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Here are the Winners of the 2021 OnAllCylinders Readers’ Choice Awards

The results are in, as they say.

We’ve tallied the votes in this year’s OnAllCylinder’s Readers’ Choice Awards and are now ready to declare some winners!

Need a refresher on the categories? Read this: Get Ready to Vote in the 2021 OnAllCylinders Readers’ Choice Awards!

As always, there were some unexpected surprises. And it’s fascinating to see how the voting differed between the various channels. You could see quite a shift between Instagram and Facebook, for instance—undoubtedly an indicator of the respective outlets’ demographics.

But we digress—without any further ado…

Your 2021 OnAllCylinders Readers’ Choice Award Winners


A Corvette C6 faces off against Supra MkIV during the 2021 Hot Rod Power Tour stop at Summit Motorsports Park. (Image/OnAllCylinders)

Best Bucket List Hot Rodding Event: The Hot Rod Power Tour

  • Runner Up: Bonneville Speed Week
  • Notable Write In: Roadkill Nights


In addition to the top tier professional classes, the U.S. Nationals also hosts plenty of awesome undercard racing—like the annual Dodge HEMI Challenge. (Image/Stellantis)

Best Bucket List Racing Event: The NHRA U.S. Nationals

  • Runner Up: Daytona 500
  • Notable Write Ins: Isle of Man TT, Dakar Rally, King of the Hammers


The supercharger reigns supreme…for this year, at least. (Image/Summit Racing)

Favorite Power Adder: Supercharger


Specifically, a lot of folks said cars hit their peak between 1968 and 1972. (Image/OnAllCylinders)

Favorite Automotive Era: Mid-1960s to the Mid-1970s

  • Runner Up: 1980s to 1990s
  • Notable Write In: All of Them


For 2021, Flowmaster is your favorite soundtrack. (Image/OnAllCylinders)

Favorite Exhaust Manufacturer: Flowmaster


Much like the Detroit Muscle folks found out, QA1 makes some awfully good suspension parts. (Image/Summit Racing)

Favorite Suspension Manufacturer: QA1


Is the “hot rod flat” craze is coming to an end? (Image/Summit Racing)

Best Paint/Exterior Style: Candy and Pearls

  • Runner Up: Original
  • Notable Write In: Metalflake


Maybe fuel injection and air conditioning are good things? (Image/Summit Racing)

Favorite Build Style: Restomod

  • Runner Up: Pro Touring
  • Notable Write In: Pro Street


When you start seeing GM LS engines in Ford Mustangs, you know they’re pretty dang popular. (Image/Sloppy Mechanics)

Favorite Modern Engine Series: GM LS/LT

  • Runner Up: Ford Modular/Coyote
  • Notable Write In: Buick 3800


Was there ever any doubt on this one? (Image/AutoImagery – Richard Shute)

Favorite Type of Motorsports: Drag Racing

  • Runner Up: Autocross
  • Notable Write In: Tractor Pulls


All Mopar Show, 2013
The venerable Mopar LA-mazing! (Image/OnAllCylinders)

Most Underrated Hot Rod Engine: Mopar Small Block LA

  • Runner Up: Mopar Slant Six
  • Notable Write In: Ford 300 Six


1958 Chevy Delray
And when one carb isn’t enough… (Image/Summit Racing)

Favorite Induction Setup: Carburetor

  • Runner Up: Fuel Injection


A whole lotta “Nope” right here. (Image/Tom’s Turbo Garage)

Hardest DIY Task: Wiring

  • Runner Up: Bodywork


There you have it!

Thanks for participating—and stay tuned next year for the 2022 edition of our annual Readers’ Choice Awards.


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