I've thought about these two before, in the last week actually. Both are good, but I like the HW's best. The JL has the better tampo detail as usual, but the HW casting is very crisp and just looks right to me. If only it had an opening hood.
The deal is, there are two completely different bases for JLs casting #920 Vega.
The bases were re-cast to lower the stance to a more stock hight (on some releases).
I have a JL Vega...red w/white stripes that's just about perfect.
The HWs is very good, but it can't compete with most JL Vegas imo.
Here's the JL from Ole Doc Wyatt's jlcollector.net site.
MUCH more realistic wheels and tires, tampoes, etc.
No comparison imo.
First of all, the Motormax Vega is an ugly year, '74-77, somewhere in there.
Though the proportions seem very good, it's lines don't have the crispness of the JL, and obviously it's devoid of any tampoing what-so-ever.
It comes in at a lazy 3rd place without question.
Motormax's allways seem kinda clunky when push them around...just like the real thing, you have to push them, and they're clunky!!! :lol: