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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.

Woodward Avenue; Part 2

Woodward Avenue; Part 2

This is our second part of a report from Mike Callahan and his “Bonneville” Spoiler II at the 2019 Woodward Dream Cruise. Saturday on Woodward is the big and last day. By 8 am thousands of people are already setting up their canopies and chairs and the cruising begins. As most of you likely know, […]

Woodward Dream Cruise; Report

Woodward Dream Cruise; Report

Team Member “Bonneville” Mike Callahan is at it again. This time he has taken his modified Spoiler II to the Woodward Dream Cruise. As usual, Mike has sent us a report on his activities and a glimpse inside the event. His pictures are always a treasure. Here are his edited comments from Friday. It is […]

Join the MCACN Aero Car Display

Join the MCACN Aero Car Display

By now there should be no one who doesn’t know this is the 50th Anniversary of the Aero Car Wars. Likewise, if you don’t know what the MCACN (Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals) are you haven’t been paying close enough attention to the car hobby. In November of 2019 these two events will come together […]

Wood Brothers #21 Paul Menard Mustang; See it, hear it!

Wood Brothers #21 Paul Menard Mustang; See it, hear it!

We recently had the opportunity to see the Paul Menard Mustang NASCAR race car owned by the Wood Brothers. This was at our local Ford Dealer, Murfreesboro Ford, in Murfreesboro TN. They are the number 1 Ford Dealer in TN and sell some very high performance Mustangs including Shelby, Saleen and Roush! Although NASCAR now […]

Cam Crawford's Right Hand Drive Race Car

Cam Crawford’s Right Hand Drive Race Car

For those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting our Kiwi Team Members you have been missing out. They are a group of hard core Ford/Mercury Aero cars guys who regularly visit the US during their “Down Under” New Zealand winter which just happens to be our summer. They have attended the […]

Morgan Shepherd Comic; Part 3 Conclusion

Morgan Shepherd Comic; Part 3 Conclusion

This three part series was originally published by Vortec Comics back in the 90’s. NASCAR was growing and learning about some of the drivers was important to build a diverse fan base. Arguably, these comics were also another way to bring younger fans into the fold. The facts contained in them are accurate is not […]

Morgan Shepherd Comic; Part 2

Morgan Shepherd Comic; Part 2

This is the second of three parts on the Morgan Shepherd Comic by Vortec. Morgan was one of the Wood Brothers race drivers. The story in this comic covers his early years of racing about how he built his way up to the Wood Brothers. Double click on any image to enlarge it, double click […]

Morgan Shepherd Comic; Part 1

Morgan Shepherd Comic; Part 1

The Wood Brothers have had a prestigious list of race drivers in their cars over the years. Although Morgan Shepherd never drove one of our Aero Cars he was never the less one of the Wood Brothers racing family. In the 1990’s Vortex Comics did a series of comic books on NASCAR drivers of the […]

FCA Nationals 2019 Dayton Ohio

FCA Nationals 2019 Dayton Ohio

  You may know some of these guys. The pictures and information were provided by Michael Callahan. I find the story on the #21 Cale Yarborough Fairlane very interesting. I remember when this car was for sale on eBay and I too shrugged it off as a cheap backyard clone. WRONG!    

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II; How and Why was it Built? In 1969 NASCAR raced Stock Cars; these race cars were built from cars straight off the show room floor! It was the time of the AERO WARS on the new Super Speedways. The manufactures went to their engineers and race teams for help in […]

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