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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.

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 […]

Oldies, Part Two

Oldies, Part Two

This is Oldies Part Two with more photos from back in the day when the Aero Cars were just old cars. With the 50th Aero Reunion just around the corner at Talladega, these photos really tell a story. How many of you are old enough to remember these cars when they were new? Did anyone […]

What Are You Working On? Rob Hunt

What Are You Working On? Rob Hunt

Rob Hunt and his family are big Cyclone fans with a special attraction for the Aero Cars. Rob is an active Team Member and also owns AAAA Automotive in Howe, Texas so he has a big restoration leg up on most of us amateurs. He sent a few photos of his current personal project. It […]

Oldies; Part One

Oldies; Part One

You all know that we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Aero Cars this year. I have previously asked for some old vintage photos of these cars and have had zero contributions. I have some of mine and some I got from Joe Machado several years ago. These give us a great window into […]

1969 Ford Talladega Video

1969 Ford Talladega Video

Videos on the 1969 Ford Talladega are very hard to find. Here is one from 2008. PLEASE do NOT use the Talladega in this video as a restoration guide as to what is correct on a Talladega. When this video was shot it was in driver condition as restored by the previous owner. It was […]

Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Video

Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Video

In 1969 Ford, Mercury and Dodge began a short-lived aero war on the tracks of NASCAR. Although the war was fought on the race tracks, battles also occurred in the auto dealer showrooms and on the street. Put a Ford guy and a Dodge guy in one location together and the argument will start as […]

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