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NHRA Museum, August 2018 Part 2

NHRA Museum, August 2018 Part 2

This is our second article, Part 2 on the Pomona Wally Parks NHRA Museum visit in August 2018. For Part 1, Click Here. In our first article we tried to give you a brief overview of all the great cars to be found in this terrific museum. They have made some substantial and rewarding improvements […]

NHRA Museum August 2018; Part 1

NHRA Museum August 2018; Part 1

I have visited the NHRA Museum in Pomona CA many times over the years. Unfortunately, I have not been back in the last three years but just got the opportunity to return. WOW! Since the last time I was there they have done a complete make over and the changes are fantastic. The newly remodeled […]

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 […]

Art of the Muscle Car Photo Shoot

Art of the Muscle Car Photo Shoot

It does not seem possible but it has been ten years sine Peter Harholdt visited our garage and did a photo shoot for the outstanding Art of the Muscle Car. In late 2008 we had the pleasure of having three of our cars photographed by Peter for a book that was publishe in October of […]

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 […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler For Sale

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler For Sale

After 12 years of ownership Katrina and I have reluctantly decided to part with one of our beloved aero cars. The car is a 1969 Mercury Cyclone Cale Yarborough Spoiler 428CJ Ram Air with C6 automatic, PS, PB and AM radio, original factory bench seat and door panels. We had a rotisserie restoration completed approximately […]

1966 to 1977 Ford Bronco Replacement Parts

1966 to 1977 Ford Bronco Replacement Parts

LONG BEACH, Calif. – United Pacific Industries has expanded its 1966 to 1977 Ford Bronco offerings with three new replacement parts products, which are ideal for restorations. New door shells are die stamped steel and have undergone extensive research, development and testing to ensure a perfect fit on the original vehicle. Featuring all of the […]

Ordering a 1969 Ford

Ordering a 1969 Ford

Back in the day dealers did not stock nearly as many cars as they do today. At that time ordering a car just the way you wanted it was very common. There were few option packages and you picked individual options to customize your car to just the way you wanted it, or more likely, […]

Fixer Upper #3; Project Car 1955 Dodge Royal: Update

Fixer Upper #3; Project Car 1955 Dodge Royal: Update

It has been well over a year since we gave you an up date on our “Fixer Upper Project 1955 Dodge Royal”. There was no use to bore you when there is no progress but things have changed. The project slowed miserably as we searched for hard to find engine parts and distractions with other […]

Console Pad Reproduction

Console Pad Reproduction

If you own a 1968 or 1969 Ford Torino or Mercury Cyclone with bucket seats and console listen up! You may or may not be familiar with Marty Burke Motor sports but you should be. Owner, Marty Burke, is truly devoted to the 68/69 Fairlane/Talladega and Cyclone cars. He demonstrates it repeatedly with his actions […]

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 […]

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, […]

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum 2018

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum 2018

I have visited the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum more than once and still walk away amazed at the cars that were manufactured by these companies. I can’t even imagine what their respective product lines would look like today if they had survived. If you are ever in the vicinity of Auburn Indiana please take a […]

Private Car Collection

Private Car Collection

Without a doubt, Tennessee is a State with lots of car enthusiasts. I am sure every State in the Union has some outstanding private collections. Tennessee and especially Middle Tennessee seems to have more than usual. We had an opportunity to again visit one of the very best. Unlike most which feature authentic restorations this […]

National Car and Truck Museum Auburn, Indiana

National Car and Truck Museum Auburn, Indiana

When my wife and I travel if we are anywhere near a quality car museum we try to make time for a detour to visit it. We have been to Auburn Indiana several times but never seemed to have the extra time to visit the National Car and Truck Museum which is located directly behind […]

2018 Mustang Show American Muscle

2018 Mustang Show American Muscle

AMERICANMUSCLE.COM ANNOUNCES EARLY DATE FOR 10th ANNUAL MUSTANG SHOW   PAOLI, Pa. – AmericanMuscle.com has just announced the date for its 10th annual Mustang Car Show. On Saturday, June 16, 2018, AmericanMuscle.com will host AM2018 at the Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania. A rain date is scheduled for Saturday, June 23 in the event of […]

Street Rodder Tour

Street Rodder Tour

LONG BEACH, Calif.  – United Pacific Industries will be the Title Sponsor of the 2018 United Pacific Street Rodder Road Tour which has been held annually by Street Rodder Magazine since 1996. For the tour, a nationally-known builder is commissioned to build and design a state-of-the-art street rod. The 2018 tour will have Hot Rods […]

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 […]

2018 World of Wheels Chattanooga

2018 World of Wheels Chattanooga

We recently attended the 2018 World of Wheels Car Show in Chattanooga, TN. It was a terrific show where most of the cars were absolutely outstanding. I was a little disappointed to see a few driver quality cars sneak in but that is to be expected. I used to show in the ISCA (International Show […]

Car Art, Part Three

Car Art, Part Three

This is our third part of our Three Part series of car art done by artist Robert Luczun. To see more of his work on an El Camino, Click here.  

