If you are too young to have seen the 1969 Ford Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II or Dodge Charger 500 show up for the Daytona 500 or if your are too old to remember then this video is for you!
You will see all the familiar faces and some great old race cars. This is when you went into a new car dealership, purchased the car you wanted and took it back to the race shop and made a race car out of it. The drivers actually drove the cars and had to know how to make them handle. There was none of that put the accelerator to the floor and steer it stuff. These cars were on the edge; they were on biased ply race tires, not radials.
The cars weren’t as safe as today but they were faster and you could tell a Ford from a Dodge or a Chevy. Fans were just as likely to root for the car brand as a particular driver.