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Talladega vs Daytona

Who's Faster?

I am sure most of you have heard of the custom built 1969 Ford Talladega and Dodge Daytona NASCAR tribute cars built for Bonneville. You may have even seen some of the previous videos on this website or elsewhere. The Garage Shop built these two retro beasts to see what they could do with a few modern tweaks and updates. These are not authentic 1969 clones. However, they do keep the competition between the Talladega and Daytona alive. This time, on the historic Bonneville Salts.

Check out the video below of the two runs with each car exceeding 200 mph on the salt. The drivers are Aaron Brown (Talladega) and Vance Kershner (Daytona).

Check out the video below for the results.

Taking nothing away from these accomplishments, we must remind our readers that back in 1971, Bobby Isaac took his slightly modified NASCAR Daytona to Bonneville. He set 16 Word Records with a record average high speed of 216mph!


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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