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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.

What Are You Working ON? Frank Durso

What Are You Working ON? Frank Durso

If you follow this site regularly you have heard of Frank Durso before. He must have a four leaf clover embedded in his hip. He has a real knack for finding and acquiring some very desirable and rare stuff. It all started when he located a rough Talladega and went wild from there. He came […]

Talladega and King Cobra For Sale

Talladega and King Cobra For Sale

Next year in early January at the Kissimmee Mecum Auction there will be two very interesting Family cars for sale. The first is one that previously sold at a Barrett Jackson Scottsdale Auction in 2014 for $110,000 plus fees . I is item #59 in our Cars For Sale and Sold page. The second is a […]

Talladega 2019

Talladega 2019

If you have attended previous Talladega Winged Car Reunions hosted by Tim Wellborn at the Talladega Speedway you are not going to recognize the Speedway in 2019! There is a major Transformation going on and will be finalized for the October 2019 race. It involves a complete redo of the infield along with improved access […]

Health Risk of Your Restoration

Health Risk of Your Restoration

This article was provided to us as a public service to our readers. Please read carefully and make sure to apply what you learn to your next visit to your workshop! Vehicle Restoration Safety: How to Minimize Hazards When Restoring Your Vehicle   Becoming the owner of the classic car of your dreams can be […]

Memory Lane Museum

Memory Lane Museum

We recently visited the Memory Lane Museum in Mooresville NC. The web site suggest a little more than it delivers. The museum is large and has a lot of cars and stuff in it but is poorly kept. When we arrived they had to turn the lights on because no one else had yet visited […]

David Pearson, We will always miss you.

David Pearson, We will always miss you.

Today, I woke up learning of the loss of David Pearson. Earlier this year our Talladega Spoiler Family lost Dan Gurney and now David Pearson. Katrina and I met David and spoke with him briefly one time. It is a memory we will remember for a life time. Richard Petty, without hesitation, says David was […]

Lee Holman and Fireball Roberts Race Car

Lee Holman and Fireball Roberts Race Car

Katrina and I recently attended the Trump Charlotte Concours d’Elegance held in Mooresville, NC. We had a rewarding show and saw a tremendous number of outstanding cars. However, it was the person parted next to us that made the show. We were sitting next to Lee Holman (Holman and Moody) with his 1963 Ford Galaxie […]

Reproduction Grill Seals Available

Reproduction Grill Seals Available

Here is one for all you Talladega and Spoiler II owners. Marty Burke has just completed the reproduction of the rubber grill seals for your cars! Over the years, one of the most asked questions has been, “Where can I get the grill seal for my car?” Until now there was no good answer. The […]

50th Aero Car Wellborn Talladega Reunion!

50th Aero Car Wellborn Talladega Reunion!

We just got the official word on the 50th Anniversary Talladega Aero Car Reunion. See details below. This is not our event but we will be there. This is all thanks to Tim and Pam Wellborn and the Wellborn Museum! If your Aero Car project is not yet on the street and ready for fun […]

Good News / Bad News

Good News / Bad News

The following article is a partial quote from the most recent Hagerty Insurance email letter. For many years we have been watching the prices of Talladega and Spoiler/Spoiler II cars creeping upward. Most agree that they have been a tremendous value compared to the MOPAR Aero cars. The buzz over the last year or so among […]

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