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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

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....

Classic Rally Greatness: Watch A Mini And A Classic Escort Get Put Through The Paces

This is sweet footage from the Ford Archives. Called the Gems Rally Legends, this is a clip from a DVD made from three different films from the 1960’s-early 1970’s that shows the cars in...

No, That’s Not Suspicious: Bad Thief Drags Safe Behind Town Car In Front Of Cops

This week’s “Dumbest Criminals” award goes to 22-year-old Ryan Mullins. Mullins, from Swansboro, North Carolina, was spotted August 14, 2014 by police as he was using a Lincoln Town...

You Know You Want This: 1/2 Scale Plymouth Superbird

How cool is this? This 1/2 scale Plymouth Superbird is something Brian, Chad and I Lohnes’ kids would love. The body is a fiberglass piece and it’s powered by a 8hp Briggs and Stratton...

Now The Hog You Ride Can Smell Like The Tastier Part Of The Hog You Eat: Bacon-Powered Motorcycle

There are many smells that come from a typical motorcycle: oil, chain lube, exhaust. Let’s not talk about the biker themselves. What could possibly make a motorcycle run better and smell...

And Now, A Little Japanese Craziness: Drifting Kei Truck And Nose-Standing Kei Van!

ExtremeDrivingTV is, near as best as I can tell, a YouTube channel that showcases Japanese drift culture. I watched a couple of episodes, just to make sure I would like it. There is always and...

You Want Close Racing? Here’s Your Close Racing…How About Two-Thousandths Close?

2/1000ths of a second…it doesn’t get any better than this one, folks. During the 2014 Real World Street Nationals in Orlando, Florida, these two Mustangs, the New Edge being driven by Tim...

Burnout Fail Or Win? Watch This Camaro Give It A Shot And Judge For Yourself!

Seems innocuous enough, right? A early 3rd gen Camaro, looking a touch ratty but sounding like it’s housing a fairly healthy small block, rolls up to the blocks at a burnout contest in Yankton,...

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sells at Monterey for over $38 Million Dollars

The 1962 Ferrari GTO, considered the ultimate Ferrari to own, crossed the auction block at Monterey for $38,115,000 before premiums. Add to that a buyer’s premium of 20%, and you have a final...

Dodge Is Back In Trans-Am Racing! First Pictures Of The SRT Challenger TA2 Class Racer

Not content to let the Internet and everyone else take in the Hellcat Charger (especially just after the Hellcat Challenger news was finally slowing down), Dodge sent out another clip sure to raise...

Historical Video: Development of the Chrysler K-Car

With Chrysler riding high on the Hellcat, Charger, Challenger, and 300C, it might be easy to lose sight of just how many times over the last forty years they have approached dying off. Bad designs,...

Throwback Thursday: McTaggart’s First Automotive Photo Shoot….On The Wrong Side Of The Lens

(Photos by French) Throwback Thursday has permeated my Facebook for a while now. While it can be irritating when a family member puts up a picture of you without warning, sometimes it’s pretty...

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