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Category Archive: BangShift News, Unhinged

Unhinged: Three Days, Eight Events, And One Engine

Holley knows how to put on a party. LS Fest is in it’s fifth year, and this is my first year even paying attention to it, let alone actively covering one. It’s not overwhelming like SEMA...

Unhinged: This 1973 Plymouth Is A Fine Example Of What Not To Do, Ever

I don’t mind clones, or tributes, or whatever you call it when someone takes a more base level car and tarts it up to resemble the muscle car that lived on the same platform, provided that the...

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Unhinged: Let’s Pick Apart The All-New Fourth-Gen Miata

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is the best-selling roadster of all time. It’s a light, nimble little two-seater that puts emphasis on handling rather than power. It has a devoted following with clubs,...

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Unhinged: The Great American Roadtrip

I always have had a strong predilection for travel. I can’t explain the “why” part well, I’ve just always loved to find a set of wheels and take off to somewhere new. When I was a teenager I...

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Unhinged: The Fiberglass Hornet’s Nest-My Time At The NCM 20th Anniversary and Track Opening

It’s difficult to put into words just what occurred here in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Yes, the National Corvette Museum celebrated their 20th anniversary, a milestone that should be celebrated....

Unhinged: Someone Put The Kia Hamsters Back In The Cage, Please.

Before I get into the meat and potatoes of this train of thought, I will say that a Kia was the first thing I ever owned. That was in 1988, and it was a red bicycle…and I was five. The first...

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Unhinged: Heat And Humidity In Cardinal Country

The second I got out of the car at the main gate of Gateway Motorsports Park I knew that I was in trouble. It was nine in the morning and I was already soaked in sweat, sunglasses fogged after...

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Unhinged: Someone in Maryland Built A Mercury Comet Just The Way I’d Like

One summer afternoon when I was about fourteen, my stepdad brought home a completely flat-black 1973 Mercury Comet. It had been hit behind the door, but the door had been replaced and someone had...

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Unhinged: The Saleen FourSixteen, or How To Hot Rod A Tesla

Steve Saleen unveiled his latest project on the lawn at Pebble Beach this weekend: The Saleen FourSixteen, his touch on the Tesla Model S. Yep, someone’s started hot-rodding Teslas. It’s...

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Unhinged: Do You Want Lincoln To Die? Because This Is How Lincoln Will Die.

Lincoln has been on the verge of death for years, it’s no secret. The Navigator and fleet sales of the Town Car kept things afloat, but when the Town Car got axed a couple of years back,...

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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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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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Unhinged: A Car I Should Love, But Would Hate To Live With

I spend my days either doing basic and mundane taskings around the house, researching and writing stories to keep the bosses happy, or I’m busy running around the house trying to control two...

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Unhinged: McTaggart Decides To Investigate Lawn Mower Demolition Derby

I’m sitting at the computer, near midnight, digesting fair food (read: funnel cake, overly sweet tea and deep-fried Snickers…don’t you judge me!) and I’m trying to make sense...

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