2017 Year in Review

2017 Top Featured Vehicles (Year in Review)

Editor’s Note:  As we close out 2017, we’re spending its last week looking at our top stories of the year. Today, we’re re-examining some of our most-read, most-popular feature vehicles.

The Scenic Route: Danielle Tackett’s 1964 Chevy Impala SS

1964 Impala Coupe, Red

This stunning Victory Red Chevy Impala is the result of 10 years of hard work, sweat, and talent. But the real story isn’t about the car, it’s about the family bonding that took place during its restoration. That the family bonding time resulted in a fantastic restomod Impala coupe is just icing on the cake.

1937 Chevy Truck Wins the Hot August Nights Downtown Show and Shine

1937 Chevy Truck Street Rod, Side

This truck’s owner bought it when he was 18 years old. What followed next were several decades of commuting duties, hard work, and dedication. Read how this truck evolved from a beat-up old parts hauler to the stunning show winner you see here.

Lot Shots: 1967 Plymouth Belvedere GTX

1967 Plymouth GTX Driver's Side Front

It’s not often that a Lot Shots sneaks into our end-of-year top featured rides post, so this Mopar is something special. It’s easy to see why though, with a laser-straight body, V8/4-speed combo, and those subtle racing stripes. This GTX embodies that late 1960s “gentleman’s muscle car” vibe. We get to make “Tommy Boy” references in the story too, so win-win.

Don Silaff’s 1937 Ford Convertible Takes Turntable Spot at Summit Racing Grand Opening

Summit Racing opened up its newest retail location in Arlington, TX this past fall, and this stunning 1937 Ford was there on the turntable to greet customers during the grand opening. We’re not exactly sure why this particular car was chosen, but we’re thinking its drop-dead gorgeous bodywork and fire-breathing Chevy ZZ4 crate motor had something to do with it.

The Real Deal: Dave Plickert’s 1949 Chevy Pickup

49 chevy pickup

We sometimes say finding the right vehicle comes down to a matter of luck. Well, that sentiment was never more accurate than with the story of Dave’s Chevy pickup you see here. Read how a fateful trip to West Virginia and a good day at the casino resulted in this stunning street rod.

Top Fan Ride of September: Frans’ V16 Detroit Diesel Hot Rod

Frans' V16 Hot Rod

Did we save the best for last on this list? If you like massive semi truck engines shoved into tiny French coupes, then the answer is probably yes. Regardless of your take on Frans’ 800-horsepower oil-burner, you can’t deny the craftsmanship and engineering that went into making this monster come to life.

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