fuel curve's top 10 stories of 2017

Fuel Curve’s Top 10 Stories of the Year #6

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 @ David Carroll’s 1973 Chevrolet Vega, Building the Underdog

fuel curve's top 10 stories of the yearCJ: This fueled ride was not only a favorite of mine, the readers love it too, which is why it made the top 10. Dave’s Vega is another fine example proving that hot rods are no longer early pre-war cars. The broad use of the term now covers everything from a ’73 Autocross Vega to the traditional ’32 and everything in between and beyond. The car is mean, fast and so wildly different you can’t help but look over the pics again and again.

John: First off, anything Courtney Cutchen shoots is pure gold. Courtney’s ability to capture cars on location is unparalleled. And…I have always had a soft spot for Vega’s ever since former schoolmate Rod Zeiss did a fender-crunching high school parking lot burnout in his ’74 Vega. David’s car is exquisitely engineered and the 4-bager turbo engine choice is refreshing. David is getting this car dialed in. Once it’s fully balanced and tuned, it will be a monster on the track.

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

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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