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Ralph Moody Talladega

One very rare prototype.

Many of you ask what the status of the black Ralph Moody Talladega is. Like many of our restorations, Ralph Jr. is working on the car but it is not yet complete. Recently he did send the photo below. The Talladega shell is on a rotisserie and is headed in the right direction. He said the next step is like a jigsaw puzzle of car parts putting it back together. He also assure me that when it is completed he is looking forward to joining us for one of our Family Reunions. I hoped he would be able to have it ready for the big Labor Day event but that is highly unlikely with the amount of work left to complete.

Keep watching here and we will have an update as soon as we hear more or have more photos. Thanks Ralph for the update!


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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