fuel curve's top 10 stories of 2017

Fuel Curve’s Top 10 Stories of the Year #9

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 @ Lowrider Lifestyle Part 2 – Hanging Out on Whittier Blvd

Whittier Blvd Lowrider Lifestyle - Hanging Out

John: Growing up near San Jose, I was aware of Lowrider culture. I always thought their cars and culture were distinctive and cool. It was a scene completely different from the hot rods, muscle cars, and dragsters I was used to. I even remember sometime in the 1970s one of our local TV stations did a half-hour segment on Lowriding and the longstanding Latino community that surrounds the scene. I was 10 at the time. Yes, it left an impression! Mike’s brilliant photo essay here captures the LA Lowrider scene at its epicenter – Whittier Blvd in So-Cal as well as Elysian Park.

CJ: The color and style of Lowriders and the men and women behind them has always interested me. Mike Harrington, one of the best photographers on the planet, captured the cars and the culture here as only he can. When we started Fuel Curve, we asked ourselves “What is going to differentiate our site from the thousands of other automotive websites out there?” The answer was an artful mix of lifestyle and people in addition to showing sheet metal. Photo essay’s we called them. That game plan played out brilliantly in this article. You get to see the passion and pride behind their automotive art. The photos tell the whole story of the scene.

Fuel Curve Top 10 of 2017

#10 – Two Decades of Vintage Drag Racing – A Retrospective

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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