Editor’s Note: The year 2013 gave us the C7 Chevrolet Corvette and took from us performance legends like Dean Jeffries and Stu Hilborn. We had a light-hearted look at the half-dozen Fast and Furious movies and got serious with dozens and dozens of new tech articles and how-tos. We even put a hot rodder’s spin on March Madness and Fantasy Football. All told, there were over 550 new articles from OnAllCylinders in 2013.
Before we turn the calendar to ’14, we’re taking a look back at our most-popular, most-read articles of 2013. In case you missed, here are the Top 5 featured vehicles from the past year.
Coming in at under 10 feet long and weighing under 500 pounds, Larry Nagel’s original Pocket Rocket mini-Funny Car made 5,000 horsepower on hydrogen peroxide.
Ohioan John Francis was so taken by the memories of this rocket car blasting down the track, he set out to resurrect it when he found the original body for sale on a Funny Car racing forum. His vision? Jet power.
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The first line of the story says it all: “Part muscle car, part rat rod, and with a hint of vintage drag and NASCAR features, Matt Hunt’s Affliction Chevelle is setting new trends in the muscle car arena.”
If you like the sounds of that, you need to read more about this 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle. It just might be the ultimate “no frills” muscle car build.
When Devin Brisbois was called upon to serve his country in Afghanistan, his friends went on a special mission of their own. Read about Rick Finley and friends’ covert operation to restore Brisbois’ beloved Super Bee before his deployment to Afghanistan.
It’s story about honor, commitment—and good old-fashioned hot rodding.
Chip Foose and Troy Trepanier undoubtedly create some great rides—Rad Rides even. But as Rich Taylor has proven, you don’t have to be a celebrity to build a car with celebrity status. His beautiful Camaro has graced magazine covers and won numerous prestigious awards, but it was built in a home garage on a reasonable budget.
In short, Rich Taylor’s 1972 Camaro gives hope to us all.
Before it earned a spot in our 2013 Top 5, Wes Adkins’ 1967 Mercury Cougar earned a coveted spot at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. The Cougar, nicknamed 427 Wildcat, was front and center outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center—a spot reserved for the show’s best vehicles. The car has a twin-supercharged 427-cubic-inch Ford Windsor and features a variety of details, which we covered in a video long before the SEMA Show.