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1969 Performance Promotion and Racing Plans; Dec. 11, 1968

Racing is all about winning, or is it? For the driver it is, but for the manufacturer it is all about publicity and selling more cars. This Intra Company memo for the L/M Division dated December 11, 1968 gives us a little insight into the 69 racing program. It is a follow up to the December 6th Intra Company memo we published previously. On Mondays for the next few weeks we will be bringing you more of these insider communications, make sure to check back regularly for otherĀ useful information.

 

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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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