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Nashville Auto Fest 2018

Nashville Auto Fest 2018

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

Learn about the Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird

Learn about the Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird

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

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! […]

Who Went 200 MPH First?

Who Went 200 MPH First?

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

Aero Car Values

Aero Car Values

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

Second Round of Aero Cars Going Up for Auction at Mecum

Second Round of Aero Cars Going Up for Auction at Mecum

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

Chrysler Power Magazine

Chrysler Power Magazine

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

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona #15

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona #15

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

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona #14

Project Nuremberg Dodge Daytona #14

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

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

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

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

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona first to do 200 MPH

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona first to do 200 MPH

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

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car - Part 5

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car – Part 5

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

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car - Part 4

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car – Part 4

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

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car - Part 3

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Project Car – Part 3

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

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Background-Part 2

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Background-Part 2

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

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Background-Part 1

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Background-Part 1

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

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 […]

Aero Cars at the 2011 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Brickyard 400-Video 1

Aero Cars at the 2011 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Brickyard 400-Video 1

One of the highlights for us this year was having the opportunity to drive our 1969 Ford Talladega on the Legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I have been attending races at the Speedway off and on since the early 70s but never imagined that I would one day have the opportunity to drive my car on […]

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 […]

Mug n' Bun + Speed and Wings

Mug n’ Bun + Speed and Wings

What would you do if you and the family went out on a Friday night to the local Mug n’ Bun, A&W or Dairy Queen for a little summer fast food and found yourself surrounded by fabulous and rare Superspeedway Muscle Cars from the late 60s? That is just what happened to some folks in […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Wellborn Muscle Car Museum

Wellborn Muscle Car Museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sonic Drive-in Muscle Car Heaven

Sonic Drive-in Muscle Car Heaven

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

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 […]

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

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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

Monster MOPAR Weekend XXIV Gateway International Raceway St Louis

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

$.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 […]

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II what makes it so great?

1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II what makes it so great?

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