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1969 Montego & Cyclone Brochure

1969 Montego & Cyclone Brochure

Recently we gave you a Ford Fairlane/Torino dealer brochure for 1969. This time around it is the Mercury guys and gals opportunity to dream about how they would have ordered their Cyclone in 1969. Unfortunately, no references to special paint codes or Spoiler/Spoiler II packages are provided. Something that always gives me a little heart […]

David Pearson Wins Bristol 1969

David Pearson Wins Bristol 1969

David Pearson’s Ford Torino Driven by Richard Petty! If you have ever been to the Bristol Speedway you know it is a very special place. I have been fortunate enough to have been there for several races both in the daytime and the evening. I have also been able to drive our own Talladega at […]

Help with 1969 Floor Mats

Help with 1969 Floor Mats

One purpose of this site is to help all of us better understand our rare and unique cars. Another is to locate missing parts that are needed for a restoration. As you know, we also encourage anyone who has a restoration tip to send in articles and photos for consideration. Today, I have a personal […]

Daytona 1969

Daytona 1969

Here is a photo I recently saw on Facebook which I just have to share. It is now one of my favorites. The Fords are all up front in an unusual lineup. It must have been a Ford publicity opportunity. If you look back down the line toward the pits it is difficult to make […]

Kar-Kraft 1969 Brighton, MI

Kar-Kraft 1969 Brighton, MI

You may have seen this video before but it is worth repeating. It is 1969 at Kar-Kraft in Brighton, MI. All of the big wigs from Ford are on site to see the toy collection of Kar-Kraft. Watch closely and enlarge the image, it is old 8mm film with no audio. This is way cool […]

Talladega Spoiler Family Reunion 2012 is Underway

Talladega Spoiler Family Reunion 2012 is Underway

We have unloaded our Talladega and visited with a lot of other owners. I also made a pass through the the Convention Center and there is an unbelievable amount of activity with tucks, trailers and fabulous cars in constant motion. Owners are busy cleaning and polishing. The Show doors open at 9AM on Saturday and […]

Holman and Moody sell Talladega to Bill France; Part 2

Holman and Moody sell Talladega to Bill France; Part 2

So, did anyone figure it out? In 1969 the first NASCAR race at the new Talladega Super Speedway didn’t quite go the way everyone planned. The new Ford Talladega, Mercury Spoiler II and Dodge Daytona were finally going to fight it out on a the big track. At about this same time the NASCAR race […]

1969 Daytona 500; New Car Old Engine; February 23, 1969

1969 Daytona 500; New Car Old Engine; February 23, 1969

At the 1969 Daytona 500 the Ford Talladega was they only Blue Oval aero car approved for racing and the new Boss 429 was not yet on the NASCAR approved list. That meant that Ford had to go back and pull out the old 1968 427 race engine and put it into the new bodies. Not only […]

1969 Dealer Magazine

1969 Dealer Magazine

As promised we will continue to bring you more digitized tech articles, vintage ads, reviews, photos etc. from the 1969 time period relating to the  Talladega Family of cars. You must be a Team Member to gain access to all of these but we will provide you with a Teaser every time we put up […]

Historical Spoiler II Article from Auto Week 1969

Historical Spoiler II Article from Auto Week 1969

One of the things most missing in documenting our cars other than missing factory documentation are the historical automotive publications from that era. At best, most people did the same thing I still do; keep the magazines until you run out of space and then toss the entire collection into the trash or recycle bin. […]

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