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Here I was on race day ready to head to the drag strip! I was 27 here. What a time! Lots of fun in that car. When I wasn't racing at the drags I was racing on the streets of Toronto at Jane and Wilson (Harveys)


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Here I was on race day ready to head to the drag strip! I was 27 here. What a time! Lots of fun in that car. When I wasn't racing at the drags I was racing on the streets of Toronto at Jane and Wilson (Harveys)

So many Ontario drag racers on here!!

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I purchased the 1970 Chevelle LS6 from Peter Bombini. Car is in Nova Scotia now. Still in original paint condition MOM now. Entec LS5 convertible also seen here. Corvette my passion.
Was an exciting time then. Many Real stories and alot of just bench seat STORIES.
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Copogary, or anyone else.

You said "there was this Gold COPO and a Orange one"? Any others that were known??

Now Jane & Wilson was before my time running the TO street scene, I was up there for the Weston & Finch days.

Now the reason I bring this up as buddy would run there with a '73 454 Vette. And the one night we raced a BLUE "COPO" '69 Camaro??? At the time, I had never heard of COPO. Setting up the race it was said by the opposition (losing team LOL) "just a COPO with headers, intake, cam and slicks"???

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Hey Tony, it’s Gary! Peters buddy. We went to Cayuga with my 427 chevelle and 09 vette. My son and I raced each other and Peter came with us to watch. Are you still going to the auctions? I’ve got a 70 Cortez silver chevelle now with a crate 502.

John EZ Nova, that blue 69 copo you speak of belonged to my friend named John. It was a rare car with the Hide away headlights and RS package, RPO V75 liquid tire traction option. It’s been restored and has the original # match motor.

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I was losing sleep over the title of this awesome thread.


Belmont was spelled Belmount.


Steve S fixed it up for us :-)


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Here I am in 1977 at Cayuga warming up the slicks in my Gold Copo from Belmont. I ran a 12.7 @ 117mph. Slicks and open headers. Those were the days!



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Hello Gary, Nice to hear from you. I am retired, I have been into Corvettes since I sold the 1970 Chevelle LS6. Here are some photos for now.
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There were a number of Toronto dealers that sold a considerable amount of COPO cars. I purchased my 69 COPO Chevelle from B&A Chevrolet in Sept. 69 when they were in Yorkville, just before they became Addison Chev-Olds and moved up to Avenue Rd. I remember the salesman Joe K----s telling me they had 5 copo chevelles that year, 2 green, 1 blue, 1 yellow, and an orange one that went to Barrie. At the time I was at the compound on Avenue Rd. they still had the 2 green ones, of which I bought the one and the blue one. In the back side window of my car was an 8 1/2 x11 inch paper that in large block letters said NO LABELS REQUIRED and there were none. He had a binder with copies of all of the invoices for all of the hipo cars he had sold. When I initially stopped at the dealership I was looking at a 70 Nova 375 hrs car in the front window which a friend of mine bought. Another friend purchased a brown 69 375 hrs at this time and another friend purchased a 69 Cutlass, 2 door sedan, 350 2 barrel 4 speed car. I never figured out why they had ordered this last car. The reason he bought the Olds is that is father would not co-sign for the red 70 LS6 they had brought in for stock. I remember speaking with Joe some weeks later and someone broke into the compound and stole the carb off of the LS6; go figure. Joe told me he had sold a number of COPO Camaros as well. I would love to have that binder now however I have not been able to locate him. I also remember that B&A advertised in 1968 in Wheelspin that they had a 68 Biscayne, 427-425 hrs car. They only imported 2 to Canada and this could be the car that just sold out of Paris, Ont.
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There were a number of Toronto dealers that sold a considerable amount of COPO cars. I purchased my 69 COPO Chevelle from B&A Chevrolet in Sept. 69 when they were in Yorkville, just before they became Addison Chev-Olds and moved up to Avenue Rd. I remember the salesman Joe K----s telling me they had 5 copo chevelles that year, 2 green, 1 blue, 1 yellow, and an orange one that went to Barrie. At the time I was at the compound on Avenue Rd. they still had the 2 green ones, of which I bought the one and the blue one. In the back side window of my car was an 8 1/2 x11 inch paper that in large block letters said NO LABELS REQUIRED and there were none. He had a binder with copies of all of the invoices for all of the hipo cars he had sold. When I initially stopped at the dealership I was looking at a 70 Nova 375 hrs car in the front window which a friend of mine bought. Another friend purchased a brown 69 375 hrs at this time and another friend purchased a 69 Cutlass, 2 door sedan, 350 2 barrel 4 speed car. I never figured out why they had ordered this last car. The reason he bought the Olds is that is father would not co-sign for the red 70 LS6 they had brought in for stock. I remember speaking with Joe some weeks later and someone broke into the compound and stole the carb off of the LS6; go figure. Joe told me he had sold a number of COPO Camaros as well. I would love to have that binder now however I have not been able to locate him. I also remember that B&A advertised in 1968 in Wheelspin that they had a 68 Biscayne, 427-425 hrs car. They only imported 2 to Canada and this could be the car that just sold out of Paris, Ont.
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