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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Hot Parts: New M&H Camber Drag Radials Provide Unique Solution For Independent Suspension Racers

While we’re not saying that the straight axle is dead and buried, it is getting harder and harder to find a performance car being built with one. The Challenger, Mustang, Camaro, Chevy SS,...

Hot Parts: RideTech’s Bolt On C6 Corvette Solutions Will Make Your Vette Handle On A Budget

The worst kept secret in the hot rodding world is how Corvette values from C4 and up have taken a hit with the introduction of the C7. What that means is you can get into one of those cars for pretty...

New Parts: Lunati Bushed Mechanical Roller Lifters

If you are in the market for new lifters and your valvetrain needs are a little more stout than average, these new Lunati Bushed Mechanical Roller Lifters could be the ticket for you. Completely...

The Top 10 Burnouts From The National Burnout Masters Finals – Aussie Tire-Frying At It’s Finest!

When Australians use the phrase “burnout masters” we sit up and take notice, because it seems like every four-wheeled item that prowls around the continent down there came with a...

Ebay Find: A 1974 AMC Gremlin Turned Into A Trar! Freak, Or Freakin’ Awesome?

AMC and four-wheel drive cars went hand-in-hand long before Subaru made a big deal out of it. Cars like the Eagle wagon and the Spirit SX/4 were truly ahead of their time. But before that, there...

Follow-Up: Edmunds Took A Sledgehammer To A New F-150 To Find Out How Much It’d Cost To Repair. Here’s The Answer…

Taking a sledgehammer to a $52,000 truck straight off of the lot sounds like the dumbest idea imaginable…unless you’re Edmunds, who prides themselves on wringing out new vehicles to...

Rumors Of A Supercharged Viper Were (Mostly) True: Enter The Sledgehammer!

With Dodge’s unveiling of the Hellcat twins last year, the immediate question that popped into everyone’s mind was, “What about the Viper?” While there is a huge amount of...

This 1969 Daytona Is The Lowest-Mileage Hemi Daytona Known, And It Sold For $900,000. Guess Who Bought It?

Anyone who knows Mopar guys knows that it’s all about numbers, so here’s some to digest: in 1969, 503 Dodge Daytonas were built. Out of those, 70 were Hemi-powered, twenty of those had...

Historical Video: The 1982 Ford EXP, A Great Snow Beater For The 1980s?

The Ford EXP is a polarizing car…it’s a two-seat Escort with one of the most…uh, unique…styling treatments up front. If you squint a little, it looks like a very surprised...

This Brazillian Chevette Will Stomp It’s Way To A 9-second Quarter Mile!

In America, mentioning a Chevrolet Chevette brings up images of the tiny little front-engined, rear drive hatchbacks that graced our presence from 1976-1987. They were cheap, basic, and essentially...

Ebay Find: Anyone Want A Super-Huge Super Duty?

Say you have eight thousand dollars and a thing for huge trucks. What do you do? Sure, there’s tons of big pickup trucks on Craigslist, but that just isn’t big enough. Well, allow me to...

Ebay Find: 1969 Jeep Gladiator, Powered By 500 Cubic Inches Of Cadillac Power

You have to love a Jeep truck. M-715, J-10, Gladiator…call it whatever you want, but the basic premise is there: it’s a bulletproof tank of a truck that’s dead simple to work on....

Question Of The Day: What’s The Worst Excuse You’ve Ever Heard Anyone Give For Not Liking A Car?

The video of the guy from Vehicle Virgins who listed why he disliked the 2005-era Ford GT drew some sharp fire. While I wanted to give the guy the benefit of the doubt, the rest of you went straight...

Edmunds’ Road Test Of A 2015 Ford F-150 Starts Out With A Durability Test – With A BFH Straight To The Bed!

The idea of a long-term new vehicle test is simple: over the course of 12 months,  the vehicle gets subjected to real-world testing that covers everything from daily driving to random acts, like...