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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. This will be a reunion similar to our previous events, but bigger and grander! It will officially be the Winged Warrior’s Nationals! Katrina and I will be hosting their […]

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 […]

Some People Had Too Much Fun at 50th Aero Anniversary

Some People Had Too Much Fun at 50th Aero Anniversary

There were lots of cool cars at the 50th Aero Car Anniversary at the Wellborn Museum and there were some owners who had too much fun. We have all seen photos over the years with pretty girls sitting on the wing of a Superbird or a Daytona. Well, you can’t have a 50th Reunion without […]

50th Anniversary Aero Car Reunion; Part 2

50th Anniversary Aero Car Reunion; Part 2

The 50th Anniversary Aero Car Reunion in 2019 was held from October 10th through October 13th. It all began with fast parade laps at the Atlanta Speedway for those wishing to experience that track. Most of the attendees and some additional non-Aero Cars attended. Due to schedule conflicts, we were unable to attend this day […]

50th Anniversary Aero Warrior Reunion; Part One

50th Anniversary Aero Warrior Reunion; Part One

Katrina and I just returned from the 50th Anniversary Aero Warrior Reunion. I heard several different numbers on how many cars were there and the number was obviously different each day. Some people came to one venue and others for another. There also were cars that broke down on the way and some at the […]

Ford Press Release: New Models for 1969

Ford Press Release: New Models for 1969

As we get ready for the 50th Anniversary of the first Aero Wars at Talladega this upcoming weekend, let’s look back at the introduction of the 1969 Ford and Mercury models. When I was a youngster, it was a really big deal when the new cars were announced each year. This would usually occur in […]

50th Anniversary at Talladega

50th Anniversary at Talladega

Last weekend we had a little preview right here in TN just a few miles from our home. Please excuse the MOPAR only representation as it was a MOPAR only show. Believe me, we would have had one of our Ford products there if they were allowed. It seems like we have been waiting for […]

More Oldies Stuff, Part 3

More Oldies Stuff, Part 3

Thanks to Alan (Fireball) Miller we have some more Oldies Goodies for you. These magazine articles are from the mid-1980s and mid-90s. Both articles are about the same car that belonged to one of our most respected Team Members, Lou Whitfield. You also should be familiar by now with the car. See if you can […]

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