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Talladega Super Speedway Aero Car Reunion

By: Richard Fleener

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We are off to the 40th Reunion of the NASCAR Aero cars this weekend at the Talladega Super Speedway. This reunion is only held once every five years at the Speedway. It is a great group of people who all love the Aero cars. Most don’t care if you own a Blue Oval or a Mopar, they just treasure the cars. This year the Club has put together a great series of events. As always, owners will be driving these rare cars not just showing them. There will be no judged show but they will be on display one day at the Speedway. There will also be a tour of a high quality Mopar car collection as well as a tour of the museum at the Speedway. A couple of NASCAR races are also on the schedule. The highlight of the weekend for many will be our Parade Lap of Talladega Speedway just prior to the NASCAR Sprint CUP Race on Sunday.

I am not sure how many cars will be there this year. Cars eligible for the Reunion are the winged 1969 Dodge Daytona and 1970 Plymouth Superbird, 1969 Dodge 500, 1969 Ford Torino and Talladega, 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and Spoiler II.

IMG_6475We will be recording the entire Reunion in photos, audio and video. Highlights will be posted on this site in future weeks. There should be some terrific stuff for you to enjoy.

As for our Talladega, we got the final updates made this past weekend. This included changing out the Magnum 5oo wheels for some correct steel wheels and new BFG Radial TAs. Some updated photos of the car’s new (original) look are included below. To see the full process Click Here.

1969 Ford Talladeg

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Richard

I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. 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 especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check our our www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com page) 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. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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