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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Carnage Video: This Radical SR8 Goes Airborne Into The Tire Wall At Eau Rouge!

This one hurts to watch! This happened during a Radical Euromasters race at Spa-Francorchamps on September 6th. The red and black Radical was approaching the Eau Rouge corner at speed when the...

GALLERY: The Baer 3S Challenge At The 2014 Holley LS Fest

Sunday the autocrossing gave way to the Baer Brakes 3S Challenge. The 3S Challenge (Speed, Steering, and Stop) used a there-and-back format that started with an arm-drop drag race to the corner,...

Unknown Parts Counter Guy: Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?!

Feast your eyes, folks! This photo, courtesy of Mechanic Memes on Facebook, showcases one of, if not the, worst impromptu brake repair I’ve ever had the misfortune of laying eyes on. Missing a...

Marchionne Channels His Inner Enzo About Ferrari’s CEO Over Racing Failures

Enzo Ferrari was nicknamed Il Commendatore for a reason. He ran Ferrari like a ship, gave the praise only to the cars and winningest drivers, and placed blame directly onto the drivers. If he...

Cadillac To Bring Out Hands-and-Feet Free “Super Cruise” System Within Two Years. Are You Ready For The Self-Driving Caddy?

It appears that Cadillac is going to be the first to offer a hands-and-feet-free driving mode for one of it’s vehicles. Announced by General Motors CEO Mary Barra during a keynote speech, the...

Unhinged: Three Days, Eight Events, And One Engine

Holley knows how to put on a party. LS Fest is in it’s fifth year, and this is my first year even paying attention to it, let alone actively covering one. It’s not overwhelming like SEMA...

Top 11: Non-GM Cars At The 2014 Holley LS Fest

Jamming an engine from Manufacturer A into a car from Manufacturer B can raise all sorts of rioting from the peanut galleries, especially now that the Internet allows people to voice their opinions...

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GALLERY: Drifting at Holley LS Fest 2014 – Sideways Action From The Track Here In Bowling Green

The drifting competition at LS Fest was tightly contested, between Nissans, a GTO and a BMW 3-series, all of course packing LS power. A unique event sponsored by Lucas Oil and Wrecked Magazine, the...

Carnage Video: Watch As This Cummins Dodge Runs Away On The Dyno

Excepting very, very few circumstances, a runaway situation is pretty much a death sentence for a diesel engine. Once the oil starts lighting up in the cylinders it takes air starvation to shut the...

Fail Video: Watch A Bentley In Russia Get Covered In Wet Concrete.

Russia isn’t exactly known for their safety concerns, so when it comes to construction accidents, “things happen”. And after this particular screw-up, I’m pretty sure...

Roadkill: Watch Freiburger And Finnegan Take On The Subaru Legacy

Subaru of America decided that the best car to use to take on two of the more twisted minds in automotive journalism was their Legacy sedan. Not the WRX. Not the STi. The Legacy. They believed their...

Take A Listen To Kawasaki’s New Supercharged Superbike Engine

Kawasaki’s Ninja series of street bikes are legendary for their speed and are right up there with the Suzuki “Gixxer” and Yamaha R6. Recently Kawasaki have been teasing up their...

Project Raven: Ignorance Is Truly Bliss

It was destiny that a dyno was sitting at LS Fest. Ever since the 323ci motor was built, I have found myself wondering if the engine builder’s claim of 300hp at the crank was legit or not. The...

A Couple Of Favorite Cars From LS Fest Friday

For a one-engine event there is a lot of variety at Beech Bend. Fords, Nissans, Mazdas, at least one Mopar, and a couple old-school hot rods spread the love of the LS around. These are just a couple...