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Cale Yarborough is off to the Museum

Cale Yarborough

 

Dan Gurney Spoiler II at Floyd Garrett Museum
Dan Gurney Spoiler II at Floyd Garrett Museum

 

 

Our Dan Gurney Spoiler II has spent the last 3 years at the Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville TN. Since it is one of our favorite cars it has been a real struggle to leave the car there for that long. While it was there it was spotted by one of the people putting on theĀ Keeneland Concours d’Elegance and as a result we were invited to show it at this years event. That was all the extra motivation we needed to go get “Dan” and bring him back home.

Cale Yarborough Spoiler with Ernie Irvan looking on.
Cale Yarborough Spoiler with Ernie Irvan looking on.

 

Recently I packed up our trailer with our 428 CJ Ram Air Cale Yarborough Spoiler and headed off to Sevierville. After all, what is a Muscle Car Museum without a Ford products Aero Car? Plus taking a car out of the garage made space for the Spoiler II to come back home to. Think there were problems getting Dan fired up to go home? The car had been sitting in the same spot in the Museum for 3 years. I connected the battery, Jason Thompson poured a little gas down the carb and he fired right up! The battery had never been taken out of the car or charged from when I parked it there 3 years ago. I had poured a little gas additive in the tank before taking it to the Museum. Think the 351 isn’t a good way to go for your car? Think again.

Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum; when was the last time you saw two Cyclones next to each other in a Museum?
Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum; when was the last time you saw two Cyclones next to each other in a Museum?

 

Cale Yarborough Spoiler
Cale Yarborough Spoiler

Next time you are in the area make sure to stop in and say hi to newest addition to the Floyd Garrett Muscle Car Museum.

Informational Banner on the Mercury Cyclone Spoiler
Informational Banner on the Mercury Cyclone Spoiler
Spoiler informational banner
Spoiler informational banner

 

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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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