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About vegavairbob’s Garage
About me and my passion for cars
My life has always revolved around cars, both as a hobby and a livelihood. I began selling new cars at 21 and have been making a living at it for 32 years. In the 80s and 90s I drove a new car every year (It was a fringe benefit of the job back then). I work and reside on Long Island, New York. I am a Regional Director of the Cosworth Vega Owners Association.
I enjoy participating in car shows. My '73 Vega GT won "Best Preservation" in the 2010 Hemmings New England Concours D' Elegance.The car was the subject of a retrospective comparison test in the Fall 2010 issue of Motor Trend Classic. The newest addition to my garage is a 4k-miles Cosworth Vega. This car is also the subject of a retrospective comparison for the Spring 2013 issue of Motor Trend Classic. (see blogs). Both Vegas are featured in the March 2014 issue of Hemmings Classic Car
I also like vintage bikes. My first bike was a new 1979 Yamaha SR500F. I also owned a 1980 Yamaha SR500G and more recently, a 1975 Yamaha XS650.
My first car
1973 Chevrolet Vega GT
Car I wish I still had
1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible
My dream car
2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible
Chevy Vegas, C3 Corvettes, Corvairs, Big Chevys,
Car clubs I’m in
Cosworth Vega Owners Association
- Type of racing: NASCAR
- Driver: John Andretti
- Driving song: Helen Wheels -Paul McCartney & Wings
- Car movie: Vanishing Point
- Car magazine: Motor Trend Classic, Hemmings Motor News, Collectible Automobile, Corvette Magazine
- Car game: Dealers Choice
— Profile last updated: Sep 14, 2014
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Cool Ride of the Week alumni Enthusiast
This group is exclusive to Cool Ride of the Week alumni. Our goal is to promote Motortopia and make the Motortopia experience great for all members. We hope to expand on this soon! I really need member input and ideas. Jerry
California, United States
Corvair Mafia Enthusiast
First things first: The Corvair Mafia IS NOT A CHALLENGE GROUP! The purpose of The Corvair Mafia is to raise awareness of the Corvair as a viable Hobby/Collector/Special Interest/Performance car in the minds of our fellow Motortopia members through participation in the Motortopia Challenges....
Pennsylvania, United States
Corvair Nuts Enthusiast
This group is for classic truck enthusiests. Weather its a 1960 Chevy C-10 or a 1949 ford. If its original Restified, or a conversion. Beat up, clean, muddy, polished, rusty, smooth, a classic is a classic. THis is a club for any classics. Weather you own one or not dosnt matter. Just being a fan...
Ohio, United States
Club Moderators Club
The Club Moderator Group is the place for Club moderators to share ideas and information. If you have a question: Check the Clubs Section FAQ. If you didn't find the answer in the FAQ: Ask your questions and enjoy lively discussion with other moderators in the forums. If you still need help:...
Nebraska, United States
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Jun 7, 2014
The Vega program, code-named XP-887, was announced to the public in October 1968 by James M. Roche, General Motors Chairman of the Board. In his statement Mr. Roche said, "The...
Feb 8, 2014
Announcement Motor Trend-November 1970: "Motor Trend's 1971 Car of the Year - The importance of being relevant," said, "The 1971 model year promises to be a year of transition....
Jan 16, 2014
Filed under: 1973 Chevrolet Vega GT (Millionth Vega)
My 1973 Vega GT - Millionth Vega & 1976 Cosworth Vega are featured in the March 2014 issue of Hemmings Classic Car magazine. Richard Lentinello, Editor for Hemmings...
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