Dan Furey developed this AAGT Vega.

Dan Furey
Cafecars Inc.


EngineA highly modified 331ci small block engine was nestled in a tubular spaceframe. It also includied parts from TRW, Weaver Bros, Edelbrock, Crane, King Racing Engines and Holley. Cafe Cars built the tubular headers, while four 48mm downdraft Weber carburetors on a McKay manifold make up for the induction system. The rpm level was being watched out via a Jones mechanical tachometer, and the remainder were Stewart-Warner built.
ChassisDan and his crew designed and built this tubular chassis, which featured unequal length front control arms, coil-over Carrera shocks and 12x15 Jongbloed wheels with Goodyear tires. The rear suspension included a set of coil-over Carrera shocks with a three point trailing link locating system for the live axle rearend. The front and rear brakes were modified Airheart units, and the rear wheels were 17inch wide Goodyear tires.
TransmissionA Borg and Beck three disc clutch and a Hurst shifted Muncie M22 4speed transmission are included. A Lakewood housing surrounded the clutch and flywheel.

The Chevrolet Vega was a low cost machine, highly modified by Cafe Cars of Columbus, Ohio. Dan Furey would enter this car in some selected events, during the 1978-1980 period, mainly in the sprint events. His best result was an 8th place at Road Atlanta in 1980, starting from the back of the pack. He experienced a host of dnfs, as the car appeared difficult to sort out. In 1981, he switched to an even more radical car, which was dubbed the Furey MK1.