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Cale Yarborough, Another Legend Passes

How Many Race Car Drivers Have a Production Car Named After Them?

I was lucky enough to watch Cale Yarborough in person race at the Daytona 500 and even visit with him by phone regarding his own personal Cale Spoiler. He was a hero to many. His days in the Mercury race cars were special but his backward flip in a Monte Carlo at Daytona was a sight I will never forget. His “runin” with the Allisons at Daytona changed NASCAR forever. RIP Cale.


Cale Yarborough


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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