Cool COPO Clone

Chevy High Performance - - Straight Line -

When Port­land, Ore­gon-based drag racer Dan Cyr brings his ’69 Ca­maro to the start­ing line, drag rac­ing fans are be­ing af­forded a nice his­tor­i­cal flash­back. Dan has owned his metic­u­lously main­tained car since 2000. Af­ter ac­quir­ing it as a roller with­out an en­gine, what was orig­i­nally a daily driver for a high schooler was con­verted for drag rac­ing. Dan has moved for­ward with a 427ci en­gine (prepped by Dar­rell Wikle) and can run in A or B/ Stock Elim­i­na­tor. A ter­rific as­pect to Dan’s Ca­maro is its pure ap­pear­ance, which is not by ac­ci­dent. Dan tried to re­cap­ture the “show­room stock” look—the essence that was avail­able from Chevro­let by spe­cial or­der only. This car is not a real COPO but in­stead a trib­ute made to look ex­actly like one. Dan runs a TH350 trans­mis­sion with all light­weight com­po­nents along with an A-1 con­verter. He is a fre­quent run­ner within the Pa­cific Divi­sion NHRA Lu­cas Oil Drag Rac­ing Se­ries as well as at his home track: Wood­burn Dragstrip.

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