As the years passed, Don wanted to preserve his valuable fleet, so he began building his collection of NMCA racecars. Don could now go out and race to his heart’s content in his racecars without fear of damaging his rare Chevrolets. Then, in 2012, Don got wind of the fifth-gen COPO Camaro release, which stirred nostalgic feelings of his early years racing COPOs. So, what did Don do? He not only picked one up, but he somehow found and purchased two 2012 COPO Camaros!
The supercharged 327 is great, but Don also wanted a COPO that paid a more direct tribute to the original. Black #66 is powered by the LS7-based all-aluminum 427 that puts out a naturally aspirated 425 hp. This car, like #10 and all other 2012 COPO Camaros, is precisely shifted via a Powerglide auto.
Don’s collection is extremely rare and collectible, so one should stow it away in a climate-controlled garage and pass the cars down generation-to-generation, right? Wrong. Don has dedicated drag cars, yet he still occasionally hits the track in his prized COPOs and Camaros.Don’s passion for Chevrolet Performance cars has been a lifelong pursuit beginning with COPOs and ending with COPOs. As Don looks to the future, he reflects on his past saying, “When I get buried, I want to be buried in a COPO.”