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Trailer Wars to Replace Aero Wars?

It has just come to my attention that Nascar’s Brian France has decided to do away with the restrictor plates on the Superspeedways such as Daytona and Talladega. For years fans have been complaining about the quality of racing at such events. Nascar has also been worried about cars becoming airborne and flying into the catch fences or even the grand stands.

Our cars were the original Aero Warriors that reached speeds that Nascar considered too fast to be safe. This also led to their extension and the eventual elimination of the big block engines. As the cars continued to increase in speed at the Superspeedways over the following years restrictor plates, spoilers, wings, roof flaps, spliters and other devices were added to keep the cars from taking flight. Reluctant to further reduce horsepower or further modify race car bodies, I have it on weak authority, that a new program of camper trailer racing is being considered by Brian France. It is hoped that the added weight and air drag will slow the cars sufficiently that no other modifications will be necessary and that it may even be possible to remove the hated restrictor plates.

This proposal is being quietly tested outside the US and has the potential to slow the cars while adding much needed excitement to the racing. It is also no secret that many of the Nascar fans are also campers many of whom camp out at the race track during weekend events. This new innovative proposal also has the added benefit of creating much larger surface areas on the trailers for increased sponsor advertising. This could even bring new potential sponsors to the races.

As alluded to previously, I have been told by at least one anonymous race fan who was almost sober that we will soon see camper trailer racing at Daytona and Talladega! The new rules for these events are simple. Each race team must attach a camper trailer to their car’s rear bumper and every car must finish the race with some part of the trailer still attached to the race car at the checkered flag. There will be no Yellow Flag for debris.

It is believed that the added weight and aero drag will slow the cars considerably and that the added evasive maneuvers avoid other other cars and debris will add considerably to fan interest.

We have just obtained a secret video of a test/demonstration race. What are your thoughts?

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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2 Comments

  1. Good one Richard,Ya gotta admit that school bus racing is fun to watch.If you haven’t been you’re missing out on some great fun for the whole family.3 wide at 35 miles an hour geating and banging is something to behold.

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