fuel curve's top 10 stories of 2017

Fuel Curve’s Top 10 Stories of the Year #5

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 @ An afternoon with “Uncle Roy” at Brizio Street Rods

fuel curve's top 10 stories of 2017CJ: For a hot rod kid growing up in the Bay Area and wanting a shop of my own, Brizio Street Rods was like the Holy Grail. Roy and his crew have been building some of the best hot rods for decades and are still on top of their game. This story not only captures the cars but the group of talented craftsmen doing what they love in their environment from a perspective not often seen.

John: This was a really fun story. I have known Roy since 1990 and most of his shop guys for a good long while now. Every time I visit, I learn something new. With unlimited access, it was fun to paint a picture of the daily shop doings. As much as the cars and the guys in the shop, I equally enjoyed the visits from Larry Carter (Rolling Bones ’32 coupe) and Bob Lockwood (1969 Corvette 427 Stingray). Roy’s place is a hangout. Every day visitors stop by with their own hot rods as well as neighborhood kids. I wonder how many of those kids Roy lets in will become rod builders themselves. That’s how so many of hot rodding’s best builders got started – magical childhood visits to local garages and shops.

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

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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