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Talladega-Spoiler Quiz # 3

Bobby Allison drove a winged MOPAR but his FOMCO ride was a short nose Mercury!

Question from last week, 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 to Quiz #2:

Chargin’ Charlie Glotzbach drove Smokey’s Talladega (Dixie 500 Atlanta, 1969) and, of course, his winged Dodges. Bobby Unser drove Smokey’s Talladega and the Nichels Superbird in USAC. Of course we can’t forget Richard Petty in his Petty Blue Talladega and then on to the Supberbird in 1970. Others include James Hylton and Fred Lorenzen, NASCAR drivers that qualify for sure. John Craft provided this question and answers with the help of Doug Schellinger of the Daytona Superbird Club.

Question Quiz # 3:

 What is the correct color of paint for the spoiler on the Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and Spoiler II cars when they left the factory?


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. This paint was “Low Gloss” or some paint company’s call it Semi Gloss ……GM as well as Ford called it “High-Performance Black” on the cans My paint books show a match to it as Ditzer DDL 9431 with SW 1 part T1f271 Flattiening agent. Thing is this paint is difficult to get do to new Federal laws outlawed it.
    In 1982 Muscle Car Classics did a match game story and they state “Best Match” as Ditzer 9381 again outlawed….but you can find it on e-bay now and than at 400 dollars a quart or more…..there is a company selling a copy of it on e-bay….look under Mustang Paint.

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