It is 2012; do you know were your Talladega is?

One of the primary benefits of having your car Registered in our Talladega Spoiler Registry is to document its ownership and history. On more than one occasion I have been asked to find a certain car by its VIN. With a complete Registry it would be a simple task to know who the current owner is or if the car is now residing in some mechanical graveyard in the sky. If a majority of the cars were Registered we could locate the current owner and possibly even an original owner. I recently received a Facebook comment that I would like to share with you.

My name is Danny Maher, my Grandfather owned Ed Maher Ford in Dallas Texas, my father and uncle owned Maher Bros. Ford in Dallas also. Is it possible to find blue Talladega #396 or either white #s 561 or 562? (editor’s note: these numbers refer to the build sequence number found in the Talladega Registry.) My email is dmaher1@tx.rr.com. These 3 cars came thru our dealerships. I “Had access to” one of the 2 white ones and raced it on Forest Lane in North Dallas when it was BRANDNEW! I was only 17 years old, ha ha, I am 60 now and was curious if any of these 3 survive for me to maybe purchase. It turned a 14.73 at 101 mph at Green Valley Motor Speedway.

I contacted Mr. Maher and informed him that none of the 3 cars are currently Registered although by coincidence both Marty Burke and I have owned #560 and it now resides in Norway. I hope that someone might own or know the where abouts of one of these cars and will contact Mr. Maher or myself. This could be a great scavenger hunt to figure out their current locations.

Who knows who might be looking for your Talladega or Spoiler because their dad owned the car, or they had their first date with their wife in the car, brought their first born home in it or maybe even conceived their first born in it!

If you haven’t yet registered your car please do so. If you know of a car sitting in a junk yard, pasture or where ever try to get the VIN and submit that and we can add that info to the VIN list.

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About the Author: Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the 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. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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