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1969 Torino and Talladega Restoration Resources

1969 Torino and Talladega Restoration Resources

Our sister site the www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com mad a major change. For enthusiasts undertaking either a major or minor restoration of a 1969 Ford Torino or especially a Ford Talladega it has been extremely difficult to find technical information and resources on these cars. Recently that site completely redid their Forum with new software and more user […]

Floor Mats: Memorabilia

Floor Mats: Memorabilia

Are Floor Mats the next Collectible? As the collector cars become more and more valuable there seems to be a growing interest in less expensive car memorabilia. The typical old oil cans, neon signs, road side signs, diecast models and dealership brochures are all popular to mention just a few. I find myself getting more […]

Motion Performance Camaro?

Motion Performance Camaro?

We recently ran an article on the Motion Performance cars and some of their ads. That article generated a contact from a reader who would like to remain anonymous who has what he believes to be a 1969 Motion Camaro. It could be a Baldwin Motion car or a Motion conversion on a customer’s Camaro. […]

Changes Coming to NASCAR?

Changes Coming to NASCAR?

It has just come to my attention that NASCAR’s Brian France has decided to do away with the restrictor plates on the Superspeedways such as Daytona and Talladega. For years fans have been complaining about the quality of racing at such events. NASCAR has also been worried about cars becoming airborne and flying into the […]

PROTECT RARE VEHICLES WITH HAND-CUT XPEL ULTIMATE FILM

PROTECT RARE VEHICLES WITH HAND-CUT XPEL ULTIMATE FILM

I have not had any experience with this product but it looks like just what I have been waiting for! I think something like this would be ideal protection for a show car on an open trailer. If you have used this please email me at rfleener@comcast.net. Optically Clear Self-Healing Film Protects Vintage Vehicles for […]

What are you working on? Petty Torino/Talladega

What are you working on? Petty Torino/Talladega

David’s pair of projects. On our sister web site, TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com, we have introduced you to a few of the 1969 Petty Blue Torinos that are included in that site’s Registry. Recently, we heard from another owner of one of these very rare cars. David Goins is the very proud owner of, what to date is […]

What do you like to do with your car?

What do you like to do with your car?

It is still February and it is likely very cold in most parts of the US right now but here in Tennessee last weekend it was very nice. One of our local car clubs hit the road with 56 members. We pulled out our 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Cale Yarborough Special and put approximately 175 […]

Enclosed Car Hauler; Best Paint?

Enclosed Car Hauler; Best Paint?

We are fortunate enough to have a couple of trailers to haul around our cars. The first is the standard open hauler with a winch. It is my first go to trailer for hauling a car. Open trailers are much easier to load, strap down and pull than an enclosed trailer. I have found they […]

Another Ford Talladega to join other Aero Cars at Barrett Jackson Scottsdale

Another Ford Talladega to join other Aero Cars at Barrett Jackson Scottsdale

Previously we told you about the 1969 NASCAR Aero Cars going to be sold at Barrett Jackson Auction in Scottsdale 2015. Since that time a third Talladega has been added to the list. This one is Lot 999 selling on Friday January 16th. Arguably, this could be the best of the three Talladegas going up […]

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 […]

We have an Answer to: What is this?

We have an Answer to: What is this?

Last week we got several replies to our “Can you help?” article. Although we can not be certain about the answers provided we strongly believe the question has been answered. See at the end of the original article below for the answer. We get questions about certain cars and if we know of anyone looking […]

Restoration or Resto-Mod?

Restoration or Resto-Mod?

Authentic Restoration Your input is very important to us. What you have to say has a lot of impact on what kinds of articles we bring to you as well as what kind of Project Cars we do. In the past it was pretty clear that the hobby was strong behind pure authentic restorations. The cars […]

Get Your Car on our 2013 Collector Car Calendar

Get Your Car on our 2013 Collector Car Calendar

We are now starting design work on our first ever Legendary Collector Car Calendar. This calendar will be a very high quality and for sale right here in our Online Store. We will be including some of our photos as well as those from you! We would love to include your car but we need high quality photos. NOT EVERYONE’S […]

1969 Mercury Cougar Project Car

1969 Mercury Cougar Project Car

This is actually the second time around for this car to be in our Project Car garage. The first time was two years ago when it got its mechanical update and modifications. It is a former drag car that has been converted back to the street. It was a little rough around the edges but […]

Project Cars Update

Project Cars Update

We have two Project Cars that have been getting neglected as of late. However, we are now back on both of them full speed and will have both on the road very soon. The first is our Gloriana Mustang. It is the 1967 Mustang that was featured in the Gloriana Music Video, How Far Do […]

