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Learn about the Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird

Learn about the Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird

The following video is fun and educational. HOWEVER, Donut Media really missed on the Ford part of the video. It is obvious this is not an educational video that had much research done on the competition. The Ford model that was whipping the MOPAR in 1969 was not a Grand Torino. That is a real […]

Power Nation to Feature Our 1969 Nuremberg Dodge Daytona

Power Nation to Feature Our 1969 Nuremberg Dodge Daytona

If you remember our 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was filmed for the Power Nation TV show sometime back. I just got word from the studio that the broadcast will be shown for the first time this weekend. Here are the times and dates for future airings. This is one of the previous Project Cars that […]

1969 Dodge Daytona Wind Tunnel Model

1969 Dodge Daytona Wind Tunnel Model

In the early part of 1969 Ford took its new 1969 Ford Talladega to the Nascar Superspeedway at Daytona and kicked the new Dodge Charger 500 aero car into the back of the pack. The 1969 Dodge Charger 500 was to be the Chrysler Corporation’s car that was suppose to dominate at the superspeedways. After […]

1969 Dodge Daytona Original Preview Article; CARS Magazine

1969 Dodge Daytona Original Preview Article; CARS Magazine

Last time we reminded you of the up coming Aero Car Reunion at the Tim Welborn Museum in Alexander City AL and at the Talladega Speedway. This time we want to give you a peak at our ride for that event, our 1969 Dodge Nuremberg Daytona. This is the car restoration you have been following […]

Part 2: Buddy Baker 200+ mph Dodge Daytona

Part 2: Buddy Baker 200+ mph Dodge Daytona

Much has been said and written about the historic 200 mph record setting drive of NASCAR legend, Buddy Baker, at the Daytona Speedway back in March of 1970 in a 1969 Dodge Daytona race car. A terrific article in Hot Rod by Jerry Heasley in March of 2015 provides some terrific insight into the mystery […]

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona; Part 19

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona; Part 19

This is Part 19 of the story on our 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Nuremberg Car. In our next update we will show you the completed car at its first show. If you to start at the beginning of our report on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1). The restoration shop, Rod and […]

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona; Part 18

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona; Part 18

This is Part 18 of the story on our 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Nuremberg Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1). After may delays and issues our Project Nuremberg Daytona is out of the Paint Booth! The worry over a prized […]

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona #15

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona #15

This is Part 15 of the story on our 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Nuremberg Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1) It is time to give you a partial list of the sources we have used to obtain parts for our […]

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona #14

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona #14

This is Part 14 of the story on our new 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1) We are into the slow and tedious part of the build. The part where you prime and sand, prime and […]

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 12

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 12

This is Part 12 of our ongoing story of the Restoration of our 1969 Dodge Nuremberg Daytona Project Car. (Start with Part 1)   We have given you a lot of general information on the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona as well as some background on our Nuremberg Daytona over the last few months. Now it is […]

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 11

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 11

This is Part 11 of our ongoing story of the Restoration of our 1969 Dodge Nuremberg Daytona Project Car. (Start with Part 1) Last time we told you that once the paint started coming off we found a couple of surprises. We had mistakenly believed that Daytona body was rust free. We had gone around it […]

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 10

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 10

This is Part 10 of our ongoing story of the Restoration of our 1969 Dodge Nuremberg Daytona Project Car. (Start with Part 1)   Our first efforts on the restoration focused on the need to get the unique Daytona nose cone restored. Unfortunately, over the years our car’s front end has had more than one “nose […]

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 9

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 9

This is Part 9 of our ongoing story of the Restoration of our 1969 Dodge Nuremberg Daytona Project Car. (Start with Part 1) Work is now underway on the restoration of the Nuremberg Daytona, but more on that in Part 10. When you obtain your dream project car it is best to surround yourself with others […]

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 8

1969 Dodge Daytona Project Car; Project Nuremberg Daytona, Part 8

In Part 7 we told you how our Project Nuremberg Daytona left Creative Industries and today in Part 8 we will reveal our restoration plans. (Start with Part 1) There are only two real alternatives as we see it for the Nuremberg Daytona. The first is to do a 100 point correct restoration of the car. […]

Dodge Daytona, Superbird, Talladega and Spoiler II at Texas Motor Speedway

Dodge Daytona, Superbird, Talladega and Spoiler II at Texas Motor Speedway

Recently, the big guns returned to where they never were. When these gun fighters were shooting it out on the Super Speedways in 1969 the Texas Motor Speedway did not exist. The Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II were the aero cars that dominated the sport back in the day. […]

Bobby Allison 1969 Dodge Daytona Race Car

Bobby Allison 1969 Dodge Daytona Race Car

There are few race car drivers that I respect more than Bobby Allison and few race cars that make the juices flow like his number 22 1969 Dodge Dayton. When I heard the sound of that Hemi and looked up and saw the number 22 roar into the Convention Center at the 2010 Forge Muscle […]

Dodge Daytona Reunites with previous owner!

