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What are You Working On? Look Who Will be at Keeneland; Part 4!

 

Tiny Lund Tribute car by Rich Turner
Tiny Lund Tribute car by Rich Turner

This is a “two-fur”. We have been bringing you updates on Rich Turner and his Tiny Lund tribute race car. We also have been bringing you regular reports on what cars you will be able to see at the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance in Lexington, KY on July 19, 2014.

Tiny Lund Tribute car by Rich Turner
Tiny Lund Tribute car by Rich Turner
Real Tiny Lund Cyclone race car.
Real Tiny Lund Cyclone race car.

Rich just had the car lettered by an original old school NASCAR sign painter and it looks terrific. Rich and his car will also be attending the Concours d’Elegance this year along with other hand selected cars. If you want to get up close and friendly with the Tiny Lund car this will be your chance. Rich has done an outstanding job with this car. He said virtually every part of the car has been modified other than the glass! These may have been “Stock Cars” back in the day and were obviously much more stock than today’s NASCARs but they were still far from stock.

Tiny Lund Tribute car by Rich Turner
Tiny Lund Tribute car by Rich Turner

Original NASCAR Grand National Stock Cars are very rare. It is a great service that people like Rich Turner and John Craft perform to restore these old car or faithfully build a tribute car for those of us who have never seen the originals. I admired these cars back in the day but being a product of the midwest seeing one of these Grand National Cars was limited to when they become old and pushed down to the local dirt tracks. They were the hot ride on these small half mile tracks but by this time they were not the cars of their glory days.

Tiny Lund Tribute car by Rich Turner
Tiny Lund Tribute car by Rich Turner

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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