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Vegavairbob

aka Robert Spinello

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    Car fanatics have a reason to wait for the final season of Mad Men” AMC’s Emmy award-winning television drama which follows a fictional New York advertising agency in the late 1960s because It looks like Chevrolet and its cars, from the Camaro Z28 to the coming compact Vega, will continue in their supporting roles. In Season 6, set in 1968, Don Draper lands an account with Chevrolet to promote its upcoming “top-secret car,” the XP-887, the internal name for GM's corporately designed subcompact that would come to be known as the Chevy Vega. Don summed up Chevy’s hopes for the new design: “It’s totally new. They know there’s been nothing before Mustang and nothing after it, but they’re hoping it’s this.” Ted said in a later episode, "They l…

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    My 1973 Chevy Vega GT won big at the 2010 New England Concours D' Elegance presented by "Hemmings Motor News" July 17th and 18th in Vermont. The Saturday event, the Cruise-in Spectalcular was a non-judged show with winners selected by The Hemmings Motor News Staff. Winning vehicles were awarded glass trophies. The Vega won "Favorite Original."
    The main event on Sunday, The Fourth Annual Concours D' Elegance was by invitation only and fielded 118 vehicles judged in 20 classes. The Vega, all-original with 6k miles, was postioned in Class O - Preservation. With 15 vehicles, the Preservation (Preserved Original) class had the largest field and the most diverse assembly of vehicles, ranging from a 1935 Packard to a 1975 Porsche 914.

    Class O - Pre…



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    Motor Trend Classic magazine for the Fall 2010 issue features a "Loving Look Back" drive of my '73 Vega GT, a '72 Pinto Runabout and a '71 Gremlin X:

    My Vega was petitioned for the retrospective comparison in April 2010. The Pinto & Gremlin were then searched for close by on the east coast, and The University of Massachusetts was chosen as the photo-shoot site for its 70's building architecture. The meet-up took place June 12, 2010. Frank Markus, Technical Director of Motor Trend wrote of the Vega: "After a few gentle miles, I begin to understand how this car won its awards and comparison tests."

    He closes the article agreeing with MT's initial assessment of the Vega and how it fared compared to its domestic competition; he wrote- "Chevrolet…


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    After eight years of exposure to daily morning moisture, rain and eight northeast winters on Long Island, my 1971 Vega has no rust...not even a spot, anywhere! I had decided after paying storage the first year, it would have to be parked outside (covered) - a huge savings that has amounted to $14k (200. per mo) over a seven-year period.

    The Vega had been warehouse stored in Alabama nearly thirty years through 2002 by the previous owner. I don't possess that luxury, only a 1-car garage. Now granted, I did not expose it to salt and mud, and it is undercoated, but I've come to the conclusion if these cars are not exposed to the [i]worst[/i] conditions, they will not rust any faster than any other car. My theory explains why only thousands of s…


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    My Vega GT was a selected winner in the Car Domain/Castrol Edge Contest.
    The video was released Oct. 20th, 2010

    From the CarDomain / Castol Edge Contest Site Winners section: VegaVairBob's pristine classic is the second winner of the Unlock Your Performance Contest. "In May 1973, Chevrolet produced the one millionth Vega. A million built in only three model years! Chevrolet chose a GT Coupe featuring a bright orange exterior with white sport stripes, a neutral custom vinyl interior including exclusive vinyl door panels, orange accent color carpeting, and Millionth Vega door handle accents to showcase the milestone car." Check out this custom video about his ride; brought to you by CastrolEDGE. It's More Than Just Oil. It's Liquid Engineering…



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