Barry Blomquist, 1965 Pontiac 2+2, Pontiac Catalina 2+2, Mercury Racing SB4 engine

Fuel Curve Top 10 of 2021 – #6 Barry Blomquist’s Pontiac 2+2

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 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.

#6 Barry Blomquist’s Pontiac 2+2

Full Story – Pontiac 2+2

It’s well known that the Pontiac GTO helped kick off the muscle car wars in the mid-1960s, but few people recall that Pontiac had more than one flavor – and size – of powerful vehicle in its showrooms. The division had gained a reputation for performance and packaged it in upscale full-size platforms, too, with cars like the Grand Prix and the lesser known Pontiac 2+2.

Barry Blomquist, 1965 Pontiac 2+2, Pontiac Catalina 2+2, Mercury Racing SB4 engine, The Roadster Shop

Barry Blomquist can attest to the appeal of the 2+2 – he bought one new in 1965 at the tender age of 19. Even though he only owned it for little more than a year, it’s a car he recalls fondly. “It was a real neat car,” Barry says, “The mid-’60s Pontiacs were beautifully designed and great performance cars. One of my favorite cars ever.”

Full Story – Pontiac 2+2

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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.