Car Art, Part Two

Car Art, Part Two

This is our second part in the fabulous art work done on cars and car related items by  Robert Luczun . You can see more of his work by Clicking Here. If you have not yet seen Part One of this series Click Here.

Car Art, Part One

Car Art, Part One

In our last post we brought you some details of an artist who uses cars as his canvas. Robert Luczun is one of those guys. However, Robert takes it even a step further. He saves junk and paints on it! I can honestly say, nothing this artist paints on is junk now. Every piece is […]

American History on Wheels

American History on Wheels

There are times when a car or truck comes along that just blows my mind. There are car builders that can create absolute works of tire burning art. Then there are guys like Robert Luczun of Clifton NJ, he actually uses his artistic skills to create artistic master pieces on a car. Robert is no […]

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 […]

Kris Kringle Car Show 2017

Kris Kringle Car Show 2017

The Ag Center in Franklin, TN is home to the annual Kris Kringle Car Show. The 2017 Show had the biggest turn out in the Show’s history and arguably the highest quality of cars as well. This show represents the unofficial end of the car show season in Middle TN. It is an invitational show […]

Collector Car Friends and Activities

Collector Car Friends and Activities

Over the past few years I have noticed a trend, at least locally. It seems more and more car enthusiasts are looking for alternatives to the typical car shows. We have had numerous discussions with others about this topic. It seems at first competing to win a trophy is very exciting. However, let’s be honest. […]

Top Ten Muscle Cars NBCSN

Top Ten Muscle Cars NBCSN

On Thursday October 26, 2017 at 6:00pm Central Time MBCSN will be running a very special show for car enthusiast. The are doing a Top 10 Muscle cars with another list of honorable mentions. I have been fortunate enough to view a preview of this show and it is outstanding. You may or may not […]

1935 Bugatti T57 Cabriolet Build; Part 2

1935 Bugatti T57 Cabriolet Build; Part 2

Previously in Part 1 we showed you the first steps of building the frame. Prior to that we did an article on Chalfant Motor Company  and told you about the work James (Jim) Hery has been doing to bring back some valuable cars from the 20s and 30s. He just sent us some new photos of his […]

Smokey Yunick 1964 Indy 500 Sidecar Racer by GMP

Smokey Yunick 1964 Indy 500 Sidecar Racer by GMP

This is the 1964 Smokey Yunick Offset Roadster 1:18 with sidecar driven at Indianapolis 500. This impressive Replicarz resin cast model is sure to fill a void in your Indy 500 collection. Superb cock pit detail with glass faced gauges and all pedals, shifters, and controls. Finished off with a beautiful high luster paint finish and authentic […]

David Pearson & Richard Petty in same car at Bristol

David Pearson & Richard Petty in same car at Bristol

David Pearson’s Ford Torino Driven by Richard Petty! If you have ever been to the Bristol Speedway you know it is a very special place. I have been fortunate enough to have been there for several races both in the daytime and the evening. I have also been able to drive our own Talladega at […]

Richard Petty Museum

Richard Petty Museum

I recently took a trip to visit the Richard Petty Museum in Level Cross NC just a short drive south of Greensboro. Richard, The King, Petty has to be one of the most identifiable people in NASCAR. Even though he retired from racing 25 years ago, in 1992, everyone still know who The King is. […]

GAA; Greensboro Classic Car Auto Auction July 2017

GAA; Greensboro Classic Car Auto Auction July 2017

Televised Classic Car Auctions Most of us have seen the televised classic car auctions on TV. Both Barrett Jackson and Mecum have regularly scheduled telecast. If you have not attended one of these in person you really should put it on your bucket list to do. If you want to test the waters of what […]

Getting Youth Involved, Save the Hobby!

Getting Youth Involved, Save the Hobby!

One of the most often heard topics around the car hobby is: “What is going to happen to our cars when we are gone?” The following is simply the thoughts of one person and presented as a topic of discussion and not a prediction of future car values. The collector car market has been hot […]

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 […]

The Great Race; Murfreesboro, TN

The Great Race; Murfreesboro, TN

On Tuesday June 26, 2019 the Great Race stopped in Murfreesboro TN for lunch. All the local AACA Clubs and crowds of spectators stopped by Cannonsburgh Village to welcome all 120 cars to a little Southern Hospitality. What a great bunch of cars and participants. It was obvious everyone was having a terrific time even […]

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 […]

Split Ray Feature Car

Split Ray Feature Car

It isn’t a Corvette! The 2017 Nashville Good Guys show featured one of my favorite custom Corvettes of all time. Unfortunately, or luckily depending on your position on custom Corvettes, this was not a Corvette at all! Confused? So was I for awhile when I first saw this Vette. It appeared to be a close […]

