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NASCAR History; Grand National Series, Part 3

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The Golden Years of Nascar were arguably those leading up to and just after the Aero Wars. It was the time of the Grand National Series before it became the Winston Cup! It was at the end of this time period that the engines were huge and powerful and the car bodies were approaching shapes of airplanes. Speeds were climbing with what appeared to be no limit and auto manufactures were spending fortunes to make their cars winners. Part 3 deals with all of these topics but it misses on at least one subject. The coverage of the Aero Wars is light at best and inaccurate at worst.

Regardless of its short comings this is one emotional ride of Nascar history. From Smokey to the Wood Brothers to Holman and Moody all of the cool stuff is there.

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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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