By: Richard Fleener
Katrina and I just returned from four fabulous days of playing with our Ford Talladega and a bunch of terrific Mopar and Blue Oval folks at Talladega! We have a long list of stories to tell and nearly a 1,000 photos plus videos to sort through.
We will be posting stories, Feature Cars and more over the next few weeks.
I am not sure how many of these vintage Winged Warriors from NASCAR’s Aero Wars days were at the event. There were different cars at each activity; some made it to all and others only went to one or two. At one point I counted well over 100 cars and more were still coming.
It appeared by my estimate that there were approximately 30 of the Ford products in attendance and possibly 100 Mopar products.
The owners of these cars are without a doubt some of the best car people around. It doesn’t matter if they have the most expensive Hemi Daytona or a street condition Mercury they are all genuinely nice car nuts. Best of all, most are not afraid to drive them.
We toured a couple of days from our host city of Alexander City Alabama to the Talladega Super Speedway. The site of all those winged Mopars and sloped nose fastback Fords was a unbelievable. It must have been a real once in a lifetime site for some of those small town folks living on our route based on some of the looks on their faces when we passed by!
Over the next few days and weeks we will bring you some great stories; the reunion of Katrina and a car she once owned; a reunion of a winged race car and a boy who watched it race nearly 40 years ago when he was only 10; photos of two Ford racing prototypes from 1970; a Talladega signature car once owned by Bill France; a preview of a wonderful new Mopar Museum opening after the first of the year and much, much more.
Thank you to all you regular readers of the site who took the time to come up and say hello. Katrina and I really appreciate it when you let us know how much you enjoy the site.
Ok, that’s me on the left and Katrina on the right…who is the clown in the middle? Tell you later.