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1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Drag Car

It is so much fun when you hear about some wild car out there in the hinter lands that sounds to good to be true and then you see it for yourself and it is better! When we went to the Ford Talladega Family Reunion I knew a couple of NASCAR Talladegas would be there but was pleasantly surprised to find a drag car there in Spoiler II skin! It was Randy Dolensek’s 1969 Spoiler II in dark green with 600 cubic inch of power. It can do 8:05 seconds (for a quarter mile) at a speed of 172 miles per hour.

Randy stated that when he switched from the standard Cyclone “W” nose to the more aerodynamic Spoiler II nose it made an improvement of several miles per hour in the quarter mile. We know from history that the nose did wonders on the NASCAR Super Speedway but in the quarter mile…wow.

Randy has been drag racing up in the Wisconsin area since he was 15 and it has always been in a Mercury Cyclone. Now 50, Randy is better than ever and so is the Cyclone!

Here are some more photos of this seldom seen race car.

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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 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.

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  1. Thanks Richard for the really cool story on the car.The fastest 1/4 mile et to date is 7:66 @179.85 mph.The car drives perfect @ that speed.Thanks again Randy Dolensek

  2. Its too bad there is not a sound clip of this car here. I got to see the car at The Forge show recently and it’s really cool. The car just looks and sounds killer!!

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