One of the biggest -- and most unexpected -- announcements of this year’s SEMA Show was when Chevrolet Performance unveiled the electric eCOPO Camaro concept.
In just a few short weeks we’ll be making our annual trip to Detroit to hit Woodward Avenue. Today we’re featuring Tom Pfister’s stunning 1967 Camaro from last year’s event. For some of us here at The BLOCK, we’ve been in regular, annual attendance of the cruise on Woodward for half a decade now. We always run into familiar faces, and of course new faces. With that comes a bit of a struggle to find the real gems in the hordes of classic cruisers, muscle cars and hot rods.
Team Chevy driver Robert Hight made it back-to-back wins for his Camaro SS Funny Car team from John Force Racing this Sunday at Texas Motorplex near Dallas.
The NHRA Carolina Nationals returned to Charlotte’s zMAX Dragway for the 11th time on October 12-14. As always, tons of Chevrolet Performance power was on display from the Sportsman to the Pro categories.
Each year just 69 COPO Camaros are produced. Paul Denski and his wife Kathy now own one. There are perhaps no two more deserving people in the country.
Each year on HOT ROD Power Tour there are thousands of people participating and hundreds of individuals providing support. GM engineer Rich Downing does a little of both.
With the LSX a part of the current Holeshot mail-in rebate* offer, we got to thinking about some of our favorite LSX-powered builds we’ve seen over the years. One in particular came to mind. Here’s an oldie but a goodie. We hope you enjoy as we revisit our piece from 2017 on Rodney Moore’s 1969 Camaro he built in just nine weeks.
In 1969, General Motors forever changed the muscle car and drag racing landscape when dealers were able to create Central Office Production Order (COPO) Camaros for the first time. They did so by using GM’s special ordering system to drop all-aluminum ZL1 engines into the car. These versions competed in the NHRA Stock Eliminator category, winning many races and championships along the way.
When Chevrolet Performance introduced the LT5 crate engine at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas last fall, it was clear the 755-horsepower monster would be a game-changing addition to the enthusiast world. One of the first enthusiasts to adopt the powerful engine is Ed Valenciano, who has chosen the LT5 to power his ’69 Camaro. He’s doing it the old-fashioned way, in a single bay of his garage with the car on jack stands.
Tanner Gray re-wrote the record book at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona this weekend, becoming the youngest champion in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series history with his title in Pro Stock. Then, to cap off his dream season, the 19-year-old Gray collected his eighth Wally of the year by also taking the event win with his family-owned Gray Motorsports operation.