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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

A Fleet of Military Trucks is Going Up For Auction, And Lohnes Isn’t Around To Drool Over It.

So the boss man is out with the missus on a cruise in the tropics while I sit in my wife’s office, borrowing internet to keep everyone entertained. I sincerely hope those piña coladas...

Watch This Explorer Go For Distance (No Rednecks Were Harmed In The Making Of This YouTube Video)

Before the Internet, daydreaming meant that you were staring off into space while your mind was taking a trip to Aruba or something like that. In the Age of Internet, I’m pretty sure that for a...

Rough Start: If You Squint Hard Enough, You Might See A Killer Austin-Healy Project!

Topeka, Kansas. Land of flat ground, moronic cult protesting types, the most “special” Hooters waitresses EVER, and Ron Ward, a proud BangShifter who tipped me off to the remains of this...

Ferrari Enzo Wrecked In Connecticut Was Being Driven By Dealership Technicians-Cue “Ferris Bueller” jokes.

(Courtesy of Jalopnik/Michael Ballaban) The owner of a Ferrari Enzo might be on the hunt for a new shop for his Enzo after two technicians fishtailed the Italian hypercar coming off of an on-ramp,...

This 1964 Beetle Trucklet Is Well-Done, But Is It For You?

I’ve seen many things done to Volkswagen Beetles. Some, like Baja Bugs and the Meyers Manx, are great ideas. Some, like kit-car Ferraris and visual modifications to make the car into a rolling...

Project Raven: The Engine (And I Swear, The End of Story Time!)

The story of the Imperial’s build truly starts in December, 2010. I was preparing to move from Washington State to Arizona to attend college. The Mirada was running great…and then, one day, it...

Kit Car Veyron? It Could Be Yours…If You’ve Got The $125K

The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is the car pictured in Webster’s Dictionary under “hypercar”, and for damn good reason. In it’s most conservative trim, the car is a 1,000hp...

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Screw Your Prius and Buy This Impala! This Is How You Sell Your Car on Craigslist!

In order to sell your car on Craigslist successfully, you need to do a few things: you need to have great pictures of the car in order to capture the attention of those of us with A.D.D., you need to...

These Slow-Motion Crash Tests Will Have You Cringing In Real Time

Crash-testing a vehicle is the perfect real-world method of seeing how a car will stand up to a variety of impacts. Whether it be head-on, an offset crash, a side-impact crash or a rear impact,...

Rough Start: Big Green Chrysler From the Big Green North

I decided to cross the border into Canada this time. Welcome to Nanaimo, British Columbia. I know two things about this place: 1) there is an absolutely bad-ass dirt bike track near here, and 2) this...

Knoop-Mann Special Will Run At Pikes Peak 2014 In The Unlimited Class

It was announced June 20th that the Knoop-Mann Special will be competing at the 2014 Race to the Clouds event, better known at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb, just outside Colorado Springs, Colorado, with...

The Moment That A Driver Fears: Watch The Footage of Guerlain Chicherit’s Attempt At the World Record for Longest Jump

Guerlain Chicherit is a 36 year old French rally driver and accomplished freestyle skier who has had his eye on the world record for longest vehicle jump, a record that’s been held by Tanner...

Ouch! Hot Rod Blocks Traffic After An Accident In New Zealand

(Photo: New Zealand Daily Herald/George Novak) It’s always cringeworthy when you hear of someone’s pride and joy getting wrecked. It’s seriously cringeworthy when you make the paper...

Rough Start: Save this Monte Carlo from Mediocrity

For today’s Rough Start, I decided to venture out of known comfort zones and went to the automotive black hole that is Lohnes’ backyard, Boston. I don’t know jack squat about Boston except they...