Ford Talladega

Update on Lituanian Talladega

New information keeps arriving on the Talladega living in Lithuania. There is even one photo that is really great. Check this out.

Owner, Linas Palovis stated that he was very excited to receive an email from UK racer Geoff Letts. In it he included a couple of pictures of Talladega from the old times. Linas assumes, the first one was taken just after the car was imported to the UK from US; this is how it looked back then. The second photo  is assumed to have been taken right after the repaint to Petty Blue. It shows a couple of trim bits are missing, which were probably not yet installed after the repaint.

Here is what Geoff wrote to him:

“I found the pictures I mentioned. Not sure how useful they are but you are welcome to them as part of Your Talladega story and an unexpected Christmas present!

The first pic was taken in the 90’s at Shakespear Raceway in the UK and the second one was at the AAC Nationals at Billing Aquadrome in the UK around the same time.”

 

Now this is what a "stock car" should look like!
Now this is what a “stock car” should look like! It is interesting that it carries the Wood Brothers #21 and not the Pearson #17. Also note that it has the Spoiler II style side stripes.

“I am still regretting not buying it myself…I had 3 years to make up my mind but couldn’t make it happen. Oh well, it’s in a good home now.”

Fresh Petty Blue paint.
Fresh Petty Blue paint.

 

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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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