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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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and Spoiler II Fenders

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and Spoiler II Fenders

We all know that the 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II fenders started life as regular Cyclone fenders but how much was really used from the original fender? Where was it cut off? What was added? To build the NASCAR minimum of 500 cars was a tall order for Mercury. There were a lot of special […]

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