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Spoiler II for Speed and Road

We are still following the escapades of Mike Callahan and his wild Spoiler II. He is still trying to get his 200mph certification from Bonneville but the weather never seems to cooperate. He tried again, then headed to Michigan, and is planning on returning to Bonneville yet again this year. Here is the most recent note from him along with some photos.

“I did get to run at Bonneville again! It rained the day before I arrived. Racing was delayed for four days. We had tech inspection off the salt at the Wendover airport. The car show at the Nugget Casino was packed with cars from all over the U.S. They would not cancel the event and ended up running one short rough course. This picture was taken six days after I arrived. I plan to go back out next month and try again. This weekend I drove the Mercury at the Woodward Cruise in Detroit.”


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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