Cool COPO Clone
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.