The Emmy Awards take place Monday.

While this is the 66th installment of the long-running Emmys, it seems there are awards shows for just about everything these days. The movie industry has the Academy Awards and MTV Movie Awards. The music industry has the Grammy Awards, Music Video Awards, and Country Music Awards. And sports has the ESPY Awards.  There’s also the People’s Choice Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.

Shouldn’t hot rodders have a choice, too?

We think so.

That’s why we’ve created the OnAllCylinders Readers’ Choice Awards. It’s your opportunity to vote for a winner in 14 different automotive categories—categories you just might actually care about! Most outstanding lighting design in a variety series? No. Best muscle car of the 1970s? Yes. And there’s best big block engine, most iconic aftermarket parts brand, and best automotive forum, too.

You can vote for winners in all 14 categories by writing your choices in the comments section below or by voting on each individual category as it’s shared on the OnAllCylinders and Summit Racing Facebook pages. We’ve even left a space for write-ins on each ballot, so you can lobby for your own choices if you desire.

If you prefer coveralls to a tuxedo, cut pile upholstery to red carpet, and an idling engine to a rambling host, the OnAllCylinders Readers’ Choice awards are for you. Vote now!


426 Street Hemi engine in a 1966 Plymouth Satellite

Best Big Block Engine

What’s the king of the big-cube engines? The Rat, the Elephant, or a whole ‘nother animal? Vote now:

  • Chevy 396-454
  • 426 HEMI
  • Ford FE
  • Chrysler B/RB
  • Other (Write-In)


a dark blue 1967 pontiac gto with a 455 pontiac v8 under the hood

Best 1960s Muscle Car

Which car reigned supreme during the muscle car wars of the 1960s? Vote now or write in to declare the winner.


Top Automotive Forum

Where do you go for your automotive information, banter—and in some cases, abuse? The nominees for top auto forum are:


ford mustang 2 with supercharged windsor 408 drag car

Best Power Adder

We’re not talking air filters and throttle bodies here. What is the best way to make big power in one move? The nominees:


a willys jeep rat rod

Best Hot Rod Build Style

What it comes down to is this: Do you like to create or restore? Vote for your favorite hot rodding style below (and feel free to go off the board because hot rodding is often about freelancing):

  • Pro Street
  • Pro Touring
  • Rat-Rod
  • Restoration
  • Other (Write In Below)


a small block 350 chevy v8 engine under the hood of a stingray corvette

Top Small Block Engine

Now’s your chance to thank all the little guys—as in small block engines. Here are our nominees:


a red 1972 oldsmobile cutlass fastback coupe parked on grass at a classic car show

Best 1970s Muscle Car

Before emissions regulations and fuel prices ended the first muscle car era, these 1970s rides got our hearts racing:


Best Automotive/Hot Rodding Television Show

There are many, but here are our nominees for our top shows currently on TV:


Greatest Bolt-On Performance Modification

On a budget? Just starting a mild upgrade? What’s the greatest bolt-on performance modification there is? The nominees:


blue dodge challenger shaker hood

Best Late-Model Muscle Car

Detroit has been at it again, re-igniting a brand new muscle car war. What is your favorite of the new-era muscle cars? Here are our nominees:


Most Iconic Aftermarket Brand

People have been hot rodding their vehicles for decades, and some brands have been along for the ride most of the way. Our nominees for most iconic aftermarket brands are:


2018 dodge ram 2500 with Cummins turbodiesel engine
(Image/Summit Racing)

Best Late-Model Truck (Past 10 Years)

How do you narrow this down to four nominees? You probably don’t, but we tried. Our nominees for best late-model truck are:


(Image/Denny Terzich)

Best Current Hot Rod Builder

We’re partial to the everyman builds here at OnAllCylinders, but we can’t deny the great work of these nominees:


OnAllCylinders Pioneer Award

Trailblazers. Legends. Pioneers. There have been dozens of true game-changers in the hot rodding universe, but our nominees for this year include:

Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.