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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

2014 Mopar Nationals Coverage: Odd, Cool, And Interesting Mopars Were Stacked Far And Wide in Columbus

The 2014 Mopar Nationals in Columbus, Ohio marks the 34th running of the event and we were….not there. While Brian and Chad were trying to organize a sailboat class for Bonneville, McTaggart...

Meet the Terra Wind Recreational Vehicle. We Need This Now!

Say you’ve got about $1.5 million burning a hole in your pocket. What do you do? You could buy a house, but you probably already have several. You could buy land, but then you’ll be out...

Throwback Video: Why A Lake And Top Speed Racing Aren’t A Good Combination

This year, racers were reminded that the salt flats outside Wendover were named “Bonneville” after Lake Bonneville, the prehistoric lake that covered a large majority of Western Utah....

Education Video: Sending A Reporter Into A Cold Lake In Iowa In A Buick, To Teach You How To Get Out Of A Sinking Car

In the United States, on average, 300 or so people die in sinking or submerged vehicles. It’s a sad statistic that can be prevented. In this video, reporter Brian Allen volunteers to take a...

Top 11: McTaggart’s Top Japanese Imports

I’m not a Mopar guy…or a Ford guy…or even an American guy when it comes to cars. I can practically justify any car for merits and disregard one for it’s downfalls. At least...

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UPDATED: Tony Stewart Involved In Dirt-Track Incident That Killed Another Driver

Reports are coming in that NASCAR driver Tony Stewart was involved in an on-track incident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York that injured a driver that was out of their vehicle. What we...

This Combine Is 100% BangShift Approved: Clean Enough For Euro Standards, And Can Mow Through Wheat Better Than Anyone Else

It’s clean enough to meet European Tier 4b diesel emissions regulations. It’ll cut a swath of wheat up to 45′ wide, or maw through eighteen rows of corn stalks at a time, all while...

Project Raven: Bringing A Cool Breeze To A Humid Summer

I will admit defeat: I absolutely, utterly hate the humid summers that Kentucky has. Nothing annoys me more than when I’m sweating out more water than I’ve drank in a week. I finally...

Dodge Releases 2015 Charger Pursuit, Because Cops Need A Racecar Too

Well, look on the bright side: There’s no mistaking those headlights. Cops get an upgraded Charger Pursuit for 2015, complete with all of the little tweaks that police officers have been...

Man Jailed For Six Months For Driving Drunk With 100 Chickens In The Car In Nebraska

We’ve seen some strange headlines here, folks, and this one is right up there with the best of them. 36 year old Luis Motola-Palacio of Grand Island, Nebraska was pulled over in January for...

Well, That’s, Uh, Interesting: What Do You Make Of This Mercury Grand Marquis?

The Brougham Society on Facebook is well known for their love of the classic idea of the American cruiser: white walls, plush interior, detailed trim, and good looks. Except on Fridays, that...

Unknown Parts Counter Guy: Proof That Sometimes It’s The Guy Behind The Counter

Ok, I’ll admit: while lots of times the conflict at your friendly parts store is usually started by the customer, there are still plenty of times that the counterclerk is at least just as much...

Going Down In Flames, Part II: Holden Making One Violent Ute As A Farewell

Australia’s auto manufacturing scene is in it’s death rattle phase, and it sucks out loud. Here in America, when a car brand is about to be killed, they suck the fun out of the models...

Caption This! All Not Quite Aboard…The Military Version!

A HMMWV and a freight train, a match made in hell. Trust me, I know. Quite often it’s easier for a military unit to ship their vehicles via train to a depot close to a training facility rather...