By: Richard Fleener We have all heard the stories about a guy looking for his first car, or the first new muscle car he bought. Maybe it was the car his parents brought him home from the hospital when he was born. Usually this is an exercise in complete frustration. Unless you know the VIN […]

Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, Ford Talladega, Mercury Cyclone 40th Reunion at Talladega Super Speedway

This is NOT a staged photo; this is what happens when over 100 Aero Cars come to town. There are two Dodge Daytonas, a Charger 500, a Ford Talladega and a Plymouth Superbird all lined up at the local Sonic having a burger and fries just like it was 1969 all over again. Man, it […]

Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird Club at Talladega 40th Reunion

Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird Club at Talladega 40th Reunion

By: Richard Fleener Katrina and I just returned from four fabulous days of playing with our Ford Talladega and a bunch of terrific Mopar and Blue Oval folks at Talladega! We have a long list of stories to tell and nearly a 1,000 photos plus videos to sort through. We will be posting stories, Feature […]

Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, Ford Talladega, Mercrury Spoiler II Back at Talladega!

The 1969 and 1970 aero cars from Dodge, Plymouth, Ford and Mercury are returning to Talladega! You will not want to miss this. On November 1, 2009 the Talladega Superspeedway will welcome arguably, the most talked about stock cars in NASCAR history. The Daytona Superbird Auto Club will be hosting its 40th Reunion at the […]

1969 Dodge Daytona, pick-a-pair; Photos and More

1969 Dodge Daytona, pick-a-pair; Photos and More

If you like the winged cars from Chrysler you have to check out our Feature Car page and the TWO 1969 Dodge Daytonas we have there. These were photographed at the 2008 Monster Mopar Weekend in St. Louis earlier this year. These cars represent the Dodge warriors that hit the NASCAR race tracks in 1969 […]

1969 Dodge Daytona all original and a Fully Restored 1969 Dodge Daytona

We did it again; not one but two Feature Cars. The first is an all original and well driven 1969 Dodge Daytona owned by Jim and Delma McCauley. They are the second owners of the car and have driven it far and wide. It shows the miles but is a treasure of the past. One […]

Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, Ford Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Reunite at the Race Track and We Have the Photos

Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Superbird, Ford Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Reunite at the Race Track and We Have the Photos

Aero Car Reunion 08 Gateway International Raceway; Monster Mopar Weekend If you like NASCAR racing; if you like vintage auto racing; if you like the winged 1969 Dodge Daytona or the 1970 Plymouth Superbird or if you are more into the 1969 Ford Talladega or Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II you have to join the Daytona […]

1969 Dodge Daytona and a 1970 Superbird

1969 Dodge Daytona and a 1970 Superbird

1969 Dodge Daytona, Doug Schellinger (Note: Doug has since sold this car but now owns the Ramo Stott ARCA Dodge Daytona Race Car in our Feature Car section, Click Here and check it out.) Doug is the man behind the Daytona-Superbird Auto Club Talladega & Cyclone Spoiler Registry (superbirdclub@yahoo.com). Here is what he has to say […]

1969 Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona

1969 Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona

I recently received a video link for a You Tube video of our 1969 Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona when it was at a car show. The fellow over at Not Bob’s Channel sent it along and I thought I would share it with you.

Project Car 1969 Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona; Part 17

Project Car 1969 Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona; Part 17

This is Part 17 of the story on our 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Nuremberg Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1). Although we have not recently brought you regular updates on our Project Nuremberg Daytona we have been very busy. The […]

Project Car1969 Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona; Part 16 Painting

Project Car1969 Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona; Part 16 Painting

This is Part 16 of the story on our 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Nuremberg Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1) After months of tear down, repairs and a lot of sanding the Project Nuremberg Daytona is finally starting to get […]

1969 Dodge Nuremberg Daytona Project Car Part-7

1969 Dodge Nuremberg Daytona Project Car Part-7

This is Part 7 of the story on our new 1969 Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona Project Car. In future Parts we will continue to update you on the Project Nuremberg Daytona itself and the restoration process. In this Part we will tell you about how this car started life and in Part 8 we will […]

1969 Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona Project Car - Part 6

1969 Dodge Charger Nuremberg Daytona Project Car – Part 6

This is Part 6 of the story on our new 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car. In this Part we will describe what we found during our first inspection back at our garage. (Start with Part 1) As with any project car the first inspection is crucial to creating an accurate build budget and game plan. […]

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona first to do 200 MPH

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona first to do 200 MPH

In 1969 200 MPH on a closed track had never been done in a stock car. Buddy Baker took the number 88 Charger Daytona to Talladega and set the record for the first to exceed 200 MPH on a closed track. Check out this video from back in the day.

