We are now down to less than 30 days until the doors open on the 2010 Forge Muscle Car Show and Ford Talladega Family Reunion in Kingsport Tennessee. On October 1 and 2, 2010 you will have an opportunity to not only view some of the best muscle cars in the Country but you will also be part of what may be the largest collection of Ford Aero cars since they left the factory storage lots!
We have been telling you about this show for sometime now. If you have any interest in these cars this is a “Bucket List” event. There will be prototypes, the first production Talladega, the last production Talladega, rare cars galore. You are even invited to bring your “Talladega Family” car out to the Saturday event in the parking lot outside the show. There will be no charge to show your car outside, admission to the inside show still applies. If your Talladega is still under restoration or doesn’t drive bring it anyway. There will be cars on display of all conditions.
Even as important as the cars are, the people are the highlight of the event. There will be informal sit down discussions going on both days with current owners, previous owners, factory workers, designers, race car builders, racers and/or anyone else who has had a history in these cars or is just interested in knowing more about them. We will be dispelling some rumors and myths as well as confirming other long sought after truths.
You may be wondering exactly what is considered to be a part of the “Talladega Family”?
First of all there is the Legendary 1969 Ford Talladega. This is the car that won the 1969 NASCAR Champion ship for Ford and David Pearson. The car came in only three color choices but all had the 428 CJ.
Second is the sister car from Mercury, the 1969 Cyclone Spoiler II. Some claim this version was actually several miles per hour faster on the super speedways than the Talladega. This car came in Dan Gurney and Cale Yarborough paint schemes.
The third car is the 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler. These versions are like the Spoiler II but do not have the extended front end sheet metal. They also came in Dan Gurney and Cale Yarborough paint schemes.
Between now and the Family Reunion we will be bringing you more details on each of these cars and a little about the cars we expect at the Reunion.