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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 Ford Talladega, an Introduction

1969 Ford Talladega, an Introduction

1969 Ford Talladega; How and Why was it Built? Unlike today, in 1969 NASCAR raced Stock Cars; race cars built from cars straight off the show room floor! The Daytona 500 in 1969 was the beginning of the AERO WARS on the new NASCAR Super Speedways.  This automotive war resulted in the Ford Talladega, Mercury […]

AJ Foyt at Ontario Motor Speedway

AJ Foyt at Ontario Motor Speedway

As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Aero Cars from 1969 let’s take a look back at one of the stars from that period but not David or Cale. AJ Foyt is arguably one of the very best, most versatile race car drivers of all time. The Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario California […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Are You Working On? John Craft

What Are You Working On? John Craft

Some of you may not be familiar with John Craft. First let me start by saying if you want to know anything about NASCAR race cars prior to 1972 he is the guy to talk to. Dr. John Craft was also one of the forces behind the original, book version, of the Cyclone Spoiler Talladega […]

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