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car - Part 5

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car – Part 5

This is Part 5 of the story on our new 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1) Subsequently the Army family was relocated to Fort Carson (next to Colorado Springs) by US Army orders in September 1976. In […]

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car - Part 4

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car – Part 4

This is Part 4 of the story on our new 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1) The following is a portion of the story as reported in the April 1977 Winged Warriors Newsletter: “There are no speed […]

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car - Part 3

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car – Part 3

This is Part 3 of the story on our new 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1) This Daytona is a very rare example that disappeared from public view for approximately 30 years. The initial assembly of […]

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Background-Part 2

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Background-Part 2

This is Part 2 of the story on our new 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1) As the engineers at Chrysler were bragging about their new Charger 500 and its presumed dominance, the Ford race […]

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Background-Part 1

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Background-Part 1

This is Part 1 of the story on our new 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process.  It is our plan to bring you an update on this Project Daytona every Monday morning until the Project is complete. Please check […]

Nuremberg Daytona Visits Power Nation

Nuremberg Daytona Visits Power Nation

This past week we had the honor and pleasure to meet Katie Osborne of Power Nation TV which appears on Spike, NBCSN and CBS Sports. It was not the first time we have had the honor to work with RTM Productions on a TV Show but it was the most professional visit to their site […]

Project Nuremberg Daytona; Part 13

Project Nuremberg Daytona; Part 13

This is Part 13 of the story on our new 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car. In future Parts we will update you on the Project Car itself and the restoration process. (Start with Part 1)   We have entered the Twilight Zone; the time when time seems to stop. The shop crew has been laying […]

1969 Daytona 500

1969 Daytona 500

Previously we brought you a video of the 1968 Daytona 500. By February 1969 the Daytona 500 was shapping up to be battle of all the aero cars. Ford drivers showed up with the Talladega. Even the Mercury drivers were in Talladegas since the Mercury Spoiler II was not even in production yet and therefore did not qualify for homologation. Unfortunately, […]

1969 Dodge Charger 500

1969 Dodge Charger 500

This great 1969 Charger 500 is owned by Steve in Michigan. He is also a member of the Daytona Superbird Auto Club. Some (Mopar Guys) consider the 1969 Charger 500 to be the first official Aero Car. Arguably, it started the wind tunnel testing era and special racing modifications made by the auto-companies. The Blue […]

The Aero Cars arrive at Daytona; 1969

The Aero Cars arrive at Daytona; 1969

If you are too young to have seen the 1969 Ford Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II or Dodge Charger 500 show up for the Daytona 500 or if your are too old to remember then this video is for you! You will see all the familiar faces and some great old race cars. This is […]

Daytona Superbird Auto Club Halloween Party 2009 at Wellborn Muscle Car Museum

Daytona Superbird Auto Club Halloween Party 2009 at Wellborn Muscle Car Museum

Halloween is a unique time of year but if you want to see want Muscle Car folks do on such a holiday check out the recent Halloween Party at the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum in Alexandria City Alabama. This was all part of the 40 Anniversary of the NASCAR Aero Wars at the Talladega Speedway. […]

New Feature Car: 1969 Dodge Charger 500

New Feature Car: 1969 Dodge Charger 500

Make sure you check out our Feature Car Page and visit the 1969 Dodge Charger 500. This is the aero car that Dodge built for NASCAR racing in 1969. Not the winged Daytona but the 500. Read about it and see this beautiful example owned by Jerry and Ann Narramore. We saw this car at […]

1969 Dodge Charger 500

Most of you likely know what a 1969 Dodge Daytona is but do you know at a 1969 Dodge 500 is? In 1969 Dodge wanted to clean up on the NASCAR Ford and Mercury cars. In 1968 the more aerodynamic Blue Oval cars stomped on the Mopars. Dodge came out with the Charger 500 for […]

Barn Finds

Barn Finds

  BARN FINDS All of us have dreams of finding that pristine all original 1967 Corvette 427 with side pipes in a neighbor’s garage. Even as desirable as this might be don’t overlook all the other possibilities. It is still possible to find a remarkable Barn Find but today it is more likely to be […]

1987 Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Aero Coupe Street Car

1987 Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Aero Coupe Street Car

  Previously, we told you about some various Street Legal Tribute Race Cars and in another post we told you the unbelievable story of getting the wrong car shipped to us. We expected a 1987 Dale Earnhardt Wrangler Aero Coupe Street Car but that sure isn’t what we got. Today, we want to tell you […]

Trump Charlotte Concours d'Elegance 2018

Trump Charlotte Concours d’Elegance 2018

We just returned from the 2018 Trump Concours d’Elegance held at the Trump Golf Course in Mooresville NC. The site is on the shores of Lake Norman, the largest man made lake in the US. It is a beautiful area. The weather before the show was terrible but on the day of the event it […]

Mustang Boss 302 and Ford Talladega SOLD

Mustang Boss 302 and Ford Talladega SOLD

THE BOSS IS SOLD AND THE TALLADEGA IS NO LONGER FOR SALE. Here are two iconic and rare Ford muscle cars for sale; a 1970 Mustang Boss 302 and 1969 Ford Talladega. These are for sale as a package deal. Brad Stocks owns these two highly desirable and rare Ford classics. He calls this an […]

RM Auctions Auburn, IN Spring 2018

RM Auctions Auburn, IN Spring 2018

If you are a car guy, or gal, one of the things you need to do is attend a car auction. I have done so several times and almost always have a bidder’s card but have yet to purchase or sell a car at auction so I am certainly no expert. My wife and I […]

AACA National at Mobile, AL 2018

AACA National at Mobile, AL 2018

We recently attended the 2018 AACA (Antique Auto Club of America) National Show in Mobile Alabama. It was our first time showing at one of the AACA National events and I have already filed our registration and made reservations for our next one! My wife and I were triple thrilled with the show. First off, […]

Nashville Auto Fest 2018

Nashville Auto Fest 2018

  For the 27th year the Nashville Auto Fest was held at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. This indoor show is much like an ISCA (International Show Car Association) show but is an independent show of extremely high quality. It was a very difficult year in 2018 since the load in day was part of a […]

Looking for a Collector Car?

