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Pense Race Shop

Pense Race Shop

Team Penske When you talk about racing, at some point you have to talk about Roger Penske. Roger was a racer who had to decide between being a driver or a businessman. He correctly chose to be a businessman and became a tycoon who now has multiple championship winning race teams in open wheel, stock […]

NASCAR Legend You Should Know

NASCAR Legend You Should Know

I recently picked up a new paperback book that has just been released by Waldorf Publishing and authored by Brock Beard. The title is “J.D. The Life and Death of a forgotten NASCAR legend“. Although I enjoyed the book immensely (I read all 296 pages in two sittings) I have to take exception to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Disappearing Shelby

The Disappearing Shelby

Was it destroyed long ago? This is a guest Post by one of our regulars Wallace Wyss.   There are valuable Mustangs and among the most valuable are the GT350s made by Shelby in ’65 and ’66 when the car was still a rough tough sporty car, with no pretense at luxury whatsoever. But one of […]

A Vintage Race Special

A Vintage Race Special

The 1969 Boss 302 Factory Race Car That Wasn’t Factory (But Hey, it was still a genuine Boss….) A guest article by Wallace Wyss Note: all photos shown are of the actual Trans Am race car. One of the dreams of vintage racers who like American iron is that they will come across a Trans […]

Mercury Competition Team Decal & Sticker

Mercury Competition Team Decal & Sticker

Were you a Member of the Mercury Competition Team back in 1969? Did you know Mercury had a Competition Team in 1969? I sure didn’t but thanks to helpful supporter and Mercury/Ford fan I do now! Michael J. Beckelman, Vice-President of the Hirsig-Frazier Company contacted me and provided the pamphlets and application for Mercury Competition Team Membership we are […]

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 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.

Tracking down a 1969 Ford Talladega Drag Car Part-3

Tracking down a 1969 Ford Talladega Drag Car Part-3

When we left off last time we told you the history as we have it regarding the Skip Mac Farland Drag Race Talladega sponsored by Keats Ford. There is still a lot we don’t know and would welcome any additional information or photos readers can give us regarding this car. In late 2012 I almost […]

24 Hours de Lemons

24 Hours de Lemons

I am not sure but I think NASCAR may have started this way and quite possibly it could regain some of the lost fans by implementing some of these rules! Enjoy.

Tracking down a 1969 Talladega drag car Part-2

Tracking down a 1969 Talladega drag car Part-2

In Part-1 we gave you a quick education on what a 1969 Ford Talladega is and why the cars are so special. In addition to this site we also run the www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site. What good is a car registry? One of the reasons we started this online Registry for the Ford Aero Cars was to […]

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 […]

David Pearson Part 2

David Pearson Part 2

David talks about driving the wheels off his car! The Silver Fox, as he was known back in the day, tells some of his race winning secrets.  

David Pearson Part 1

David Pearson Part 1

Most NASCAR fans know who David Pearson is but here is an interview that will tell you a little more. The Torino below has a blue hood; ever wonder why the hood of a 1969 Ford Talladega is flat black and not body color? David will tell you. This diecast of David #21 is also […]

Knoxville Speedway National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

Knoxville Speedway National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

In our last post we told you a little about the 2013 Knoxville Nationals and the informal race garages that sprout up outside the race track. Today we want to share with you the Knoxville Speedway National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. It is not terribly large but it is packed with high […]

Knoxville Nationals 2013

Knoxville Nationals 2013

If you are into short track dirt racing and/or World of Outlaws winged cars then you know all about the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville Iowa. It is arguable the most prestigious winged race in the country. I grew up just out side of Knoxville in Oskaloosa and often scraped up enough money to attend a regular […]

Le Mans 24 Hour win by Ford

Le Mans 24 Hour win by Ford

In 1966, 1967, 1968, and 1969 Ford dominated Le Mans. Listen to how they did it and what it means for Ford in 2013. You will also hear from Dan Gurney. Remember Dan started the spraying of Champaign at his Le Mans win. No one had done it previously, now it is standard procedure. If […]

Riverside CA Motor Trend 500

Riverside CA Motor Trend 500

My favorite race track remains the Riverside Road Course in Riverside CA. It no longer exists thanks to some stupid politicians and greedy developers. That may be a little harsh in that everyone is entitled to do what they want with their own property but the loss of Riverside Raceway was tragic. I have attended […]

Tom McEwen The Mongoose Part 2

Tom McEwen The Mongoose Part 2

I thought maybe you would like a little more of the Mongoose so here is some video.