Man Cave Toys

Man Cave Toys

One of our favorite things to do on the weekend is to hook up with some of our car friends and hit the road in our classic collector car rides and visit with other car folks. This past weekend we drove a couple hundred miles in our old cars traveling two lane Middle Tennessee back […]

1935 Bugatti T57 Cabriolet Build; Part 1

1935 Bugatti T57 Cabriolet Build; Part 1

We recently did an article on Chalfant Motor Company  and told you about the work James (Jim) Hery has been doing to bring back some valuable cars from the 20s and 30s. He continues to use his artistic mechanical skills to save and create some of the World’s most beautiful cars. He is truly an artist and master […]

Nashville Good Guys 2017

Nashville Good Guys 2017

Good Guys were back in Nashville for 2017 and there were a lot a fine cars present but it seemed like the count was down from a few years ago. Although it was a unique situation the planning for this event left something to be desired. In someone’s wisdom a special Titans’ Marathon and the […]

It Takes a Motorsports Village to Build Prototype Track Cars

It Takes a Motorsports Village to Build Prototype Track Cars

PRESS RELEASE   FOR EDITORIAL CONSIDERATION                                                                 PR Contact:  Kim Miyade / T.A.C.                  310.287.2222 / theadco@pacbell.net   It Takes a Motorsports Village to Build Prototype Track Cars, Expand Race Teams and Grow Automotive Service Businesses   Millville, NJ, May 2017 – Last winter, a member of the New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) Drivers Club had a […]

Collector Car Stolen

Collector Car Stolen

Editor: I received the following email today. It is one more reminder of how important it is to watch over and protect our collector cars when we are traveling to or at car shows. I know of cars being stolen off the show field! The story below is much to common. Keep your eyes open […]

What Are You Working On? 1935 Bugatti T57 Stelvio

What Are You Working On? 1935 Bugatti T57 Stelvio

In early 2016 we did an article on Chalfant Motor Company since that time James (Jim) Hery has continued to use his artistic mechanical skills to save and create some of the World’s most beautiful cars. He is truly an artist and master of metal shapes. His shop is full of metal working devices and tools. […]

Lane Motor Museum, Nashville TN

Lane Motor Museum, Nashville TN

Not if, but when you visit Nashville TN put the Lane Motor Museum on your list of things to do if you like cars. It will give you a break from all the music venues and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. If you don’t see multiple cars you not only haven’t seen […]

Feature Car: 1952 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon

Feature Car: 1952 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon

We recently spotted this ultra rare 1952 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon at a car show in the Nashville area. It was incredible and I was totally enthralled with it. Although I was never able to meet up with the owner the following information was provided by the display board with the car. This 1952 Aston […]

NASCAR Adventures: The Darlington Story, Part 4 Conclusion

NASCAR Adventures: The Darlington Story, Part 4 Conclusion

This 4th Part of our Vortex comic book story of the history of the Darlington Speedway, “the track too tough to tame” is also the conclusion. Remember, this story was written in 1991 so it is not the conclusion of the Darlington story just the time up to 1991. There has been a lot that […]

NASCAR Adventures: The Darlington Story, Part 3

NASCAR Adventures: The Darlington Story, Part 3

Darlington Speedway is one of the oldest and most revered tracks on the NASCAR circuit. This Vortex comic book from 1991 tells us the history in traditional comic book fashion. We previously brought you the first two parts. This Part 3 of the NASCAR Adventures: The Darlington Story takes us from the “Million Dollar” Bill […]

FEATURE CAR: Buckminster Fuller's 1933 Dymaxion Replica

FEATURE CAR: Buckminster Fuller’s 1933 Dymaxion Replica

When I was in college studying architecture many years ago, Buckminster Fuller was a guest lecturer one year. At that time the Geodesic Dome was his most famous contribution to the world of architecture. I and a handful of other students (not more than 10 in total) were fortunate enough to spend an hour outside […]

NASCAR; The Darlington Story, Comic Book Part 2

NASCAR; The Darlington Story, Comic Book Part 2

Last time we told you the story of the NASCAR race track at Darlington and its history. In part 2

NASCAR; The Darlington Story, Comic Book Part 1

NASCAR; The Darlington Story, Comic Book Part 1

In 1991 Vortex comics did a series of stories on NASCAR drivers and race tracks. We are presenting here NASCAR Adventures The Story of Darlington, the track too tough to tame. We previously showed you the history of the Daytona 500 track but Darlington is different. It was the first NASCAR track to host a […]

1963 Pontiac Tempest Daytona Speed Week Diecast-SOLD OUT

1963 Pontiac Tempest Daytona Speed Week Diecast-SOLD OUT

The 250 mile Challenge cup race was a way for NASCAR to generate money through ticket sales during Speed Week and to bring in a different crowd who wanted to see exotics being raced. Those people came for the exotics like the Ferrari GTO but instead got to see one of Pontiac’s great shining moments […]

1969 Ford Torino and Fairlane Reproduction Parts

1969 Ford Torino and Fairlane Reproduction Parts

It seems like you can order up almost any part you need for a new Mustang or Camaro and a slew of different Mopars but if you own a 1968/69 Ford Torino or Fairlane or similar Mercury Cyclone you are out of luck. We certainly are a long way from ever being able to do […]

Garage Art, What Do You Have?

