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Aero Cars Return to Talladega Speedway

Aero Cars Return to Talladega Speedway

One of the reasons we started this site nearly ten years ago was to find ways to have more fun with our cars. Sure it is fun to have some friends over and work on a car or go to a car show and chat with new car folks. We even enjoy going out in […]

Memory Lane Museum

Memory Lane Museum

While participating in the Trump Charlotte Concours d’Elegance in 2018 we took time out to visit the Memory Lane Museum in Mooresville NC. Their web site suggest a little more than the museum delivers. It is contained in a large building and has a lot of cars and related “stuff” in it but the displays […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Wendell Scott Diecast

Wendell Scott Diecast

We have done a couple of posts on Wendell Scott in the past. Click Here for the First and Here for the Second. Wendell Scott was born on August 29th, 1921 in Danville, Virginia. Scott knew early on that he wanted to be his own boss and grew up learning auto and engine repair from […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Darrell Waltrip Mercury #95 Diecast for sale in our Store

Darrell Waltrip Mercury #95 Diecast for sale in our Store

Darrell Waltrip’s storied 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. Ironically, the chassis of this car was that of the original 1967 Ford Fairlane Mario Andretti drove to victory in the 1967 Daytona […]

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. […]

LeeRoy Yarborough Diecast cars are now Shipping!

LeeRoy Yarborough Diecast cars are now Shipping!

The Lee Roy Yarborough diecast is now available for shipping. Order yours now at our online store. You can get the non-autographed car for $69 including shipping or the autographed car with car owner Junior Johnson’s autograph and shipping for $89. I have mine and these are terrific examples of the 1968 NASCAR Mercury Cyclone.

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.

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, […]

1968 Daytona 500

1968 Daytona 500

This weekend Speedweeks in Daytoan begins with the running of the 24 Hours of Daytona. We will be bringing you live photos and video from the track this weekend and more about the excitment of the event next week. Arguably, the Daytona 500 is the big event for most racers. If you are a NASCAR […]

LeeRoy Yarbrough Mercury Cyclone NASCAR Race Car!!!!

LeeRoy Yarbrough Mercury Cyclone NASCAR Race Car!!!!

The Cale Yarborough cars are NOW SHIPPING and better yet; the LeeRoy Yarbrough cars are now available! This is a very exciting release. LeeRoy was one of the best drivers by many accounts but died way too soon. Both autographed (by car owner Junior Johnson) and non-autographed cars will be available. These are now available. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 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 […]

Bobby Allison 1969 Dodge Daytona Race Car

Bobby Allison 1969 Dodge Daytona Race Car

There are few race car drivers that I respect more than Bobby Allison and few race cars that make the juices flow like his number 22 1969 Dodge Dayton. When I heard the sound of that Hemi and looked up and saw the number 22 roar into the Convention Center at the 2010 Forge Muscle […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Another GT 500?

Another GT 500?

Over the last year or so we came across the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500. Not a GT; a GT 500. It is a very rare specimen and you would walk right by most any car you would see thinking it is just another Cyclone GT. You can read all about what we have found […]

The Aero Cars arrive at Daytona; 1969

The Aero Cars arrive at Daytona; 1969

If you are too young to have seen the 1969 Ford Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II or Dodge Charger 500 show up for the Daytona 500 or if your are too old to remember then this video is for you! You will see all the familiar faces and some great old race cars. This is […]

Ford Talladega Signature Car; Bill France prototype

Ford Talladega Signature Car; Bill France prototype

In 1969 Bill France was NASCAR and Ford was after the Manufacturers’ Championship. They had been working all winter on a super speedway killer car, one that would be aerodynamic and dominate the high banks of Daytona and the new Talladega track. Nine  Ford Talladega prototypes were built to test the cars potential. It was […]

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.

Benny Parsons Boss 429 Talladega Tribute Car

This is a car that has been on the site in our Feature Car section for almost a year now but we just added some updated photos and information. This is one of the nicest and wildest 1969 Ford Talladega cars you will ever find. I won’t repeat the story you can visit our page […]

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 […]

Ford King Cobra and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II; Ford Prototypes for NASCAR

Ford King Cobra and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II; Ford Prototypes for NASCAR

If you ever wonder what might have been when it comes to cars from the factory; we just added two cars to our Feature Car pages that you will want to check out. The first is the 1970 Ford King Cobra. It is a wild and fast 1970 Ford Torino prototype that was to be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Feature Car: 1969 Dodge Charger 500

New Feature Car: 1969 Dodge Charger 500

Make sure you check out our Feature Car Page and visit the 1969 Dodge Charger 500. This is the aero car that Dodge built for NASCAR racing in 1969. Not the winged Daytona but the 500. Read about it and see this beautiful example owned by Jerry and Ann Narramore. We saw this car at […]

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 […]

Modified Street Legal 1936 Coupe Dirt Track Race Car

Modified Street Legal 1936 Coupe Dirt Track Race Car

Growing up I lived for the summer Wednesday night stock car races at the Mahaska County Fair Grounds in Oskaloosa, Iowa. I still do. I have been trying to find a good dirt track with that kind of racing for years. I don’t know that I ever will. The 50s and 60s in the mid-west […]

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 […]

Muscle Car update on the 1968 Cyclone GT 500

If you are a regular visitor to this site you already know my search for the real information on the 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 of which only 60 were ever built. The visitors to this site are the very best. I ask and you respond. Since the first of the year I have had […]

Moving Cars from Los Angeles to Tennessee or moving from LA to Hee Haw!

Moving Cars from Los Angeles to Tennessee or moving from LA to Hee Haw!

The story of two married California urbanites that think Tennessee is the place you odda be! Since we just revised the web site and some of you are new to what we are doing I thought you might like a little history on how we got here. The following is a brief, light hearted update. […]

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 […]

Talladega International Motor Sports Hall of Fame Tour

Talladega International Motor Sports Hall of Fame Tour

Last winter Katrina and I decided to go On Tour for a day in the ZO6. It is an easy 4 hour cruise from our home to the Talladega Speedway . We jumped on the interstate, set the cruise control and a way we went. It was a warm Southern December day but overcast. We […]

$.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 […]

Racers' Reunion in Nashville

Racers’ Reunion in Nashville

This was a great event. The inaugural Racers’ Reunion with the old school NASCAR guys and cars. Held July 18, 2008 in Nashville. Watch in the next day or two we will have photos of the race, autograph session, qualifying, after race and VIDEOS as well as Trophy Girls!. You  will not want to miss […]

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.

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 […]

The Legend: What is this site all about?

The Legend: What is this site all about?

According to the Webster Dictionary A legend is a “non-historical or unverifiable story handed down by tradition from earlier times and popularly accepted as historical”; legendary is likewise defined as “celebrated or described in legend”. The right stories can make any car Legendary. Part of the fun and mystique of owning collector cars are 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 […]

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 […]

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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 white 58 Chevy. In fact it still has the old paint from when it was new. Can […]

Help; Does Anyone Know What I've Got?

Help; Does Anyone Know What I’ve Got?

HELP!!!! I have what is called a 68 Mercury Cyclone GT 500 with a Marti Report to document what it is. The car is so far gone it is difficult to know what it is suppose to look like. The Marti Report says only 60 GT 500s were built. I have no idea what this […]

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 […]