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What are you working on? Jim Ozinga

We have had a rash of “What are you working on?” submissions recently. I really like these and most of our readers seem to agree. The idea behind these is not so much the finished product but the progress of projects. Most of us have something we are working on. Our readers enjoy the variety and status updates; these help motivate our projects by seeing what others are doing. Send your projects to rfleener@comcast.net.

Jim Ozinga recently purchased a Talladega. Disassembly is complete and he just got it out of media blasting. I for one wish I could send a project car out to be blasted and have it come back as straight and rust free as Jim’s! Let Jim know what you think by leaving a comment below.


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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  1. So thats what a rust free car looks like.Real nice start and will make a beautiful car.Any chance of pictures where the rocker meets the torque box?I am wondering how they tied the to parts togther.

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