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Aero Warrior Man Cave

This corner of our Man Cave gets the most use. From the couch we can view the TV, reach the refrigeratior and see all the cars. There is no shortage of conversation with all the stimulation within view.
This corner of our Man Cave gets the most use. From the couch we can view the TV, reach the refrigeratior and see all the cars. There is no shortage of conversation with all the stimulation within view.

As much as we all love our Aero Cars it is impossible to drive, race or show them all the time regardless of how much we would like to. As a result, the concept of the “Man Cave” as a place to hang out with our beloved monuments to the late 60s and early 70s race cars has become a passion for many of us. If you are like me, I spend almost as much time if not more in my Man Cave as I do in the cars. These days I probably spend as much time fixing up the Cave as working on the cars. Winter is especially an inviting time to just sit back with friends on the couch under the neon and talk cars.

This is where the Aero Wars still rage in our Man Cave. The Dodge Daytona is out numbers by the Gurney Spoiler Ii and Talladega. Roaring in the other room are a Cale Yarborough and Dan Gurney Spoiler waiting for their shot at the Daytona.
This is where the Aero Wars still rage in our Man Cave. The Dodge Daytona is out numbers by the Gurney Spoiler Ii and Talladega. Roaring in the other room are a Cale Yarborough and Dan Gurney Spoiler waiting for their shot at the Daytona.

We have seen photos and even visited Man Caves of some of the very elite collectors. We know of the over the top monuments put together by the wealth of some collectors. However, we are fonder of the Man Caves that feature the unique and hard to find or obtain auto related memorabilia of the average collector. These contain the kind of trinkets we may actually be able to obtain if we are lucky enough to find them. In our case we have a fixation with the late 60’s and early 70’s Aero Wars. As a result our Man Cave is but a small tribute to the Aero Wars still being fought in our garage!

We are going to start of series of Posts on some of our favorite items from our own Man Cave and request that you send along some of yours to share with others on our site. If you want to remain anonymous just request we don’t include your name or what other info you want to keep private. Send your photos to RFleener@comcast.net.

A recent passion has been uniforms and similar items. This Motorcraft Bud Moore autographed suit and is one of our treasured items. More on it in another post.
A recent passion has been uniforms and similar items. This Motorcraft Bud Moore autographed suit and is one of our treasured items. More on it in another post.

Here are some more Man Cave photos to get you motivated to send your photos in to RFleener@comcast.net for sharing with our other readers.

The Aero Wars are also fought in other ways in our Cave. The mannequin in the left side of this image is an autographed Mopar Buddy Baker uniform
The Aero Wars are also fought in other ways in our Cave. The mannequin in the left side of this image is an autographed Mopar Buddy Baker uniform
For many years we collected lost of diecast cars. This display case contains a portion of our cars with autographs.
For many years we collected lost of diecast cars. This display case contains a portion of our cars with autographs.
We like momentous. This helmet bearing the signature of Dan Gurney #121 has more than one story connected to it.
We like momentous. This helmet bearing the signature of Dan Gurney #121 has more than one story connected to it.
If you have a home like this, what is the Man Cave going to be like?
If you have a home like this, what is the Man Cave going to be like?
Well, this is the kind of Man Cave that goes with that house. It is the Alan Jackson Man Cave. (Yes, that Alan Jackson!)
Well, this is the kind of Man Cave that goes with that house. It is the Alan Jackson Man Cave. (Yes, that Alan Jackson!)
Alan's desk.
Alan’s desk.
Do you have a full size poster of yourself in your Man Cave? (If I was Alan Jackson, I would!)
Do you have a full size poster of yourself in your Man Cave? (If I was Alan Jackson, I would!)
Katrina with a rather "flat" Alan in his Man Cave.
Katrina with a rather “flat” Alan in his Man Cave.
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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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