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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2015 Calendar Photo Opportunity for Your Car

2015 Calendar Photo Opportunity for Your Car

We are doing a 2015 Calendar for our sister site www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com.  If you own or have some outstanding photos of a 1969 Ford Talladega or Mercury Cyclone Spoiler/Spoiler II you have an opportunity to have them published in a first class calendar. The time to send them in is very limited. You have until October 15, […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2014 Calendars are Here

2014 Calendars are Here

We have a very limited number of our 2014 Calendar featuring various Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and Spoiler II cars. These range from show cars to ones ready for the crusher. I have included a couple of sample pages for your consideration. This calendar is intended to hang on you office or garage […]

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 […]

Dyno Wars at Shelby American won by a Boss 429 Talladega

Dyno Wars at Shelby American won by a Boss 429 Talladega

I just received an email from friend Rick Stanton regarding his Benny Parson Tribute Talladega. Most of you are familar with Rick and his beautiful maroon Talladega. We have it featured on our Feature Car pages and it has also been featured in Hot Rod magazine.  Most of us Aero Car people talk a lot about […]

2013 Legendary Collector Cars Calendar Now Available

2013 Legendary Collector Cars Calendar Now Available

We are now shipping the last of our 2013 Calendars for Legendary Collector Cars. These are printed on high quality paper and feature some of the cars that appeared on our web site this year. They are the typical wall calendar size in full color with professional quality photos on every page (see samples). These have been printed […]

J Foyt Autographed Diecast Now Available!!!!!!!

J Foyt Autographed Diecast Now Available!!!!!!!

This is one you MUST HAVE!!!!!  Order yours today. Click Here to visit our Online Store. AJ Foyt Autopgraphed Diecast 1969 Ford Talladega Anthony Joseph “A.J.” Foyt, Jr., (born January 16, 1935) raced in numerous genres of motorsports. He is the only driver to win the Indianapolis 500 (which he won four times), the Daytona […]

What Are You Working On?

What Are You Working On?

I know most of you have some project underway, just finished one or are about to start a new one. The other thing I know is most of the people who visit this site like to see what others are doing. With that in mind I am adding another feature on our Legendary Collector Car site called […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bunkie Knudsen Talladega Restoration Unveiled at Forge Muscle Car Classic

Bunkie Knudsen Talladega Restoration Unveiled at Forge Muscle Car Classic

We just returned from another fantastic Forge Muscle Car Classic in Sevierville, TN. The car count was low but the quality was high. This year as last the show incorporated the Talladega Family Reunion for all Ford Talladega and Spoiler cars. There were over 20 of these fabulously rare cars in attendance and had center […]

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 […]

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. […]

Bunkie Knudsen Yellow 1969 Ford Talladega

Bunkie Knudsen Yellow 1969 Ford Talladega

George Troell (deceased) and his prized “Bunkie Knudsen” Talladega I have said it many times: “The people are what make the cars so much fun.” Yes, I love the thrill of acceleration that pushes you back in your seat, and the beauty of the car’s lines as well as the physical sensations of cornering on […]

Ford Talladega Family Reunion 2011; Including Mercury Spoiler & Spoiler II

Ford Talladega Family Reunion 2011; Including Mercury Spoiler & Spoiler II

It is time to once again to prepare for the 1969 Ford Talladega Family Reunion. No, this is not a bunch of redneck Alabama native family members getting together to drink moonshine; well maybe just a couple. If you are new to this site you should know we are really into the 1969 Ford brand […]

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 […]

Ford Talladega and Mercury Spoiler Details

Ford Talladega and Mercury Spoiler Details

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

Ford Talladega Banjo Matthews Prototype

Ford Talladega Banjo Matthews Prototype

Without question this was the standout car at the First Annual Ford Talladega Family Reunion held in conjunction with the 2010 Forge Muscle Car Show. This car was restored by and is owned by Jason Thompson. Jason also owns the another unrestored Talladega prototype, a white Banjo Matthews car. Ford built this car on September […]

First Annual 1969 Ford Talladega Family Reunion Participants

First Annual 1969 Ford Talladega Family Reunion Participants

The car in front is the Banjo Matthews Prototype, the white car is the very First Production Talladega, the maroon car is the Last Production Talladega. I will start off apologizing for anyone I missed at the show. There were some beautiful and exceptional cars in attendance. I tried to get a picture of every […]

Ford Talladega Family Reunion

Ford Talladega Family Reunion

Just one week from now the first ever Ford Talladega Family Reunion will be getting underway. It is being held in conjunction with the Forge Muscle Car Show in Kingsport, TN. You never know at these kinds of events who will and who will not make it but here are some of the cars we […]