Looking for a Collector Car?

Changes in the Collector Car Market: In recent years the collector car market seems to have made a few twist and turns. Some of what used to be undesirable is now considered in. What was once a premium ride may now be considered common and what we thought would never be cool is. In my […]

2016 Talladega Spoiler Family Reunion

2016 Talladega Spoiler Family Reunion

Once a year our sister web site, www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com, holds a reunion for owners of the 1969 Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and Spoiler II cars. These are the cars that were custom built by the factory to win on Sunday and Sell on Monday during the Aero Wars. These are the cars that forced […]

2015 Aero Car Reunion - Wellborn Museum & Talladega

2015 Aero Car Reunion – Wellborn Museum & Talladega

The 2015 Talladega Aero Car Reunion was based at the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum but actually held in three different locations over a four day period. This is Part 2 of a recap of the event’s activities. The Reunion has traditionally been held on the five year anniversary increments from the 1969 debut of the Talladega […]

Talladega and Wellborn Museum Aero Car Reunion 2015

Talladega and Wellborn Museum Aero Car Reunion 2015

Wow, what a weekend. My wife and I just returned from the 2015 Aero Car Reunion held at the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum and Talladega Speedway. This event included hot laps at Atlanta Speedway, a day at the historic Russwood estate home of Tim and Pam Wellborn, a day at the Wellborn Museum plus the parade laps […]

2015 Wilson County Fair Car Show

2015 Wilson County Fair Car Show

    Although we really enjoy the quality and rarity of cars found at the large regional and national car shows we still like attending the larger local shows. The quality found at these show can often meet and surpass what can be found nationally. Although our Dodge Nuremberg Daytona has been shown a couple […]

Who Went 200 MPH First?

Who Went 200 MPH First?

Part 1   The record books say that Buddy Baker in a 1969 Dodge Daytona race car at the Talladega Superspeedway was the first to go 200 mph on a closed course. It was the time of the aero wars on the NASCAR tracks with Ford/Mercury locked in a real battle with Dodge/Plymouth for bragging […]

Aero Car Values

Aero Car Values

Since we just got through the first round of the Collector Car Auction Season I thought it might be good to take a look at what one of the expert’s opinions are on Aero Cars. If you are not familiar with these, they are the 1969 and 1970 Detroit NASCAR Specials. The factory boys were […]

Second Round of Aero Cars Going Up for Auction at Mecum

Second Round of Aero Cars Going Up for Auction at Mecum

CORRECTION: The Blue Talladega was mistakenly previously listed as the $110,000 from last year but it was not. The early photos on the BJ site showed the car from the previous year. They are different VINs. Sorry for any confusion. You can read a little more about them on our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com.   […]

Aero Cars go to Auction at Barrett Jackson in 2015

Aero Cars go to Auction at Barrett Jackson in 2015

Even though we love our Dodge Daytona we also have a couple of the Ford brand Aero Cars, a 69 Ford Talladega and a 69 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II. The value difference between a Daytona and one of the Fords is ridiculous. You can buy a handful of the Fords for the price of one […]

NASCAR Hall of Fame Tour

NASCAR Hall of Fame Tour

Many of today’s NASCAR fans are too young to appreciate the origins of the sport. Us older guys love the nostalgic stuff from back in the day. Which every you are you must go to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and see some of the sports historical routes in person. The NASCAR Hall of Fame […]

45th Aero Warrior Reunion at Talladega Speedway

45th Aero Warrior Reunion at Talladega Speedway

This is one event you must put on your to do list if you are an Aero Car owner. First of all, what is an Aero Car? For our purposes it refers to the special built aerodynamic factory cars built between 1969 and 1970 to meet NASCAR homologation requirements for the race cars. These would […]

Fun Ford Weekend / MoPar Thunder at Bristol

Fun Ford Weekend / MoPar Thunder at Bristol

We like to help some of friends who work hard behind the scenes to put on the great regional and national shows we all like so well. 2014 is going to be an active year for the Ford bunch. First off we want to tell you about the very special Talladega Family Reunion that will […]

Plans for 2014

Plans for 2014

2013 is coming to an end and we are looking forward to a very busy 2014. We have some very exciting projects and activities planned for the new year. Here is a teaser summary for some of what we have planned. In July we will be attending the 2014 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance with our Ford […]