Hot Wheels Match Race Haulers

Hot Wheels Match Race Haulers

Back in the early 1970s Drag Racing was really catching on and star Match Races were a big draw. Every kid, like many today, wanted Hot Wheels. What better way to promote a product than to blend the real with the toy? This 1967 D-700 has a remarkable place in racing history. It first began […]

The So-Cal Special

The So-Cal Special

So-Cal Speed Shop is an Icon for the hot rod world and arguably one of its best known creations is the So-Cal Special. After World War II there were a lot of surplus war items and returning GIs were innovative, creative and ready for thrills. Hot Rods and Drag Racing were the outlet for many. Building a […]

What are you working on? John Craft

What are you working on? John Craft

John Craft, Texas, has a couple of very interesting projects going on in his garage. The first is a real deal 1964 Ford Galaxie race car. You need to know a little history on this car. It was originally the 1964 Holman Moody “House car” (C4HM=10041).  It was an “extra” chassis that H&M prepared for “celebrity” […]

1200 Horse Power, Australia and lots of Smoke!

1200 Horse Power, Australia and lots of Smoke!

Here is another Road Kill from the folks at Motor Trend. It is 27 minutes but it will blow your mind what those crazy gearheads do downunder. You think burnout contests here in America are nuts you have to see this video.

Jeff Gordon "Test Drives" a Camaro

Jeff Gordon “Test Drives” a Camaro

In the past I have not been a big fan of NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon. He always seemed a bit, how do I say it? Wimpy and whinny. That was until I saw this video of him taking a test drive in a used Camaro. He did what most of us have wanted to do forever. However, […]

1973 Ford Torino-Speedway Newsletter

1973 Ford Torino-Speedway Newsletter

Since we are about to enter the 2013 Daytona Speedweeks which kick off the new race season I thought it would be fun to go back 40 years and see what was happening in 1973. The following information was provided by Steve Marek and was taken from the Ford and Mercurys Speedway Newsletter from the early 80s. […]

Order Tickets for the Daytona 500, 1970 Race!

Order Tickets for the Daytona 500, 1970 Race!

If you are all fired up to attend the opening NASCAR race at Daytona this year I can’t help you! However, if you want to attend the 1970 race try this info. The following is a copy of the 1969/1970 Daytona Speedweek schedule leading up to the 500. It even includes a way to order […]

Ford, Built on Racing

Ford, Built on Racing

Today’s NASCAR race cars are far from being stock although in 2013 they will be closer in appearance. In the early 1900s auto racing was quite a bit different than today. “Stock cars” were hardly likely to be a good race car but success on the track could sell cars, just like today. Henry Ford built his company […]

1963 1/2 Mercury Marauder

1963 1/2 Mercury Marauder

If you are beginning to have some NASCAR withdrawal and can’t wait for the 2013 season to start then have some fun and look backwards. Check out the history of NASCAR racing and you will appreciate today’s events even more. If you are a real Blue Oval lover or if you are just into the […]

Grand National Race Cars

Grand National Race Cars

We recently received some interesting information and photos that we want to share with all of you. John Craft is a name many of you may remember from the early days of the Talladega printed Registry. He now focuses on the Grand National Ford Aero cars and has some terrific information and facts he wants […]

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 […]

NEW DIECAST AVAILABLE

NEW DIECAST AVAILABLE

We just got word that we are now shipping the newest NASCAR Diecast, Donnie Allison # 27 Talladega. This newest diecast of the legendary orange Talladega comes either Autographed by Donnie Allison or Non-Autographed. You can order yours from our online store right now, just in time for Christmas. Also check out our other selections […]

Donnie Allison's 1969 Ford Talladega

Donnie Allison’s 1969 Ford Talladega

The Allison brothers were stars of the NASCAR world and Donnie even did some great rides in the Indy Car series. You have been able to get his brother’s NASCAR Coke Machine Mercury in our Online Store for quite awhile now. Donnie’s famous orange #27 Ford Talladega IS NOW AVAILABLE as well. Here is a picture […]

