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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Chrysler Power Magazine

Chrysler Power Magazine

We recently did an article for Chrysler Power magazine. Check out the article below or better yet, pick up the magazine and read all the articles.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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) […]

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 […]