I've been a Vega fan since Feb. '72 when a carload of us drove down to the Winter Nationals from Seattle. At that time I'd been racing for over 10 years with various sbc powered cars. After watching Grumpy put away the Pro Stock field, I was hooked. My first Vega was an orange '72 GT that I built for a daily driver. 215" Buick/T10. It was a great little car, but life happened in Seattle for a lot of us in at that time and I had to let it go.
After getting back on my feet, I bought a new '75 Cosworth at a deep Discount from a dealer who didn't think much of a Vega in general, or the expensive Cosworth in particular. I'd thought several times about re powering it, but it drove and ran so well, it would have been a shame to loose the balance it had. Life interfered again when my childhood sweetheart and wife of 14 years passed. Huge doctor bills meant a lot of things went away, and my life started over.
My new life had a lot of cars in it, but no Vega until '13 when a friend turned me on to a done car. after a lengthy negotiation, I, once again owned a Vega. Most of my friends are Street Rod guys, and don't understand (it's an age thing maybe). I've got a few changes to make before I'll be able to leave it alone, but I'm very happy to once again be an owner.
I look forward to sharing with the members here, as well as availing myself of the vast pool of knowledge.
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