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Over the next couple of weeks we will be taking a look at what the Speedway Fords and Mercurys newsletter had to say about the 1970 Mercury. Although we don’t register these cars on this site there was a 1970 Mercury Spoiler and of course David Pearson had more than a little success racing his Purolator Mercury. Inside this article there is a reference to the 1969 Mercury Spoiler II front fenders compared to the 1970 Spoiler. I think you Mercury fans will find it very interesting. Our cars’ racing heritage had an impact on the next year’s model.

Thank you to Steve Marek for making these articles available to all of us!



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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