Wellborn Aero Car 50th Anniversary Update

As of today the acceptance emails went out to those who have submitted an application for the Tim Wellborn Aero Car Anniversary at Talladega. If you received yours then complete the Registration process per the email link and password. If you have not yet applied or did not get an acceptance email you should contact the Wellborn Museum. They are still accepting applications BUT the total number of cars to be accepted has been reduced to 150!

Contact: http://www.wellbornmusclecarmuseum.com/aero-reunion

It is a real thrill to sit behind the wheel of your Aero Car on the front stretch of Talladega Superspeedway with a 100 other Aero Warriors!

This is one of the very best events you can attend if you own an Aero Car.

There are some changes. Most notably is that WE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE TALLADEGA TRACK. For those of us who have done it in the past that is not too big of deal. It is something everybody should do once but since it is just a parade lap at very low speeds the real thrill is see and experiencing the banking. HOWEVER, there we will be doing something that we have never done there before. The cars will be on display in a fantastic location and we can watch the race from there. Here is what the acceptance email says about our Sunday visit to the Talladega Super Speedway:

Katrina and a volunteer fly our Talladega banner!

“Sunday revs things up in a big way. Everyone will convoy their cars from Alexander City to Talladega Super Speedway. This year is a special year for the Aero Warriors 5oth Anniversary and the Talladega Super Speedway’s 50th Anniversary! We will not be allowed on the track this year. This year the Speedway is unveiling a brand new 50 million dollar infield and we will be the first to be inside front and center. This will be a great honor for all Aero Warriors. Here is a note from the track.

BE A PART OF TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY OCTOBER 13! YOUR HISTORIC CAR WILL BE PARKED IN THE NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES GARAGE AND YOU CAN WITNESS THE CUP RACE JUST INSIDE THE TRACK WITH AN UP-CLOSE LOOK AS THE CARS COME OUT OF TURN 4. IN ADDITION, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BE A PART OF DEBUT OF THE ONE-OF-A-KIND TALLADEGA GARAGE EXPERIENCE, THE CENTER POINT OF THE TRACK’S “TRANSFORMATION” INFIELD PROJECT THAT WILL ALLOW FANS TO BE IMMERSED INTO THE SPORT OF NASCAR AND WILL FEATURE “UP-CLOSE” ACCESS, INTERACTIVE ATTRACTIONS AND ENHANCED AMENITIES FOR FANS. THE TGE WILL FEATURE AN OPEN-AIR CLUB WITH GARAGE VIEWING OF THE TEAMS PREPPING THE RACE CARS, NEW GATORADE VICTORY LANE, WI-FI, SOCIAL AREAS, ETC. YOUR CARS WILL BE ABLE TO BE VIEWED BY FANS FROM NOT ONLY THE STANDS, BUT ALSO FROM THOSE WHO HAVE TGE PASSES. THIS GARAGE IS THE ORIGINAL GARAGE FROM WHICH THE AERO CARS MADE THEIR DEBUT. INDEED A SPECIAL DAY AWAITS THE AERO WARRIORS.

I hope everyone gets their acceptance letter and can join us for a very memorable event!

HERE IS THE FULL SCHEDULE:

CELEBRATION ITINERARY

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT OCTOBER 9TH AND THURSDAY OCTOBER 10TH

We will all gather at the McDonough, GA. Call early and secure your hotel.

Primary Host hotel: for Wednesday night Oct 9th.
Fairfield Inn, McDonough 30253
30 Mill Road
770-305-0180
678-583-9610
Rate is $121 a nite plus tax
Code is Wingwarrior/Aerocar. 31 rooms for now….

Secondaries:
LaQuinta, next door to Fairfield, 100 Mill Rd
678-782-6559
$125 nite, plus tax
Aerocar code, Speak w Melissa if need too, 30 rooms reserved for now

Home2 suites
60 mill Rd, next to LaQuinta
678-369-2527,
$129 nite, plus tax, per Dana Schlett

We kick-off this spectacular weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway! You be all smiles with a little track time. 7:30am Briefing at the Track. 8:00an – 9:30am is time to do some celebratory laps on the Speedway.

