By: Richard Fleener
When Katrina and I decided to start another website, the Talladega Spoiler Registry, we had a lot of reservations. Keeping a web site fresh and interesting is a challenge and takes a lot of time. Our efforts on this site have been rewarding in terms of people met but not yet financially beneficial.
In the past our efforts to register cars were anything but successful or rewarding. We have owned and attempted to register everything from Corvettes to the Aero Cars, Cougars and Mustangs, even our AMX plus others all with the same result. We would provide our VIN and Data Plate information to who ever was on the other end but we never got anything back. Someday, someone might tell you how many cars they have in their registry but it was next to impossible to get any details.
We therefore had two primary goals when we began work on our Talladega Registry. First, it had to be online with data available at anytime and constantly up to date. Second, we wanted to make more people aware of these cars and their importance to racing and the automotive world in general. Over the years Katrina and I have worked hard to obtain TV coverage and magazine articles on the Ford Aero and have achieved more successes than we ever imagined possible. However, I was blown away when I opened my April issue of Hemmings Muscle Machine magazine and saw the following announcement!
About the Author: I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California. The time there was very rewarding but the urge for a slower pace moved us to Tennessee a few years ago and we love it. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle. As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. When they don't we are usually out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.