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Meet Cale Yarborough

PART ONE: The Cale Yarborough Biography

We all know that Mercury built a Cale Yarborough Special to honor a great race car driver. The 1969 Cyclone Spoiler and Spoiler II cars were street versions of Cale’s race car. Why did the Mercury executives believe that he deserved such an honor?

How much do you know about Cale? Unless you are a real diehard Cale fan you probably will learn a tremendous amount in this three part video. Here are a couple of teasers. Whey did Cale have to crawl under a fence to view his first race? How many years did Cale race Indy Cars full time? What year did Cale visit troops in Viet Nam? Among others you will hear from the Wood Brothers, Junior Johnson and Buddy Baker tell about their experiences with Cale.

This is Part One of Three. They are long but well worth it!

To Be Continued:


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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