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Fuel Curve Top 10 of 2021 – #10 KC Mathieu’s Refined & Rowdy ’68 F100

Editors Note: As we near the end of 2021 we wanted to do a Top 10 countdown of the 10 most popular stories that published on FuelCurve.com this season – car features, tech articles, and news items that are worth viewing again, or for the first time if you hadn’t seen them before. The 2021 year was a nice rebound from 2020 and we’re excited and looking forward to getting back out there in 2022 to bring you a new batch of fresh content that you’ve become accustomed to seeing on Fuel Curve over the past few years, plus extending our reach to cover a wider variety of events and hot rod happening’s from around the country.

#10 KC Mathieu’s Refined & Rowdy ’68 F100

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All too often, custom car and truck builds that stem from TV shows are outlandish and over-the-top, built to spur reaction and shock from the broadest viewing audience possible. It’s a realm where obnoxious frequently trumps cleanliness and attention to detail.

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That’s not the case with KC Mathieu’s ’68 F100, a truck that first came to prominence on the “Fast N’ Loud” TV show years ago. The truck’s latest incarnation is an exceptionally sanitary example of a “bumpside” F100 – the only thing obnoxious about it is the amount of power generated by the Whipple-supercharged Ford VooDoo engine. It’s the embodiment of the build theory KC Mathieu employs at his Fort Worth-based business, KC’s Paint Shop: simple, classic vehicles with lots of horsepower.

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Full Story – Refined & Rowdy

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A lifelong car kid, Steven grew up around drag strips – his name may sound familiar because his grandfather is Bob Bunker, a Pro Mod pioneer who piloted the “Folsom Flash” ’55 Chevy from the ’70s through the ’90s. Steven’s father, Bob Bunker Jr., heads up Bunker Motorsports and is a regular in the West Coast racing scene, building chassis and race cars for more than 30 years. With genetics like that, it’s no wonder Steven has a passion for both cars and motorsports. In addition to helping his father and honing his fabrication skills at Bunker Motorsports, Steven began shooting photos at the drag strip and capturing the action with his Canon camera. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When he's is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime out on the water fishing, building his 1962 Chevy Nova, or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.