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Goodguys Fuel Curve Top 10 of 2020 – #6 Resurrected Treasure

Editor’s Note: No matter how you look at it, 2020 was a year that nobody expected, nor wished for. Event postponements, cancellations, social distancing, and more had old car enthusiasts out of sorts. Our scene revolves around gathering at events and showing off with others. We’re a community, even if don’t live near each other.

Thankfully, hot rodding is all about overcoming obstacles and making things better. Goodguys and Fuel Curve worked hard in 2020 to cover the altered landscape of the vintage car and truck scene, bringing you fresh and creative content every week – over 400 stories in total. We’re using the last few days of the year to revisit the Top 10 stories of the year. We hope you’ll enjoy this look back as we start to prepare for better times in 2021.

#6 – Resurrected Treasure: Jim and MaryAnn Stewart’s Ruby Red 1958 Corvette

A classic Corvette coated with Ruby Red paint and plenty of chrome work is an eye-catcher for all ages. That is exactly why Jim and MaryAnn Stewart’s 1958 Corvette was so steadily popular on Fuel Curve in 2020. Month after month this car feature continued to find readers, though it was originally published on January 15th, 2020.

This feature came with a bit of inspiration from car owner, Jim Stewart. He had a message for all of us who have a forlorn project sitting in the corner of our shop: “You just gotta do it.” There’s only one regret Jim has about the build, and that is not doing it sooner. “It’s too bad we didn’t do it 25-30 years ago,” he quipped. “It was easier to get in and out of back then!”

See more of the Stewart’s Reby Red ‘Vette HERE!

Associate Editor

A lifelong car kid, Steven grew up around drag strips – his name may sound familiar because his grandfather is Bob Bunker, a Pro Mod pioneer who piloted the “Folsom Flash” ’55 Chevy from the ’70s through the ’90s. Steven’s father, Bob Bunker Jr., heads up Bunker Motorsports and is a regular in the West Coast racing scene, building chassis and race cars for more than 30 years. With genetics like that, it’s no wonder Steven has a passion for both cars and motorsports. In addition to helping his father and honing his fabrication skills at Bunker Motorsports, Steven began shooting photos at the drag strip and capturing the action with his Canon camera. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When he's is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime out on the water fishing, building his 1962 Chevy Nova, or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.