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Jim Ozinga Talladega Update

The body looks good but the interior is not quite finished!

In previous posts we have shown you some of the progress Jim Ozinga has made on his Presidential Blue Talladega. Those updates have mostly focused on some of the details of the car. His work is fantastic and I have been anxious to get a look at the finished product. That won’t be today.

However, here are some photos he did send that give you a darn good idea of what the car will be like when it is completed.


From here the car looks done.


If the body is as straight in person as it looks here, this car will be a mirror.


Jim is getting motivated to finish the car; he even mounted the license plate.


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. Thanks Marty!
      That’s the current plan! Engine machine work being done as we speak. Can’t put the nose together as my engine hoist won’t reach that far back!

  1. I think, well should say Know this will be one of the Talladega’s we can all look at for factory correctness on a restored T.

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