Editor’s Note: The year 2014 gave us the introduction of the 707-horse Hellcat and the end of the popular fifth-generation Mustang. A sinkhole swallowed up a bunch of Corvettes, and then Mother Earth spit out some rare buried automotive treasure (sort of). At OnAllCylinders, we redesigned the website and welcomed an expanded cast of accomplished automotive writers to our team—all in an effort to better serve our readers. Just in case you missed it, here are our most-popular, most-read vehicle features of 2014.
Time Traveler: Recreating a Legendary 1969 Baldwin-Motion SS427 Camaro
Joe Oldham owned a brand-new 1969 triple-black 1969 Baldwin-Motion SS 427 Camaro and street raced it around New York City. And then it got stolen. And then 40 years went by.
Oldham’s son Scott had an idea: “Dad, why don’t we build a replica of your old Baldwin-Motion car?” Joe resisted. Scott persisted. Joe caved. Then this happened. Thank you, Scott.
Big Business: Mark Briscoe’s 1969 Ford Bronco
Mark Briscoe likes things big. So when he decided to rebuild his 1969 Ford Bronco, he did it big. The result is one of your favorite featured vehicles of 2014.
Rutledge Wood’s 1953 Plymouth Suburban Wagon
Top Gear (U.S. version) host and NASCAR analyst Rutledge Wood was given an old 1953 Plymouth Suburban Wagon by racing legend Richard Petty. Wood teamed up with our friends at Summit Racing to build it out, and we covered the entire thing.
A True Work of Art: Joe Sell’s 1977 Toyota Land Cruiser
Joe Sell is an artist and horror film aficionado. Sell has turned a 1977 Toyota Land Cruiser into a canvas for his sculpting and painting, spending the past decade fabricating skulls and skeletal arms and hands and turning his Land Cruiser into something no one’s ever seen before.
Rumblin’ Rhapsody: Mark Hall’s 1972 Plymouth Barracuda
Mark Hall built a blown 650-horsepower HEMI-powered 1972 Plymouth Barracuda that can be heard driving down the street from the other side of the world (only a slight exaggeration). So there’s little surprise it was one of your five favorite vehicle features of the year.