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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Rough Start: Finding A Sea-Green Grand Prix In The Middle Of Iowa

Welcome to Ames, located dead-set in the middle of Iowa. If there’s anything there besides cornfields, I’ve yet to learn about it. And located in the middle of Ames is this gem of a 1977...

Rare Crash-Test Footage Of The Vector W8 Unearthed-And It Did Surprisingly Well!

The Vector W8 is a strange beast. Part Lamborghini insanity, part aviation engineering, part NASCAR, the W8 looked and sounded like something a fourteen-year-old kid would have dreamed up in his math...

Are You Putting Your Teenager Into A Rolling Deathtrap? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Thinks So.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety published a story in the New York Times on July 16, 2014 titled “Teenagers’ Cars Are Older, Smaller, and Less Safe”, where the IIHS had performed a...

You Think Your Day Sucks? Your Jeep Could Be On Fire And Running Away From You.

Everyone has that one day that they wish they could ultimately forget. You know exactly what we mean: you woke up late, pissed off the boss, shredded the documents you actually needed, spilled hot...

Ford Releases Power Figures For 2015 Mustang Lineup: Who Wants a 310 HP Four Cylinder?

Ford has (FINALLY!) released the power figures for the 2015 Mustang lineup. Here’s the numbers: The 2.3L turbo four EcoBoost motor is 310hp/320 ft/lb torque. (Or, for comparison, the same...

Bizarre Crash In Canada: Woman Hits Fisherman With ATV, Knocks Him Into River

This is one for the “one in a million” unlucky file. A 58 year old woman was riding an ATV near Rivers, Manitoba on Saturday, July 12th 2014 when she came across a steep embankment. She...

Tesla Motors Sets Power Delivery Record In June: One Gigawatt Of Power

Tesla Motors has set a record for power delivery via their Supercharger stations. During the month of June, 2014, they served customers recharging their vehicles to the tune of one gigawatt-hour....

Car Review: Watch As Regular Car Reviews Tries To Take A Serious Look At A Stage II DeLorean!

The DeLorean DMC-12’s story is well known here. The legend aside, the biggest problem with the silver gullwing’d wonder was that it was simply underpowered. 132hp isn’t fast, period, and when...

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Watch As A 1:7 Scale B-29 Crashes At Warbirds Over Delaware R/C Show!

Mac Hodges is well known and well respected in the world of model aviation. The 1/7 scale Boeing B-29 bomber that is pictured is his second large-scale B-29 that he flies as a tandem act with a...

Hellcat Pricing Leaked: Under $60K! How Much More Good News Can Dodge Release This Year?

We’re convinced that someone in Chrysler is laying out press releases like they’re laying out a killer poker hand. First we were told that the Challenger Hellcat, Chrysler’s answer...

Retaliation: Ford Caught Testing Hot Mustang at Nurburgring: Is This The Replacement For The GT500?

Anyone who has been paying attention to the horsepower war lately has been waiting for return fire after Dodge unleashed the Challenger Hellcat on the masses. While Ralph Gilles has been doing...

Stolen Tillamook Vans Recovered-How Desperate Do You Have To Be To Steal Something Called A “Baby Loaf Bus”?!

Manteca, California police recovered three Volkswagen Microbuses owned by Tillamook County Creamery Association from a self-storage locker on July 14, 2014. The buses, which were part of a marketing...

Would You Rather, The Seventies Edition! Which Land Barge Would You Choose?

There’s a lot to not like about the Seventies as a car guy. Most of the performance cars got killed off entirely. The Camaro lost the Z28 option for “Rally Sport”, GM code for...

Watch the Boeing 787-9 Practice For The Farnborough Air Show-Grace In The Sky From An Airliner!

A common legend that runs through the halls of Boeing involves a test and demonstration flight of the Boeing 367-80, the prototype that became the Boeing 707. At the Seattle Seafair festival, Alvin...