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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Racing Carnage: Watch As This Chevy Monza Racer Loses A Wheel At Laguna Seca

Historic class racing is a great way to watch older race cars make a good run on tracks. It brings back memories to those who grew up with those cars, and for those who didn’t, it’s a...

Unhinged: The Saleen FourSixteen, or How To Hot Rod A Tesla

Steve Saleen unveiled his latest project on the lawn at Pebble Beach this weekend: The Saleen FourSixteen, his touch on the Tesla Model S. Yep, someone’s started hot-rodding Teslas. It’s...

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Story Update: John Wayne’s 1975 Pontiac Wagon Sells For

As we reported a month ago, the 1975 Pontiac Grand Safari wagon that was owned by John Wayne was headed to Mecum Auction’s Monterey event. The 455-powered 9-passenger wagon was customized by...

Welcome To Our Lady Of Holy Horsepower: Pictures Of A Church-Sponsored Burnout Contest!

Bet you never thought you’d see that particular headline, huh? Courtesy of The Brougham Society, I bring to you an actual church-sponsored burnout contest from the Assembly of God church in...

Carnage Video: Watch This Dragster Suffer A Transmission Explosion At Little River Dragway

This one could’ve gone a lot worse than it did. At the Southwest Superchargers event at Little River Dragway in Holland, Texas, the CarQuest Top Dragster was in the middle of a burnout when...

Rough Start: Embrace Your Military Side With This M887 Dodge!

I’m convinced that hunting for good Rough Start vehicles in Arkansas is like picking up a date at a cheap bar: If you want good, you’re gonna pay for it, if you go cheap, you’ll pay...

The Forgotten Aero Warrior: Ford Torino King Cobra

In 1969, NASCAR was experiencing rapid growth, and all of the credit could be focused on one person: Richard Petty. Petty had left Plymouth to drive for Ford that year after Chrysler suits told him...

Proof You Might Be Fast Enough: This GSX-R 1000 Can, Will, And Did Snap It’s Tach Needle

A Suzuki GSX-R 1000 is a literbike that is best left to professionals and people who physically resemble the typical horse jockey. When it comes to the title of “King of the...

Tractor Pull Carnage: This Ford’s Back Wheel Has A Word From Our Sponsor

This video comes to us from the August 2, 2014 tractor pull in Lochem, The Netherlands. This Super Stock Ford, “Iessel Diesel”, starts off strong but right from the start you can see that...

Craigslist Funny: Ladies, Stand Back…This Jet Ski (!) Will Take Your Breath Away

Thank you, Craigslist, for showing us that some of the best comedians are yet to be discovered. And fella, here’s hoping you sell this beauty. From the Craigslist ad itself: “1984...

Unhinged: Do You Want Lincoln To Die? Because This Is How Lincoln Will Die.

Lincoln has been on the verge of death for years, it’s no secret. The Navigator and fleet sales of the Town Car kept things afloat, but when the Town Car got axed a couple of years back,...

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Glorious Noise: This Demon Screams Like One

The Dodge Demon…for something that in reality was nothing more than a Dart coupe, this car pissed off a lot of people. A Duster wearing a Dart nose, these cars were immediately targeted by...

Watch As A Driver Spins The Only Remaining Car From The First Ever Grand Prix

When you get the privilege of taking out the only remaining car from the world’s first Gran Prix, what would you do? Not drive it at all for fear of wrecking the temperamental beast? Putt...

Question Of The Day: Is This G-body Monte Carlo SS Worth Nearly $13K?

Nutting isn’t the only G-body freak here at BangShift…the first car I got to drive around in public…legally, anyways…that was my own was a T-top equipped 1987 Monte Carlo SS....