Two New Diecasts: Buddy Baker and Mario Andretti

Two New Diecasts: Buddy Baker and Mario Andretti

This diecast is on pre-order at $79 for the non-autographed and $109 for the autographed plus shipping. This is the 1968 Mercury Cyclone driven by none other than the motor racing legend Mario Andretti! If you have ever tried to get Mario’s autograph you know how hard that is. This is your opportunity to get […]

Pikes Peak Crash

Pikes Peak Crash

Pikes Peak has always intrigued me. It looks like more fun than anyone should have in a car but it also seemed to me that danger was a huge factor. This video convinces me I never want to do Pikes Peak. Jeremy Foley and his co-driver went off the road at a location known as Devils Playground. […]

David Pearson Wood Brother #21 Diecast

David Pearson Wood Brother #21 Diecast

This is one outstanding addition to the Diecast collection. David Pearson is a NASCAR Champion and Hall of Fame member. The Wood Brothers are legends and also members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Now, they come together in this fantastic diecast. It is the number 21 Purolator 1971 Mercury Cyclone. This red and white […]

Upside Down at Speed

Upside Down at Speed

There are lots of cool things you can do with your car but going fast is usually somewhere near the top. However, racing comes with inherent risks. Of course there is personal injury and the likely damage to the car. When we are spectators accidents are usually spectacular but don’t convey the real danger. This […]

Legendary Collector Cars TV; Episode 6: 2012 Indy 500 Event

Legendary Collector Cars TV; Episode 6: 2012 Indy 500 Event

The Indy 500 is more than a race. If you go and all you take in is the race on Sunday you have missed a lot. In Legendary Collector Cars TV Episode 6 we are going to give you a brief over view of just a few of the activities you may have missed. We […]

INDY 500 2012

INDY 500 2012

It was the hottest race ever at Indy and it was memorable. Last year was the 100th Anniversary of the first running of the 500 so we are now on the second Century of racing at Indy and did so with a brand new race car. Katrina and I spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday at […]

2012 Bristol Speedway Aero Car Show

2012 Bristol Speedway Aero Car Show

  We just returned from the March 2012 NASCAR Race in Bristol TN. It was a wet but wonderful weekend in Bristol. We have been to the races at Bristol several times and it is a race track you have to put on your Bucket List. We have always done NASCAR races but after this […]

Darrell Waltrip Diecast 1971 NASCAR Mercury Cyclone

Darrell Waltrip Diecast 1971 NASCAR Mercury Cyclone

Here is another outstanding diecast for your collection. This one also comes with or without the driver’s autograph and certificate of authenticity. Darrell Waltrip’s storied NASCAR Winston Cup Career began in May 1972 at  the Talladega Motor Speedway in Alabama. Waltrip rolled onto the track in a 1971 #95 Mercury Cyclone prepared by Holman Moody. […]

Vintage Racing was Dangerous!

Vintage Racing was Dangerous!

  If you ever wondered why seat belts were invented to watch this video very closely. This is when racing was very dangerous. There are some extrodinary vintage race cars in this brief video that you will love.

Autographed Fred Lorenzen Diecast Now Available

Autographed Fred Lorenzen Diecast Now Available

We now have the autographed Fred Lorenzen diecast cars available in our Online Store. Fred has been ill and unable to autograph the cars when they first came out. We now have them and this is one you will want for your collection.

24 Hours of Daytona, Part 3

24 Hours of Daytona, Part 3

Last time I told you about the race and provided some action photos from the track, However, in 24 hours you can only watch so much racing and you need a diversion. One of the best at this years 24 Hours of Daytona was the display of historic race cars just outside of turn 4. […]

24 Hours of Daytona, Part 2

24 Hours of Daytona, Part 2

This is a continuation of our previous Post on the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona. This was thought to be a run away for the new Corvette Prototypes. The SunTrust sponsored Corvette was arguably the most beautiful car on the track and also looked to be the fastest. Unfortunately, it broke in the first half […]

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, […]

Carroll Shelby; Innovator

Carroll Shelby; Innovator

Is there anyone who is into cars that doesn’t know who Carroll Shelby is? Have you ever met him in person or listened to him give a talk? I have been fortunate enough to do both. Here is a clip of an interview you might enjoy. It is a good overall and brief snapshop of […]

24 Hours of Le Mans Ford GT 40 engine testing

24 Hours of Le Mans Ford GT 40 engine testing

We sometimes have historical paperwork and videos donated to us which provide invaluable background context to our collector cars. On our sister site, www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com, we have been providing a series of Ford Intra-Comapny memos regarding the development of the 1969 Ford Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II and Boss 429 engine. Prior to jumping into the […]

Vintage Drag Races at Bristol, TN

Vintage Drag Races at Bristol, TN

Here is another of the great vintage drag racing films provided by Tim Lopata of the Forge Muscle Car Show. This includes a feature on Danny Ongais when he was a drag racer before he went Indy Car Racing.

