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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Snow And Ice Removal 101: One Russian, One Mopar And One Hellacious Sound System Combine To Do All Of The Work When The Beat Drops

It took a pretty long time, but someone finally found a use for that annoying “Turn Down For What?” song. The Russian owner of this Chrysler 300 Touring (read: Dodge Magnum with a...

Rough Start: You’re A Seat Fitting Away From A Turnkey SCCA American Sedan-Prepared Mustang

What sounds more awesome than buying your very own turnkey race car? No building, no BS…just make sure the car fits your frame and go racing? That sounds good to us, so in the spirit of the...

Ever Wanted To Wield A 40-Foot RV Around? Regular Car Reviews Gives You A First-Person Look At Piloting Your Own House

If you have never had the opportunity to drive something bigger than a Suburban, you need to. Two things will immediately come to your mind: you will be power-drunk knowing that you are in control of...

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-worthy News: iDrive Featuring Siri, Your One-Armed Budii, And A Broken Weiner

Come inside from the cold, dust the snow off of your boots at the door, and sit down. We’ve got the Malört poured and we’re frying up some of our favorite news from the “who gives...

Unhinged: This Las Vegas Cop Threatens German Tourists With All Of The Joys Of Prison Life During A Traffic Stop

I actually had to walk away from the computer after seeing this video. I’m not being facetious in the least…this tripped my temper. Two German tourists were driving around Las Vegas when...

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The McLaren P1 GTR – The Age Of Horsepower For The Well-Heeled Shows That Hybrid Tech Can Be Used For More Than Social Posturing

It costs $1.98 million dollars, it isn’t street legal, you already have to own a street-going McLaren P1 to even get your hands on one, and it won’t be seen in the public until the Geneva...

Question of the Day: As More Computers End Up In Cars, Are You Concerned About Auto Hacking?

It apparently all started with a test from the CyberAuto Challenge: what would it take hack into a late model vehicle? Delphi Automotive had gathered a group of high-school and college-aged students...

Thierry Neuville Sets A New Jump Record At Rally Sweden: Over 144 Feet Off Of Colin’s Crest!

This year’s Rally Sweden was filled with a lot of snow-filled failure, but one shining star flew high above the rest, literally: Thierry Neuville launched his Hyundai i20 44 meters (144.3 feet)...

What’s The Best Way To Sell Shoes? How About An 550 HP V8-Swapped Toyota Minivan?

This is one of those “way out of left field” things we tend to find in the odd corners of the Internet that just makes us smile. Famous Footwear has debuted their “Momkhana”...

What Hellcat? RSI Is Now Offering A Twin-Turbo Flame-Spitting Dodge Viper TA…

There’s something about “twin-turbo Viper” that just makes us smile. Sure, we’re no closer to ever driving one than when these things started rolling off of the assembly line,...

Carnage Video: Nine Cars Wrecked In Sixty Seconds…Did This 92-Year-Old Driver Set A New Record For Parking Lot Pinball?

See that Chrysler Pacifica in the picture? The one that just took the nose clean off of the Ford C-Max and looks to be hauling ass out of the parking lot? Yeah…he’s not done yet. A...

Unhinged: Why I’m Not Meant To Be A Highly-Skilled Mechanic, A Lesson Taught To Me By A Hose Clamp.

I’ve maintained for years now that in the grand scheme of things automotive, I’m first and foremost NOT a skilled wrench. Sure, I can work on a car and yes, I tend to do better than most,...

Roadtrip Video: The U.K.’s Car Magazine Pits A Mustang GT vs. BMW i8 vs. Lamborghini Huracan vs. Hellcat Challenger – Who Won?

It’s always curious to see what the reaction is from foreign publications when it comes to our cars. There’s the usual litany of jokes (can’t corner, subpar materials, crude) but...

Watch As Jay Leno Cuts Loose With James Garner’s Oldsmobile Banshee – He Even Drives The Beast On The Street!

The Oldsmobile Banshee is a freak among freaks. Set up similar to an old Baja truck, it’s roughly based on a 1969 Oldsmobile body that is shortened by two feet. They were built by Vic Hickey, a...