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New Cures for your Ills; Dr. Cyclone

New Cures for your Ills; Dr. Cyclone

If you are a regular to this site you are likely familiar with our friend, Dr. Cyclone Tom Wilson. Although he has not rattled our cage lately, he has been busy in his Dr. Cyclone surgery center making up some new parts for one of his Cyclones. Just in case you don’t know Tom, he […]

Dan Gurney 428 SCJ Ram Air 4:30 Gears and More

Dan Gurney 428 SCJ Ram Air 4:30 Gears and More

Marty Burke revealed his latest restoration at MCACN 2019 and it is the best ever! Some of you may recognize this very rare 1969 Mercury Cyclone Dan Gurney Spoiler 428 SCJ as the one that sat in our garage for several years. At our last Talladega Family Reunion in 2017, we had many discussions about […]

Aero Car Reunion 2020 Announced

Aero Car Reunion 2020 Announced

If you have not yet attended one of our Talladega Spoiler Family Reunions, mark your calendar now for Wednesday, September 23 through Saturday, September 26, 2020. For clarity, our first event will start Wednesday morning and the last one will be Saturday night. That means you should plan to check into your hotel on Tuesday […]

GT40 at MCACN

GT40 at MCACN

Our Aero Cars were built after the first GT40s made their appearance at LeMans but they were likely being designed at Ford and Holman and Moody around the same time or soon after the first race. The release of the movie Ford vs Ferrari a few weeks ago tells the story of Shelby and Ford […]

MCACN Team Member Cars 2019

MCACN Team Member Cars 2019

As previously reported, the number of Talladega and Spoiler/Spoiler II cars at MCACN¬† was disappointing in the quantity of Team Member cars. However, overall the quality of the cars was impressive and the people were terrific. Only one registered car/Member was a no show. A couple of cars were also pulled for special spots in […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Dan Gurney Spoiler SCJ

1969 Mercury Cyclone Dan Gurney Spoiler SCJ

For Katrina and I, the feature car at the 1969 MCACN show had to be Marty Burke’s 1969 Mercury Cyclone Dan Gurney Spoiler SCJ. The back story on this car is fascinating but the restoration is absolutely over the top. If you have been a long-time visitor to this site you already are familiar with […]

The Talladega Family

The Talladega Family

Katrina and I just returned from the 2019 Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals (MCACN) in Chicago. Everyone there had a terrific time. Like always, there were old friends to reunite with and new friends to meet and meeting people face to face that we have only known through emails and Facebook. There were also some […]

Day Two Talladega Survives!

Day Two Talladega Survives!

There are lots of reasons to attend Aero Car Reunions. There are fun activities, you get to see cars you have heard about but never seen and you get to meet new friends and renew old friendships. The car featured here is one I have seen photos of several times over the past few years […]

Spoiler II Owner's Manual Supplement; Part Two

Spoiler II Owner’s Manual Supplement; Part Two

  Last time we told you about the 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Owner’s Manual Supplement and showed you what we thought was a copy of the original document. Well, it was in away. Rick Ochs pointed out to us in the Comments section of the Post that what we had was a preliminary copy […]

Optional Factory 428 CJ Spoiler II?

Optional Factory 428 CJ Spoiler II?

Did the Mercury division of Ford plan on making an optional 428 CJ engine available in the Spoiler II? I have never heard anything about it nor have I seen any literature that suggested it….until now!¬† When a bunch of car guys (and gals) get together they talk cars. What do you think went on […]

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