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Banjo Matthews Prototype Ford Talladega to appear at Forge Muscle Car Show

The “Banjo Mathews Prototype Ford Talladega” will be at the Talladega Reunion in the Forge Muscle Car Show this coming October 1 and 2 in Kingsport, Tennessee. This is only one of the very rare Ford Talladegas that will be featured at this show.

This car has been unseen for decades and is now undergoing a complete restoration by Jason Thompson. If you thought all Talladegas were alike you need to see this prototype. If you thought all Talladegas were built early in 1969 you need to see this car that was built in 1968!

We have the first part of the story here on our site and we hope to bring you some restoration photos as it progresses up to show time at the Family Reunion!

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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 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

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  1. This car is currently undergoing a complete restoration and is planned on being shown for the first time at the Talladega Family Reunion at the Forge Muscle Car show this fall.

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