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What Are You Working On? Rob Hunt

Rob Hunt and his family are big Cyclone fans with a special attraction for the Aero Cars. Rob is an active Team Member and also owns AAAA Automotive in Howe, Texas so he has a big restoration leg up on most of us amateurs.

He sent a few photos of his current personal project. It is a Cale Spoiler II that he bought from Rick Toombs. The engine and transmission are done but there is still a lot more to do. The body has been sandblasted. Unfortunately, after blasting he discovered that the passenger fender was a FRANKENSTINE (for those of you who don’t understand technical terms, that means the fender was pieced together from multiple junkyard pieces).

Rob tells me that he was very lucky that Marty Burke found a set of NOS front fenders that Jason Thompson acquired when he purchased the race trailer and parts once owned by Banjo Mathews. The Cale car is now in the paint and body shop.

Hopes are to have the car back in Rob’s shop around the end of October of 2019. That is a big step but then he has to get real serious with lots of elbow grease to finish details and assemble the car.

His goal is to have the Spoiler II ready for the Fairlane Nationals in 2020.



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. Anyone who knows Rob, knows the passion he has for these cars. This will be a great restoration of a solid car. Can’t wait to see the progress!

  2. I am sure it will be a fine example when it finished . It is in a lot better shape than the junk Doctor Cyclone and I work on .

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