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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 […]

David Pearson Cobra; Part 2

David Pearson Cobra; Part 2

The HotRod.com article we posted earlier about the David Pearson’s 1969 Cobra that Ford and Holman Moody built for him generated some additional information. Alan Miller arguably has every car magazine article ever published. What is even more amazing is that he can remember what is in all of them. Heck, I get this months […]

Richard Petty Race Talladega

Richard Petty Race Talladega

We all think of David Pearson who won the NASCAR Championship in 1969 driving a Talladega but do you know who finished second? What was he driving? The answer is Richard Petty in a Talladega! It was quite the story back in the day. Many of his MOPAR fans actually booed the King when he […]

More H&M Race Car Stuff

More H&M Race Car Stuff

Rick Ochs passed along some more Holman and Moody graphics some of you might be interested in. Click on these and you can enlarge them to a very large image on your screen for more detail. As always, thanks Rick.

1964 Holman Moody Ford Galaxie: Part 4

1964 Holman Moody Ford Galaxie: Part 4

This started out a few months ago as a post on “What Are You Working On?”. Since then John Craft has finished his project. If you don’t know John he has been in the Ford Talladega camp for many years and even did a fabulous recreation of the Wood Brothers’ Cale Yarborugh race car many […]

A Conversation with Ralph Moody, Part 2

A Conversation with Ralph Moody, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a Conversation with Ralph Moody as told by Allen Shaw. To read the first part Click here. We talked about the various drivers whom drove for HM over the span of years and the list as you know is as legendary as it is long. I asked him very directly, […]

What are you working on? John Craft

What are you working on? John Craft

Some of you may not be familiar with John Craft but many of you will recognize the name from the early efforts years ago to create the first Talladega Registry and history. Dr. Craft no longer owns a street version of the Talladega but he does have a couple of related projects in his garage […]

$1 Bill France Holman Moody Car, Part 3

$1 Bill France Holman Moody Car, Part 3

Thanks to the historical knowledge of John Craft we can give you some more of the story on the $1 sale of a Ford Torino to NASCAR’s Bill France. If you have read Craft’s comments at the bottom of the previous posts on this subject you already know the car in question turned out not […]

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 […]

Holman and Moody Talladega Sold; Part 1

Holman and Moody Talladega Sold; Part 1

We often hear about Barn Finds or cars lost and we are looking for; sometimes we just want to know more about some car we heard of but don’t know if it is real. Today, we bring you Part 1 of the mystery of the Talladega sold to Bill France for $1 and NO IT […]

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