The past year has been a final return to normality in the auto world. After the economy dropped the hammer on the industry, a blanket of black exhaust hung itself over everybody, leaving low visibility toward the future and uncertainty of the present. That down sentiment showed in auto shows around the world, as manufacturers weren't spending nearly as much time, energy or money, leaving a void that's supposed to be filled by happy celebration and excitement. 

A couple years later, however, shows have been bumpin', reveals have been gaudy, and plans of production and growth are on the horizon. With the return of the big shows, we've seen a plethora of new rides girls emerge onto the scene. Our guy Chris Yuscavage has been tirelessly giving you guys a new girl to wake up to every single day -- 365 days, 365 girls. As the year comes to a close, we wanted to go back and take a look at all the beauty we've been fortunate enough to witness. With a hyperlink to each girl's individual post within the name, we've ranked our favorites. Here are The 50 Hottest Rides Girls of 2012. 

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