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2021 Arkansas Speed Trials Recap

We all know about the NASCAR fight in 1969 between the Ford Talladega and Dodge Daytona. Each side has its claim to victory. In 2021 The Garage Shop in Catawba, North Carolina is no novice to going fast or winning. They are recreating some of the original Aero Wars between the Daytona and Talladega.

This time it is not on Super Speedways but on only straight line speed on an airport runway. These are not the original race cars or even recreations of the 1969 Warriors. These are based on the real deals but custom built using today’s expertise and parts. All this takes place on the Arkansas Mile. These two cars will also take on each other and speed records later this year at Bonneville.

Check out the video below for more information.

As we find more information and videos, we will post them here. You might be interested to know that one of our own Team Members, Darrell Livingston, also took part in the 2021 event.


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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