I just received an email from Rick Stanton regarding his Benny Parson Tribute Talladega. Most of you are familar with Rick and his beautiful maroon Talladega. Most of us Aero Car people talk a lot about the Aero Wars and what a major part the aerodynamics played in NASCAR in 1969. Rick just wanted to prove it wasn’t all sheet metal back then that made the Blue Ovals so fast; that Boss 429 had a lot to do with it as well.
Here is what Rick sent me:
The Dyno Wars at Shelby American in Las Vegas on 10/26/2012 are completed.
The Talladega made 713.41 HP @ 6,500 rpm and 670.37 TQ @ 5000 rpm to the ground at a speed of 227 MPH pegging the DYNO that stops collecting data at 225 mph.
The Dyno operator ( Gill ) wanted to see If the car would pull the 2.50 gear to 7,500 rpm as it did at Westech, and it did to 250 mph calulated.
The car was the HIT of the show.
Here are some photos he also provided.
Here is one of my favorite photos of Rick’s car on track at Willow Springs.
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.