Tracking down a lost 1969 Ford Talladega-Part 1

Tracking down a lost 1969 Ford Talladega-Part 1

Because we have so many pages of information devoted to the Talladega and Spoiler II cars we have developed an entire site devoted to just these cars. In addition that site includes the first ONLINE REGISTRY FOR THE 1969 FORD TALLADEGA, 1969 MERCURY CYCLONE SPOILER AND SPOILER II, THE 1969 MERCURY CYCLONE COLOR CODE CARS […]

Aero Car Reunion at 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Aero Car Reunion at 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

One of the best displays at the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals was the Blue Oval and MOPAR Aero Cars. These include the Ford Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II as well as the Dodge Charger 500, Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird. As in production numbers the MOPARS out numbered the Blue Oval cars by […]

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Aero Cars on Track

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Aero Cars on Track

We participated in a very special event this past August. It was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in conjunction with the 2011 NASCAR Brickyard 400. Participants came from all over the Country and included 1969 Dodge Daytona, Ford Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and Spoiler II cars as well as 1970 Plymouth Superbird and vintage […]

More Aero Cars at Indianapolis

More Aero Cars at Indianapolis

I have been a little slow getting video and photos up of the big Aero Car event held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Brickyard 400. Unfortunately, some of my photos were not usable due to a smudge on my camera lens the ones that aren’t smudged are loaded onto a computer which has been in the repair […]

Louisville Concours d'Elegance at Churchill Downs

Louisville Concours d’Elegance at Churchill Downs

At the same time the Forge Muscle Car Show was going on the Louisville Kentucky Concours d’Elegance at Churchill Downs was going on. One of the Talladega Family Reunion attendees immediately left the Forge Show and drove up to participate in the Coucours. That is way to much cleaning and polishing for me in one […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler; Overview

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler; Overview

If you have been following along for any time at all you know that the Forge Muscle Car Show in Kingsport TN on Oct. 1 and 2 is going to be home of the First ever Ford Talladega Family Reunion. The “Family” consists of three 1969 Ford products. The first is the Ford Talladega, the […]

1969 Ford Talladega; Overview

1969 Ford Talladega; Overview

If you are going to the Forge Muscle Car Show on Oct. 1 and 2 in Kingsport, TN then you need to have a solid historical background on the Ford Talladega. The First Ever Talladega Family Reunion will be held in conjunction with the Forge Show and it will be an event you won’t want […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Overview

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Overview

As you know, the Ford Talladega Family Reunion being held in conjunction with the Forge Muscle Car show in Kingsport TN on Oct. 1 and 2 will feature two cars in addition to the Ford Talladega. One is the 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and the other is the Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II. The visual clues […]

Top Ten NASCAR Recommendations

Top Ten NASCAR Recommendations

By: Richard Fleener I am no one special. I have never raced a NASCAR, owned a team, been a sponsor or even stayed at a Holiday Inn Express. However, I have been a fan of the sport since I can remember. The first NASCAR race I ever saw was in bits and pieces and televised […]

Richard Petty NASCAR Torino 1969

Richard Petty NASCAR Torino 1969

There was only one year that the King Richard Petty drove a Blue Oval. That was in the 1969 season. Chrysler refused to give The King a Plymouth with a wing and neither would they let him drive a Dodge Daytona with the nose and wing. He knew that without an aerodynamic body even a […]

Brand Loyalty or Bigotry?

Brand Loyalty or Bigotry?

Is Brand Loyalty Important? Are you a die hard Chevrolet person? Are you one of those people who bleed blue oval blood or would you rather push your MOPAR than drive either a Chevy or a Ford. I can appreciate these feelings but can’t quite understand them. Personally, I love cars; if its got 4 […]

Top 10 Collector Cars for 2010-2020

Top 10 Collector Cars for 2010-2020

Do you remember all the squawk over the New Millennium back in 1999? It seemed no one believed the World would survive the changing of our calendars to the year 2000. All of our computers were predicted to spit up little micro chips and die; airplanes were going to fall out of the sky and our […]

Motion Performance; Tales of a Muscle Car Builder

Motion Performance; Tales of a Muscle Car Builder

If you were around in the late 60s or early 70 and picked up a car magazine then you have heard of Motion Performance. Their ads were every where and if you were into Chevrolet performance cars you had wet dreams about their cars. Martyn L. Schorr and Motorbooks have published the book on all […]

Race Cars

Race Cars

These are the real race cars, the race cars converted to street use or street cars built into race cars. These are the real beasts of the auto world. 1967 GT40 Mirage Smokey Yunick Indy 500 Car Bobby Allison 1969 Dodge Daytona Richard Petty Race Cars Richard Petty 1969 Ford Cobra Richard Petty 1957 Oldsmobile […]

Muscle Cars; Best of the Best

Muscle Cars; Best of the Best

These are the Muscle cars we think are special and deserve to be on the Feature Car Page. This is not the usual Feature Car, it is a real RS/Z28 Camaro Barn Find NASCAR Bill France 1969 Ford Talladega Signature Car Here is one terrific 1967 Mustang Fastback! This is a terrific 1967 Mustang Fastback […]