We will take our time and convoy from the Speedway to Alexander City. (hotel info below. book early)

We have secured trailer parking in the nearby Winn Dixie parking lot on Hwy 280 in Alexander City and across the street next to River Bank and Trust. We will post a google map soon.


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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH

Tim and Pam Wellborn welcomes everyone to their home and personal garages. This will be a great day for everyone to meet, greet and mingle among the cars. NO TRAILERS PLEASE.

10:00am: Official check-in at Russwood, the home of Tim and Pam Wellborn.

10:00am – 7:00pm: Display of cars on the lawn at Russwood.

12:00 noon: Lunch will be provided. Bring your chairs and coolers to enjoy the tailgate.

1:30pm and 2:30pm: Inside tour of Russwood. Meet on the front porch.

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Wine Tasting at the Pool House. Presented by sommelier Pam Wellborn. ($20 per person)

6:00pm: Cajun/Creole Seafood Boil. Presented by Paul and Cindy Reynolds and the New Orleans Mopar Club.


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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

Saturday the fun continues as everyone is welcomed to the Wellborn Musclecar Museum. This is the day to mingle among some of the most legendary names in Aero Warrior history. So many stories, so little time.

10:00am – 12:00 noon. Arrive at the museum.

Lunch on your own. Several nice places within walking distance. (see below for suggestions)

2:00pm: Introduction to some special VIPs at the Wellborn Museum.

6:00pm: Dinner at the Museum and a Silent Auction. If you have items you would like to donate to the museum for the silent auction please contact us! Dress for Dinner: It’s Halloween so lets have some fun. Dress to match the color of your car, as a celebrity or 1970’s style.

Going to be a celebration worthy of the history books!


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13TH

Sunday revs things up in a big way. Everyone will convoy their cars from Alexander City to Talladega Super Speedway. This year is a special year for the Aero Warriors 5oth Anniversary and the Talladega Super Speedway’s 50th Anniversary! We will not be allowed on the track this year. This year the Speedway is unveiling a brand new 50 million dollar infield and we will be the first to be inside front and center. This will be a great honor for all Aero Warriors. Here is a note from the track.

BE A PART OF TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY OCTOBER 13! YOUR HISTORIC CAR WILL BE PARKED IN THE NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES GARAGE AND YOU CAN WITNESS THE CUP RACE JUST INSIDE THE TRACK WITH AN UP-CLOSE LOOK AS THE CARS COME OUT OF TURN 4. IN ADDITION, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BE A PART OF DEBUT OF THE ONE-OF-A-KIND TALLADEGA GARAGE EXPERIENCE, THE CENTER POINT OF THE TRACK’S “TRANSFORMATION” INFIELD PROJECT THAT WILL ALLOW FANS TO BE IMMERSED INTO THE SPORT OF NASCAR AND WILL FEATURE “UP-CLOSE” ACCESS, INTERACTIVE ATTRACTIONS AND ENHANCED AMENITIES FOR FANS. THE TGE WILL FEATURE AN OPEN-AIR CLUB WITH GARAGE VIEWING OF THE TEAMS PREPPING THE RACE CARS, NEW GATORADE VICTORY LANE, WI-FI, SOCIAL AREAS, ETC. YOUR CARS WILL BE ABLE TO BE VIEWED BY FANS FROM NOT ONLY THE STANDS, BUT ALSO FROM THOSE WHO HAVE TGE PASSES. THIS GARAGE IS THE ORIGINAL GARAGE FROM WHICH THE AERO CARS MADE THEIR DEBUT. INDEED A SPECIAL DAY AWAITS THE AERO WARRIORS.

We will be receiving specific instructions about how we will enter into the new complex. When we have the directions we will immediately share with you.

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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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