Cool little Vega

Phil G

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May 3, 2004
942
Tucker, GA, USA
Baby Camaros is what they were called when they first came out. And were even more interesting with Bill "Grump " Jenkins Toys Pro Stocks .And with Don Hardys and others kits to mount big and small block chevys in them .I have seen them with a Buick aluminum 215 small block in them.
Years ago (like early '80s) I got involved with a local shop when I had a problem with my '76 Monza (original V8 car). Guy that ran the shop was Bill Kee and he ran a Pro Stock Vega called "Grandpa's Toy".

Learned a lot from him and spent a LOT of time in his shop working on MY car, and some of his.

Saginaw in the Monza now was his spare for the Vega. Gave it to me when he launched the car on the road behind the shop and blew the tailshaft housing at the snap ring!

 

450bench

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Feb 25, 2002
3,644
memphis, tn-shelby
My 76 Vega with a 468, 4 speed
 

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tom3

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Aug 1, 1999
14,526
ohio
Those Opels were pretty neat cars. And those mechanical hidden headlights were something different.
 

Phil G

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May 3, 2004
942
Tucker, GA, USA
It was a IMSA road race series during the 1980s,And the Monza resembled third gen Camaros
Yep! Hal Holbert ran Monza's here at Road Atlanta in the '80s. I live about an hour from the track, and I HAVE driven there several times. My Monza is a street driven car though. Drive there, run it, drive home. Yes, the A/C works. Those track days they wouldn't let the street cars go over 90mph (running radar at the end of the last straight with black flag in hand)!
 




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