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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.

NASCAR 1969 Flat Out

NASCAR 1969 Flat Out

If you want to see and hear what 1969 was like at the race track, take a few minutes and watch the video below. This is not the regular race, it is the last race of the season to determine the NASCAR 1969 Championship between David and Richard. Beyond that are all the fantastic action […]

TALLADEGA FOUND FOR SALE

TALLADEGA FOUND FOR SALE

Here is a non-original Talladega I found for sale. This car has not been Registered in our Registry and I have never seen it before. I usually don’t post cars for sale as a post but this one is a little different and I want to hear what you think. One of the major modifications […]

1971 Daytona 500

1971 Daytona 500

  By 1971 the Aero Wars that began in 1969 were over. The first showing of the cars was 50 years ago in Daytona with the arrival of the Ford Talladega and Dodge Charger 500. The battle grew wilder and wilder all year with the addition of the Ford Boss 429 engine and the Mercury […]

Front Suspension

Front Suspension

Chris Vick sent us some more photos of his Spoiler II restoration. These close up photos of the front suspension on Chris’ Cyclone demonstrate his dedication to detail. Chris wants to point out that all of these natural metal suspension parts are bare metal and not painted, they are all natural finish just like the […]

1969 Atlanta 500

1969 Atlanta 500

If you were not there in 1969 all our NASCAR Aero Car racing was not on TV from flag to flag. We had Wide World of Sports! When we got flag to flag coverage for the first time you couldn’t drag me away from the TV. How things have changed. Now, it seems we have […]

The Ford Talladega Returns!

The Ford Talladega Returns!

    This is a very big announcement. We have the scoop no one else has. Because of our dedication to the 1969 Ford Talladega and Mercury Spoiler II Registry Ford granted us special permission to make this announcement before anyone else. On April 17, 1964 Ford first showed the new Mustang at the Worlds […]

40th Aero Warriors Reunion

40th Aero Warriors Reunion

Some of you may not be aware that we have a sister web site, Legendary Collector Cars, devoted to all collector cars. We do on occasion feature both Ford, Mercury as well as Dodge and Plymouth Aero Cars. We just upgraded that site with all new theme and layout. We also just posted an article […]

50th Anniversary Photos

50th Anniversary Photos

Several weeks ago I asked for reader contributions of photos and stories about cars from the 1969 time period. The response has been totally absent of any contributions. I can’t be the .only one with old photos and stories. I am putting up a couple of photos from my archives in hope they will stimulate […]

Belated Happy Birthday

Belated Happy Birthday

The following was submitted by the owner, Mike Callahan. You may recognize the car if you are a regular here. I was born March 14th 1969 in Loran Ohio and named Dan after a great racing legend. My first, of many, cross country trips came early as I was transported to Downey California. I spent […]

Going to the 50th Anniversary? Check this out!

Going to the 50th Anniversary? Check this out!

  The Talladega Super Speedway is making drastic changes to the infield. Check this out if you are going to the 50th Anniversary in October.

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