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Fuel Curve Top 10 of 2021 – #8 Goodguys 2021 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year

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.

#8 Wes & Vivian Rydell’s 1941 Chevy Fleetline

Full Story – Goodguys 2021 Street Rod of the Year

When street rod patrons Wes and Vivian Rydell team up with the team at Rad Rides by Troy, expect the results to be spectacular. Rydell has distinctive and discerning tastes and an almost encyclopedic knowledge of GM vehicles from the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s that generates some pretty creative “what if” concepts. And the Rad Rides team is extremely well versed in turning such conceptual dreams into real-steel reality.

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The latest result of their collaborative efforts is this gorgeous ’41 Chevy Fleetline that was crowned the Goodguys 2021 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year during the 23rd Summit Racing Nationals presented by PPG in Columbus, Ohio.

Full Story – Goodguys 2021 Street Rod of the Year

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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.