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Fuel Curve Top 10 of 2021 – #7 Bruce & Judy Ricks’ Cool Collection

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.

#7 Bruce & Judy Ricks’ Cool Collection

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There’s a 75-foot-tall statue of an oil worker in Tulsa, Oklahoma called the Golden Driller that serves as a monument to the importance of oil in this state and this region. Bruce Ricks, who lives just outside Tulsa in the city of Sapulpa, can attest to the vital role of petroleum in these parts, as he spent a good portion of his career in the industry manufacturing parts for oil drilling rigs. His success in the field has allowed him to amass an impressive collection of hot rods and custom vehicles powered by the fuel those rigs released.

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Like most rodders, Bruce has had a lifelong interest in cars, starting with a Model A his uncle started rebuilding when Bruce was young. “I rode around his subdivision on his old Model A chassis,” Bruce says. “He thought that was the biggest deal in the world!”

Full Story – Ricks’ Collection

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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.