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.

These three cars provide a perfect tribute to the cars from 50 years ago. One is all stock, one is the 1970 NASCAR Champion (actual car) and one is a typical custom from back in the day.

It seems like we have been waiting for this moment for 50 Years! We have and it is time to celebrate this coming weekend in Atlanta, Alexander City, and Talladega. This is obviously going to be the biggest Aero Car Reunion ever held and likely the biggest to ever be held.

The Bobby Isaac #71 is the 1970 NASCAR Champion now owned by Tim Wellborn.

There are over 200 cars approved to attend and over 700 tickets sold! There are videos and details on the Welborn web site. If you are attending, please visit the site. If you don’t have tickets and just want to be a spectator there is only one opportunity for you and that is to look at cars in the parking lots or on the street outside the Wellborn Museum on Saturday. All other events are closed with only registered participants permitted.

This is the all stock, Nuremberg Daytona.

We will have a complete report of the event with lots of photos during the following days and weeks.

Known as the Disco Daytona this represents the typical 1970s custom.

 

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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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