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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

BangShift Project Files: Not One, But Two Ford Truck Projects! A 427 In One, An EcoBoost Swap In The Other!

There are professional builders. There are skilled craftsmen. There are amateurs…like myself. And then there are guys like “EcoBoostedF100” in the forum, who make all of us look...

Off-Roading Fail: Watch This Dodge Front-Flip Into A Mud Pit – Everyone Is OK

We just can’t get enough of the “mega”-trucks around here lately, and this Dakota fits the bill with it’s heavy-duty axles, tractor tires and an engine that would be right at...

Blog Fight: You Want A Cadillac Wagon? I Got An Eldorado Shooting Brake Right Here!

Fifty-seven thousand dollars is a lot of money to spend on a station wagon, Cadillac or otherwise. And while Brian was busy writing up the Castillian thinking he was going to bury the New...

BangShift Project Files: A 1978 Olds Cutlass With A 6.0L Swap On The Cheap

If you dig through the BangShift project car forums, you will find our $5,000 Challenge. The premise is simple: build the baddest mother you can for under five big bills. It doesn’t have to be...

Are You A Masochist That Likes The Snow? Then These Car Vs. Bike Races On The Cold Stuff Are For You!

While 32 degrees Fahrenheit sounds like frozen hell to me, in other parts of the world it’s T-shirt and jeans weather. When they talk about snow, they freaking mean it, and the racing...

Listening To This GT3 Camaro Rip Around The Track Should Help Some With The Cabin Fever

Drag racing, road racing…hell, at this point I’ll watch a ton of FWD hatchbacks from the early 1990s race in a Wal-Mart parking lot if the drivers will run them like they mean it. Winter...

In-Car Rally Footage: How To Scare Your Co-Driver In One Easy Smack

There’s no question that it takes courage to be a rally driver, but it takes a special kind of bravery…or insanity, whatever…to be a co-driver. You are in the middle of barely...

Ebay Find: A Nine-Passenger Pontiac Clamshell Wagon, Perfect For Loading Up The Entire “Family”

We love station wagons. They are roomy, useable, aren’t really much different than any modern SUV, and since they pretty much lost their “mom and dad” stigma about twenty years ago,...

Car Transporter Deliberately Grounded In UK Waters After It Develops Severe List

A car transport ship was intentionally run aground near the Isle of Wright, U.K. on Saturday, January 4, 2015 after it developed a severe list an hour after leaving Southampton. The MV Höegh Osaka,...

Destruction Video: The Australians Do Everyone A Huge Favor And Euthanize A Taurus With A Horrifyingly Bad Bodykit

The third-generation Ford Taurus wasn’t a well-liked car in the United States, owing mostly to the fact that the design went from a family-friendly potato-ish shape to a mess of blobs and orbs...

“Uh-Oh” Video: Randal Key Launches His Rockcrawler, Camera Operator Requires New Pants

“Location, location, location.” If you are recording anything to do with a vehicle, knowing where to stand makes the difference between you being a hero and a grease spot that once was a...

A Fast Lap Of The Nurburgring Nordschliefe…In The Snow, Because The Track Itself Just Wasn’t Dangerous Enough

I’m an absolute sissy when it comes to the cold, I’ll openly admit it to anybody. When the temperature drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, I start to question whether or not working...

It’s Porsche Vs. GT-R In An Epic Runway Drag Race. Who Will Win? The Audience…Watch This Fail!

This has all the makings of a good race. Open runway, a Nissan GT-R on one side and a late-model Porsche 911 on the other. Ok, so it’s not the kind of drag racing we’re all used to, but...

Ebay Find: This Dart-blocked Monte Carlo Is A Hustler, Ready To Go

When I typed “pro street” into the search bar, I was expecting fully tubbed-out fairground cruisers with blowers that with a little tweak here and there, could become something heroic. I...