If you are a regular to this site then you are no stranger to the Banjo Matthews Prototype that Jason and Clarence Thompson restored. They sold this car at the Barrett Jackson Auction Scottsdale 2o12. Before it was sold freelance photographer Al Rogers took numerous photos of the car and as a result there will be at least three magazine articles published on the car this year. The first is in Canadian Hot Rods. You can read this article by Clicking on this Link.
The Red Banjo Car was premiered at our first Talladega Spoiler Family Reunion in 2010. It was was a blown away hit with everyone who has ever seen it since. Not only is it a fantastic car and terrific restoration it is an unbelievable accomplishment for the Thompsons. When you see what they started with there should be no reason you aren’t out there working on saving your rare Talladega or Spoiler II.
Unfortunately, I don’t believe this car has been seen in public since it was sold. It is a remarkable piece of workmanship and a very important part of the Talladega/Ford history and should be out being seen. I hope we might see this car back at some of our Talladega Spoiler Family Reunions in the future.