Today, we continue with another Ford and Mercury Speedway Newsletter article from the past. Part 1 is being published today with Part 2 running next Monday. Again we thank Steve Marek for providing these historical documents for our use.
As the 2013 Daytona 24 Hours just ended and the Speedweek is fast approaching it is appropriate to look back at what was happening in 1968/69 with the Ford aero cars. The Ford Talladega made its debut at the 1969 Daytona race and the Mercury Cyclone Spoiler was in production but the Spoiler II was yet to be built. It would appear a few months later with a couple of Talladega drivers switching over to the arguably faster Spoiler II. Who were they and when did the Spoiler II first race in NASCAR? As you read through the story look for a couple of familiar names you might recognise from current day activities in the Registry.
CAUTION: SOME OF THE PRODUCTION NUMBERS USED IN THIS ARTICLE ARE OUR OF DATE AND INCORRECT.
TO BE CONTINUED