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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Volvo Working To Create Vehicle System That Allows The Car To Avoid An Accident For You

Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks (which are two separate companies, with Cars owned by Geely) has been very open to the idea that humans should not be driving vehicles. As part of their...

Random Car Review: The 1969 Dodge Yellow Jacket and 1970 Diamante Concept Car

in 1969 it was a good time to work for Dodge. Essentially, the entire work mantra was “anything goes, so long as it sells”, and they were having one hell of a party doing it. The B-body...

Caption This: If You Think This Drag Racing Skateboard Is Impressive, You Oughta See The Ramp He’s Aiming For

We’ve showcased many things over the years that simply shouldn’t belong on a dragstrip…be it golf cart, lawn mower, even a jet-propelled porta-potty. But this one just might be the...

Ebay Find: Factory-Built Dodge SRT-4 SCCA T2 Race Car

Old race cars are cool, I don’t care what they are. If it’s got a history to it and is legitimate, I’m all about it. In the case of this particular Dodge Neon SRT-4 ACR, I’m...

Historical Race Footage: NATCC At Lime Rock 1996-Touring Car Racing At It’s Best

Watching a few Hondas, Toyotas, Mercedes and a couple of Dodge Stratuses drive around might not initially sound like anything worth mentioning but take a look before judgement. This was the North...

BREAKING NEWS! Hot Rod Releases Proposed Drag Week Rules For 2015 And Beyond!

We all knew it was coming, and it’s now official as Freiburger released the new proposed set of rules for Hot Rod’s Drag Week. While it’s not finalized, this is a heads-up of what...

Toledo, Ohio Isn’t Losing Jeep Production Without A Fight

Jeeps have been produced in Toledo, Ohio since the inception of the original Willys-Overland MB series, and you can bet anything you have that Toledo is extremely proud of that heritage. So when the...

Craigslist Find: Think a Viper Weighs Too Much? We Have A Solution!

Do you remember the Corvette that Hot Rod hacked up a couple of years ago for the sake of proving that any weight removed from a vehicle can improve performance? Did you look at the finished result...

Unknown Parts Counter Guy: If You Wanted Easy And Cheap, You Should’ve Found A Different Hobby

You’d honestly be amazed at how many people think that working on cars is first-grade simple. It isn’t, and anyone that is stupid enough to ignore that thought is stupid enough to keep...

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Thief Steals Camaro Z/28 From Seattle-Area Dealership In A “Gone In 60 Seconds” Copycat Move

The opening scene of the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds: Kip Raines has to steal a Porsche. When he finds that the machine is the dealership’s floor eye-candy, he breaks into the...

Random Car Profile: Opel Manta 400i, Opel’s Other Group B Rally Car

In 1979, Opel wanted to get into rallying again. They had attempted a rally program using the Kadett and had failed miserably, and drivers had been complaining about some of the handling...

“Cow….” Subaru Rally Team Canada Find An Obstruction Not In The Pace Notes

The pace notes of a rally are significant to the success or failure of a rally team. When followed properly, they are a coded explanation of the stage that will tell the driver exactly what to do....

Watch This Nearly-Stock YJ Wrangler Show The Mud Trucks How It’s Done

Mud truck are serious business. Big lifts, strong axles, tractor tires, and a screamer of an engine making all sorts of power are the needed to move a heavy truck through a good mud bog, especially...

Top 11: Tiniest Cars That McTaggart Has Had The Misfortune Of Fitting Into

Let’s face facts: I’m 6’3, 270lbs, and I have a size 15EE shoe.  Those three facts combine into someone who has a legitimate justification for owning a larger vehicle. Hell, unless...