Film of 1911 Indy 500

Film of 1911 Indy 500

Our good friend Tim Lopata of Forge Muscle Car Show fame as done us another huge favor and provided us with this longest film know to exist of the first 2011 Indy 5oo race! This is truly a piece of history for any race fan or car gear-head. Remember, this is 1911, the film is […]

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 […]

Drag Racing at Bristol Tennessee 1970

Drag Racing at Bristol Tennessee 1970

Our friend Tim Lopata has a large collection of vintage racing moving from back in the day and agreed to share some of them with us. Here is one that all of you drag racers will find interesting. It is vintage 1970 lots of action from the Bristol Drag Strip. This is a little long […]

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 […]

Trans Am Racing

Trans Am Racing

The Trans Am racing series from the late 60s and early 70s featured the new Pony cars that were just hitting the market back then. This included the Mustang, Camaro, Barracuda, Challenger and Javelin. There were a few others such as Porsche and the ocassional Firebird. These were the cars designed for the young and […]

2005 Ford GT 40 Road Test

2005 Ford GT 40 Road Test

When the first GT 40s were built by Ford they were legendary in design and accomplishments. I was a Corvette lover at the time and wondered why Chevrolet couldn’t build a Corvette like this for the street. I remember reading an article about how Mr. Ford tried to drive one on the street as his […]

Autographed Cale Yarborough Diecast #21 Cyclone

Autographed Cale Yarborough Diecast #21 Cyclone

Here it is! The #21 Cale Yarborough 1968 Wood Brothers Cyclone diecast in 24th scale detail. Have it Autographed or not your choice. These are ready for pre-order right now but won’t be shipping until December 2011. Order yours now with free shipping at our online Store; just $89 Autographed or $69 without! SOLD OUT, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Corvette ZO6 Mom + Laguna Seca = Laughs

Corvette ZO6 Mom + Laguna Seca = Laughs

I just found this video on YouTube and about wet my pants watching it. A young guy in his C6 ZO6 Corvette takes his mom for a Sunday drive around Laguna Seca race track. Every time they go through the Cork Screw I can’t help but laugh out loud! She is scared silly but loves […]

Indy 500 Museum, 100th Anniversary Winning Cars

Indy 500 Museum, 100th Anniversary Winning Cars

On Memorial Day 2011 the Indy 500 celebrated the 100th year since the first Indy 500 Race was run. There were special events everywhere but in the Museum every winning car was on display! It was a spectacle that could humble any true race fan. Katrina and I were fortunate enough to be able to […]

100th Anniversary of the Indy 500; The People

100th Anniversary of the Indy 500; The People

The infield at the Indy 500 is always a party. Not the best place for a race fan though. We went to our first Indy 500 back in the early 70s and have really enjoyed returning on a regular basis. We don’t go every year but the 100th Anniversary of the first Indy 500 back […]

Indy 500;Dan Weldon wins with front stretch pass

Indy 500;Dan Weldon wins with front stretch pass

We are at the Indy 500 and have lots of photos we will be sharing with you over the next week. We have the museum, previous winning cars including the 1911 first race winner! We have the people of Indy, you won’t believe some of these folks, and there is more. We camped outside turn […]

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. […]

Willys Dream Becomes a Reality

Willys Dream Becomes a Reality

This story was provided by Dave Semel with photos by Mike Hacker; Story edited by Richard Fleener. Back in the 60’s and 70’s drag racing was becoming a popular form of motor sports and Marty Hacker, like most of us, loved to drag race whenever he got a chance. At the track one car would […]

Daytona 500 winning tribute car; Wood Brothers Trevor Bayne

Daytona 500 winning tribute car; Wood Brothers Trevor Bayne

The Daytona 500 is hardly over but we have the Wood Brothers Trevor Bayne 2011 Daytona 500 winning Limited Edition Race Car! This will not be available for shipping until August. However, you can pre-order yours now for $79 including shipping. Obviously we are not sure what this diecast is going to look like or […]

