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2015 Calendar Photo Opportunity for Your Car

Dan Gurney Spoiler II - Marty Burke
Dan Gurney Spoiler II – Marty Burke

We are doing a 2015 Calendar for our sister site www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com.  If you own or have some outstanding photos of a 1969 Ford Talladega or Mercury Cyclone Spoiler/Spoiler II you have an opportunity to have them published in a first class calendar. The time to send them in is very limited. You have until October 15, 2014 to qualify for the 2015 Talladega Spoiler Registry Calendar. Previously this year we said the photos had to include vintage backgrounds or include people in vintage (1969-1974) clothing or a vintage race car setting. We will continue to give preference to such photos but will open the competition up to any quality photo of a Registry eligible car. These include:

  1. 1969 Ford Talladega
  2. 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II
  3. 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler
  4. 1969 Mercury Cyclone Pre-Spoiler or Color Code car
  5. 1969 Ford Torino Richard Petty Special
  6. 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT500
  7. Any Ford/Mercury prototype between 1968-1970

Based on comments from our 2014 Calendar we will likely include at least one page with multiple cars. We also learned that you wanted to see more than just shiny show cars. Readers also said they wanted to see barn/field finds and project cars as well as the show cars. We will accept anything from full on 100 point show cars to rusted out abandoned field cars.

This is an opportunity for everyone to get YOUR car on the calendar. We are looking for high quality and high resolution photos. We reserve the right to select and edit any photo submitted. We have received some great photos of cars for the Registry but most of them are low resolution and will not work for a full page on the calendar. If you want your car photo to be considered for a full page feature you need to send us the image in a JPG file format; high resolution and emailed to rfleener@comcast.net. You can send as many photos as you want but please do not submit more than 3 high resolution photos in any one email. If you do there is a good chance we will not get them. If you have a good photo but you don’t have a high resolution image send it along anyway, we may be able to include it on one of the pages with smaller images of multiple cars.

Barn/Field Finds
Barn/Field Finds

In general, no open hoods, trunks or doors; details are ok but if you do the engine make sure it is a great show piece. As for field and barn finds, the more rustic and the rougher they are the better. We would love to have some junk yard photos! If it is a project car, show us something that is really interesting or reveals the uniqueness of the body; like the fender seams on the Talladega and Spoiler II. Include photos of you or family members working on the car.

This is a chance for your car to be a star and appear on a calendar.

You have until October 15th to get them to us.

 

Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, Chicago 2012. Those must be Corvette owners!
Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, Chicago 2012. Those must be Corvette owners!

If you are taking new photos for submission just follow some good basic rules in taking your pictures. Here are a couple of sites you may want to check out:

http://photo.tutsplus.com/articles/shooting-articles/10-tips-on-creative-car-photography/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BigUlReGw8

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Richard

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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