Steve Tracy still recalls when he got turned onto hot rods in the mid-1970s. “The guy across the street took me to the Frog Follies [street rod show] in Evansville [Indiana] when I was 14,” Steve says. “I went out there for the frog races,
Artist Jimmy Smith has been drawing cars since he was a kid and has been a well-regarded and recognized hot rod illustrator for more than two decades. His art can be found on everything from car show promos and T-shirts, to shop logos and posters.
Art Morrison tells a great story about how a flipping a wheel-standing AMX at the drag strip led to him starting his own business. He was piloting the exhibition car for friend Richard Schroeder in 1971 when it got crossed up and started tumbling near
There are a lot of benefits to showing your classic car or truck at a Goodguys event and being able to take a lap or two on our AutoCross track is one of them! That’s right, when you register your hot rod, truck, or muscle
You might recognize Jim Grundy from his Grundy Insurance TV commercials or the many collector car events he attends. Grundy is the President of Grundy Insurance and it would have been difficult for him not to go into the collector car insurance business. After all,
Like many hot rod business owners, John McLeod of Classic Instruments is a lifelong car enthusiast whose hobby became his profession – or, more specifically, one of his professions. Prior to purchasing Classic Instruments and moving the company to Michigan two decades ago, McLeod was
Larry Dixon is a second-generation drag racer who grew up watching his father, Larry Dixon Sr., compete against the sport’s top names in the ’60s and ’70s. This included a Top Fuel Eliminator win at the 1970 NHRA Winternationals. Racing was not a full-time gig
With a racing career spanning more than 60 years and a business empire that’s literally soaring, Connie Kalitta is the epitome of American determination and success. The Michigan-based racer and businessman has an undeniable track record and continues to push forward with drive and determination.
Even if you’re not familiar with John Jackson, you’ve undoubtedly seen his dramatic photos in automotive magazines ranging from Street Trucks to The Rodder’s Journal – as well as regular appearances in the Goodguys Gazette and right here on Fuel Curve. Shooting under the name
Tim Strange learned a lot growing up on a farm in Illinois. In addition to helping him develop a love of cars, life on the farm taught Strange that hard work pays off. “My dad always told me that a 12-hour workday is still only