Cougar GT 500 Update

Cougar GT 500 Update

We have some new information on the 1968 Cougar GT 500 we told you about last week. We have known about these cars for sometime but we are just now beginning to get some good details on an actual car. The owner and I still need a lot more information about these rare Cougars and […]

1968 Mercury Cougar GT 500

1968 Mercury Cougar GT 500

We are often contacted by individuals wanting assistance in locating or selling very rare cars. We also obtain a great deal of our knowledge about these cars from our readers. It is next to impossible to be an expert or even knowledgeable on all the various collector cars. Each of us tends to have a […]

$150,000 Rat Rod Camaro

$150,000 Rat Rod Camaro

There is no question that the Rat Rod craze is strong and well. The idea of pulling out an old car, purchasing some old parts at a swap meet and building a unique street rod is very appealing. The idea is to express yourself, build a cool car for little money and make people smile […]

King of the Road; Could this sell a Prius?

King of the Road; Could this sell a Prius?

I would like to see Toyota try to sell a Prius with a video like this! On the second thought, Tanya might just be able to do it; Tanya Tucker makes love to the Pontiac Trans Am, King of the Road.

Your Car Stories Wanted

Your Car Stories Wanted

SHARE YOUR STORY! We get the most comments on stories you provide. It seems our readers really like to hear what the rest of you have to say and what stories you have to tell. Do you have a special story about your car; how you found it or maybe the one that got away? Perhaps you […]

Powerwheels Gone Wild!

Powerwheels Gone Wild!

This is one of those videos any car guy is going to like. Anyone else built one of these and have a video to share? I can only imagine how many little kids who got a Powerwheel for Christmas are now watching dad whack it up and do a Tim Allan “Tool Man” job on […]

Ford's Better Idea; Stop-Start Technology?

Ford’s Better Idea; Stop-Start Technology?

It is rumored that in 2112 Ford will equip many of its U.S. cars and SUVs with stop-start technology. What this will do is automatically shut down the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop. This is all done to cut down on fuel consumption and emissions. Thistechnology,Start-Stop, will be available with either manual […]

1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 or not?

1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 or not?

You can see our complete, uptodate coverage of the search for infomation on the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 at our Feature Car Factory Specials page. I recently received a phone call from Tommy Hussey regarding his white 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT that he purchased from the original owner. The owner swears the car had […]

1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500

1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500

We have spent a lot of time researching and reporting on the 1969 Ford Talladega and Mercury Spoilers but there is another Blue Oval car that continues to make us scratch our head. It is the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500. Note, I didn’t say GT; it is a GT 500! The differences are small […]

Ford Talladega and Mercury Spoiler Details

Ford Talladega and Mercury Spoiler Details

When you get 25 rare cars together in one location you can’t help but take a look to see how different or how similar they all might be. At the recent Ford Talladega Family Reunion we took our camera around to look at some of the details of these cars. See what we found. What […]

Help us Build a Rat Rod! (not a barn find; it came out of a pasture)

Help us Build a Rat Rod! (not a barn find; it came out of a pasture)

Could this become a Rat Rod? If you are a regular visitor to our site you have probably guessed that we are partial to Muscle Cars but really like everything with 4 wheels. We own and drive: a Corvette ZO6, the first production 1969 Ford Talladega ever built, a 1965 Thunderbird Convertible, a 1959 El […]

Top Ten Car Crazy Symptoms

Top Ten Car Crazy Symptoms

If you’re a fan of Car Crazy you know Barry Meguiar is always talking about being Car Crazy. Now Meguiar’s has posted the top ten ways to know if someone is certifiably Car Crazy. You can add your ideas if you like in our comments section below. Just so you know I qualify on large […]

Another GT 500?

Another GT 500?

Over the last year or so we came across the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500. Not a GT; a GT 500. It is a very rare specimen and you would walk right by most any car you would see thinking it is just another Cyclone GT. You can read all about what we have found […]

Help Out Your Fellow Car Guys and Gals in these tough times.

Help Out Your Fellow Car Guys and Gals in these tough times.

The following is an email I recently received. It is representative of the types of problems many in our hometowns are suffering from. I encourage you to keep your eyes and ears open. If you have the ability, don’t be afraid to offer your help to someone who might be in need. Hello, Not sure […]

Deep Pockets? Need to store cars?

Deep Pockets? Need to store cars?