Garage Art, What Do You Have?

It seems that the term “Man Cave” has been defined by so many examples it can mean almost anything these days. To a car guy it can range from a large beautiful show room full of cars and big screen TV/sound system to a full on machine shop with lifts and all kinds of cool […]

1940 Chrysler; Worlds Fair Car?

1940 Chrysler; Worlds Fair Car?

The cars are cool but it is the stories and documentation that makes them really interesting. There are still cars out there to be found and still more untold stories. Every once in awhile I get a contact from someone who swears they have the long lost Prototype of some special car. Are they right […]

Patch Panels for 68/69 Mercury Cyclone

Patch Panels for 68/69 Mercury Cyclone

If you would like to reach Dr. Cyclone, Tom Wilson, you can do so by phone or text 770-757-1508. It seems like if you are restoring a Mustang, Camaro or any number of more common muscle cars finding patch panels is not an issue. Heck, you can purchase complete reproduction bodies for many cars today. […]

Barn Find to Show Car!

Barn Find to Show Car!

The story is one that is touching to the heart. Back in the early 70s a very young seven year old boy lost his parents. It was a difficult time for the family and he spent his week with close family members and weekends with a family friend. This difficult experience was also a very […]

1955 Dodge Project Car Update

1955 Dodge Project Car Update

Peggy Sue, our 1955 Dodge Royal Project Car is making some progress over the winter months in hopes of a fun spring time. We recently visited her at RES Automotive Restoration in Franklin, TN. They love Peggy Sue as much as we do and are enjoying bringing her back to life. Although the old girl […]

History of the Daytona 500; Part 6: Conclusion

History of the Daytona 500; Part 6: Conclusion

I hope you have enjoyed this look back at an old comic book version of the Daytona 500 history. Although brief and superficial it does remind us of the highlights. If you liked this series, let me know at rfleener@comcast.net. If you do I have some more about tracks and drivers. Thanks for looking!

History of the Daytona 500; Part 5

History of the Daytona 500; Part 5

The stories, accidents and the fights continue. Daytona is not just another race. To the fans it is an event, it is the start of a new NASCAR season and it is arguably the biggest race of the year. Emotions run high and the competition is fierce. Check out what happens next. To be continued, […]

Selling the American Muscle Car; Book Review

Selling the American Muscle Car; Book Review

If your wife asks what you want for Christmas here is a terrific suggestion; Selling the American Muscle Car by Diego Rosenberg. I just received my copy and it is far more than I had ever expected. Diego contacted me, what seems like years ago now, about information on the Mercury Cyclone Spoiler/Spoiler II cars […]

History of the Daytona 500; Part 4: Best finish ever...if you are a David Pearson fan!

History of the Daytona 500; Part 4: Best finish ever…if you are a David Pearson fan!

If you have never been to a Daytona 500 and you have any love for racing you have to go. That and Bristol TN are the two extremes of the sport and both are fantastic. This history of the Daytona 500 provides the novice with some excellent quick background. This Part 4 of the comic book […]

The Daytona 500 Story; Part 3

The Daytona 500 Story; Part 3

Richard Petty and David Pearson have one of the best battles and finishes in NASCAR history. To Be Continued

The Daytona 500 Story, Part 2

The Daytona 500 Story, Part 2

This is our second chapter in the comic book history of the Daytona 500 Story. This continues where we left off last time with the running of the 1962 Daytona 500. This made Tiny Lund a hero and taught LeeRoy Yarbrough a valuable lesson in the 1968 race! To Be Continued

Daytona 500 History in a Comic Book; Part 1

Daytona 500 History in a Comic Book; Part 1

I recently came across some old comic books with a focus on NASCAR. One of the books that most interested me immediately was Daytona 500 Story. It was published in May of 1991. It is a rather basic review of the creation of and the history of the Daytona 500. Although it is very basic […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler 390 Four-Speed Restoration

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler 390 Four-Speed Restoration

The 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler is a very rare muscle car. Two versions were made; a blue and white Dan Gurney Special and a red and white Cale Yarborough Special. Although most were 351 powered with automatic transmissions there were a few 390 and 428 cars produced. The subject of this article is a 390 […]

