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What are you working on? Lou Whitfield

 

New paint for Lou and Erin's Gurney.

 

 

A lot of you already know Lou and his wife Erin. They have been into the Ford aero cars for a very long time. Lou and Erin have built some great cars over the years and have never been hung up on driving the cars or building them to drive. Their most recent project a Dan Gurney Spoiler has been covered on this site in the past but the project has turned a corner and starting to provide hints of the final product. The goal is to have the car completed by next year and drive it and their other car from their home in California to the Talladega Reunion!

This is a 351 Windsor with Air! Now this is going to be one sweet street machine.

 

Here are the most recent photos provided by Lou.

 

351 Windsor

 

1969 Mercury Cyclone Dan Gurney Spoiler

 

Refinished trunk

 

Engine Compartment

 

Completely redone underside.

 

 

 

 

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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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2 Comments

  1. Nice work Lou.Erin is lucky to have you doing such a great job. Looks great even with the rollers on it.

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