As we get ready to say goodbye to 2022, the entire staff at OnAllCylinders likes to go through the past 365 days of automotive news stories and pick their most notable articles. Some are funny, some are fascinating, and some are bittersweet—but it’s always an interesting endeavor to recap what news the previous year gave the gearhead community.

We’ll count down 10 of the biggest news stories we covered here, and you can click the article names below to read the original post.

10 of Our Top Automotive, Racing & Industry News Stories from 2022


Jan. 5, 2022 – Chevy Reveals All-Electric 2024 Silverado Pickup Truck

dynamic cityscape shot of 2024 chevy silverado ev electric pickup truck

With the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning already in production, we’re excited to see how General Motors’ response fares in comparison tests.


Feb. 18, 2022Cargo Ship Full of Sports Cars Adrift in the Atlantic Ocean

felicity ace cargo ship at port in the netherlands
(Image/Felicity Ace photo 3 by AlfvanBeem | CC0 1.0)

There was a cargo ship filled with Porsches and Bentleys floating around the North Atlantic—it made us want to grab our Jon boat for a rescue mission.


Feb. 20, 2022 – A Closer Look at the All-New Next Gen NASCAR Race Car

corey lajoie testing nascar next generation stock race car on track
(Image/Bob Leverone – Getty Images)

With a sequential five speed, a rear-mounted transaxle, and composite body, there was a lot to explore on NASCAR’s newest ride.


Mar. 27, 2022 – Volkswagen Reveals Production Model ID.Buzz

front passenger side quarter view of volkswagen electric passenger van

Volkswagen’s been teasing us with a Hippie bus revival for decades now, so it’s a relief to finally see one make it to production.


Apr. 8, 2022 – Jeep Pulls the Wraps Off Easter Jeep Safari Concepts

collection of 2022 easter jeep safari concept vehicles arranged in desert setting

The Jeep folks like to use the annual Easter Jeep Safari to showcase their wild concept builds—and this year’s crop didn’t disappoint.


June 17, 2023 – Ford Opens the Ford Heritage Vault

free wheeling fords sales brochure front page 1977 with vintage ford mustang 2 on cover

What lunatic wants to spend hours scouring a free, digital trove of thousands of pages of old car brochures?

Us. That’s who.


Aug. 18, 2022 – Meet the Electric Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept

front daytime quarter shot of the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Electric Vehicle Concept

Only Dodge would make an EV with a legit exhaust note—not to mention a slick front spoiler and revived Fratzog badge!


Sep. 15, 2022 – The New 7th-Gen. Ford Mustang is Here 

red 2024 Mustang gt convertible

After months of speculation, at last we got to see the latest Mustang—and the most-powerful 5.0L Coyote ever offered in a GT.


Nov. 1, 2022 – OnAllCylinders Returns to the Annual SEMA Show

1965 chevy corvette sting ray restomod at 2022 SEMA show

As the pandemic impacted the show (and our travel plans) for two years, we finally got back to our live SEMA coverage in 2022.


Nov. 14 – Jay Leno Recovering from Burn Injuries

Jay Leno at a Race Track
(Image/Jay Leno at Laguna Seca by Michael Albov | CC by 2.0)

One of the most prominent ambassadors of the gearhead hobby, we’re happy to report that Mr. Leno is recovering well after the incident.


With such an eventful year, it was admittedly tough to whittle this down to just 10 stories—so what’d we miss? Any notable gearhead news you’d like to add? Let us know in the comments below.