New Barn Find Book

New Barn Find Book

New Barn Find Book from Wyss The fourth and latest book in the softbound series that started with the one entitled Incredible Barn Finds is now in print, reports Wallace Wyss, a West Coast based historian. The cover story is about songstress Janis Joplin’s Porsche psychedelically-painted Porsche 356C cabriolet, stolen while she was onstage in […]

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. […]

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. […]

Bonneville Salt Flats 150 MPH Club in a Street Car

Bonneville Salt Flats 150 MPH Club in a Street Car

When I think of the Bonneville Salt Flats my mind pulls up images of streamliners and wildly modified production cars. It is a place of mystique and heartbreak. A place where men go to set speed records. However, there is another Bonneville. It is one where everyone begins. You can’t go out and try to […]

Futuristic Automotive Styling Art

Futuristic Automotive Styling Art

If you are into old futuristic automotive styling art I have some terrific examples you may want to explore. Frank Walton, plucky033@gmail.com. These always intrigue me. I am forever looking at this kind of art and looking for styling details that actually showed up in production cars a few years later. He has approximately forty of these. […]

Motion Performance

Motion Performance

Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s the words Motion Performance were in or on most car magazine. Hi-Performance Cars magazine had a special connection with Motion Performance through Editor Marty Schorr. As a result, the Cars magazine was the go to mag for anything Motion. Schorr also did all of Motions marketing and […]

Fixer Upper; Project Car Update: 1955 Dodge

Fixer Upper; Project Car Update: 1955 Dodge

Summer has been extremely busy and activity on our Project Car 1955 Dodge has not been very dramatic but that is about to all change. Most of our efforts recently have been to bring life back into the paint of the old Dodge. For the most part this effort was well worth the time and […]

Project Corvette For Sale

Project Corvette For Sale

As with all of our Project Cars, they are for sale at anytime. Before we jump into our most recent Project Car the 1978 Corvette Silver Anniversary year we wanted to let our visitors have a chance to take it home for their own project. As the Corvette progresses the investment in time and parts […]

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.

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 […]

Automotive Art Collection

Automotive Art Collection

We have a wide variety of automotive art in our home and man cave. Some of it is because it evokes a certain feeling or memory wile others document vehicles of which we are especially. I am no artist or expert in the field but here is an article by an expert who can help […]

Project Toronado Fixer Upper is gone.

Project Toronado Fixer Upper is gone.

You might remember our Project 1966 Olds Toronado; we got it running and fixed a few items without putting any additional money into it and then it went languishing in the corner of the building. Other more exciting things came in and we paid more attention to them. Unexpectedly, we had a fellow who had […]

2016 Keeneland Concours d'Elegance; Part 2

2016 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance; Part 2

Without fanfare, here are some of our favorite cars from the 2016 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance in Lexington KY. We brought you the winners last time but in most classes almost any car good have been a winner in our mind so here are our picks.

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 […]

Have a Ford Aero Car? You need this event!

Have a Ford Aero Car? You need this event!

If you own one of the Ford family of 1969 Aero Cars: Ford Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler or Spoiler II you should attend this year’s Talladega Family Reunion! We are just one month away from the 2016 Talladega Spoiler Reunion in Murfreesboro TN. Katrina and I are anxiously looking forward to seeing some old friends […]

Fixer Upper; 1955 Dodge Project Car Update

Fixer Upper; 1955 Dodge Project Car Update

It has been awhile since we introduced you to our 1955 Dodge Project Car. It has been a very busy spring and summer so far and the time to work on it has been very limited. Most of our effort has been to look the car over and try to determine what it is we […]

AACA Car Show Murfreesboro, TN

AACA Car Show Murfreesboro, TN

There are so many car shows going on in Tennessee and the SE part of the US in summer it is hard to choose which one to attend. We usually reserve coverage of car shows on this site to the larger events we attend but this AACA (Antique Auto Club of America) show is unique […]

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 […]

The Cars of Harley Earl

The Cars of Harley Earl

BOOK REVIEW: The Cars of Harley Earl Author: David W. Temple Publisher: Car Tech Publishing Binding; Hardbound ISBN-10: 161325234X ISBN-13: 978-1613252345 Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches   Shipping Weight: 2 pounds Length: 190 pages Illustrations: over 100, most in color Price; $39.95     If there was one man who set the pattern for […]

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 […]

Technology & Maritime Museum Malmo Sweden

Technology & Maritime Museum Malmo Sweden

My wife and I can both be considered diehard gearheads. Where ever we go, eventually we will discover a car related attraction which we have to investigate. Many of our trips are even built around car related activities or attractions. Recently we traveled to Sweden and I immediately began a search for a near by […]

NASCAR History; Grand National Series, Part 3

NASCAR History; Grand National Series, Part 3

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 […]

Collector Car Day

Collector Car Day

 

