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vegavairbob

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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.
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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

I love-
Chevy Vegas, C3 Corvettes, Corvairs, Big Chevys,

Car clubs I’m in

Cosworth Vega Owners Association

Favorites

  • 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

Bikes Profile

My first bike

1979 Yamaha SR500 (black)

Bike I still wish I had

1980 Yamaha SR500 (ruby red)

Favorites

  • Bike magazine: Cycle World

Boats Profile

My first boat

1979 Codia Cutlass

— Profile last updated: Jul 21, 2014

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