Talladega - A Weekend to Remember
The big reunion event at Talladega is in the books. It truly was a memorable weekend for everyone involved. I'll give you a short recap here, and a bunch more next issue with photos. The comments heard the most during and after the event were "wow", and "great event". One participant said it was "almost like a religious experience." The Good Lord certainly provided us with perfect weather.
The car count was north of 125 cars, as there were cars coming and going during the weekend. Of those 125 cars, there were six race cars, two of the three Ford King Cobras, and the only 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler.
We had 150 participant registrations, and 350 people. Tim and Pam Wellborn graciously hosted us all at their home in Alexander City (photo at left). We had a great day with and I think everyone enjoyed displaying their cars on the beautiful grounds, the dinner and the band. Our guests, Charlie Glotzbach, Charlie Gray, Bill Holbrook, George Wallace and Bill Holbrook were there. Charlie Glotzbach graciously signed a lot of Daytona dashboards, for sure.
Our special guests were pleased to be at the event. The roundtable talk on Saturday was excellent with Bobby Allison and Buddy Baker joining in. John Pappas got it on video, so you can order a DVD or tape from him. Also, the panoramic photo on Saturday came out great, and is available to order now from the photographer, Johnpaul Harris. After the Friday at the Wellborn's, and the roundtable talk on Saturday, the parade lap at the track on Sunday had to work hard to compare. But the weather held, the parade lap went off without a hitch, and participants were just totally jazzed at the experience of being on the other side of the wall at Talladega. Everyone got to do the parade lap, including the "honorary" aero cars and B-bodies.
I can tell you, that it was very hard to load up and go home on Monday. Wish it could have lasted a couple more days. I know I'm not the only one who feels that way. Our thanks to Tim and Pam Wellborn for a great job in planning and hosting our event. More photos and doings to follow.