One of the fun parts of keeping this Talladega Spoiler Registry up to date is meeting new friends and seeing some of your cars go from project to show car. There were very few such cars a decade ago when we started this web site but with growing interest in the cars and increasing values we are seeing more and more.
Jonathon Wishard is one such owner. In October of 2021 Jonathon registered his newly acquired Presidential Blue Talladega with us. It was obviously a project car but certainly well worth the effort and cost to restore. Less than a year later he sent me some updated information and photos. Like so many of us, the restoration is progressing in stages. The efforts to this point appear to be very rewarding.
Here is what Johnathon had to say when he forwarded his most recent photo, “Hi Richard, just an update on #699 last blue T. This spring I got all the brakes redone and the engine running again. I’ve cleaned up a lot on the car and it went to its first car show last week. Hasn’t been on the road since 1986. Rust repair is going to be done next spring and I will restore the car as I go. I will attach a picture to update what I sent last fall as well as the marti report. “
Keep us posted on your progress Johnathon! And as for you others with projects out there, send me photos and details and maybe your car will make it on “What Are You Working On?”. If, during your restoration efforts any of you come up with a great time or money saving trick, pass it on for others to use. If you find a supplier for a hard to find part also let us know about them.