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Talladega-Spoiler Quiz # 2

Answer for Quiz # 1:

That’s Fred Lorenzen in Junior Johnson’s Talladega at the 1970 Southern 500 at Darlington. He started 9th and finished 33rd. It was a one shot deal.┬áNot sure where LeeRoy was that day.

Question for Quiz # 2:

Fred was one of only a handful of drivers to campaign both Fomoco and Mopar aero cars (and both Boss 429s and 426 Hemis). Can you name the others?

Answer will be provided next week.

Richard

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. Lee Roy was coming within a few laps of winning the inaugural California 500 Indy car race in Ontario, CA.

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