As you know, 2014 is the 45th Anniversary of the Ford Aero Cars. Yes, it has been 45 years since the Ford Talladega and Mercury Spoiler II set the pace on the NASCAR Superspeedways. It was a very special time and the 45th Anniversary year will also be a special year. We would like to hear some of your personal stories about these cars or your personal experiences at the 1969 races. If you are too young to have been there but have some great second hand stories handed down from friends or relatives please pass those along as well.
Stories of your experiences with your car(s) since that time are also welcome. I know we all have some. If you are a little shy about writing just send along some of the basic info and we will put into a Post for the site. Think of it this way, if you don’t send me your stories to share then I am going to have to bore you with mine! Send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOW, for our first Announcement; on July 19, 2014 we will be participating with a very special show in Lexington, KY. It will be the 10th Anniversary of the Keeneland Concourse d Elegance. We are limited to the number of cars that can participate in the formal display. This is an invitation only show and we have all the cars identified and confirmed for the show. There will be one of every color of 1969 Ford Talladega including the first and last production cars. There will also be one of every version of the 1969 Mercury Spoiler and Spoiler II cars. In addition there will be some other Specials and even a couple of race cars. We will be telling you more about each of the cars selected over the next few months.
We would like to make this the Talladega Family Reunion event for the year and include everyone. The Keeneland folks put on an excellent Concours and are super to work with. We are investigating the possibility of having reserved parking near our display for anyone with one of the Ford Aero cars to have a mini-show outside the Concours. They have done this in previous years with great support from participants as well as spectators. They draw a big crowd. If you would be interested in participating in this way please let me know as soon as possible. Contact me at: email@example.com. We also have an event hotel identified and would like to have a night before the Concours gathering and a “bench racing” meet at the hotel after the Concours for anyone interested.
This is not the only big announcement for 2014 but it is the first and we will tell you about another right after the New Year!