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Dyno Wars at Shelby American won by a Boss 429 Talladega

I just received an email from friend Rick Stanton regarding his Benny Parson Tribute Talladega. Most of you are familar with Rick and his beautiful maroon Talladega. We have it featured on our Feature Car pages and it has also been featured in Hot Rod magazine.  Most of us Aero Car people talk a lot about the Aero Wars and what a major part the aerodynamics played in NASCAR in 1969. Rick just wanted to prove it wasn’t all sheet metal back then that made the Blue Ovals so fast; that Boss 429 had a lot to do with it as well.

Here is what Rick sent me:

The Dyno Wars at Shelby American in Las Vegas on 10/26/2012 are completed. The Talladega made 713.41 HP @ 6,500 rpm and 670.37 TQ @ 5000 rpm to the ground at a speed of 227 MPH pegging the DYNO that stops collecting data at 225 mph. The Dyno operator  ( Gill ) wanted to see If the car would pull the 2.50 gear to 7,500 rpm as it did at Westech, and it did to 250 mph calulated. The car was the HIT of the show.

Here are some photos he also provided.

Here is one of my favorite photos of Rick’s car on track at Willow Springs.


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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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