King Cobra and Spoiler II visit Lowes Motor Speedway

The following is a brief history of the cars; portions of this article were originally published on the Lowe’s Motor Speedway web site other information was obtained during an interview with owner Steve Honnell. Rare NASCAR Prototypes on Display at Lowe’s Motor Speedway 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II (Photo: Courtesy of Steve Honnell) 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler […]

NASCAR Plymouth Supberbird, Ramo Stott

NASCAR Plymouth Supberbird, Ramo Stott

The Plymouth Superbird is a car you will never forget once you see it. If you ever saw it on the race track there was nothing like it…well, other than the Dodge Daytona! Even when it was on the smaller ovals out in the Midwest in 1970-71 it was a site to behold. Ramo Stott […]

Speed TV: Ramo Stott's NASCAR Superbird at the Talladega Aero Car Reunion

Speed TV: Ramo Stott’s NASCAR Superbird at the Talladega Aero Car Reunion

If you are a true NASCAR fan from “Back in the Day” you remember the wild winged Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird. If you lived in the Midwest and went to the IMCA or USAC races you remember the gang from Keokuk, Iowa. For some reason that small city in the SE corner of the […]

Wellborn Muscle Car Museum, Inside Photos

Wellborn Muscle Car Museum, Inside Photos

The inside of the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum is a collection of surprises and breathtaking displays one after another. Just check out these photos. The Museum is located at 24 Broad Street, Alexander City, Alabama and is open Monday – Friday 9-5 and Saturday 10-4, Closed Sunday. The Show Room houses some beautiful machines. Bobby […]

Barn Find, No! Parking Lot Find!

Barn Find, No! Parking Lot Find!

By: Richard Fleener We all have that dream of finding the rare winged Dodge Daytona in a barn covered in dust but otherwise prisitne. It may be just like one we saw fishtail away from a stop light in a street race late one night when we were out cruiseing with a bunch of buddies […]

Tim and Pam Wellborn Estate Muscle Car Show

The 40th Reunion of the Aero Cars kicked off with a wonderful informal car show at the marvelous estate of Tim and Pam Wellborn. Their home, Russwood, was built in 1936 to resemble Mt. Vernon the home of George Washington. It has been one of the most famous landmarks in the Southeast for many years […]

Talladega Super Speedway Aero Car Reunion

By: Richard Fleener We are off to the 40th Reunion of the NASCAR Aero cars this weekend at the Talladega Super Speedway. This reunion is only held once every five years at the Speedway. It is a great group of people who all love the Aero cars. Most don’t care if you own a Blue […]

1969 Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II; Fact Sheet

1969 Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II; Fact Sheet

Because we have so many pages of information devoted to the Talladega and Spoiler II cars we have developed an entire site devoted to just these cars. In addition that site includes the first ONLINE REGISTRY FOR THE 1969 FORD TALLADEGA, 1969 MERCURY CYCLONE SPOILER AND SPOILER II, THE 1969 MERCURY CYCLONE COLOR CODE CARS PLUS […]

Special Regional Production Cars, Factory Specials; I Need Your Help!

Special Regional Production Cars, Factory Specials; I Need Your Help!

For sometime now we have been trying to track down the straight scoop on the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500. We still aren’t there but get closer with every response from you readers. One very interesting development has occurred; while searching for info on the Cyclone GT 500 we were told about a 1968 Mercury […]

Factory Specials

Factory Specials

For sometime now we have been trying to track down the straight scope on the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500. We still aren’t there but get closer with every response from you readers. One very interesting development has occurred; while searching for info on the Cyclone GT 500 we were told about a 1968 Mercury […]

Muscle Car Book Review: Maximum Muscle

Muscle Car Book Review: Maximum Muscle

Although this book was published in 2001 it is a great history of the Muscle Car. Maximum Muscle was authored by Steve Statham and published by Motorbooks. The fact that the book is nearly 8 years old at the time of this writing has some impact on its relevance but still provides and excellent overview […]

Legendary Tours; Private Collections, Speed Shops and More

Legendary Tours; Private Collections, Speed Shops and More

On this page we will be touring all the locations that don’t easily fit under the other categories. This will include private collections, speed shops, restoration facilities, manufacturing locations, TV Studios, music videos, retail outlets and who knows what else we might visit. National Parts Depot (NPD) Private Collection The Boskovich Collection including the famous […]

Car Shows

Car Shows

Updated 5-21-2011; See Aero Car Reunion 2009 Talladega Car Shows cover a very wide description of events. There are the worldwide anticipated Detroit Auto Shows or the Grand National Roadster Shows and then there are the local weekend outdoor judged car shows for predominately driver quality cars. I certainly enjoy the major shows but there […]

Benny Parson's 1969 Ford Talladega Tribute Car; Photos and Video

Benny Parson’s 1969 Ford Talladega Tribute Car; Photos and Video

This is one fantastic car. It has been featured in Hot Rod Magazine and is owned by Rick D. Stanton of California. It is built from a real 1969 Ford Talladega and is street legal but looks like a real NASCAR track car. I read about this car in Hot Rod and since we are […]

