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Lee Roy Yarbrough

As mentioned in a previous Post, Alan Miller has picked up an authentic discarded Lee Roy Yarbrough front end. If you were at the 2016 Talladega Family Reunion here at our home you may have gotten the opportunity to see it first hand. If not here are some photos for you to drool over. Does anyone else have some cool wall art they would like to share with the rest of us regular mortals?

If so send some photos to rfleener@comcast.net and we will try to post them here as well.

Here is Lee Roy’s car on track back in the day?

Gee, I wonder what happened, those don’t look like stock headlight doors to me! Hey, the grill doesn’t look like the one in my Spoiler II either. The “Stock Car” wasn’t all that stock back in the day but it was a lot closer to stock than today’s generic machines.


Click Here to see how these bumpers were built and why the license plate opening is missing.

I really like what Alan did by using the street version of the Spoiler II”s fender with the race car. How many guys restoring a Spoiler II and needing a passenger fender are screaming right now?


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. I got it from Tom Wilson . Tom was after the fenders .He got the fenders and the front end .I had to do some wheeling and dealing to get it . I’m very honored to own such a great piece of history . The last photo is where Tom found it .The guy that had it before Tom had it on the wall .

  2. Hello. Alan, this is such great reference for the development of the Talladega on the superspeedways. As I am building a scale model of the Talladega, and correcting some proportional issues with the model, I came here to get good reference. Can you confirm that this bumper overall width, as well as the grille width fender to fender, is less wide than the OEM car? When looking at the 98 stock car in the photo above, and the piece that you have on display, the fenders look nicely cheated and the bumper and grille less wide. The bumper distance between the fastener bolts are not the same as the 98 photo! Would be nice to look to see if the bumper was channeled between the outer two and single bolt. Thank you for your time. Love looking at this site.

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