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Gurney Spoiler Earns AACA First Grand National

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One of our Team Members earned a coveted Antique Auto Club of America (AACA) First Grand National at this year’s Grand National Show in New Ulm, Minnesota.

Congratulations go out to Marty Burke for his beautiful 1969 Mercury Cyclone Dan Gurney Spoiler. This car is not only a top flight show car but is also an extremely rare 428 SCJ 4speed car with 4:30 gears!

There are numerous AACA shows around the Country over the year. To even be eligible to attend the one AACA Grand National event a year, your car must have earned a Junior at a regional show and that a Senior award must follow at another regional show. This often takes more than one try.

Marty’s car achieved its Grand National in only three shows. It is a class standard for restoration of a Spoiler. If you have the opportunity to see it in person, don’t let it slip away.


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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