We’ve already featured 10 of Our Top 2023 Tech Stories and 10 of Our Top 2023 News Stories for the outgoing year, now on New Year’s Day, we’re loosening our collars a bit to focus on 10 articles that were just…fun.

….Fun to write and (hopefully) fun to read too.

We’re talking about interviews, vehicle features, and other cool, interesting stuff we found working the automotive beat at the OnAllCylinders news desk. Take a look at our list below and tell us what we might have missed in 2023.


10 of Our Favorite OnAllCylinders Articles from 2023


February 14, 2023 – A Quick History of the Chevy LUV

chevy luv customized pickup truck captive import from isuzu

For Valentine’s Day this year, we decided to share some LUV with our readers—in the form of Chevy’s “Captive Import” truck from the 1970s. Learn more about this interesting footnote in GM’s history with a feature article on the Chevy LUV.


March 16, 2023 – Alex Taylor, the Fastest Woman in Drag & Drive Racing!

alex and dennis taylor with 6 second timeslip
(Image/Summit Racing)

Alex Taylor made history by breaking into the Sixes with her 509ci Big Block-powered 1955 Chevy. We sat down to get her thoughts on a few interesting topics—and to find out what her plans are for the future.


May 9, 2023 – Building a Nitro-Blown Cadillac 390 V8 for a Vintage Dragster

Pancho Gonzales Vintage Front Engine Dragster with Cadillac Engine
(Image/Greg Gonzales)

A while back, we told you about tennis superstar Pancho González and his role in setting a World Gas ET record. Here’s a follow-up story from our pal Hugh Reynolds that details a recreation of the Caddy-powered dragster that helped him do it.


June 30, 2023 – A History of the Corvette C3 (1968-82) Stingray Generation

1971 red custom c3 corvette t-top coupe

Every year to commemorate the Corvette’s “birthday” on June 30, we add to our ongoing series on the Corvette’s history. This time around, it was all about the C3 Stingray era—the Corvette’s longest-running generation.


July 23, 2023 – What Makes a Car Classic?

1983 chevy cavalier coupe, blue

Inspired by a humble Chevy Cavalier, this article sparked an interesting discussion: What exactly defines a “classic” car? We dove into some nuances behind the term and came to our own conclusions. Read the article and see if you agree.


July 29, 2023 – Ever See a Tiger Run 180+ MPH?

front passenger side quarter view of a sunbeam tiger with its hood up

There’s already a lot to like about a featherweight British roadster with a factory-equipped V8, but when you see this tastefully-modded Land Speed Record car, we have a feeling you’ll like it even more.


August 9, 2023 – Hearing Protection For Hot Rodders & Racers

Kyle Koretsky unzipping race suit after race with hearing protection
(Image/Auto Imagery)

OnAllCylinders contributor Wayne Scraba shed some light on a very, very…VERY important topic that all gearheads should be concerned about. Do yourself—and your ears—a favor and give this one a read.


September 27, 2023 – 30 Vehicles Named After Famous Locations

a white and orange dodge monaco coupe

From Monza to Monterey, there are an awful lot of vehicles named after famous points on the map. So grab your neck pillow and embark on a whirlwind world tour—gearhead style.


October 4, 2023 – John Deak’s 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS

1962 Chevrolet Impala SS drag car, front 3/4
(Image/Summit Racing – Todd Biss Productions)

One of the Summit Racing Catalog Feature Cars, this drag-ready 1962 Impala’s good looks belie its tire-shredding performance. Check out the video embedded into the article for even more details behind this rad ride.


December 11, 2023 – Karen Bailey-Chapman on SEMA’s Government Advocacy Efforts

Woman pictured alongside SEMA logo

This was a big one. As part of our OnAllCylinders Podcast series, we spoke with SEMA Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs Karen Bailey-Chapman about all the efforts her group is making in the legislative arena. Please read this one and find out what’s at stake.


All told, there was a ton of fascinating automotive stuff to cover in 2023—so yeah, getting it down to just 10 articles was not an enviable task here.

But did we miss anything major? Are there any cool gearhead topics that should’ve made our list? Anything you want to see us cover in 2024?

Let us know in the comments below.

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