Trevor Bayne and Wood Brothers Win Daytona 500

Trevor Bayne and Wood Brothers Win Daytona 500

Ten years ago we lost Dale Earnhardt but today the Wood Brothers were reborn! I don’t care if you are a Chevy fan, MOPAR addict or a Blue Oval nut you have to appreciate what the Wood Brothers have done at Daytona. They are the history of NASCAR; they are not one of the mega […]

Wendell Scott Race Car goes to High School; Continued

Wendell Scott Race Car goes to High School; Continued

Wendell Scott story continued: The information for this part of the Wendell Scott story is provided by one of our readers. You are going to like what this high school class is doing! By: Chris Overfeld This is a previous project of this Salem, VA High School class! In the first part of the story […]

Wendell Scott by Ned Jarrett

Wendell Scott by Ned Jarrett

We sometimes forget about the history and the stories behind the cars we find and collect. One of the things I love most about car collecting are the people and the stories. Most of us get a kick out of Barn Finds and even strolling through junk yards. We enjoy the vintage iron in its […]

Monster Jam; Monster Trucks

Monster Jam; Monster Trucks

We recently attended our first Monster Truck Monster Jam! We have watched them on TV for sometime now and have even played a computer game or two but have to tell you being there in person is better. Of course we were rooting for the hometown hero, Allen Pezo of Nashville, especially since he had […]

David Pearson and Bobby Allison NASCAR Diecast

David Pearson and Bobby Allison NASCAR Diecast

I have a very limited supply of a very rare duo. If you like vintage NASCAR these have to be on your Christmas list. The first is the Bobby Allison Mercury Cyclone #12 Coke machine and the second is the 1969 Championship winning David Pearson Talladega.These are both extremely well detailed and produced at a […]

1964 Ford Galaxie Lightweight; Larry Davis

1964 Ford Galaxie Lightweight; Larry Davis

We have shown you a lot of cars we saw at the 2010 Forge Muscle Car Show but we have a couple of more you have to see. This one is the Larry Davis 1964 Ford Galaxie factory built Lightweight. There were only 50 built and this is one of the 25 built with a […]

Holman & Moody; Burnouts and Moonshine

Holman & Moody; Burnouts and Moonshine

Most of us will take in a major car show or two a year. This usually means driving a distance out of town or even out of state. It is a weekend of fun and grand cars but then it is a rush back to work and the normal routine. I also know from experience […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Drag Car

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Drag Car

It is so much fun when you hear about some wild car out there in the hinter lands that sounds to good to be true and then you see it for yourself and it is better! When we went to the Ford Talladega Family Reunion I knew a couple of NASCAR Talladegas would be there […]

David Pearson Street Legal NASCAR

David Pearson Street Legal NASCAR

Harlow and his Purolator #21. We love these street legal race cars! Some are real race cars converted over to be driven on the street and provide a wild ride. I did this way back when with a 1965 Corvette dragster that had all aluminum interior, straight axles front and rear plus a 500HP+ 454. […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler History

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler History

This is a continuation of our history of the Ford Talladega, Mercury Spoiler/Spoiler II 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Cale Yarborough Special 428 CJ Ram Air As you may remember, Ford had to build 500 Talladegas to get the body modifications authorized for the track; this was also true with the Spoiler IIs. There was an […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and Spoiler II History

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and Spoiler II History

When Ford began running its Special Order of 1969 Torino Talladegas the Product Development Group over at Mercury wanted its own version of the NASCAR Aero “Going Thing”. By” Rick Ochs and Richard Fleener In a 1969 intra company letter sent to the Production Development Group at Mercury, Ford spelled out what changes were made […]

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 King

Richard Petty NASCAR King

When you talk of the King around race folks most will know you mean Richard “The King” Petty. He won 200 NASCAR races and raced back when the racers bought their cars off the show room and hauled them to the track on a small car trailer behind a pickup much like a dirt track […]

Smokey Yunick

Smokey Yunick

There are a number of pages on our site devoted to the Legend of Smokey Yunick. We will continue to add pages and information as we find it and as we discover more of his cars and inventions. Today we just added a Feature Car page under Race Cars devoted to a couple of his […]

Trans Am Racing Series History on DVD

Trans Am Racing Series History on DVD

When you think of watching a DVD you usually don’t think of history or cars. However, I have a DVD for you that will make you want to delay that trip out to the garage. You will want to sit down in front of the flat screen and pop this sucker into the DVD player […]

Lowering your car the hard way!

