Happy Birthday to Us! Fuel Curve Turns 1

We launched Fuel Curve one year ago today. It’s been a fun ride and we thank you, our loyal audience, for being part of our needle-moving journey. We have grown 700% in the last year going from ground zero to a successful platform where enthusiasts come for daily stories spanning the realm of performance machines, cool events, artist profiles, shop visits, historical time capsules to buyer’s guides and product spotlights. We are very proud of that. We’re committed to entertaining and informing you.

While CJ and I handle the day to day operation of Fuel Curve, we rely on others to help carry the load. We owe a debt of gratitude to our President Marc Meadors and VP of Business Operations Andrew Ebel for their support in providing us the resources to keep us humming along.

We would like to send a shout out to our contributors who continue to shoot and write such brilliant stories. Feature experts Damon Lee, Steven Bunker, Mike Harrington, Trevor Ryan, Terry Lysak, Robert McCarter, Mike Bumbeck, Tony Thacker, Marc Gewertz, Tim Johnson, Todd Ryden, Dave Doucette, Jason Lubken, Chadly Johnson, Courtney Cutchen, Thom Taylor, Mike Ingalsbee, Joey Ukrop, along with others provide a rich tapestry of cars and color from Fueled Rides to On Location goodness.

Our Time capsule historians like Gary Medley, Larry Pfister and Dave Kommel give us weekly looks at what car culture and racing looked like in decades past.

Our in house sales team of Ed Capen, Clint “The Dish” Petree, and Sadie Vail have formed alliances with Industry leaders which allow us to continue to bring you the good stuff. Thanks to each and every one of our partners for their support. It should be pointed out that Barrett-Jackson stepped up to be our first major partner. Thanks to you all!


Lastly, we tip our cap to webmaster Jake Stansky for keeping Fuel Curve idling along without snafus or digital hiccups. Trust us, launching and coding a website from scratch is a major undertaking.

Here’s to a sensational sophomore season. We’re on the throttle and moving the needle continuing to bring you the magic that happens when man and machine intersect.

Thanks Fuelers!

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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