Banjo Mathews Talladega Prototype

Banjo Mathews Talladega Prototype

The Talladega Family Reunion is going full blast and the cars are getting ready. You will remember the prior article we did on the Banjo Mathews car a few weeks back. Well, Jason and Clarence Thompson have been hard at work and we have an update for you. Here is what it looked like back […]

Ford Talladega Art Work

Ford Talladega Art Work

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that Legendary Collector Cars announces the first of our very limited edition 1969 Ford Talladega Artist Prints. These 3 prints are the first of the “Legendary Collector Car Series”. Each print in the series will be had signed and numbered by the artist. Each print will come with […]

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 […]

Marti Report, Ford Documentation and more; Talladega Prototype

Marti Report, Ford Documentation and more; Talladega Prototype

Continued from: Building the Ford Talladega Prototypes by Rick Ochs We have been talking a lot lately about the two rare 1969 Ford Talladega prototypes known as the Banjo Matthew’s cars and today we have even more. The paperwork that follows is the same kind of things you should be looking for on your cars. […]

Building the Ford Talladega Prototypes, by Rick Ochs

Building the Ford Talladega Prototypes, by Rick Ochs

The following article was provided by Rick Ochs; a fellow who loves the Ford Talladega. Unlike many of us who also admire these cars, Rick is the Guru when it comes to the real details. Here is his historical research and perspective on the two very rare Banjo Matthew’s prototype Talladega cars. In August of […]

White Banjo Matthews Prototype Ford Talladega

White Banjo Matthews Prototype Ford Talladega

This is another rare Ford Talladega Prototype once owned by Banjo Matthews and headed to the Forge Muscle Car Show this fall. This car is shown in its current condition, dust and all. It has been in hiding for years and was recently pulled out of storage and placed in Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum […]

Two Ford Talladega Prototypes for Banjo Matthews; an Update

Two Ford Talladega Prototypes for Banjo Matthews; an Update

We have been keeping you posted on the very special and very rare Ford Talladegas that will be appearing at the Forge Muscle Car Show In Kingsport, TN on October 1 and 2, 2010. Now we have even more info. The owners, Jason and Clarence Thompson, have provided us with a few new pics of […]

69 Ford Talladega Family Reunion: Benny Parsons ARCA Car

69 Ford Talladega Family Reunion: Benny Parsons ARCA Car

We are only three months away from the first ever 1969 Ford Talladega Family Reunion. It will be held in conjunction with the Forge Muscle Car Show in Kingsport, Tennessee on October 1 and 2, 2010. Because it is a “Family Reunion” the Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and Spoiler II cars are also invited and will […]

Bill France Sr. Ford Talladega Autograph Car

Bill France Sr. Ford Talladega Autograph Car

We have some very notable 1969 Ford Talladegas registered for the Forge Muscle Car Show on October 1 and 2 of 2010. The very first Ford Talladega Family Reunion will be held in conjunction with the ever popular Forge Muscle Car Show. One of those very special Talladegas will be the Bill France Senior Signature […]

Last Production Talladega at Forge Muscle Car Show

Last Production Talladega at Forge Muscle Car Show

The Ford Talladega “Family Reunion” will be held in conjunction with the Forge Muscle Car show on October 1 and 2, 2010 in Kingsport Tennessee. The Feature car at the show this year is the 1969 Ford Talladega. Among the special Talladega cars that will be featured are the first production and last production Talladegas. […]

1969 Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Page

1969 Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Page

There are a lot of articles on this site about the 1969 Ford Talladega and Mercury Spoiler/Spoiler II. We love these cars and this year, for the first ever, a Talladega (and Mercury Spoiler II) Family Reunion will be held in conjunction with the Forge Muscle Car show. As a result we have added an new […]

Banjo Matthews Prototype Ford Talladega to appear at Forge Muscle Car Show

Banjo Matthews Prototype Ford Talladega to appear at Forge Muscle Car Show

The “Banjo Mathews Prototype Ford Talladega” will be at the Talladega Reunion in the Forge Muscle Car Show this coming October 1 and 2 in Kingsport, Tennessee. This is only one of the very rare Ford Talladegas that will be featured at this show. This car has been unseen for decades and is now undergoing […]

Boss Nine Ford Talladega BURNOUT

Boss Nine Ford Talladega BURNOUT

We usually don’t get into posting Bunouts but we decided to make an exception to see what you think. Here is the same Ford Talladega that is posted on our Feature Car page doing a burnout.

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 […]

Ford Talladega/Mercury Spoiler II Hood Release Project

If you own a Talladega or Spoiler II you will want to read our new Project on our Project Car Page. If your car has an interior hood release you might also be interested in this project. Because of the special extended noses on the Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II the factory had […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Welcome Legendary Collector Cars Blog

Welcome Legendary Collector Cars Blog

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