Lowering your car the hard way!

In 1969 Ford wanted to lower its Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II race cars so they would corner better and have less aerodynamic drag. However, NASCAR had strict rules about how low the car could be. The officials measured from the bottom of the rocker panel to the race track surface. The light bulb […]

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 […]

Aero Cars on Track at Talladega

Aero Cars on Track at Talladega

By: Richard Fleener This is the last post on the 40th Reunion of the Aero Warriors at the Talladega Super Speedway. The Dodge Daytons, Plymouth Superbirds, Ford Talladegas, Charger 500s and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler IIs all got their chance to recreate that magical time back in 1969 when Stock Cars were Stock Cars and race […]

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 […]

Vintage Racing Darlington Historical Racing Festival

Vintage Racing Darlington Historical Racing Festival

If you are tired of the same old NASCAR boring all look alike cars it is time for you to go to a Vintage Racing event. If you are new to NASCAR or IRL or any other form of motor sport you need to take in a vintage racing event. Doesn’t matter if it is […]

Dirt Track Racing at its best.

Dirt Track Racing at its best.

Check out the hay field behind the track. This facility is inside the City limits of Oskaloosa. Three cheers for the citizens of “Osky” for letting this continue and no complaints about the noise or the dirt. f you want to get up close to racing and have some fun check out your nearest dirt […]

NASCAR Drivers' Meeting Camping World Trucks

NASCAR Drivers’ Meeting Camping World Trucks

We have been watching Rod Hornaday race for a very long time, ever since he drove in the Winston West Series on the west coast. He has always been a hard charger and it was great to see him win a Sam Bass Guitar at Nashville. In yesterday’s post we gave you a recording of […]

Sam Bass Guitar; Nashville Speedway

Sam Bass Guitar; Nashville Speedway

I am sure you have heard all about what punk Kyle Busch did to the beautiful Sam Bass Guitar trophy immediately after the Nationwide race at Nashville. If you haven’t, he smashed it on stage to the horror of most people present. This past weekend the Camping World Trucks were in Nashville for their annual […]

World of Outlaws Race Car

If you have never had the opportunity to take in a World of Outlaws race or have never been to a dirt track in the mid-west here is a video for you. It is an exhibition run of a World of Outlaws race car at the famed half mile dirt track at the Southern Iowa […]

Roush Yates Performance NASCAR Parts now for everyone!

Just received this News Release from Roush Yates Perf Parts and thought some of you racers out there might just be interested. For Immediate Release A new initiative from Roush Yates brings amazing value to all Ford racers Mooresville, NC: Have you ever wondered where all the surplus Ford engine and chassis parts go from […]

NASCAR Drivers' Meeting

NASCAR Drivers’ Meeting

Have you ever wanted to attend a NASCAR drivers’ meeting before the big race? Well now is your chance. I am afraid I can’t send you to a drivers’ meeting but I can do the next best thing. I video recorded an entire drivers’ meeting and it is on our site for you to see […]

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 […]

Highlight of the Memphis Super Chevy Drags 2009

Here is our last video of the Memphis 2009 Super Chevy Drags. Also check out our other videos from the Monster Mopar Weekend and Good Guys Nostalgia Nationals.

Jet Dragster, Memphis Super Chevy Show

Jet Dragster, Memphis Super Chevy Show

If you have never seen a pair of jet dragsters face off on a drag strip put it on your to do list. In the meantime you can take a look at this video shot at the Memphis Super Chevy Show and get a small idea of what you are missing. Just think what it […]

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 […]

Mini Van 1/4 Mile Wheel Stand

Mini Van 1/4 Mile Wheel Stand

Here is another video from the 2009 Memphis Super Chevy Show. This one shows you on a 1/4 mile long wheel standing minivan.

Super Chevy Show, Drag Races 2009

The rain really put the drag racers in their trailers. It seemed as soon as the track was dry it was a signal for the rain to start. In fact on Sunday when a few racers did get on the track the mops came out to dry the track from a weeping crack at the […]

Let's Go Racing!

