With 2016 in the books, we figured now would be as good a time as any to look back at the stories that resonated with many of you over the course of the previous 12 months. These 10 are actually among a larger group of over 40 articles that did better than the rest in terms of website traffic, but the vast majority of those were pieces published in years before ’16, thus excluding them from this year’s selections. The list includes six vehicle features, a couple list-icles, some show coverage, and an exclusive look at an upcoming Honda hot hatch brandishing a red R.
One note: the spy shots of the new Toyota Supra we shared from sister pub Motor Trend in September (“Spied! Toyota Supra Caught Testing for the First Time”) didn’t make this list because the story is not originally ours, but does earn an honorable mention for attracting so many clicks. Dig into the list and see if your 2016 favorites made the cut!
1998 Honda CR-V - Putting The “Fun” Back Into “Functional”
Definitely falling into the “non-traditional” tuner vehicle category, we published Tony Newton’s compact crossover back in September, which comes complete with a lift and 475hp turbo LS-VTEC mill under the hood. Let’s go muddin’!
Top 10 Honda Civics of All-Time
In June we remembered some of the best Honda Civic features in Super Street history, like the Signal Auto EK9, JUN Auto EJ6, Spoon Sports E-AT, Bisimoto EE2, and others.
2018 Honda Civic Type R Prototype Unveiled
THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING US. With each passing day we inch ever closer to the release of the US-spec Civic Type R, and in June we got a sneak peek at the hot hatch, detailed in this article.
Robb Ferguson's Rocket Bunny Boss 1996 Nissan 240SX
At the 2015 SEMA Show, Ferguson’s S14 was one of four Boss Bunny 240SXs on display, but only his kept it real with a KA engine and classic Datsun badges.
V6, J-Series 2002 Honda S2000
Not only is Chris Dornon’s J32-swapped roadster way outside of the box of conventional wisdom, it’s also one of the cleanest engine transplants you will ever lay eyes on.
5 Must-Sees from the 2016 Paris Motor Show
We went for the Civic Type R Prototype but were blown away by the likes of the Hyundai RN30, Renault Trezor, and others. Vive la France!
MKO CS M5 - Best of Both Worlds
MKO’s Michael Oberhauser mated the legendary E9 CS’s looks with the characterful E39 M5 powertrain to create a perfect modern day classic.
1986 Toyota Corolla AE86 with Nissan SR20DET Power
A Nissan heart in a Toyota classic? Let the haters hate – we dig this uncommon approach to pairing a potent four-banger with a super-fun chassis.
Hondas of Import Alliance Atlanta 2016
Who doesn’t love a Honda? The Southeast has an especially deep affinity for the H badge, as evidenced by the scores of clean builds and powerful machines that turned up for Import Alliance at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
1989 Nissan 240SX - Chasing Perfection
An S13 with an LS7? Oh, it must be some beat up drift missile, right? Nope – Justin Derendal’s 240 is much more than meets the eye, outfitted to conquer car shows as much as it’s capable of destroying tires.