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.