2015-OAC-AwardThe OnAllCylinders Readers’ Choice Awards are back!

Let the teens have their Teen Choice Awards. The ESPYs? Leave those for the jocks. The OnAllCylinders Readers’ Choice Awards are for gearheads like you. Once again, you have an opportunity to vote for winners in several different categories—categories you may actually care about! We’re talking best engine, best vehicle make, best current high performance car, and more.

Let your voice be heard 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. And yes, there’s a space for write-ins on each ballot, because narrowing the nominees down to four is not an easy task.

And the nominees are…


Best Current High Performance Car

2015-American-Hi-PoIs this the golden age of muscle cars? Some say yes. There is really no disputing there are some great high performance vehicles to choose from. And the muscle? We’ve never seen this much horsepower straight from the factory. Here are our nominees…



Best American Vehicle Make

Tell us what you think—and keep it clean! From what we’ve seen, brand loyalty is not dead in the automotive industry. So tell us who’s best!

Best Performance Car Builder (Company)

Time and time again, we’ve seen these companies (and others) push the limits with factory hot rods. Is 707 horsepower enough from a Hellcat motor? Nope. Is the new Mustang anywhere near potent enough? No way—at least not according to these companies:

Best Performance Car Builder (Individual)

Some folks are leaders. Others are followers. These individuals have established themselves as leaders, taking both classic and later model vehicles to new levels both stylistically and performance-wise. They’ve captured some of the industry’s most prestigious design awards. Vote for your favorite or write in a dark horse.

  • Ring Brothers
  • Steve Strope
  • Chip Foose
  • Derek White
  • Other (Write In Below)

2015-best-current-engineBest Current Performance Engine

New technology and inspired engineering have given us the most potent factory engines ever. The question is which is the best. Is it all about peak power? Does unique engineering matter? And how does bang-for-buck performance factor in? You tell us! The nominees:

Best Current Model Truck

What makes for a great truck? Things like torque, payload, technology, and fuel efficiency all factor into the equation, in our opinions. Which truck delivers the best combination, and does it for the most reasonable price? Or does price even matter?

Best New Product

Aftermarket companies continue to develop cutting-edge products to take performance to previously unseen heights. Here are our nominees for the best new products of the last year (click on each for more information):

2015-top-forumTop Automotive Forum

Automotive forums thrive on opinions. Your opinion matters most here—vote now for the best automotive forum on the web!



Best Automotive TV/Web Show

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

2015-top-tv-personTop TV/Web Personality

There’s no shortage of unique personalities in the hot-rodding business. Here are a few that stood out thanks to their roles on television or web shows:

  • David Freiburger (Roadkill)
  • Richard Rawlings (Fast & Loud)
  • Rutledge Wood (Top Gear America)
  • Jeremy Clarkson (Amazon)
  • Other (Write In Below)

Best Engine Swap Engine

With a little patience, ingenuity, and wrenching skill, it seems you can swap just about any motor into any car. Still, some engines seem to be more the go-to mill for engine swaps than others. Here are our nominees for the best engine swap engines:

Top News Story

From automakers pushing stringent copyright protections on automotive technology to Jeremy Clarkson pushing his luck with Top Gear BBC staffers, there have been some big new stories over the past year. What’s been the biggest?

2015-Best-Pony-CarBest Pony Car

Most of today’s Detroit performance vehicles are called muscle cars, but let’s not forget most of these vehicles—Camaro, Mustang, Challenger—were considered pony cars during the original muscle car era. So what has been the best pony car ever in this “legacy” category?

  • 1970 AAR ‘Cuda
  • 1969 Pontiac Trans Am
  • 1967 Camaro Z/28
  • 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350
  • Other (Write In Below)


Best Performance Engine Series

Think of this as the OnAllCylinders version of “Best Ensemble Cast.” Most nominees in this category are comprised of multiple big-cube, big-power, game-changing engines. For example, the Chevy big block gave us the 396 and 454. The FE offered us the 427 and 428. Chrysler’s B/RB series included Wedge motors and the 440. The second-generation HEMI, on the other hand, was the one and only 426 Elephant.

2015-pioneer-engineOnAllCylinders Pioneer Award (Iconic Engine)

Last year, we gave out our Pioneer Award to a legendary person who changed the industry—Carroll Shelby. This year, the Pioneer Award will be given to an iconic engine that changed the way we power our automotive machines.

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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.