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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

More News On Payload Ratings: GM Goes For The Mea Culpa, Ford Doesn’t Budge

The saga of payload capacity in the Class 3 truck market continues to be filled with drama. To bring you up to speed, this all started out with Ford and Ram taking shots at each other over who had...

Detroit, Which Now Looks More Like Venice, Is So Flooded That Factories Have Been Affected

The massive storms and subsequent flooding that Detroit is currently experiencing is so bad that even the manufacturers are being affected. According to the Detroit News, Chrysler’s Sterling...

Ebay Find: This 1979 Chrysler Town And Country Wagon Is Perfection

Just look at it. Bronze paint with the best looking fake wood offered in the Seventies. The perfect wheel/tire setup…and that’s coming from a guy that normally can’t stand...

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That’s Gotta Hurt: Xavier Coupal Goes Barrel-Rolling In His NASCAR Challenger hard enough to remove the bodywork

This one hurts to watch. During the Canadian Tire race at Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Xavier Coupal went for one hell of a ride. Coming out of a corner on lap 51, he was fighting for position with...

Watch the Mercedes AMG G63 6×6 Take On Ferraris and McLarens At A Track Day

Track days are all about getting your ride onto the track and letting it all hang out. Boosted rally rocket? Great! Italian supercar? All the better! Giant-ass six-wheel drive truck? Uh….what?...

Nissan’s NISMO Juke/Xterra Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

(Photos courtesy of Twitter/Nissan) The Nissan Xterra is a cool little SUV that has a strong off-roading pedigree. It doesn’t try to be soft and cuddly, but instead was built from the start to...

Rough Start: ‘Bird Spotting In Baton Rouge

Good food and views of the Gulf of Mexico. Enough swampland to hide bodies and the light hint of crude when you get close to the beach. Baton Rouge is many things to many people, but to me,...

Quick Shots: A Few Pictures From The Fontanel Cruise-In

Every Thursday night in 2014 between now and September 25th, the Fontanel Concert Cruise-In is held on the grounds of the Fontanel Mansion. Our friend Jeff Lee has shot this show for us before in the...

New Jersey State Assemblyman Submits Bill To Make “Coal Rolling” Illegal After Someone Blasted His Nissan Leaf

If you misbehave in front of the wrong person, they will see to it that your form of fun is forever banished. In New Jersey, State Assemblyman Tim Eustance was driving his Nissan Leaf  on the New...

Unknown Parts Counter Guy: “I Told You So” Is My Favorite Sentence.

Sometimes, you just can’t help someone. They are so damn headstrong about what they are doing that it doesn’t matter what you say or do, they are gonna do it anyways and only after they...

London Builds New Skyscraper, Learns That It Can Melt Cars

From the “Oh, that sucks!” book comes this story. A businessman in London parked his Jaguar near 20 Fenchurch Street one day, and went about his his daily. When he returned to his car, a...

Craigslist Find: When An El Camino Is Too Mainstream, Give This Fifth Avenue Ute A Shot!

When you live in America and you are in the market for a coupe utility, otherwise known as a “ute”, the pickings are slim. The most obvious answer is the Chevrolet El Camino (and...

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Unhinged: I’m Gonna Get An Airline Ticket, Head To Britain, And Tell Neil Lyndon How Far To Cram It

Jalopnik is one of my most read RSS feeds, and for good reason: while they are on an entirely different wavelength that I am, they are just as geeked about cars as I am. I don’t agree on...

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Craigslist Find: Who Wants A “Heath Ledger As The Joker” Hood For Their PT Cruiser?

Trolling through Craigslist can dredge up some of the most insane crap ever. I was going through the Washington, D.C. pages a couple of nights ago when this particular gem appeared. At some point...