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Spoiler II at Performance Racing Industry Trade Show

Performance Racing Industry Trade Show

We’ve all heard of the SEMA Show held each year in Las Vegas. It’s a massive gathering of all things automotive where various manufacturers gather to show off their wares and hopefully make some monetary love connections with dealers and distributors around the world. Well, the East Coast version of this event is called the PRI Show, and every December it’s held in frosty Indianapolis. While not nearly as large as SEMA, it’s a much better deal if you’re more into cars that go rather than those that just show. PRI is all about performance and racing! Drag racing, circle track racing, road racing—anything involving cars going fast is the focus of the PRI Show.

Mike Callahan is on the road again with his Bonneville Spoiler II. This time his beautiful modified Spoiler II was on display at the PRI show. Thanks, Mike for the photos.

If you are a regular to this site you already know that Mike keeps his Spoiler II on the road…a lot. His biggest trip for which he gets the most notoriety is the Bonneville Salt Flats.


If you are in the middle of our Country and can’t make it to SEMA you might want to try PRI. Although I have never attended, I have friends who never miss it.
There appears to be no shortage of things to see or do at PRI.
Have a need or desire for a new tow rig? Here is a collection that may or may not fit into your budget.
Here is Mike’s modified street driven 1969 Mercury Cyclone Dan Gurney Spoiler II on display at PRI.
Mike’s Spoiler II was not the only aero warrior at the show, just the best looking. I don’t think this Daytona is a street driver either.
This is a photo of the steps leading to PRI. Parts of the image of the car are on the step riser with the entire car visible as you approach. It changes as you go up the steps!


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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