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January 4, 1969 Autoweeks tells all on the New Talladega

Here are the “Breaking News” articles from January 4, 1969. AutoWeek had a lot of coverage on the upcoming 1969 NASCAR season especially on the new aero cars. Jason Thompson should really like this cover of the AutoWeek newspaper; his red Banjo Mathews Talladega Prototype is on the cover and featured inside as well. If you want to read what is inside just go to our Resources Pages for the Talladega; you must be a Team Member to access these pages.

What do you think? Do you like these? Want to see more? Just wasted space and don’t do any more of these? We have many more to do but not if you don’t want to see them. If you like these lets us know. If you have some old publications you would like to share let me know and we will make arrangements to also post them. We want to give you what you want so leave comments below or send an email. Thank you.

Sharing the cover of AutoWeek with the “Maverick” just doesn’t seem like a proper setting for the Talladega.

It was clear that Ford was going racing and that the new NASCAR specs were used to prepare the blueprint for the new Talladega!



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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