By: Richard Fleener
When Katrina and I decided to start the Talladega Spoiler Registry we had a lot of reservations. For one, there have been many attempts to register these cars before. Some attempts were better than others and the printed Cyclone Spoiler-Talladega Registry by Mark Moses completed in 1994 has been the standard reference document for all Blue Oval Aero Car owners for years. Unfortunately, it has not been updated since that time; over 15 years ago.
In the past I have attempted to register cars we have owned (everything from Corvettes to the Aero Cars, Cougars and Mustangs, to our AMX and others) with the same result. You send your information in but never see anything back. Someday someone might tell you how many cars they have in their registry but it is next to impossible to get any details.
We therefore had two primary goals when we began work on our Registry. First, it had to be online with data available at anytime and constantly up to date. Second, we wanted to make more people aware of these cars and their importance to racing and the automotive world in general. We did this to some degree with our other website LegendaryCollectorCars.com and we were encouraged by the results we obtained.
Over the years Katrina and I have worked hard to obtain TV coverage and magazine articles on the Ford Aero and have achieved more successes than we ever imagined possible. However, today I was blown away when I opened my April issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines magazine and saw the following announcement!
We truly believe that the Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II cars are on the verge of being discovered by the main stream auto enthusiasts and we want to be there to help them, and you, enjoy these cars to the fullest. We hope you will join us and be part of our Team Membership there are even more benefits on the way that we will be announcing in a couple of weeks.