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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Carnage Video: Watch a Geo Metro Get Turned Into Farm Fertilizer!

Ah, the manure spreader. It doesn’t lead a glorious life. It spends every second of it’s life either taking crap, giving crap, being filled with crap, or reeking of crap. That’s a...

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2014 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion Feature Car: 1967 Dodge D100 Gasser

I enjoy finding vehicles that turn Lohnes into a drooling idiot. It’s a fun game that we here at BangShift have been playing for a few years now on the forums. The recipe is simple: Find a...

Rough Start: Would You Take a Chance On This Lincoln Mark VII?

(Rough Start is a new feature here at BangShift. With this, McTaggart will scout a random Craigslist area for a car that can be bought and driven for $2,500 [under “by owner” only], and be made...

Watch This Jaguar XJ220 Light The Tires Off Right-Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em!

Whoever is behind Tax The Rich on Facebook is easily the most BangShift-minded supercar owner (owners?) on the effing planet. They are notorious for a series of YouTube videos that show cars that are...

2014 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion Feature Car: 1970 Mustang Grande 351

Every car has a story. Some live fast, die young and end up resting in a field somewhere. Some live basic lives that aren’t real notable, and some, like Rick Pierce’s ’70 Mustang, shine years...

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The Promotional Video for the 1978 Dodge Aspen Lineup Is The Most Seventies Thing I’ve Seen…Ever!

It’s not a secret around BangShift that I’m a fan of Chrysler’s F-J-M bodystyles. I’ve at some point or another have dealt with all three: I almost had a really decent Aspen (F-car) when I...

Meet the Newest BangShift Project Car: Project Raven, McTaggart’s 1983 Chrysler Imperial

Project Raven is my 1983 Imperial. It is the latest in a string of Mopars that I’ve owned, is my daily driver, my toy, my racer, and a significant source of automotive frustration at times, like...

2014 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion Feature Car: The “Two Timer” 1964 Rambler American

The mark of a great car at a show such as the 2014 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion is the ability to catch your attention when there are so many other rolling beauties vying to grab your eye as well....

More Recall Woes, This Time It’s Honda And Toyota’s Turn. And You Won’t Believe What This One Is For!

Yesterday we reported on GM’s latest woes as they called back every 5th gen Camaro made for a key that could stall the car out…if your knee hit the key hard enough, the car would stall. Well,...

Craigslist Find: 1969 Plymouth …trailer?

Ever see the remains of a truck bed converted to a trailer? Not the rusty, well-used bed that’s serving it’s purpose long after the whole truck stopped functioning, but the clean pickup...

1971 Hemi ‘Cuda convertible Sells For $3.5 Million – In Eight Minutes At Mecum Seattle – When/Where Does It Stop?

1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cudas are rare beasts. There are only eleven convertibles. Only two U.S. market four speed Hemi convertibles and only one has it’s original powertrain intact. That...

BMW Takes Flight, No Dixie Horn Needed – An Incredible Jump From The Viru Rally In Estonia

You’ve gotta love rally. Insane speeds while driving like a maniac over any surface you can think of with a screaming passenger just sounds like a load of fun. It’s great to watch and a...

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This Soap-Box-Driving Hippie Can Out-drive You

Soap-box derbies have apparently advanced since I last gave one any thought. I remember straight down a hill, first one wins. This particular derby was sponsored by Red Bull, hosted in London, and...

Top 11: Things Learned My First Day On The Job At The 2014 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion

The 2014 Holley Hot Rod Reunion is over and I’m sitting at my normal job, fully aware that this weekend was awesome…and that a retail job bites the big one. For three days I was bouncing around...