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The Daily News Journal Newspaper pays us a Visit

By Richard

It is not often that a newspaper calls you up and asks for an opportunity to do an article on you and your wife. As a City Planning Consultant most of the time in the past when I got a phone call from a newspaper or TV station they were looking for a sensational story on a new land development project or blighted neighborhood. However, the local Murfreesboro newspaper, The Daily News Journal, recently called and wanted to know about our farm and our miniature donkey, Topper, that won Best of Breed at one of the biggest shows in the Country, The Celebration. Once they discovered I also worked with the miniature donkeys and that Katrina also likes the cars we collect they wanted to do a feature on us.

Wow, was I surprised when I opened up today’s paper and there at the top of the front page was me and one of our cars! Now, the rest of it was more of a SHOCK than a surprise. It seems that after spending an hour or so on the farm and taking lots of photos and recording the entire interview the reported took this opportunity to let me know that Katrina is married to James! I always thought she was married to me!

Ok, so it was a typical newspaper mistake….remember don’t believe everything you read. Other than that one glaring error the article was very flattering and very appreciated. Since I am not worried about our marriage or some guy named James, I decided to share it with all of you. Hope you enjoy what our local paper had to say about us.

Just remember, where ever it says “James” it should say “Richard” and read the entire article carefully there is a Talladega connection that is very important.







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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