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Art of the Muscle Car Collector’s Edition

1969 Ford Talladega
1969 Ford Talladega

A new version of the book, Art of the Muscle Car, has just been released by Motorbooks. Both the original edition and this new version are available on Amazon. The newest version is called Art of the Muscle Car Collector’s Edition although you will not see that name appear on the book anywhere. The two versions are very similar but the new one contains some fold outs and some prints in the back cover pocket suitable for framing. Although the book is beautiful and does contain a very few new photos it remains full of inaccuracies and mistakes. The most glaring being a 1966 El Camino referred to as a 1969; there is no excuse for this in a book of this quality, especially in its second edition.

1969 Cale Yarborough Spoiler
1969 Cale Yarborough Spoiler

The errors do not end there. We were honored to have three of our cars in both books. Unfortunately, the descriptions of the Cale Yarborough Spoiler and Dan Gurney Spoiler II remain scrambled from the first edition. Any novice reading this book for details about out care will likely be more confused about what is a Spoiler and what is a Spoiler II than before they read the text.

Still, the photos are worth the price of the book and just read the information contained inside with an open mind and don’t believe everything you read!

1969 Dan Gurney Spoiler II
1969 Dan Gurney Spoiler II
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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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