fuel curve's top 10 stories of 2017

Fuel Curve’s Top 10 Stories of the Year #2

Editor’s Note: In this countdown series we are reviewing our favorite ten stories of 2017, stories you may have missed or enjoyed so much you wouldn’t mind seeing them again. We have been here just seven and a half months but it seems like much longer. Scouring the globe to find the coolest cats, cars and trucks, we have successfully established this platform to showcase the people and the power. So CJ and I thought it would be good to review ten of our favorites. CJ and I both weigh in on why we liked them so much. Enjoy!

Full Story @ Hot Rod Hill Climb 2017 – A Hopped Up Happenin’!

fuel curve's top 10 stories of 2017

John: It takes a special eye to capture the essence of an event. Anyone can go along and snap ¾-front car photos but it takes a pro to paint a picture with a camera lens. Colorado native Lindsey Fisher did just that with this special story. Her passion for this event burns bright. She calls it her “favorite event going right now.” And really, what’s not to like about it? Bitchin’ hot rods, enthusiastic friends lookin’ the part, scenic vistas in every direction and a vintage vibe to boot. It’s clearly a time capsule. One which founder and promoter Mike Nicholas brought back to life in period-correct fashion. And it’s held in a Cathedral. Cathedral City, Colorado that is…

CJ: This was one of the highest rated stories of the year in terms of page views. It’s obvious the creative content here drove tens of the thousands to click the link to see Lindsey’s portrayal of this popular hot rod happenin’. Through our contributors, we are able to have a Fuel Curve team member in place at select events around the country to capture the magic. I was blown away by not only the cars but the painstaking detail the organizers go through to make this event live up to its vintage aesthetic. The cars, the clothes and the headwear are on point! Makes me want to climb to the clouds with these hot rod purists!

Fuel Curve Top 10 of 2017

#10 – Two Decades of Vintage Drag Racing – A Retrospective
#9 – Lowrider Lifestyle
#8 – Canepa – Bred for Speed in Scotts Valley
#7 – DSE’s Third Gen Camaro – A Furious Track Ready F-Body
#6 – David Carroll’s 1973 Chevrolet Vega, Building the Underdog
#5 – An afternoon with “Uncle Roy” at Brizio Street Rods
#4 – Ringbrothers Build a Javelin for Prestone
#3 – Hot Rods from Hell! Crazy Coupes Take Over Nashville

Senior Editor, Digital Media

With three decades of automotive journalism under his belt, John Drummond serves as Senior Editor – Digital Media for Fuel Curve and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association where he has worked since 1990. Drummond got his start in motorsports reporting by making a fake press pass to gain starting line access. The ruse worked and he began covering auto races as far back as 1986 in Northern California, eventually getting his stories published worldwide. He has owned and driven everything from a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere to a ridiculously modded Subaru WRX as well as a string of Mercedes AMG’s, most of which had the warranties voided the day after leaving the dealership.

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