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Cars > Challenges > “Vega Wagon” Vs “The Goat”


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Omaha, Nebraska
United States


1972 Cheverolet Vega Kammback GT

“Vega Wagon”

1969 Pontiac GTO

“The Goat”

Photo of: 1972 Cheverolet Vega Kammback
Photo of: 1969 Pontiac GTO

No longer owned


Head to Head


About “Vega Wagon”

I picked this car up as a roller in '09. In my two car garage, it has taken me lots of hours, blood, sweat, & tears to get it in the shape it is today. The whole point of this project was to see if I could build a car that is dependable enough to drive anywhere, be consistant enough to win at the dragstrip, and at the same time look great, & be 100% NHRA/IHRA legal. I drive it to the track every weekend and it is currently doing very well with an 11-3 round record this year. It turns heads eveywhere I go and my son (6) loves it when I pick him up from school in it (the teachers, not so much....). It retains it's original, complete, interior and also has a great sound system. For power, it has an aluminum headed Vortec 350, TH400, Ford 9", and is a solid 12 second street car.

Update 8/30/11: This car just clenched First Place for Team Bunker Hill 2011 in the Sportsman Class NHRA Summit Racing Series. That qualifies it for the Division 3 ET Finals VP Race Fuels Race of Champions race to be held in Indy on 9/16/11.

About “The Goat”

Purchased from a guy in Colorado. This car's final assembly point was Arlington, TX. It was then shipped to Fred A. Carleson Pontiac in Salt Lake City, UT. The original owner worked at the dealership and bought it while employed there. It was originally Cameo White with a black Cordova top.


Specs for “Vega Wagon”

Vortec 5700 Short Block
Aluminum Heads
Hooker 2129 Super Comp Full Length Headers
Holley 750
Aluminum Driveshaft
Ford 9" w/3.90's
Aluminum Radiator
16" 2300 cfm Electric Pusher Fan
Blaster 2 Coil
Hollet Blue Fuel Pump
MSD Billet Dristributer
Timing Locked @ 38*
B&M Pro Ratchet Shifter
Hurst T-Handle w/ Button
B&M Line-Loc
AutoMeter Gauges
1/8 - 8.03@85.77
1/4 - 12.62@108.61
100% Street Legal
100% NHRA/IHRA Legal
Driven to the track and raced every weekend
Team Bunker Hill 2010

Specs for “The Goat”

Original VIN matching 400 ci/4 bbl 350 hp engine
Turbo Hydra-matic 3 speed transmission


Factory Options for “Vega Wagon”


Factory Options for “The Goat”

Cordova top (not replaced)
Factory AC (not installed)
Original AM radio, restored and functional
Power antenna (not installed currently)
Rear window defogger
Hideaway headlights
RH Visor vanity mirror
LH Remote control sideview mirror
Rally gauge cluster-tachometer
Rally II wheels (currently Cragar SS)
Power steering
Front disc brakes
Soft ray glass-windshield
Springs & shocks-ride & handling


Mods for “Vega Wagon”

I did all the work myself in my two car garage (with some help form a good buddy with the flame airbrushing)


Mods for “The Goat”

Cragar SS wheels were on it when purchased. I added the redline tires from Diamond Back and had the car painted all black paint. New complete rear quarters and hood from OPGI.


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