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Ford Company Photos from 1969

I recently received some photos from Gerry Bonanni who is a Senior Engineer , Ford Paint and Body Repair for Ford Paint and Body Technology Center. These are similar to some of the cars seen in an old video that some of you might have seen on Facebook. There are some really cool cars here including some of the Bunkie Knudsen Yellow Talladega and the King Cobra.

Even though they aren’t all aero cars I think it is very interesting that all these rare Ford factory toys were out on the street just sitting in Kar Kraft’s front yard back in 1969. It makes you realize there were some real car guys at Ford back in the day and they must have been having a blast.

Check these photos out and look at them closely for things that might suprise you.

King Cobra undercover!

Boss 302 Trans Am car for Smokey Yunick!

Look closely


See hand written note at bottom of photo? How about the sign on the building?

Can Am was a great series, wish it still existed.

Anyone know who is walking down the sidewalk?


Bunkie Knudsen car, check out the side exhaust. I wonder who was driving the Corvette?

First a Corvette, now there is the nose of a Corvair hanging out with all the Big Blue Oval Dogs!



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. How about it, anyone else have some old photos to share? I know John Craft has a lot of NASCAR photos he has provided…I will pull some of them out one of these days.
    Anyone else?

    1. Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me with advice, I have come across some photos of some vintage ford cars. Am assuming these particular photos were sent to dealers before they were released.. They were sent from the ford division public relations the address was Dearborn mich (I think it’s in the states) they give the dates of when they were going to be released on Wednesday sept 18 1969. There are all different cars, also showing the enterior.
      I have been searching on the Internet but can’t seem to get any information about them,the photos are in beautiful condition. I would love to post them on here but not sure how to send them. So if anyone can tell me how to go about it. I am sure you would love to see them.
      Best wishes

  2. Man that’s cool!
    I also noticed a 69 mustang in the background parked at the house across the way (picture with the Vette)…can you imagine living so close to that place and having a mustang…Oh the trouble i’d have gotten into!!
    yeah buddy …I’d have my own cell at the station for speeding tickets!!
    Good thing i’m in Southern Jersey…I think?!

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