Benny Parsons Tribute Car Talladega

This is one fantastic car. It has been featured in Hot Rod Magazine and is owned by Rick D. Stanton of California. It is built from a real 1969 Ford Talladega and is street legal but looks like a full on NASCAR track car. I first read about this car in Hot Rod Magazine and instantly fell in love with it. I desperately wanted to see this car.

Katrina and I have now seen this car on multiple occasions and owners Rick and Sherrie have become good friends but this car still excites me every time I see it.

The video included here will give you only a hint of what it is like in person. In the fall of 2008 at the Daytona Superbird Auto Club (DSAC) I finally met up with Rick and this is a one of a kind Talladega. Again in 2009 at the Talladega Super Speedway 40th Reunion we gathered to take a lap of the track and it was right at home.

(You must know that the DSAC welcomes owners of the Ford Talladegas and Mercury Cyclones from 1969 with open arms into the Club. They know that if the Blue Oval guys had not first put the Talladega on the Superspeedways there would never have been a Dodge Daytona or Plymouth Superbird built. That’s right; most people think Ford responded to Dodge’s winged wonder with the Talladega. The truth is, the Talladega was first and Dodge built the winged Daytona when its Dodge Charger 500 wasn’t getting the job done.)

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

This is no trailer queen. Not only does it see track time it also can be seen on the streets of Orange County California when Rick feels the need for speed.

Ford Talladega Boss 429

If it wasn’t for the license plate this could be Benny Parsons on track.

Ford Talladega Boss 429

This is a flawless body but Rick is happy to wind that Boss 429 up and let her fly.

Ford Talladega Boss 429

Ford Talladega Boss 429

Ford Talladega Boss 429

Opps! Rick said he saw the same cars 3 times as he slipped off the track in a spin. (looped it three times but no damage, ego excluded)

Ford Talladega Boss 429

Burn outs are no challenge what so ever!

Let’s see a real BURNOUT

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Ford Talladega Boss 429

It has two seats up front, want to take a ride?

Ford Talladega Boss 429

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

Holman and Moody were Competition Proven and they had a lot to do with the Ford success with the Talladega in 1969.

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

The underside is just as race prepared as the outside.

Ford Talladega Boss 429

What a sound this pipe organ makes.

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

Benny Parsons drove the number 72 Talladega in NASCAR in 1969.

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

Not the race car dash; even retains the speedometer! Makes street use a little more practical.

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

Transmission is a Ford 4 Speed Top Loader.

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

Dual exhaust exits on both sides of the car provide a real race car sound.

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

That isn’t a flaw in the paint, it was raining during the photo shoot. Like I said no trailer queen here.

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

This is the Talladega every one wants, Boss 429! On the Dynao this engine pulls 838 HP at the rear wheels and 6400 RPM and 757 fpTQ at 4700 RPM . It will also do 179 mph at 7000 RPM.

1969 Ford Talladega Benny Parsons Tribute

Ford Talladega Boss 429

Ford Talladega Boss 429

Ford Talladega Boss 429

Ford Talladega Boss 429

Ford Talladega Boss 429

Ford Talladega Boss 429

Ford Talladega Boss 429

Ford Talladega Boss 429



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