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Rick Stanton Boss 429 Update

Benny Parsons Talladega Tribute

I know many of you are concerned with the recent sale of Rick Stanton’s Boss 429 Benny Parsons Tribute Talladega at Mecum Auction. We have seen too many of our special cars be purchased by new owners and disappear into private collections never to be seen again. The two Banjo Matthews Prototype Talladegas are the most famous examples. If you are like me, I really enjoyed seeing the Stanton car at our Reunions and listening to that Boss 9 on the track.

Jason and Clarence Thompson with the red Banjo Matthews white Prototype.
Jason and Clarence Thompson with the red Banjo Matthews red Prototype.
Bunkie Knudsen Special

I was recently contacted by the new owner of the Stanton Boss 9 car. He and his brother have purchased the car from the dealer that bought the car at auction. I was assured that they will not be hiding the car away. They want to get to know others in the Talladega Spoiler Registry. They have joined our group and submitted a new Registration for the car. I was also told they will be getting back to me with information about the car as they do or don’t make changes to it and its activities with its new family. With their permission, I will keep you up to date.


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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