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If you have attended any of the previous Talladega Family Reunions you are more than likely familiar with the Keewee Robert Pegler from New Zealand. He has attended several, sometimes with a car and sometimes without. Either way he is one of our most enthusiastic members and everyone has a good time if Robert is around. His passion for the Ford Aero Cars has really taken off and has now even spread to include the MOPAR competition.

A recent article appeared in the New Zealand magazine NZV8 with a beautiful multi page article on the cars Robert, his brother and his friends have put together in New Zealand. The magazine article is very well down with some excellent photos. I highly suggest you check out their web site you will likely see some cars you have never seen before as well as some American Iron you will be jealous of!

 

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Robert can now conduct his own private little Aero Was of his own, he owns one of each. Robert, are you still a Ford guy or have you now switched over to the MOPAR camp?

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It does not appear that Robert has been bitten by the “it has to be original” bug and is man enough to modify some of his cars. I have seen photos of a Talladega of his being done in the David Pearson Blue and Gold. Sure hope that one makes it to the Talladega Reunion in 2014.

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I love the Mercury Spoiler II cars  with their factory two tone paint but I must admit to lusting after this red and black example of Andrew’s (Roberts brother).

 

 

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If you are going to own a MOPAR you couldn’t ask for one to have more fun in than a red one with black tail stripe and wing.

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Richard

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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