2013 has been a fantastic year for Silodrome, the site now has almost a million monthly readers and somewhere in the region of 100,000+ social media followers. Our stories have been featured right across the web on sites like the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, Road & Track Magazine, Autoweek Magazine, Autoblog, Gear Patrol, Jalopnik and of course, Bike EXIF.
This collection of 13 cars are the ones that pulled in the most views over the past year, have a scroll through and see if there are any you might have missed, there’s something for everyone here – even if you’re one of those people who prefers two wheels to four.
This 1968 Toyota 2000GT is one of the best preserved examples of the exceedingly rare Japanese classic that we’ve ever come across and fortunately for us, it’s had a full portfolio of professional photographs taken as it’s heading to the auction block next month.
When it comes to classic British automobiles, I think it’s probably safe to consider the E-Type king of the hill. In fact, one could probably make a fairly convincing argument that the E-Type is the most classic, classic car ever made.
The iconic status of the Ford RS200 is well-cemented in Britain where it was designed and built between 1984 and 1986 – it was originally conceived as a phoenix-car that would ride from the ashes of the abandoned Escort RS1700T project.
The Singer 911 is a modern re-imagining of how the Porsche 911 could have evolved, in an alternate universe where certain headlight design mistakes were avoided. The design team at Singer begin the process of creating a new 911 by acquiring a 1990 to 1994 Porsche 911 (the 964), this donor car is then stripped back to its bare essentials – many of which are discarded.
This 1969 Lola T70 MKIII B is the descendant of the 1965 Lola T70, a car that was driven by Formula One and motorcycle racing legend John Surtees. The car was designed by Englishman Eric Broadley during his more than 40 years running Lola, Broadley favoured mid-engined chassis and was a great proponent of early aerodynamics – in fact the 1962 Lola Mk 6 GT sports-racing coupé is widely regarded as the unofficial prototype of the Ford GT40.
The name Dusenberg exists in history alongside other venerable luxury automotive marques like Bugatti, Maybach and Rolls-Royce – interestingly the Dusenberg name was revived in 2011 but the new Duesenberg Motors Inc. hasn’t turned out any models as of yet.
The Retrobuilt 1969 Mustang Fastback is a wolf in a slightly older wolf’s clothing. The car pictured here started life as a stock 2013 Ford Mustang GT, it was acquired by the team at Retrobuilt and they then set about building one of their hugely popular, classic-looking but modern under-the-skin creations.
This 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C with coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring is a car I haven’t come across before, it’s a visually stunning piece of design, largely due to the fact that it was formed with the aid of an early, pre-war wind tunnel.
The 1997 Ferrari F310 B was the revised, improved version of the failure prone 1996 Ferrari F310. In purely technical terms, the F310 was a stinker, Schumacher and Irvine suffered a huge number of mechanical failures including a frustrating 8 race streak of DNFs for Eddie in the latter part of the 1996 season.
The BMW 507 Roadster is a car that was built by BMW between 1956 and 1959, despite its beauty the 507 almost bankrupted the company and by the time production ceased, only 252 had been made.
The 1929 Ford ‘Dick Flint’ Roadster is widely considered to be one of the most famous hot rods of the era when hot rods themselves were still a new and revolutionary means of 4-wheeled self-expression for the post-war age.
The Ferrari F40 is a car that lived on posters in millions of boy’s bedrooms throughout the 1990s, it was and still is considered by many too be the greatest supercar of all time. Originally released in 1987, its only real competitors were the Porsche 959 and the Lamborghini Countach although neither of these could match the 200+mph top speed of the F40 – making it the fastest production car ever made (up until that point).
The Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser is one of those iconic 4x4s that holds a place alongside the Willys Jeep and the Land Rover Series I in the hallowed, slightly muddy halls of the off-road vehicle hall of fame.
Articles that Ben has written have been covered on CNN, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, Autoweek Magazine, Wired Magazine, Autoblog, Gear Patrol, Jalopnik, The Verge, and many more.
Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with well over a million monthly readers from around the world and many hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.