Cheetah Roadster

Cheetah Roadster

Last time I told you about the beautiful Cheetah sports racer that wrecked at the 2016 Road Atlanta Walter Mitty and how disappointed I was that it crashed prior to even qualifying for the vintage races. On Saturday we returned to the Paddock for another walk through prior to the start of racing and I […]

NASCAR History; Grand National Series, Part 2

NASCAR History; Grand National Series, Part 2

When did aerodynamics first come into play in Nascar? Most of us would say 1968 or 1969 with the birth of Ford, Mercury and Dodge Aero Cars. Well, most of us would be wrong. This second video in our three part series takes you back to the years leading up to 1959. During this time it […]

Cheetah Sports Racer

Cheetah Sports Racer

At the 2016 Road Atlanta Walter Mitty Historic Races I saw a number of cars that brought back fond memories of the Trans Am, Can Am and sports car racing of the 1970’s. It is hard for race fans of today to believe that back then the Trans Am and Can Am SCCA racing series […]

2016 Walter Mitty Historic Races at Road Atlanta

2016 Walter Mitty Historic Races at Road Atlanta

My wife and I just got back from a very fun and relaxing week end at Road Atlanta. Unlike Nascar, this was for people who really enjoy old cars and racing. The competition was excellent considering the way vintage racing works. The historic races really take me back to when Trans Am and Can Am […]

NASCAR Grand National Series, the Good Old Days; Part 1

NASCAR Grand National Series, the Good Old Days; Part 1

Nascar is arguably America’s Sport of the masses. However, it is slipping in popularity every day. My wife and I used to have season tickets to several tracks and attended 6 too 7 Cup races a year. Now we don’t even watch the races live! We have a collection of street versions of the 1969/70 Aero […]

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 […]

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 […]

Road Rage 1960s Style

Road Rage 1960s Style

I grew up in Oskaloosa a small rural Iowa town. It was a good place to grow up but a little short on excitement back in the 60s. I am sure that has all changed by now. Our thrills seemed to all evolve around cars. I was 16 and just got my driver’s license. I […]

Fixer Upper: #3 1955 Dodge

Fixer Upper: #3 1955 Dodge

Are series of Fixer Upper cars continues with a twist. Are Fixer Upper #3 is a 1955 Dodge Royal and will not be sold when completed. We plan on keeping this one. Have you ever watched the TV show American Pickers? If not, it is a TV series about Mike and Frank who travel around […]

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 […]

Fixer Upper GTO: Part 4, the Cost

Fixer Upper GTO: Part 4, the Cost

This is the last Post on our 2004 Fixer Upper Pontiac GTO. We told you previously about what we started with and some of the issues we encountered. Last time we showed you the final results and this time we are going to go through the total cost involved with our Fixer Upper and whether […]

Fixer Upper GTO: Part 3, the Reveal.

Fixer Upper GTO: Part 3, the Reveal.

After sourcing all the parts for our 2004 GTO Fixer Upper she was sent off to a local body shop to straighten and or replace damaged parts. This, including paint, came to a total of $2,400. Although the work was good and the price was fair we were a little disappointed in a couple of […]

Chalfant Motor Car Company

Chalfant Motor Car Company

One of our favorite things to do is meet up with some of our car friends and visit car related attractions around Middle Tennessee. On a recent and very cold February Saturday 53 of us took off for the back woods to visit Chalfant Motor Car Company. Jim Hery has been a craftsman Coach Builder […]

Fixer Upper GTO: Part 2

Fixer Upper GTO: Part 2

Our 2004 Pontiac GTO Fixer Upper project is moving vary rapidly. The first order of business was to replace a dead battery that would not hold a charge and then to start sourcing the needed parts. One word of caution with these cars. They use a very special and very expensive key/remote. There is no […]

Fixer Upper: GTO; Part 1

Fixer Upper: GTO; Part 1

Although our 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado Fixer Upper is still moving slowly we jumped into a second project and we are going full speed on it. This Fixer Upper is a 2004 Pontiac GTO. We originally picked up this wrecked GTO for the drive line components but after playing with it a little in the farm […]

Fixer Upper: Olds Toronado Part 3

Fixer Upper: Olds Toronado Part 3

This is Part 3 This is the third part of the continuing story of our first Fixer Upper a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado. We are still in the process of going through the car and determining what is acceptable and what is not. Since we only work on this car when we need a break from […]

Man Cave

Man Cave

As much as we all love our cars it is impossible to drive, race or show them all the time regardless of how much we would like to. As a result the concept of the “Man Cave” as a place to hang out with our beloved vehicles has become a passion for many of us. […]

Husband's Love of Wife and Car

Husband’s Love of Wife and Car

I recently received the following story from one of our readers. It is the true story of one man’s love of wife and car as told by the wife. As I attend car shows, races, museums, tours and all kinds of other car activities with my wife I am reminded of how rare it is […]

Was Your 2015 Collector Car Purchase a Good One?

