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What are you working on?

We like to hear from each of you on what your current projects are even if they aren’t a Talladega or Spoiler/Spoiler II. One of our most active Team Members, Marty Burke has two projects I think any of us would be proud to have in our garage.

First up is a black Cyclone he took in on trade for his 1968 1/2 Mustang.  It has been in the Dallas/Ft Worth area all of its life. It was bought new by a doctor who then sold it to another docter in 1995. The second owner passed away and Marty basically got it through the estate via an intermediary who bought the Mustang. It wasn’t cheap but it is a really nice car.

It is a 1969 Cyclone R code, automatic, air and POWER WINDOWS. It has a numbers matching motor which he is now rebuilding. Marty is the third owner of this jewel.

Marty has had this Torino GT for about 15 years but just recently decided to restore it. It is a 1969 Torino GT Q code with automatic and is a beautiful rare Black Jade /white bucket seats. To top it all off it is a numbers matching motor. The Marti Report states it is 1 of 1!

He purchase it in Ennis TX along with another R code Cyclone. Being head judge for the Fairlane Club what could he do but a complete concourse restoration on it using mostly NOS parts. I bet this will be one of the best in the Country when Marty is done with it.


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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