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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-Worthy News: GM Fails At Being “Kewl”, A Lego Ferrari F40, And More!

While Goodwood and Pikes Peak are on full blast, we are slaving away in the newsroom, digging through the scraps like a hungry raccoon. We are taking some of the better bits, throwing them onto the...

Copart Cadaver: One Very Rare Chrysler 300 Hurst That Must’ve Been Driven Straight Into A Wall

(Photos: copart.com) There were only 501 Chrysler 300 Hurst cars made. You are familiar with the two-door convertible that Hurst used as a promotional vehicle (often with Linda Vaughn riding on) and...

Question Of The Day: If You Were Left Alone For 30 Minutes With One Vehicle And Could Suffer No Consequences For Your Actions, What Would You Do?

Walking around Beech Bend, looking at and photographing as many cars as I could, I kept playing a game in my head. I’ve done this for years, will probably do it until I die, and it’s...

RV Demolition Derby? Are You Sure That’s A Good Idea? Okay…If You Say So…(VIDEO)

Recreational vehicles have a fairly limited shelf life. They get used for their intended purpose, then stored, forgotten, and become outdated and finally, are a huge eyesore that is really only good...

Showoff Video: Terry Grant Runs A Nismo Juke RS Up Goodwood On Two Wheels

The skills, talent, technique, preparation and sheer balls it takes to drive a vehicle on two wheels for any amount of time on purpose is already something to be impressed by, but Terry Grant, a...

Ford To Unleash GT350R-C Racers At The IMSA SCC Race At Watkins Glen This Weekend

(UPDATE: Scott Maxwell qualified the GT350R-C on the pole at Watkins Glen with a time of 2:01.358) The Ford Mustang Boss 302R has done well for itself as a racer in the IMSA SportsCar Challenge...

Question Of The Day: What Do You Think Of Toyota’s Ultimate Utility Vehicle Concept?

Toyota sure has a funky way of celebrating the unveiling of the architectural renderings of their new North American headquarters. Most manufacturers would hold a small party for the executives....

Carnage Video: This Compilation Of Formula Offroad Crashes From Skien, Norway Is Brutal!

We love Formula Offroad racing here. It’s one of the most ballistically insane forms of off-road motorsports we’ve ever seen…vehicles with monster engines, huge paddle tires and...

Unveiled: Meet Nissan’s Second-Gen Juke-R: More Power, More Strangeness

Just when you thought there couldn’t be a stranger vehicle than a Nissan Juke, the company took one, plopped the body onto a Nissan GT-R’s floorpan, kept the fun parts of the GT-R, and...

New Car Friday: Ford Finally Releases Focus RS’s Power Figures: 345 Horsepower And 324 Pounds-Feet Of Torque, With More On Demand!

Ever since we saw the video of Ken Block sliding around a preproduction Focus RS, Ford has played coy with the actual power figures of the car. While we applaud Ford for not showing their hand from...

The “WTF?” Files: The Horch 853 Sport Cabriolet Fire Truck Conversion

“Form follows function” simply means that the aesthetic shape of something (normally a building) should be dictated by the function or purpose of the design. Ergo, that’s why a fire...

Will Ownership Of Laguna Seca Change, And Could The France Family Take Over?

Monterey County, California officials have been looking into supplanting the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP)’s operation of the vaunted Laguna Seca race course...

A Somewhat Fond Look Back At The Pontiac Turbo Trans Am – A Lot Of Show, But About The “Go” Part…

I like the Pontiac Trans Am in just about every version possible. Every experience I’ve had with one makes me think of the same thing: lots of torque, a willingness to whip donuts at driver...

Craigslist Find: A 1974 Mazda Rotary Pickup With An Oldsmobile 455 Mounted In The Bed!

Bring A Trailer doesn’t normally run features on¬†freaks of this caliber, and when they do it’s something worth checking out. Other than their obscurity, why would they focus on a 1974...