Celebrate the Dodge Daytona and other fast cars at the Daytona-Superbird Auto Club (DSAC)
Car enthusiasts and race fans who adore Dodge Daytonas, Superbirds, and other great race cars can celebrate with others at the Daytona-Superbird Auto Club (DSAC) in New Berlin, Wisconsin. The Aero Warriors from 1969/1970 bring back memories of a day when auto makers were diving head-on into muscle cars and racing. These amazing cars are kept alive today with the help of the Daytona-Superbird Auto Club and its members.
About the club
The Daytona-Superbird Auto Club was founded in 1975. There are around 600 members worldwide. DSAC serves the Aero Warrior and Mopar community as well as many other great muscle/racing cars from the past. It is dedicated to preserving and restoring these cars as well as providing useful resources and fun events for its members. In 2001, the club assumed responsibility for the Talladega and Cyclone Spoiler Registry, which was founded by Mark Moses.
DSAC members usually own or enjoy learning about a variety of factory-built race cars, including Talladegas, Spoilers, Charger 500s, Daytonas, Superbirds, and others. Ford Aero Warriors are recognized by the club as well, particularly the 1969 and 1970 Aero Warriors that became the ultimate "factory-based" cars in stock car racing.
What are Aero Warriors?
There were three great "Aero Warriors" from 1969 and 1970 that were developed by auto factories specifically for NASCAR racing. The three car makers were Dodge, Ford, and Plymouth. "Aero Warriors" was a nickname given to these cars, but they were also called "aero-cars."
The first Aero Warrior was the 1969 Ford Torino Talladega, which was a longer, rounded version of the "fastback" Torino. The second was the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, which had an aerodynamic nose at the front and a tall wing high-mounted at the rear. The third was the 1970 Plymouth Superbird, which was based on the Roadrunner and featured similar aerodynamic features - including a wing - like the Daytona. The Mopar Aero Warriors are sometimes referred to as "Winged Warriors" because of their unique wings.
Approximately 3,000 of these cars went into circulation because of NASCAR's minimum production requirements. Though the Aero Warriors were a racing hit, new NASCAR rules were made in 1971 to equalize advantages for all race cars, thus, shortening the moment of fame of the Aero Warriors.
Joining the club
Those who wish to join DSAC may do so online at the club's Web site. Both owners and admirers of these great cars may join; ownership is not required to become a member. Membership benefits include a monthly newsletter, events, access to helpful and entertaining articles, rare historical stuff, help with restorations, and much more. Upon joining, members receive a club static-cling window decal. Members may network together to help preserve cars from the past and to share memories as well as tips and ideas.
To join the club, members pay a small yearly fee, which can be paid through PayPal or by check or money order. The address to mail in payments is provided at the website.
DSAC online newsletter
The club's online newsletter features great articles, photos, interesting racing history articles, and feature photos and articles about members' Mopars and Fords. Members will enjoy the benefits of keeping up-to-date with current club happenings as well as study about cars from the past.
DSAC National Meet
DSAC members get to enjoy a number of events throughout the year, including the club's National Meet. At the DSAC National Meet, there's always something exciting for everyone, including a driving tour, a car show, and a farewell breakfast.
DSAC Club Store
At the club's Web site, there's a great store offering parts, literature and more for sale. One can buy Mopar and Ford parts including items such as grille screen material, special nuts and bolts, decals, license plates, stripe kits, and more. Books and literature are available about cars and race car drivers. There are also a few diecast models for sale at the store.
The club keeps registries of VIN and data tag information on the Aero Warriors to try and locate "survivors" of these great automobiles. New cars are being located all the time. There is no charge to register a car.
The club also offers a Web forum where members and visitors can chat about Aero Warriors and whatever else. Also at the forum is a free sample of the club's newsletter and sections for Superbird, Daytona and Aero Car listings.
At DSAC, Aero Warriors other factory-built racing legends can be preserved for many years to come.