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Bill France Sr. Ford Talladega Autograph Car

We have some very notable 1969 Ford Talladegas registered for the Forge Muscle Car Show on October 1 and 2 of 2010. The very first Ford Talladega Family Reunion will be held in conjunction with the ever popular Forge Muscle Car Show.

One of those very special Talladegas will be the Bill France Senior Signature car. This is the car Ford gave to Bill France for display during Speed Weeks 1969 in Daytona Beach. To make the car even more special France had every driver at Speed Weeks autograph it! You will find some very remarkable names on this machine.

One that was placed there you won’t see is that of an exotic dancer in Daytona back in 1969. It seems automotive journalist Ken Squier was given the car to drive during his stay at Speed Weeks. As part of his rest and relaxation away from his duties at the Speedway this famed automotive journalist ventured off on a regular basis to visit a local bar that had some outstanding exotic dancers.

Upon arriving at the Speedway early one morning following one such evening visit France Sr. confronted Squier and suggested he might want to wash his special Talladega prior to returning to the track. It seems that the night before one of Squier’s favorite exotic dancers had managed to autograph the passenger’s side of the very special Talladega in giant letters written in bright red lip stick!

This car, minus the lipstick autograph, will be displayed by owner Mike Teske at the Talladega Family Reunion on October 1 and 2, you won’t want to miss it. For more information on this first ever event contact Richard Fleener or Jason Thompson.

Here is NASCAR driver  Bill Arnold pointing to his autograph signed on the rear quarter panel back in 1969 at Daytona Speedway! This picture was taken at the 40th reunion of the Aero Cars at the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum in 1969 just prior to visiting the Talladega Speedway.

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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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