Goodguys-Fueled News Top 10 Stories of 2018 – #7

Editor’s Note: In our annual countdown series we are reviewing our favorite ten stories of the 2018 season, stories you may have missed or enjoyed so much you wouldn’t mind seeing them again. We published nearly 500 stories on Fuel Curve this year! Talk about moving the needle! Our freelancers as well as our own staff were out and about covering the men and machines and the energy associated with a life at speed. We think you will enjoy these as much as we enjoyed producing them! We hope you and your fam have a great holiday season! Our countdown will take us through January 1, 2019.

Seattle Intl Raceway, Funny Cars, Fuel Curve

Full Story Here: Seattle Intl Raceway – Funny Cars We Loved

Every single image in Larry Pfister’s photo archive is solid gold if you dig 1970s era nitro drag racing. Pfister, a Canadian photographer, had a ringside seat for all of the 1970s-1990s era drag strip debauchery in the Northwest. Tracks like S.I.R., Portland, Puyallup, Mission Raceway, Woodburn Dragstrip and any other place in the Northwest they ran nitro, Pfister was there capturing it all on film.


Seattle Intl Raceway, Funny Cars, Fuel Curve

This particular story was our favorite. In this article, Pfister talks about the most popular 1970s Funny Cars on the circuit. Gordie Bonin, Jerry Ruth, Tommy Ivo, Snake & Mongoose, Ed McCulloch, Jungle Jim and others were brilliantly captured by Pfister’s talented eye.

I mean, there’s not much more to say. This was drag racing’s hey day and we appreciate guys like Larry Pfister for giving us a window to the past. Enjoy!

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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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