Racing History

The Q80 Racing team made history Saturday night at the PSCA’s Street Car Super Nationals “Anarchy Under The Arch” event at Gateway Motorsports Park in Saint Louis. The ’69...

You Could Have A Unimog, But Wouldn’t You Really Rather Have A 6×6 Power Wagon?

Anyone who has read BangShift knows that Lohnes does a transformation whenever he sees a big truck that has all of the speed of a farm tractor: His eyes go as wide as a Disney princess’s, he...

Do You Care If The Toyota Prius Even Made A Lap Of The ‘Ring? They Do

I’m hard-pressed to think of a car that I give less of a (….) about than the Toyota Prius. The epitome of “appliance automobile”, the Prius is about everything that BangShift...

Is This The Luckiest SOB Walking The Planet Right Now? If You’re Going To Crash…

We’ve seen it all before. Someone on a motorcycle, usually a crotch rocket, weaving traffic at a speed guaranteed to invoke jail time, coming very close to their own demise each time they flick...

Unhinged: Someone in Maryland Built A Mercury Comet Just The Way I’d Like

One summer afternoon when I was about fourteen, my stepdad brought home a completely flat-black 1973 Mercury Comet. It had been hit behind the door, but the door had been replaced and someone had...

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Ebay Find: A 1970 Chevrolet C50 Ex-NASCAR Ramp Truck

What use could you find for this 1970 Chevrolet ramp truck? Sure, it’s a bit rough around the edges, but that’s character. Everything that you need is there: a running 366 V8, a...

Watch this Hemi ‘Cuda Tear Around The Nurburgring Nordschliefe From Inside The Car!

Hemi ‘Cuda, Nurburgring Nordschliefe…I’ll take “Things that are so good that they are feared” for $1000, Alex. The Nurburgring Nordschliefe is the “Green...

Unknown Parts Counter Guy: There’s Lazy, And Then There’s Just Not Caring

I’ve often caught flak for going off on the customers instead of viewing the other side of the counter, and I agree, I usually don’t like looking behind the counter for the fault. We expect that...

Rumor Mill: Is The Viper Getting The Supercharger Treatment?

In the tidal wave of Hellcat news that we’ve been swimming in for a few months now, one Dodge product in particular has been left out in the cold: the Viper. With admittedly slow sales, things...

Racing Carnage: Watch As This Chevy Monza Racer Loses A Wheel At Laguna Seca

Historic class racing is a great way to watch older race cars make a good run on tracks. It brings back memories to those who grew up with those cars, and for those who didn’t, it’s a...

Unhinged: The Saleen FourSixteen, or How To Hot Rod A Tesla

Steve Saleen unveiled his latest project on the lawn at Pebble Beach this weekend: The Saleen FourSixteen, his touch on the Tesla Model S. Yep, someone’s started hot-rodding Teslas. It’s...

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Story Update: John Wayne’s 1975 Pontiac Wagon Sells For

As we reported a month ago, the 1975 Pontiac Grand Safari wagon that was owned by John Wayne was headed to Mecum Auction’s Monterey event. The 455-powered 9-passenger wagon was customized by...

Welcome To Our Lady Of Holy Horsepower: Pictures Of A Church-Sponsored Burnout Contest!

Bet you never thought you’d see that particular headline, huh? Courtesy of The Brougham Society, I bring to you an actual church-sponsored burnout contest from the Assembly of God church in...