Our Government seems set on deciding who will sell new cars, who will build them, what they will look like, what they will cost, how many mpg they will get and where they will be built. It means factories are shutting down and dealerships are closing. If you still have a job these days and […]

Need a Gift for Father’s Day? Here is an idea!

Dear Shifty, Father’s Day is coming up real soon and I have no idea what to get my Dad. He is really into cars. He goes to all the cruise-ins and muscle car shows. He has an old hot rod he has been working on for years. It has no paint on it that you […]

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 […]

Top 10 Affordable Project Cars; June Car Craft Magazine

Top 10 Affordable Project Cars; June Car Craft Magazine

The June 09 issue of Car Craft just hit my desk. As usual, I did my initial scan through the magazine but the cover had me intrigued with what might be inside. Right under the Car Craft heading was the subtitle “Top 10 Affordable Project Cars”. This is everyone’s dream to know. What are the […]

New Project Video

New Project Video

We are trying something new and we want to know what you think. Click Here and go to our Detailing the Underside page and tell us what you think. We want to continue to bring you the best information and pictures we can. We now have over 125 pages for you to look through and […]

Muscle Car update on the 1968 Cyclone GT 500

If you are a regular visitor to this site you already know my search for the real information on the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 of which only 60 were ever built. The visitors to this site are the very best. I ask and you respond. Since the first of the year I have had […]

Moving Cars from Los Angeles to Tennessee or moving from LA to Hee Haw!

Moving Cars from Los Angeles to Tennessee or moving from LA to Hee Haw!

The story of two married California urbanites that think Tennessee is the place you odda be! Since we just revised the web site and some of you are new to what we are doing I thought you might like a little history on how we got here. The following is a brief, light hearted update. […]

1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 - More is Learned

1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 – More is Learned

As many of you know Katrina and I have a 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 of which only 60 were ever manufactured. Since I got the Marti Report and it brought to my attention that this was not your ordinary Cyclone I have been trying to figure out what the heck it is. Finally after […]

Christmas Letter: The Pajama Party

Christmas Letter: The Pajama Party

This is what the barn should look like on a normal day! ANIMAL PAJAMA PARTY IN THE BARN-Christmas Story By way of introduction to this year’s Fleener Christmas letter you need to know that our little Tennessee farm doesn’t just collect Muscle Cars. We also collect, breed and show Miniature Donkeys. This year our little […]

1967 Mustang Fastback Project Car, HELP

1967 Mustang Fastback Project Car, HELP

We have a 1967 Mustang fastback with factory air, 289 and C4 automatic. I have owned this car since the mid 80s. I drove it as a daily driver and all of my 3 kids drove it to high school. It is now the worst for ware but still is rust free and it is […]

1967 Corvette 427; Getting Stuff to People Who Want It. How?

1967 Corvette 427; Getting Stuff to People Who Want It. How?

How do you get stuff to people who want it? Way back I had a 1967 Corvette 427, 4-speed, side exhaust, radio delete car that was unbelievably fast. I loved the car. I drove it on long trips, I drove it every day. I raced it, I showed it. It nearly killed me a couple […]

The Legend: What is this site all about?

The Legend: What is this site all about?

According to the Webster Dictionary A legend is a “non-historical or unverifiable story handed down by tradition from earlier times and popularly accepted as historical”; legendary is likewise defined as “celebrated or described in legend”. The right stories can make any car Legendary. Part of the fun and mystique of owning collector cars are the […]

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 […]

Drag Race or Get Lucky?

Shifty Dear Shifty, My girl friend refuses to go to the drag races with me. She says I smell like grease and gasoline when we go. I really like her and I think she may be the one. However, I also like to drag race and my 69 Z28 Camaro hardly ever gets beat. What […]

I will work for Gas!

Gas Prices How are you going to change what you do with your collector car now that fill up more than a set of tires? No kidding, I went to the gas station to fill up the motor home with diesel and paid more for a tank of fuel than I paid for my first […]

Help; Does Anyone Know What I've Got?

Help; Does Anyone Know What I’ve Got?

HELP!!!! I have what is called a 68 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 with a Marti Report to document what it is. The car is so far gone it is difficult to know what it is suppose to look like. The Marti Report says only 60 GT 500s were built. I have no idea what this […]

Welcome Legendary Collector Cars Blog

Welcome Legendary Collector Cars Blog

Legendary Collector Cars are not made in a factory, they are made on the street, at the racetracks and at car shows. They can be Muscle Cars, Sports Cars, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Classic Cars, Antique Cars, Collector Cars or any other car you love. This page is about our Legends and about making your […]