Was Your 2015 Collector Car Purchase a Good One?

The collector car market has had its ups and downs over the past few years. Some of the cars have made dramatic gains recently while others have remained rather flat in value. A recent article by Graham Kozak of AutoWeek opened my eyes to some rather un expected change in values for some of the collector cars. […]

Waterless Car Wash; It works!

Waterless Car Wash; It works!

I discovered this product about a year ago and approached it with great reservations. I have used all the popular “detailer” products we all use at shows to remove dust and bugs from our show cars. Once I tried Prolong I stopped using all the others. I don’t normally recommend specific products but I really […]

Fixer Upper: 1966 Olds Toronado Part 2

Fixer Upper: 1966 Olds Toronado Part 2

First Inspection Our Project 1966 Oldsmobile Torodado Fixer Upper arrived recently but it would not start. It had to be pushed off of the multi-car hauler. However, as soon as we got it in the driveway, shot a spray of raw gas into the carb and hooked up a jumper battery it fired right up. It […]

Fixer Upper

Fixer Upper

We are going to start a new series of posts here on www.LegendaryCollectorCars.com called Fixer Upper. Although I love the high end cars that are beautifully restored, restomoded or customized they generally fall into the “dream” category for most enthusiasts. The reality is that most of us can only afford a nice driver car and […]

Christmas Parade: Leipersfork, TN

Christmas Parade: Leipersfork, TN

When I was a kid growing up in Iowa I had never heard of a Christmas Parade. I could not imagine wanting to go out in the cold winter air, stand around for hours to see a parade. Living in Southern California for many years introduced the concept to me and it made sense where […]

1967 Ford GT40 Mirage in Gulf Oil Livery

1967 Ford GT40 Mirage in Gulf Oil Livery

    We recently visited the Blackhawk Automotive Museum which has to be on any car enthusiasts list of things to do. One of my all time favorite race cars is the Ford GT40 Mirage in the Gulf Oil livery. This is #10001 the first of the Gulf Oil cars. The description that follows is […]

1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe Art Print

1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe Art Print

One of my favorite cars to drive and play with was a 1963 Corvette split window coupe. Mine was a mild custom with the full on 1970s style custom paint. It was my daily driver, a show car and weekend auto crosser; try that sometime. It drove me nuts, I was always afraid to park it […]

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 […]

Blackhawk Automobile Museum

Blackhawk Automobile Museum

My wife and I recently traveled to the Central California Bay area and could not pass up the opportunity to visit the Blackhawk Automobile Museum. Although it is much more than a car museum the Blackhawk Museum’s automotive exhibition of International Automotive Treasures™ presents and displays magnificent and historically significant automobiles as if they were fine […]

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 […]

"It's Chevrolet For Me"; Joey Chitwood

“It’s Chevrolet For Me”; Joey Chitwood

When I was a kid there was no such thing as computers or Photoshop. When you saw a car do fantastic things in the movies it was real. When you went to the race track and saw stock cars race; they were “stock” cars you saw on the track. One of the biggest thrills was […]

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 […]

Tim Welborn Aero Car Reunion at Talladega

Tim Welborn Aero Car Reunion at Talladega

If you have any interest in taking your 1969/1070 Ford or Mopar Aero Car to the Tim Welborn Reunion and party at Talladega later this month you better get started. You most likely will have difficulty finding a room in town because it is going to be full of Winged Mopars and slick nosed Fords! […]

Dealership Special by Parnelli Jones

Dealership Special by Parnelli Jones

It was 1968 and racing was big. One of its stars was Parnelli Jones. This 1968 Parnelli Jones Torino IS NOT a factory produced vehicle; it is a dealership special. So, is it valuable? We have all heard of COPO cars from Chevy and other dealership specials such as Yenkos and we also know those […]

Original 1966 Mustang Fastback

Original 1966 Mustang Fastback

We always appreciate receiving information and photos on special cars. We can’t use them all but we do try to publish the ones we find especially interesting and unique. Any well preserved survivor meets that criteria. Here is a 1966 Mustang fastback that was brought to our attention recently and thought you might enjoy knowing […]

Tractor Drums

Tractor Drums

How many times do you hear the same old Disc Jockey at a car show playing music you have heard a hundred times? Miss the smell of burning fuel and the sound of well tuned engines? How about something just a little different? Think out of the box as they say! This makes me happy […]

Buy American Car Parts

Buy American Car Parts

It is becoming more and more common to hear car guys complain about Chinese replacement parts for their cars. It has also become common for grocery shoppers to avoid foods from certain countries. Are wonderful Government recently passed legislation removing country identification from food and I wonder is car parts will be far behind. What […]

