General Motors: Chevrolet Performance Offers Camaro Rolling Chassis



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From General Motors:

DETROIT – Chevrolet will produce a limited number of Camaro NHRA-certified rolling chassis designed for drag racing that provides racers with a professionally assembled, painted body and chassis ready to be finished. Consumers add their engine, transmission and other drivetrain components.

The rolling chassis go on sale Thursday, March 28, at noon EST and will be priced at $55,000. Each specially numbered chassis is assembled by hand at the same facility that constructs Chevrolet’s COPO Camaro production race cars.

“This is a great opportunity to buy a factory-built foundation for a competitive Camaro race car, saving racers the time of building their own from the ground up and offering them the opportunity to compete with a piece of Chevrolet history, because we’re only going to build a few of them,” said Jim Campbell, General Motors U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Add your powertrain assembly and you’ve got a race car that’s ready to tackle the drag strip.”

Many of the components required to complete the transformation into a full race car, including crate engines, racing engine components, electronics – controllers and harnesses – and more, are available direct from Chevrolet Performance. The catalog is online at

“Finishing off your race car with authentic Chevrolet Performance parts helps make it all-Chevy, with uncompromising performance and confidence-inspiring durability,” said Campbell. “All of our hardcore racing parts have been designed and tested to standards unmatched in the aftermarket.”


Ordering information and chassis details
Customers will call 1-800-306-3005 to order a Camaro rolling chassis. The call center will send purchase certificates for the limited number of rolling chassis to be constructed, and customers will take the certificates to the Chevrolet dealerships of their choice to complete the sales.
The completed rolling chassis requires customer pickup in the Detroit area. Each will be serialized, but will not have a Vehicle Identification Number, so they cannot be titled or licensed for road use.

Each rolling chassis is constructed with hardware from the Oshawa assembly plant that manufactures regular-production Camaros. Each is fitted with an NHRA-approved roll cage and other safety equipment, along with NHRA-approved racing chassis and suspension components, including brakes and solid rear axle – minus the third member. Bogart racing wheels mounted on Hoosier tires are also included.

All will come in Summit White, with a production Camaro hood and SS grille, production window glass, headlamps, tail lamps and more. Inside, racing seats, a production-style instrument panel, steering wheel, racing switch panel, door panels, headliner and black carpeting are included. Basic body and chassis wiring is built into the rolling chassis, but it does not come with engine harnesses or a battery.

Customers will need to add basic equipment to complete the assembly, including:

•    Engine and air inlet system
•    Engine mounts
•    Engine controller and wire harness
•    Exhaust headers
•    Coolant hoses (a radiator is included)
•    Transmission and shifter assembly
•    Driveshaft
•    Differential third member.

Chevrolet Performance’s entire range of high-performance and racing crate engines is available to power the rolling chassis, including the three 2013 COPO LS-family engines, which were developed for NHRA Stock Eliminator classes. They include a 350-cubic-inch engine rated at 325 horsepower; a 396-cubic-inch engine rated at 375 horsepower, and a 427-cubic-inch engine rated at 425 horsepower (part number 17802825). Supercharged crate engines based on the 2012 COPO Camaro program are also available, including a 327-cubic-inch engine with a 2.9L supercharger (part number 17802826) and a 327 with a 4.0L blower (part number 17802827). The 350 and 396 engines will be available later this year.

Also, if you want to see the latest of MuscleCar’s COPO Camaro tribute, click here: COPO Camaro Tribute



Trucks! 1971 C-10 LS Engine Swap

This weekend, Trucks! is installing our freshly harvested 6.0 LS engine and its 4L80 transmission in our 1971 C-10. Then, we’re relocating the gas tank to under the bed before installing our modified engine harness and firing it up.

You can catch this NEW episode at 10:00 a.m. EST Saturday and Sunday on Spike TV!

Parts for this Show: Trucks! Parts

Also, we will be tweeting LIVE this weekend with NEW shows on POWERBLOCK! Make sure you’re following us on Twitter because we want to hear from you! Follow us here: @PowerBlock TV.



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Learn about the history of the Ford Mustang Mach 1 with PowerBlock TV’s Year Make Model (and see a really sweet burnout)!

Find more videos like this on myPOWERBLOCK

myPowerBlock member Jerry Esser shared a video with us showing off his burnout in a Mustang Mach 1! Thanks for submitting your video, Jerry! If you have something you’d like to share with PowerBlock, post it to! You’ll never know if we feature you unless you post it!

Wanna know more about the Mach 1? Head on over to PowerBlock TV’s Year Make Model, where we give you the automotive history and background of some of your favorite rides of the past!

Take a look. Click here:

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MuscleCar: COPO Camaro Gains its Feet

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MuscleCar’s COPO Camaro tribute project has to be converted from automatic to manual floor pedals, and the firewall gets some factory-style mods that change the car over to big-block style. Then, we show you everything you ever wanted to know about brake lines and fuel lines.

Catch this NEW episode at 10:30 a.m. EST Saturday and Sunday on Spike TV!

See parts for this episode here: MuscleCar Parts

Also, we will be tweeting LIVE this weekend with NEW shows on POWERBLOCK! Make sure you’re following us on Twitter because we want to hear from you! Follow us here: @PowerBlock TV.


