We need you to make your reservations and registration for this year’s Talladega Spoiler Family Reunion on August 4th-7th as soon as possible.
As always, you don’t have to bring your car and we don’t care about the condition of your car. Our group loves all the 1969 Ford/Mercury Aero Cars in any condition. If you have never attended before it is a great opportunity to see cars like yours and talk to owners who are also restoring or have restore a car like yours. Come, hang our, talk cars and meet some new friends. One or our regulars will be happy to let you ride along with them is your car is not ready! Families, children and grand-kids are highly recommended, this is a family friendly event.
Our tentative schedule begins on Friday morning. We will all gather at our home at 8:30 in the morning for a drivers’ meeting. Our home is located just outside Murfreesboro, TN approximately 20 minutes from the host hotel. I will send registered attendees maps prior to the weekend. Soon after, we will depart in our Aero Cars (or your tow vehicle if you prefer) for a scenic 26 mile, 45 minute drive down some Tennessee back roads. Our destination will be the Short Mountain Distillery, a real moonshine distillery. It is now legal but that was not always the case. There will be demonstrations and samples available. You will also be able to purchase you own bottle(s) to take home!
Once the tour is over we will drive a short distance to have lunch and possibly do a little antique shopping.
Next up is drive back to Murfreesboro and a visit to the Stones River Civil War Battlefield. Here you can drive through the old battlefield, visit the free National Park Service Civil War Museum and gift shop. Take as long as you like to tour the Museum or visit the Civil War Cemetery across the street, I highly recommend this.
When you are ready, head back to the Fleener home for a relaxed evening of talking cars, playing with miniature donkeys and looking at our small collection of Aero Cars and other motor-head “stuff”. We will also be providing a free evening meal and soft drinks under the trees in our backyard. You will feast on a buffet of famous TN pulled pork BQ and all the fixens from one of our locals’ favorite restaurants.
Saturday’s activities have not yet been finalized but I am sure you will enjoy the day. We have several exciting possibilities we are still working on but it is to early to “close the deal” on any of them.
On Sunday you are free to head home or hang out for a few days and tour Nashville. If you need a place to store your Aero Car and trailer before or after the Reunion we will make room, at no cost, to as many as we can in are farm yard. The entire property is fenced with security gates at the road so your pride and joy will be safe.
Registration and Host Hotel Info!
As for the host hotel, I highly recommend the Embassy Suites at 1200 Conference Center Boulevard, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. A special rate is available for a limited time. It is only $139 per night plus taxes, this is regularly a $199 room.