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Look who is new to the Talladega Family!

The Talladega Family consists of both cars and Team Members. It is always a thrill when a new Member joins and when a new car is Registered. In some cases it is both. Today, one of our Team Members has adopted another Member’s car. The good news is we will all get to see it at the Talladega Reunion in the Fall. The bad news is that it likely be on its way out of the Country soon afterwards.

The Richard Hille LeeRoy Yarbrough tribute Talladega race car that was recently for sale on eBay has been purchased by our friend Robert Pegler of New Zealand. I am extremely envious of Robert and his most recent acquisition. It is a car I believe many of us have lusted over but few can justify the cost for a track only car. In phone and email conversations with Robert prior to purchase of the car it sounds like he may be considering making it street legal sometime in the future. That would be awesome!

If you are not familiar with the car here are some photos.

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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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