Talladega International Motor Sports Hall of Fame, Talladega AL

Talladega International Motor Sports Hall of Fame, Talladega AL

My wife and I decided to go On Tour for a day in the ZO6. It is an easy 4 hour cruise to the Talladega Speedway from our home. We jumped on the interstate, set the cruise control and a way we went. It was a warm Southern December day but overcast. We had heard […]

Monster Mopar Nationals: with the Fords and Mercurys

This is where the big dogs come out to play. Arguably, the wildest cars out of Detroit are the Aero Cars from 1969 thru 1970. These include the 69 Dodge Daytona, the 70 Plymouth Superbird, the 69 Ford Talladega and the 69 Mercury Cyclone Spoiller and Spoiller II. The Talladega won the NASCAR Championship in […]

Monster MOPAR Weekend XXIV Gateway International Raceway St Louis

Katrina and I just returned from one of the most enjoyable car shows we have ever been to. Imagine this, you are at a show and there are 730 cars there; and all but 9 are Mopars. You are one of the 9 Fords at the show, how would you expect to be treated? Well, […]

Muscle Car Show: Monster MOPAR Weekend XXIV Gateway International Raceway ST Louis

There were great Mopars of all shapes and colors at the Monster Mopar Weekend. This Challenger was setting up in the rain but it was beautiful. Even the Chrysler Turbine car was there! This was one of the big moments of the entire weekend for me. You will see a Feature on this car in […]

Racers Reunion Inaugural Event, Old School Short Track Stock Car Racing!

Racers Reunion Inaugural Event, Old School Short Track Stock Car Racing!

On Tour Racers Reunion Inaugural Event July 18, 2998 Nashville Music Speedway Practice, qualifying, autographs, racing and after the race hanging out; it was all there. It was three hours of the best fun an old racer could have. Who was there? Check this list out: Driver Car Number Car Owner Geoff Bodine 02 Mike […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II what makes it so great?

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II what makes it so great?

1969 When NASCAR raced STOCK CARS! It was 1969. The Stones, “Honky Tonk Woman” was one of the top ten songs along with “Get Back,” by The Beatles and “Sugar, Sugar,” by the Archies. Richard Nixon was President, a house could be bought for $40,000.00. Milk was $1.26 and gas 36 cents a gallon! A […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II, General History

General History: It was 1969. The Stones, “Honky Tonk Woman” was one of the top ten songs along with “Get Back,” by The Beatles and “Sugar, Sugar,” by the Archies. Richard Nixon was President, a house could be bought for $40,000.00. Milk was $1.26 and gas 36 cents a gallon! A postage stamp cost $0.06 […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Dan Gurney Special, the rest of the story

General History: 1969 was a very different time in America. Richard Nixon was President, a house could be bought for $40,000.00. and gas for 36 cents a gallon! A postage stamp cost $0.06 and the average income was $8,547.00. Ford and Mercury were racing in NASCAR and wanted to win more races. Unlike today, in […]

Our Collection

Our Collection

      For More Information on this Daytona, Click Here. Legendary Collector Cars is not a big museum or open to the public. We do have a small collection of collector cars that we are proud of. We currently have one of our Legendary Collector Cars on loan to the Floyd Garrett Muscle Car […]

Car Shows & Speed Shops

Car Shows & Speed Shops

We love cars and all car related activities. Katrina and I belong to several car clubs (local and national) and attend numerous car shows, events and races each year. These range from the big NASCAR races like Daytona, Talladega, Bristol etc., to small rural dirt track ovals. We also enjoy sports cars on road courses, […]

Hagerty's Hottest Muscle Cars for 2018

Hagerty’s Hottest Muscle Cars for 2018

What are Hagerty’s pick for Top Hottest Muscle Cars for 2018? Before we tell you what Hagerty Insurance thinks the hottest Muscle Cars for 2018 are, what do you predict? Does the list include a 69 Camaro? How about a 69 Mustang or Plymouth Road Runner? Does the Barracuda, Challenger or Corvette make the list? […]

Barn Find to Project Car

Barn Find to Project Car

In our last Post we told you about our Barn Find page and told you that most Barn Finds are really pasture finds that are too far gone to restore. This time I want to tell you not to loose hope and to always check out all the leads you hear. Over the past ten years […]

1969 Ford Talladega For Sale Petty Blue!

1969 Ford Talladega For Sale Petty Blue!

As a rule we don’t usually advertise cars for sale by readers but I just could not resist this one. This is one very rare car. It is the 1969 Ford Talladega NASCAR Aero Warrior. If you don’t know what that is you need to do your research and learn what a rare car this […]

Carroll Shelby: A collection of my Favorite Racing Photos; A Book Review

Carroll Shelby: A collection of my Favorite Racing Photos; A Book Review

Title: Carroll Shelby: A collection of my Favorite Racing Photos Authors; Art Evans with Carroll Shelby Publisher: Car Tech MN Length: 255 pages Binding: Hardbound ISBN: 978-1-61325-322-9 Price; $34.95 (US.)   Review by Wallace Wyss Time was, back in the old days, before the internet, families collected glossy prints of old family photos in albums. […]

