If you are a regular to this site you have likely seen multiple stories on the Rick Stanton Boss 9-powered Talladega. It is a street legal NACAR style hot rod. Rick is well known for his engine building skills. This “home built” four wheeled speed bomb combines beauty, history, speed, and engineering. We have done many articles on the car over the years but Motor Trend has done an exceptional job of summarizing it all in one story. After years of fun, Rick and his wife Sherrie have decided to let someone else be the custodian of their mechanical family member. The car will be going to auction at Mecum in Las Vegas November 10-12, 2022, as lot S102.
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.