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Press Release; New Product

Press Release, New Product

We believe it is important to keep our readers and Team Members up to date on any new developments we come across in the Talladega/Spoiler world. Recently, Nolan Clinard contacted us regarding a new product he is manufacturing that might be of interest to some of you.

It is a tail panel for 68-69 Fairlane-Torino fastback (Sportroof) that spans the rear rails were the bumper bolts to the body. It is designed to fit Fords and not the Mercury cars since it has the opening for the gas tank. Nolan is looking for input regarding the Mercury Cyclone cars which have the fuel filler tube through the driver’s side rear quarter panel.

This picture was supplied by Nolan. I have not seen these in person but would request anyone who has to provide additional input.

The panel is made of 18ga steel, and cut by computer at a modern machine shop. The components are assembled at a professional shop near his hometown.  The price as shown is $250 plus actual cost of shipping.

If you are interested in one of these or would like to offer Nolan some suggestions on panels for our cars his email is: carheart@windstream.net.

If you know of any other parts that are being re-manufactured for our rare cars please let me know and we will be happy to post the information on this site.


Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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  1. I got one from Buntmans about five years ago.I thought I could fill in the filler neck hole and use it on a Cyclone.The flange where the gas tank sits is wider on a Cyclone.I think the tail light panel protrudes to rear more than on a Torino.

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