I know most of you have some project underway, just finished one or are about to start a new one. The other thing I know is most of the people who visit this site like to see what others are doing. With that in mind I am adding a new regular feature on our Talladega Spoiler Registry called “What Are You Working On? This is our first example. Although this site is limited to Talladega and Spoilers and related cars if you own one of these cars and have a related project we will let you post it here to. Blue Oval projects are preferred but if it is a good one we might accept some of the other brands.
We are going to start off with TWO cars both owned by Robert Pegler of New Zealand. Many of you will remember Robert when he and his Keywee friends visited the States during the Talladega Reunion in 2004 at Talladega Speedway. He has been back just about every year. Although these cars are being built in GA I am sure they will soon be tearing up the streets of New Zealand.
According to the team at Impatient Creations, Robert will be orchestrating this special build from New Zealand where the car will be delivered. One car is the rare Talladega SuperSpeedway car; the second is a equally rare Dan Gurney Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II. The original engine was long gone, so the opportunity to build an incredible Resto-Ride presented itself. Robert wants the exterior to look like Cale Yarbrough just stepped out of his race car, but run better and retain a comfortable interior. Robert selected a new 4-cam 4.6 Fuel Injected engine with stacked DC&O injection system, 6-speed transmission, and comfort fitting seats.
These cars are valuable and rare as originals but when one presents itself a less than restorable it makes for a terrific platform for a wild driver. Like the old saying goes: “Anyone can restore a car, it takes a real man to cut one up.” I am anxious to see this car hit the streets here in the states before it heads downunder.
The second car is a Talladega and will be a great garage mate to the Cale Yarborough race car clone. It will be done up the same way but as a David Pearson Talladega! The car below IS NOT Robert’s car but was the inspiration for his creation.
As found, the project Talladega had been sitting for many years and in need of a lot of work.
The body did appear to be very solid and a great starting point for a project meeting Robert’s plans.
As shown by the date in the photo, the car was in race trim colors in late Novemeber of 2011. As soon as we get updates from Robert on these two car we will keep you posted.