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OnAllCylinders Year in Review: Top Rods, Rides & Rigs of 2012


Editor’s Note: 2012 was quite a year. Actually, for OnAllCylinders, it was our only year.

We’re putting the finishing touches on our first 12 months of delivering a unique combination of tech articles, tech projects, automotive features, photo galleries, event coverage, news, and lifestyle posts.

We’re looking forward to bringing you that same mix of all things high performance and racing in 2013. But first we’re looking back at our most-read posts of 2012, including today’s look at our top vehicle features of 2012.


Willys61. Beautiful Noise: Al Nosse’s 1933 Willys 77 Coupe

With help from “Lil” John Buttera, Al Nosse rebuilt this coupe from the ground up and crammed it with a 3,000-horsepower—that’s right, we said 3,000-horsepower—HEMI. Now that we’ve got your attention, we suggest you read up a little more on this 1933 Willys 77 Coupe.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA2. 1934 Chevy Has Something for Everyone

John T. Francis rescued this bullet-ridden Chevrolet Master Coupe from a 25-year sentence in an open field. The Chevy sports a Ford grille, a 392 HEMI, and a rare Lenco supercharger (just 10 were made) to appeal to Bowtie, Blue Oval, and Pentastar enthusiasts alike.

1923 Model T Pickup3. Blood, Sweat & Gears: Ryan Bailey’s 1923 Model T Pickup

This ’23 Model T flipped over a curb, rolled down a hill, and lodged underneath semi-trailer—and then rose again from the ashes. See how this amazing pickup and its owner, Ryan Bailey, who went along for that fateful ride, recovered and flourished again.


1930 Ford

4. Double Take: Jim & Diana Lopochonsky’s 1930 Ford

Revisit one of the nicest custom street rods we’ve ever seen: Jim & Diana Lopochonsky’s 1930 Ford coupe. There’s too many unique features to list in a short summary, so we suggest you check out the full story called “Double Take.” You’ll find it’s a very appropriate name for this octane-powered piece of eye candy.

1957-Oldsmobile-Fiesta-Wagon-15. The Best Barn Find in the West: Bruce Ricks’ 1957 Fiesta Wagon

From oil field pump maintenance vehicle to Rod & Custom Magazine’s Custom Car of the Year, Bruce Ricks’ 1957 Oldsmobile Fiesta Wagon is yet one more reason we love “barn finds.” Retired to an old barn for decades, the wagon features major updates and subtle changes that even hardcore Oldsmobile fans can miss.

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