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 guess which one. I will tell you at the end of this post.

If you have trouble reading these you should be able to enlarge them on your screen for easy reading, assuming you are on a computer.

The first part of this page is about a 1957 Ford. It is not why the page is posted here. The lower part about the Spoiler II is where you need to pay attention. This is the same car as the page above but approximately 10 years later.

Our regulars to this site should have no problem identifying the car. You now know it as the Bonneville Spoiler II currently owned and driven (a lot) by Mike Callahan. Now you know the rest of the story.

Filed Under: Car StoriesFeaturedMercury Spoiler II


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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