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Aero Cars on Track at Talladega

By: Richard Fleener

Aero Cars at Talladega Speedway

This is the last post on the 40th Reunion of the Aero Warriors at the Talladega Super Speedway. The Dodge Daytons, Plymouth Superbirds, Ford Talladegas, Charger 500s and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler IIs all got their chance to recreate that magical time back in 1969 when Stock Cars were Stock Cars and race drives had to drive the cars even on the speedways.


We were not allowed to open em up and fly around the banking but the sheer experience of being able to once again bring these cars to Talladega was amazing. Actually, going around the high bankings at parade speed gave us all an opportunity to appreciate what the track really is and how gigantic the turns really are.

Below is a video of some of the activity but for more details and lots of great photos just CLICK HERE.

 

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Richard

I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville 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 out our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine 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. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. 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 working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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3 Comments

  1. Howdy Richard & Katriana,

    Cool pictures & video! Love your website too.
    It was a pleasure meeting you two and seeing your #1 production Ford Talladega. What a find!!

    I hope to see ya’ll out there on the circuit again soon.

    Cheers,
    Phil

  2. Phil, really like your Petty Bird! Hey, the Forge outdoor show is open to all cars bring your over it will be a great show. If you need a registration form let me know and I will send one to you. The outdoor show is FREE to register.

  3. Thanks for the invite to the Forge show but I’m not lucky like you and have a wife that enjoys this hobby. I used up all my husband points to go to Talladega last year. I’ll be spending my vacation time with her this year. At least I’ll be able to finish up Phase 1 on my car and get the engine bay to look like a 1970 Grand National racer.
    Ya’ll have fun!

    Phil

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