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John Craft: Torino Race Car

Bobby Allison Race Car

This is one of those “What WERE You Working On John Craft? We previously have shown you in process restoration photos of John Craft’s most recent project the 1968 Ford Fairlane owned by Bondy Long and driven by Bobby Allison. This historical car has progressed from project to completion. Katrina and I met up with John and his wife this past spring at an AACA show in Melbourne FL.

For those of you who may not know John, he is a world class expert on vintage NASCAR Racing with a special affinity for Holman and Moody cars. This project is no clone. It was hand crafted back to life with dedication, skill and knowledge. John is walking expert on these cars and was also a vital part of the original creation of the first Cyclone Spoiler Talladega Registry.

There is not a body panel of the car that hasn’t been “massaged” to go faster just like the days of old.

At the show the car easily earned its first AACA award of a First Junior and only a week later it was off to the Amelia Island Concours.

John’s Fairlane was not the only Ford at the show. We entered our Talladega and are proud to have earned its First Junior from AACA. We will next be trying for it First Senior.


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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