Xtreme 4×4: 2-Car Garage Crawler Part 4 / Driveway Rescue Project 2

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On a NEW episode of Xtreme 4×4, it’s down to the details on our “buggy in a box” build! Forty-two-inch tires, air struts and full hydraulic steering bring our crawler closer to the trail. Plus, what’s the perfect wedding gift for a wheelin’ husband? Newlywed Nicole surprises her husband with the help of Ian on Driveway Rescue!

Catch this NEW episode at 9 a.m. EST Saturday and Sunday on Spike TV!

See parts from this episode here: Xtreme 4×4 Parts

Also, we will be tweeting LIVE this weekend with NEW shows on POWERBLOCK! Make sure you’re following us on Twitter because we want to hear from you! Follow us here: @PowerBlock TV.



Newlywed Nicole surprised her husband by installing a new set of lights on their Toyota, thanks to some help from Driveway Rescue.

“We got married in Harlan, Kentucky, at the Black Mountain Off-Road Park,” Nicole said. “It was in the middle of a little rock garden, and it was a good time.”

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myPowerBlock: Tyson Evans’ 1986 Chevy burnout

Tyson Evans is currently working on his ’86 Chevy, and like most gearheads, sometimes a little tire roasting is in order to break up the monotony of the garage.

We took a look at Tyson’s pictures, and it looks like he’s putting a 383 under the hood. Pretty sweet!

Take a look at his burnout below, and if you have something you’d like us to show off, post it to!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PowerBlock TV’s HorsePower upgrades fuel system of Shelby Terlingua GT500



A Shelby Terlingua GT500 receives some fuel performance upgrades on a new episode of HorsePower!

Mustang owner John Albani brought in his special edition muscle car to have HorsePower host Mike Galley replace the fuel system. The 5.4-liter engine only makes 700 horsepower at the wheels, so we apply some upgrades to make sure this pony reaches its potential power.

During the episode, Galley walks the viewer through the step-by-step process of replacing the old system with parts from Aeromotive, Inc. to add performance.

“The stealth pump we’ll use is an A-1000, which will support up to 1000 horsepower and boosted applications,” Galley says.

This episode of HorsePower will air during PowerBlock TV at 9:30 a.m. EST on Spike.

For a full list of parts from this episode, click here.

PowerBlock TV’s MuscleCar pays tribute to the COPO Camaro, starting with a ZL1 427


To celebrate the rare, original 427 COPO Camaro, “MuscleCar” is teaming up with aftermarket partners Chevy Performance, Classic Industries, Barrett-Jackson Restoration Systems and others to build a correct-appearing tribute car with subtle upgrades.

The COPO Camaro legend started in 1969 when Chevy dealers, desperate to beat GM’s ban on selling high-performance small cars, discovered he could order Camaros with 427-inch ZL1 aluminum race engines by using GM’s Central Office Production Order form. They were one of the most powerful street-legal cars Detroit ever built, and with only 69 made, extremely rare.

“Forty-four years later, gearheads continue to lust after these cars. This will be MuscleCar’s highest profile project ever so we are dedicating multiple episodes to detailing what it takes for a guy to build one from the ground up,” said RTM executive producer Joe St. Lawrence.

The tribute car will be built around sponsor products such as a limited edition 430 HP 427 Anniversary Edition crate engine from Chevy Performance and authentic GM Restoration parts from Classic Industries, including everything from brake, suspension, cooling system components and sheet metal. The COPO will be painted with the new Barrett-Jackson Restoration System, which features prep, paint and protection products.

The car will also feature an Auto Gear M22 four-speed transmission, a 12-bolt Moser rear end, Lizard Skin insulation, TMI seats, Wheel Vintiques rally wheels and Firestone Wide Oval tires from Coker Tire.

RTM Productions will air the COPO episode of MuscleCar at 10:30 a.m. EST/PST, Feb. 9-10 on Spike TV. Episodes of the COPO also can be streamed for free at, and include links to the featured parts.

HorsePower gives a late-model Corvette some high-tech engine tuning

HorsePower brings in a modified, late model Corvette to demonstrate the latest in high-tech engine tuning. Plus, we give a visit to the Hot Rod Reunion where nostalgia racing rules.

Don’t miss this NEW episode of HorsePower Saturday 9:30 AM E/P and Sunday 9:30 AM E/P on Spike TV!

Check out parts for this episode here: HorsePower Parts

Also, we will be tweeting LIVE this weekend with NEW shows on POWERBLOCK! Make sure you’re following us on Twitter because we want to hear from you! Follow us here: @PowerBlock TV.






Gearhead of the Week: Skip Tubbs’ Chevy Wagon Launch

Skip Tubbs is PowerBlock TV’s 100th Gearhead of the Week! Skip has a 1955 Chevy Wagon he’s made mods to over the past several years, and when we found this video on his profile, we had to share!

Check out Skip’s Wagon’s first launch with its new Flowmaster Series 40 exhaust, and see more on Skip’s engine here:

If you’re interested in being PowerBlock TV’s Gearhead of the week, post your pictures and videos to!