2016 Keeneland Concours d'Elegance

2016 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

We just returned from the 2016 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance in Lexington, KY. The morning started out with a constant but light drizzle. Not enough to stop anything but enough where you had to constantly dry the car. As soon as judging got underway the sun came out and it was a warm but not hot […]

Big Easy Mopar Show 2016

Big Easy Mopar Show 2016

After hearing about it for several years my wife and I attended the 2016 Big Easy Mopar Show in New Orleans. How was it? I can tell you I have never attended an event quite like it before and we will likely attend may more! The Big Easy Mopar Club in New Orleans really knows […]

Hunters Custom Car Show 2015

Hunters Custom Car Show 2015

We recently took our 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona out to a local regional car show. We are still working on the car so it is not finished but it did show and received a Top 40 award. Not bad since the Daytona is all stock and this was a custom car show put on by […]

Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals

Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals

We just returned from the 2014 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago. It was unbelievable. The quality and quantity of cars on display was remarkable. A row of Hemi cars, a long line of Boss 9s, prototypes, one of ones were common. This is a show that has to be on your Bucket List if […]

1969 AMX Barn Find Driving Impressions

1969 AMX Barn Find Driving Impressions

Previously we showed you the build of our 1969 AMC AMX Barn Find, Click Here to see that Post and video). This was a car we found in a barn in Alabama. We brought it home and did a complete restoration on it over a three year period. Actually, it was more than a restoration. We […]

Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John

Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John

If you have a really nice 1969 Dodge 500 or a Mercury Cyclone Spoiler/Spoiler II we may have just the show you have been looking for. Bob Ashton of the Muscle Car Corvette Nationals show in Chicago is also involved with the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John (formerly known as the Meadowbrook Concours) […]

Cyclone Levels Ontario Motor Speedway

Cyclone Levels Ontario Motor Speedway

This is another of our Backtracking Posts about the way it was back in the day. In 1971 the Ontario Motor Speedway opened in Ontario, CA. It was built as a clone of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In those days the Indy Track was only used for one race a year, the INDY 500. The […]

Working With Smokey Yunick, Part 3

Working With Smokey Yunick, Part 3

Some of the most visited pages on our site are those relating to Smokey Yunick. It seems everyone is interested in his Hot Vapor engine as well as the stories behind the man. He was a true inventor and built some controversial cars as well as some outstanding race cars. There are books and stories […]

Car Museums: Muscle Car

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Wellborn Muscle Car Museum

Wellborn Muscle Car Museum

By: Richard Fleener We try to check out car museums when ever and where ever we find them. The smaller ones are often little more than a few poorly restored oddball cars displayed in a dusty environment. When we visit the bigger and better venues it is a real treat. A new museum will be […]

Wellborn Muscle Car Museum

Wellborn Muscle Car Museum

For many years, Tim and Pam Wellborn owned and mutually managed a fabulous kitchen cabinet manufacturing company in Alexander City Alabama. Their life has been spent working side by side running the day to day operations of the company and casually collection cars together. It was perfect until an unexpected turn of events changed everything. […]

Tim and Pam Wellborn's Russwood Estate Aero Car Show!

Tim and Pam Wellborn’s Russwood Estate Aero Car Show!

By: Richard Fleener When Tim and Pam Wellborn invite car folks over for a visit they know how to do it right! During the 2009 Aero Car Reunion these Mopar collectors made even us humble Ford collectors feel special. The Wellborn Estate, known as Russwood, is a treasure in its own right but when you […]

Sonic Drive-in Muscle Car Heaven

Sonic Drive-in Muscle Car Heaven

By: Richard Fleener Can you imagine pulling into your local Sonic drive-in and finding a row of 1969/70 aero muscle cars sitting there? How about two 1969 Dodge Daytons, a 1969 Dodge 500, a 1969 Ford Talladega and a 1970 Plymouth Superbird all in a row plus multiple more Daytonas, Superbirds, and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler […]

Art of the Muscle Car

Art of the Muscle Car

I have been waiting for this book for over a year since Peter Harholdt visited our garage and photographed three of our cars for the book. As soon as I heard it was out I literally raced to the book store to get my copy. They had one on the shelf, its mine now. My […]

Collections & Museums

Collections & Museums

At times it seems like there is an endless supply of collector car, muscle car or other car museums all over the Country. However, the problem is like the familiar saying about policemen; there is never one there when you want one. When Katrina and I travel we are usually short on spare time but […]

$.36 a Gallon Gas and Stock Cars built from Stock Cars

$.36 a Gallon Gas and Stock Cars built from Stock Cars

It was 1969. The Stones, “Honky Tonk Woman” was one of the top ten songs along with “Get Back,” by The Beatles and “Sugar, Sugar,” by the Archies. Richard Nixon was President, a house could be bought for $40,000.00. Milk was $1.26 and gas 36 cents a gallon! A postage stamp cost $0.06 and the […]