Smartphone Legendary Collector Cars

Smartphone Legendary Collector Cars

It takes a lot of time and work to keep this site up and running. We have big plans and some significant changes planned to make the Legendary Collector Car web site more user friendly. If you have suggestions on changes, stories or subjects you would like to see please pass them on to rfleener@Comcast.net. We also […]

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 […]

Ragtop Picture Cars

Ragtop Picture Cars

Today we did some of our favorite things; get in an old car, drive, eat a great meal in an old “mom and pop” restaurant and tour a car related collection. We also got to tour a small town, visit antique shops, eat ice cream and visit a home made candy store. What could be […]

Fairlane Club of America Nationals 2015

Fairlane Club of America Nationals 2015

We recently attended the 2015 Fairlane Club of America’s national event. I was a fantastic collection of Ford Fairlanes and Torinos. Special this year was a special collection of the 1969 Ford Aero Cars that includes the rare Ford Talladega and even rarer Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Dan Gurney and Cale Yarborough Specials as well as the Spoiler […]

Fairlane Club of America Nationals 2015 in Kingsport TN

Fairlane Club of America Nationals 2015 in Kingsport TN

Katrina and me in Winner’s Circle at Bristol Motor Speedway after completing out “Hot Laps” in our Talladega! Also posted is a photo of the other Ford Aero cars at the Fairlane Club of America event. Some of the cars lined up on the starting line of Bristol also made a great scene! I will […]

Collector Car Auction

Collector Car Auction

Most likely you are like a lot of gearheads you have watched hours and hours of collector car auctions on TV but have never been to one. You may have never even attended an auction of any kind. I have been to many auctions and it is real entertainment even if you don’t intend to […]

Ford Build Sheets; Save your money!

Ford Build Sheets; Save your money!

When we first heard the news that Ford was going to provide owners with a “Build Sheet” documenting their cars factory correct specifications I was extremely excited. How cool would it be to have a Ford generated document that correctly states how your rare Ford/Mercury collector car left the factory? I thought this might give […]

Ford Returns to Le Mans; Will 1966 Win Repeat?

Ford Returns to Le Mans; Will 1966 Win Repeat?

Anybody up for a trip to Le Mans in 2016? Ford is taking it new and absolutely killer beautiful Ford GT to Le Mans next year for the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Le Mans win when they filled the Podium with Ford drivers! Ok Chevy, the challenge as been made. Do you have anything […]

Another Private Collection

Another Private Collection

Back in my younger days I liked to autocross our Corvette on as many weekends as I could. Then, as the kids started to show up it seemed that was no longer realistic and my personal car hobby had to slow considerably. Still, I always managed to have a fun car in the garage but […]

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 are you working on? Rat Rod!

What are you working on? Rat Rod!

It is always interesting to hear what different readers are working on. We recently received an email and photos from Kevin Evans with a new twist on a man’s interest in cars and a good wife’s loving support. He gets a surprise 1931 Chevy sedan 4-door from his wife as a 30th birthday present and […]

Ford takes on Marti Reports

Ford takes on Marti Reports

This is big news! For years owners of old Ford and Mercury muscle cars have relied on the Marti Reports for verification of how their cars were built. They were the “Bible” for documentation of certain old Fords. Now, Ford Motor Company is providing what appears to be nearly the same information. To me, documentation […]

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 […]

Visit to a Private Car Collection

Visit to a Private Car Collection

One of our favorite activities is to jump in one of the old cars and take a Saturday cruise to visit a different private car collection. It always amazes me how many large private collections are out there. Not only large but some have the most unbelievable cars. Take for instance the most recent visit. […]

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 […]

Follow up to Update on Cyclone GT 500

Follow up to Update on Cyclone GT 500

In our last Post we tried to give you the most recent information on the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 and as a result of that Post we have even more information for you! It seems like we are getting very, very close to cracking the questions surrounding the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500. This […]

Mercury Cyclone GT 500 Delivered at Atlanta 500

Mercury Cyclone GT 500 Delivered at Atlanta 500

It was February of 1968 at the Daytona 500 and Cale Yarborough won the race and Ford team mate Lee Roy Yarbrough (no relation) took second. Both were driving the new for 68 Mercury Cyclone fastback. Its new aerodynamic roof line greatly increased its top speed on the high banked Superspeedway. If you were Mercury […]

Racing on Daytona Beach

Racing on Daytona Beach

In an attempt to escape some of the cold and ice of the winter we made a short but warm and fun trip to Central Florida recently. It was the week before the Daytona 500 and the area was a buzz with racing activities. We took in some terrific dirt track Outlaw racing a Volusia […]

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 […]

Private Collection

Private Collection

Here is another private collection to swoon over. All I can tell you about on this one is it is located in Middle TN and contains over 100 cars. There are just a very few of the ones I loved.

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.   […]

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 […]