Ok guys, the Ford Aero cars are about to go big time. Hold on to your titles, pack your bags and buy a warm coat. On November 16, 17 and 18, 2012 we are all going to gather in Chicago for the third Talladega Family Reunion! Like previous years the Reunion will be held within a larger show. In 2012 it will be the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. We have a terrific opportunity to display our cars at one of the most prestigious muscle car events of the year.
As a result of Jason Thompson taking the Red Banjo Matthews car to this year’s show Bob Ashton, the main promoter of the show, is creating room for us to have a very special Ford Aero display in the 2012 Show. Although initially limited to only 12 cars he has now given Jason the go ahead to register as many cars as we can!! Jason states that he has been working with Bob for the last month and the show is considering putting a group of winged MOPARs on one side of an isle and a group of Aero Ford family cars on the other.
This will be the 2012 Talladega Family Reunion event which includes all 1969 Ford Talladegas, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and Spoiler II Dan Gurney, and Cale Yarbrough cars. (No clones!) This will be a huge show with lots of super rare cars. Click Here and check out some pictures from the 2011 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals and see what others have said about the show. Jason estimates that they had approximately 540 cars on display this year but had over 2500 applications wanting to attend! Bob has told Jason that we will get a special invitation from the show with free registration.
This is an indoor 3 day show that will only cost you the price of your travel and your stay. This is a great opportunity for our cars to be placed on the same pedestal as all of the other super cars (This year they had eighteen ZL1 Camaros and five 1971 Hemi Cuda convertibles!). Jason states he and Clarence had a great time and talked to a lot of people about the cars. This has to be one of the largest muscle car shows in the Country.
Let’s all sign up, join in and put together a Blue Oval display that will impress even the Chevy guys. And, most of all have a lots of fun!
If you are interested please contact Jason Thompson as soon as possible. Send your email AND mailing address to:
Once Jason has a group of names to send in Bob will send each of us a special invitation/application and hotel information. Don’t delay!
About the Author: Some of my first memories and strongest memories of my childhood relate to cars. I still remember back when things happened based on what car I was drinving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on a unique and rare muscle car. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and their only purpose was to win NASCAR races using their Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars for sure. This site is devoted to them and their owners past and present.