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Rad Rods and Talladegas by Troy

Previously, we showed you some progress pics of the Talladega style custom being built by Rad Rods by Troy. It is not a true Talladega and did not start life as a Talladega but is rather built in the style of a Talladega. I happen to think it is great. It also will hopefully help bring even more attention to the real cars that we all love so much. Check out the Rad Rods web site by clicking here. If you look around their site you can also find tons of build photos for the car that will blow your mind. I especially like that they use the same two tone paint style as the race cars and a scoop similar to the Spoiler/Spoiler II street cars. Suppose we could ever get this car to a Reunion?

Here are some photos courtesy of their site.

You think your Dega bumper is trick, look at the work in this one!

Check out that engine!




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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