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Remember the Talladega Drag Racer with Torino Nose?

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Do you remember the story we did almost 3 years ago about the Talladega with the Torino nose? The one drag raced by Sunday School teacher Skip McFarland? I will tell you the rest of the story in due time but let me tell you I am 99.9% sure we found it! I tried to purchase the car a year ago but the deal fell apart. It is now in a new home in Middle TN. All the details and photos will be provided once we get a good look at the car and remain convinced it is the missing car that gave up its front end and saved another Talladega’s life. You can read that story by clicking here.


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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One Comment

  1. The suspense is building, Dick. I’m looking forward to your story and more pictures.

    Does the “Skip Car” have staggered rear shocks, re-rolled rocker panels along with engine & power steering coolers?

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