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Look Who Will be at the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance Part 8

1970 Mercury Spoiler II Prototype
1970 Mercury Spoiler II Prototype

The final car invited to represent all of the Talladega Family at the 2014 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance is the 1970 Mercury Spoiler II Prototype (King Cobra) owned by Steve Honnell. If you have not made your travel plans to attend the 2014 Keeneland Concours d’Elegance on July 19th to see all of these rare and beautiful cars in one place you better do so now. It is very unlikely that there will be another gathering with these cars on a concours show field again for many years.
As you enter the Keeneland Show area our cars will be on display to the right and in the area near the main building but just to the right of it (as you face it). I have included a map of the show area below. You can click on it and enlarge it greatly to make it more readable.

If you want to drive your Talladega Family car to the event there is reserved parking for car clubs and special interest cars outside the show area. Unfortunately, because our numbers are so small there is no reserved area set aside for our “Family” of cars but hopefully you can find your cousins. I would suggest turning to the right as you enter that area and try to park in the Special Interest Cars area to the far right (lower right corner of the photo).



If you plan to attend or would like more details please email me at rfleener@comcast.net. Hope to see you there.



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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