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Goodguys Fuel Curve Top 10 of 2020 – #9 Dave Terry’s 1966 Nova

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.

#9 – David Terry’s 1966 Chevy Nova Packs a Punch in a Plain-Appearing Package

Is this the ultimate streetcar sleeper? Not only was this feature on David Terry’s 1966 Chevy Nova a Top 10 story on FuelCurve.com in 2020, it was also a top post across all Goodguys and Fuel Curve social media channels…and we continue to regularly see the images pop up on various social media feeds month after month.

David Terry admits to having a thing for a 1966 Chevy Nova. In fact, his affliction dates back to going to look at the new second-generation Novas when they rolled into the dealerships. He recalls really liking the sharper body lines, vertical taillamps, and especially the L79 option that netted a 350-horsepower 327c.i. small-block V8 under the flat hood. Wait until you see what David packed underneath this stock, flat hood!

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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.