Everybody knows that the COPO ordering method was a great way to get around the RPO and order a car that was ready to go racing with from the factory.
“Slow” started this ambitious project fifteen years ago, when he was just a teenager salivating over his neighbor’s ‘67 Camaro sitting pretty in the driveway.
When Charley Carnes bought this 2 door sedan in 1991, it was a sad scrappy heap of an animal. But with a little time and TLC, it’s got a new lease on life.
Take a turn off of Highway 290 just southwest of Austin, Texas and drive out into the boonies until you’re sure you’re lost. Not far up a teeth-rattling dirt road that’s sure to test your suspension, popping out of the side of a cedar covered hilltop you might spot one of the most dedicated restoration shops in central Texas.
In my younger days, I thought bigger was better. I wanted to make my small block Chevy 400 scream, so I threw on some giant aluminum heads, a fat cam, and 750cfm Edelbrock carb.
Build it? Buy it? Mod it? We’ll consider all of these options but for our first foray into Drag 101, we want to provide some options for looking exclusively at the LS engine, a staple of the strip.