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Submit Your 2015 Calendar Photos NOW!

Dan Gurney Spoiler II - Marty Burke
Dan Gurney Spoiler II – Marty Burke

We are going to continue our annual calendar program for 2015. You now need to be sending in your photos. You have until October 15, 2014 to qualify for the 2015 Talladega Spoiler Registry Team Member Calendar. Previously this year we said the photos had to include vintage backgrounds or include people in vintage (1969-1974) clothing or a vintage race car setting. We will continue to give preference to such photos but will open the competition up to any quality photo of a Registry eligible car. These include:

  1. 1969 Ford Talladega
  2. 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II
  3. 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler
  4. 1969 Mercury Cyclone Pre-Spoiler or Color Code car
  5. 1969 Ford Torino Richard Petty Special
  6. 1968 Mercury Cyclone GT500
  7. Any Ford/Mercury prototype between 1968-1970

Based on comments from the 2014 Calendar we will likely include at least one page with multiple cars. We also learned that you wanted to see more than just shiny show cars. Team Members also said they wanted to see barn/field finds and project cars as well as the show cars. We will accept anything from full on 100 point show cars to rusted out abandoned field cars.

This is an opportunity for everyone to get YOUR car on the calendar. We are looking for high quality and high resolution photos. We reserve the right to select and edit any photo submitted. We have received some great photos of cars for the Registry but most of them are low resolution and will not work for a full page on the calendar. If you want your car photo to be considered for a full page feature you need to send us the image in a JPG file format; high resolution and emailed to rfleener@comcast.net. You can send as many photos as you want but please do not submit more than 3 high resolution photos in any one email. If you do there is a good chance we will not get them. If you have a good photo but you don’t have a high resolution image send it along anyway, we may be able to include it on one of the pages with smaller images of multiple cars.

Barn/Field Finds
Barn/Field Finds

In general, no open hoods, trunks or doors; details are ok but if you do the engine make sure it is a great show piece. As for field and barn finds, the more rustic and the rougher they are the better. We would love to have some junk yard photos! If it is a project car, show us something that is really interesting or reveals the uniqueness of the body; like the fender seams on the Talladega and Spoiler II. Include photos of you or family members working on the car.

This is a chance for your car to be a star and appear on a calendar.

You have until October 15th to get them to us.

 

Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, Chicago 2012. Those must be Corvette owners!
Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals, Chicago 2012. Those must be Corvette owners!

If you are taking new photos for submission just follow some good basic rules in taking your pictures. Here are a couple of sites you may want to check out:

http://photo.tutsplus.com/articles/shooting-articles/10-tips-on-creative-car-photography/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BigUlReGw8

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email. I have included two pages from last year’s calendar plus one additional example.

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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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