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Hot Rod Power Tour 2019 Day 1

As promised Mike Callahan and his Spoiler II are on the road today in the Hot Rod Power Tour and reporting in. Already he has found another Ford Aero Car! Check out the photo. Today’s report is in two parts. From the photos it appears that he is still suffering from the rain that is pummeling much of the country.

This white Talladega belongs to John Wayne Stowe of Concord NC. He has owned this very nice original car for the past 12 years and is build number 556. It is in our Registry.Day 1A. Today the HRPT was at the famous 4-lane Z-Max drag strip in Concord NC. Everyone was allowed to make a timed pass down the track all day if they wished.   A big part of the HRPT is vender display area which is full of their products.

All these venders with their large semi trucks, travel to all the stops. They pack up around 6 pm and drive to the next venue, so when all the Power Tour participants arrive the next day, they are all set up and ready for business.   There were thousands of great cars there today. Even with General Motors sponsoring the HRPT, all makes are well represented.

The Mercury proudly displayed at the Tremec trailer in the vender area. Picture caption .
The blue Daytona is driven by Geoff McBryde and is actually owned by his mother Vicki. Geoff was helping out at the Holley trailer and is working directly with Tim Wellborn on the 50th aero reunion.
Petty garage brought this number 43 street NASCAR themed car that they built for the Power Tour.
Tom Bailey brought his beautiful SEMA built Talladega which has been featured here recently. Tom is really a Chevy guy that is well known for winning Hot Rod Drag Week with his outrageously fast Camaro. But the Talladega styling won him over. We did a Feature on this car earlier.

To Be Continued, check back tomorrow!


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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