Recently, we told you about a beautiful white Talladega winning Best in Show at Charlotte. I felt at the time that this was a sign that these cars are really beginning to catch on with mainstream car enthusiasts. I have also discussed with owners that the best market for new owners will likely come from the Ford family of owners, specifically, the Mustang owners. Mustangs have become extremely expensive and the judging of Mustangs at national shows has become very competitive.
If you look at the silhouette of a Talladega and that of a 67-68 Mustang fastback there are many similarities. The Fairlane/Torino/Talladega body was being designed at approximately the same time as the Mustang with the family resemblance being very strong.
This past weekend, Katrina and I took our Talladega to an all Ford show put on by the Nashville Music City Mustang Club. There were well over 100 high quality cars with, obviously, the largest number being Mustangs with newer Mustangs being in abundance. I have included photos of some of my favorites.
We had lots of questions from spectators and lots of attention. However, when it came time for class awards we were not called. It was not a surprise but a disappointment. We have put a lot of work and effort into bringing our Big T to a level that we think is the appropriate but not pure concourse. As the award’s ceremony came to an end with only one more award to be presented, our names were called as BEST IN SHOW we could not move. We were blown away with such recognition by such a great club and a Mustang Club at that! They truly do appreciate all Fords!
If you haven’t been taking your Talladega, Spoiler II or Spoiler out to local or regional car shows maybe it is time to do so! Let’s hear about more of these Ford Aero cars reaching the Best of Show recognition. I promise to post any of them that you send me that include details and photos!