Let’s Go Racing!

This is toooooo coooool. Check out the nose of Jamie Land’s Modified race car! You will remember Jamie as the guy who sold the Radical Rat Rod to Paul Tracy. Jamie is also into fast race cars and dirt tracks (my kind of guy). He just finished his new car and is ready to race. […]

Riverside International Raceway Museum

Riverside International Raceway Museum

In the mid 80s when I moved to Southern California the first thing I did was get season tickets to Riverside. It was a shrine for me. I grew up seeing it in movies and reading about it in magazines and watching races on TV. Within a few years I had my perfect season tickets […]

IRL Testing at Homestead

In late February we visited the IRL testing at Homestead Florida. It was our first visit to this facility and it certainly will not be our last. We had never given the track much thought because it is so far from almost everyone but it is a terrific facility. You can see the entire track […]

Benny Parson's 1969 Ford Talladega ARCA Race Car

Benny Parson’s 1969 Ford Talladega ARCA Race Car

We have just posted another terrific Feature Car. This one is owned by Barry Miller and is an actual 1968/1969 Holman and Moody. It was the Pole Winner at Daytona in February 1968 at a speed of 179.459 MPH. It led the ARCA 300 for 25 laps until crashing and finishing 22nd. It was one […]

1969 Talladega Tribute to Benny Parsons Video and Photos

1969 Talladega Tribute to Benny Parsons Video and Photos

We just put up a new Feature Car that is very special. It is a tribute to NASCAR legend, Benny Parsons. The video below will give you an idea of what you will see on the Feature Car page. It is a Boss 429 powered street car built for the race track by Rick D. […]

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 […]

Good Guys Nostalgia Nationals Drag Race and Show Video and Photos, Bowling Green, KY 2008

Good Guys Nostalgia Nationals Drag Race and Show Video and Photos, Bowling Green, KY 2008

Last weekend we went to the first ever GoodGuys Nostalgia Nationals in Bowling Green, KY. Not just a car show, not just drag races, not a cruise, not just a swap meet, not just a car coral; IT’S ALL OF THAT! You know when someone says GoodGuys it means class; you know it means hot […]

$.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 […]

Racers Reunion, NASCAR the way it was, the way it Should Be!

Racers Reunion Inaugural Event July 18, 2998 Nashville Music Speedway Take your NASCAR Sprint Cup and keep it on ESPN or where ever it is this weekend I want another Racers Reunion! For all you folks fed up with the goody goody boys in NASCAR and the template built all look a like race cars […]

Cale Yarborough the Music Video!

Cale Yarborough the Music Video!

You have to check this out if you love NASCAR or Cale Yarborough. Our car is even featured in this! Sit back turn up the volume and enjoy this. You will want to watch this more than once. It is real old school.

IRL Indy Cars at Nashville; Scott Dixon Made a Mistake, Got Wet and Won

IRL Indy Cars at Nashville; Scott Dixon Made a Mistake, Got Wet and Won

Indy Car Racing is back! The split between IRL and Cart was terrible. It took Indy Car racing from the top to almost killing it. NASCAR was a second rate series until the split. We just got back from the Nashville race and it was a disappointment. Last year we didn’t get to see one […]

Morgan Shepard you are my Hero; NASCAR Nationwide at Nashville 6/7/2008

Morgan Shepard you are my Hero; NASCAR Nationwide at Nashville 6/7/2008

We just returned from the NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 presented by Dollar General at Nashville Superspeedway on June 7, 2008 in Lebanon, Tennessee. It was a very hot day and the racing was very good. It was a slow start with the hot sun out but when the sun went down the […]

Kyle Busch and his "little shrub hugger" fan

Kyle Busch and his “little shrub hugger” fan

Dear Shifty, I think your name is a typo, there shouldn’t be a “f” in your name! You don’t like him because he is young and a better driver than his Champion team mate Tony Stewart. I like Kyle Busch. I think he has more talent in his little finger than all the other NASCAR […]

What you need to know to see a NASCAR race.

Dear Shifty; My boyfriend invited me to a NASCAR race but I am not sure what to expect. I know nothing about NASCAR. I want to go, so what do I do, what do I wear and what should I know before I go? Signed Fast but no Racer. Dear Fast but no Racer: Your […]