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Category Archive: FUNNY STUFF, RACING & ACTION, Unhinged, Videos

Unhinged: Cheap-Ass Camping In The Infield At Kansas With Junkyard Digs!

It’s taken about a week to process all of the information you are about to see…and most of the alcohol that was consumed over a weekend that saw all sorts of debauchery, from hot tubs and...

Unhinged: Reviving A Fury Sport, Part 2 – Remove “Simple” From The Vocabulary

Ed. note: This is your language warning. I’m going to have fun with this series. Click here if you missed the first chapter in this series! We had the Plymouth dragged to my house. We had...

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Unhinged: Reviving A Fury Sport, Part 1 – Acquiring Another Land Barge Mopar

Ed. note: this is your language warning. I’m going to have fun with this series.  In 2009, Brian Lohnes dubbed me “The Patron Saint of Automotive Lost Causes” after he started...

Unhinged: The Twister And The Little Red Truck

I have had my fill of the word “tornado” for a lifetime. In December 2021, a tornado outbreak brought a total of 71 confirmed twisters across the Midwest, in a span as far west as the...

Unhinged: Arcade Manual Transmissions For EVs? Gee, Thanks, Toyota.

It’s 2022, and frankly, things are looking grim. There’s plenty of places to look, but let’s go with the manual transmission today. In the USDM market, the list of cars you can...

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Unhinged: Airflow, The Very Faint Pulse From Chrysler

For years now, we’ve had Chrysler on Death Watch. No, not just me…in 2009, even Brian Lohnes, eternal optimist that he is, was wondering if the brand was done. It’s been difficult...

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Unhinged: McTaggart’s 2021 Year In Review

After whatever the hell 2020 was supposed to be, 2021 was supposed to be better. Decide if that is the case for yourself, but as far as I’m concerned, 2021 was good. Not great, but good. Oh,...

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Unhinged: Christine Returns…But Will The Remake Be Worth A Second Round With The Possessed Plymouth?

Last week, the announcement was made: “Christine”, the horror-tinged tome from Stephen King that tells a tale of a boy, a car, and a lot of murders that involve tire tracks along the way...

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Unhinged: The Final Project Car? I Believe I Have Found It

You have to hand it to my wife, Haley. She not only knew what she was signing up for when she decided that I was worth marrying, but she was on board fully. She knew I flocked to beaters. She still...

Unhinged: The Honda Prelude, The Car I Learned To Not Hate

Growing up, I knew that I loved loud, brash V8-powered things. I loved pickup trucks with glasspacks that sounded mighty. I loved musclecars and 1970s poser cruisers that were loud enough to get my...

Unhinged: GM Is Going All-In On Electric Vehicles By 2035? That Sounds Bold…

The news came down on Thursday: General Motors pledged to stop making gasoline-powered passenger cars, vans, and sport-utilities by 2035, promising to move past the internal combustion engine and...

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Unhinged: If Chrysler Isn’t Dead By The End Of The Week, I’ll Be Stunned.

Two years ago, I thought we were going to see Chrysler go away. Admittedly, I was surprised it lasted this long. But with all signs pointing to the company disappearing soon, I felt that it was worth...

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Unhinged Top 11: McTaggart’s 2020 Year In Review

I think that the best way I can summarize what 2020 means to me, in one simple sentence, is this: “Somehow, I managed to not start drinking again.” Holy hell, who pissed off what god?...

Best of 2020: The Right And Wrong Way To Sell The 1982 Ford Mustang

One of the first rules of marketing is that once you’ve identified which product is your cash cow, you throw a majority of your efforts behind that to keep it front and center of the masses....