It is time to take care of a little house keeping. I gotten so far behind that summer is going to pass me by like a Talladega passing a Superbird!
The car season is well underway with lots of events every weekend, some of which are really big. With the 50th anniversary of the Mustang there seem to be Ford events everywhere you turn. Our two big events for this year are the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance July 19th in Lexington KY and the Talladega Reunion at the Talladega Superspeedway on October 19th with additional activities in the area prior to the race. You can read the details on these events in other recent articles on this site.
With all of these activities it will be a great time to get some photos to submit for our 2015 TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com Calendar. We want everyone to participate this year. 2014 is the 45th Anniversary of the Aero Cars in NASCAR and we want the 2015 Calendar to feature some really cool pictures from that period. We are starting now so everyone has a chance to get that perfect photo to be featured on the 2015 Calendar. We will also be featuring our personal favorite photos that come in during the year on this web site.
Here are the rules for the 2015 Calendar:
First, we would like to see photos submitted to have been taken at a race track or some other “time capsule” appropriate location. That means an old gas station from the time period or a Dairy Queen/A&W or other obviously vintage location. These don’t need to be actual old photos but should be photos taken at restored or preserved locations from the past. We will accept other appropriate photos but preference will be given to photos that feature vintage like locations.
Second, if you can’t find such a location in your area we will accept photos with you, your significant other, children or whoever dressed in period appropriate attire. Think 1969/1970s hippy, greaser or “The Going Thing” ad girls and guys; have some fun with this. We usually do not want people in the photos but this year will be an exception.
Third, the Barn Finds and junk yard cars were a really big hit this year so those photos are also welcome.
Fourth, you can begin submitting photos right now and we will be posting some of our favorites during the year.
Have fun with this, use your imagination and keep your camera close as you go through the driving and show season this year. We will try not to stop accepting photos until after the Talladega Reunion in October.
We are also trying to build a new section for this site which will feature Restoration information similar to the bits and pieces that have been covered in some of the previous Posts and in our Forum. This section will contain information and photos submitted by you and categorized by the make and model of car as well as the component family. An example would be “interior” or “front suspension”. The general format will try to follow the FCA Judging pages previously Posted on this site. Any and all assistance will be greatly appreciated.
We have had a lot of new Team Members register in the last few months and I want to thank them for joining our ranks. Some have already been active and visible on the Forum. I hope we can all meet up at one of this year’s events.
I also want to encourage each and everyone of you to participate even more in our Registry. It is becoming more and more difficult for me to keep the site fresh with new articles. I would love to see more of you submit photos, stories, and technical information you would like to share. If you would like to discuss this please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, I want to remind you to check out our Online Store for some cool and hard to find items you might like to “show your colors” with this season.