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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 do the number Condition ratings mean?

What do the number Condition ratings mean?

We often mention cars in #1 condition or #2 condition. In our Registration forms and on our Cars for Sale and Sold Prices page we always use these ratings. So what do they mean? I assume most of us have a general understanding but different books and valuation guides often use slightly different versions and […]

What is your car worth?

What is your car worth?

One of the more common emails I receive contains the question, “What is my car worth?”. That question is usually followed by a one or two sentence description of the car in very general statements. No photos are ever included. Included in this are the people looking to buy a specific Talladega or Spoiler II […]

What is an Aero Car?

What is an Aero Car?

When asked what is an Aero Car, most of us will say it is the 1969 Ford Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II, Dodge Daytona, Dodge Charger 500 and 1970 Plymouth Superbird. If you answered this way you are WRONG! These are the Aero Cars we love but are they the only ones? Trick Question? This […]

Chris Vick, What Are You Working On?

Chris Vick, What Are You Working On?

Chris Vick has been keeping us posted on his build for sometime now. However, his project is now done (I don’t think a project is ever really done!) and he is now beginning to reap the rewards of a job well done. Here is what Chris has to say. Well, the season started ok but […]

Initial Quality Award; Real People

Initial Quality Award; Real People

Regardless of your vehicle preferences you should enjoy this.

Dr. Cyclone has been busy in the lab!

Dr. Cyclone has been busy in the lab!

Dr. Cyclone, Tom Wilson, has been busy in his body-part recreation lab! He has been a life saver for many a nearly dead 1968/1969 Mercury Cyclone over the past few years. His passion, dedication, skills and equipment have allowed him to re-create many otherwise unobtainable rare Cyclone parts. What started out as a process to […]

King Cobra and Talladega Sold

King Cobra and Talladega Sold

Recently we told you about the 1970 Ford King Cobra Prototype and modified 1969 Ford Talladega that would be for sale at Kissimmee Mecum Auction in January of 2019. That time has arrived and both cars sold. Now, for the results.   With the results in, what are your comments on the results? Please leave […]

What Are You Working On/ Tom Bailey

What Are You Working On/ Tom Bailey

SEMA Talladega These, “What Are You Working On?”, articles are some of my favorite posts. It is interesting to see what else is in your garages. I also like to see if Concours cars are underway, road warriors being built or some wild thing that makes us all go crazy. This time around it is […]

Wellborn 50th Anniversary Aero Car Reunion Invitations Available

Wellborn 50th Anniversary Aero Car Reunion Invitations Available

Notice: Two days ago we sent out to our Team Members in good standing (dues paid) a link to the invitation request to the Wellborn Talladega 50th Anniversary Aero Car Reunion. All of our Team Members got a two day heads up lead on Registering and getting hotels. It pays to be a Team Member! […]

Torino and Fairlane in Top 5 of "Hottest Muscle Cars for 2018"

Torino and Fairlane in Top 5 of “Hottest Muscle Cars for 2018”

Fords in the Top 5 Hottest Muscle Cars for 2018. We have debated on this site since its creation the topic of why aren’t the Ford and Mercury cars from 1968/1969 not doing better in the market place. There have been a lot of suggestions as to why this has been. The Chevy and MOPAR […]

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