fuel curve's top 10 stories of 2017

Fuel Curve’s Top 10 Stories of the Year #4

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 @ Ringbrothers Build a Javelin for Prestone

fuel curve's top 10 stories of 2017CJ: This one is pretty much self explanatory! It’s bitchin’, unique and just plain cool. The fact that the Ringbrothers remember seeing the car in their town as kids just ups the cool factor ten fold. The car is funky, and you either like it or you don’t, but that’s what makes it appealing to me. We see so many of the same vehicles (Camaros, deuces, tri-fives etc) it’s nice to see an out of the box idea come together. And nobody builds ’em better than Mike and Jim Ring.

John: This turned out to be the highest-performing post ever on Fuel Curve. That alone gets it into the Top 10 stories of the year but like CJ said – it’s the unique nature of this car that sets it apart in a world of Pro-Touring machines. I accidentally called it a Gremlin at SEMA which cracked up Nancy Ring – Mike’s wife who handles marketing. The Ringbrothers PR firm – Kahn Media gave us access to the images before the car made its SEMA debut so we were able to schedule it as a breaking news item mere minutes after it was unveiled on Tuesday at SEMA. We were the first to officially break the story which is rare in the internet world.

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

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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