In 1969 Ford wanted to lower its Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II race cars so they would corner better and have less aerodynamic drag. However, NASCAR had strict rules about how low the car could be. The officials measured from the bottom of the rocker panel to the race track surface. The light bulb over some Ford engineer’s head came on and he had a better idea. These cars had their rocker panels reduced in height so the race car could be set closer to the ground. To read how they did this, Click Here.
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.