Keith Tedford
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With another blustery day coming up tomorrow, I thought I would get things started a little early. I bought my Chevelle new in August '69. It had nothing but the performance options: 427, M20, 4.10 posi and disc brakes. By the spring of '70 I was looking for some tunes so installed an eight track tape player. I also got an AM radio cartridge too. The first tape I bought for the car was, of course, the Beach Boys. When I put the tape in, this is the first song that came up. Beach Boys-In My Room - YouTube I still have the tape player and two boxes of eight track tapes and the AM radio cartridge. I just need another Chevelle to put it in.....perhaps with an LS engine too because there is nothing like :driving: when you have good tunes.
 
:agree: Although I was born in '66, I remember 8 tracks very well. I have a brother who is 8 years older; his first car was a '72 Chevelle and one of the first things he did was install a Pioneer 8 track under the dash. I remember many times cruising with him listening to great tunes and driving nowhere. I think it's where I get my love of music to this day. I can't drive anywhere without music playing. :driving: :D
 
that reminds me of the very early car cassette decks. i had one in my 71 demon. it didn't like cold weather, many times i ended up with 3 or 4 feet of tape strung all over the place. we used to record from albums with a portable recorder. i was and still am a big doors fan so i put them on cassettes along with zeppelin and the who etc. the sound wasn't great but neither were those old am radios. having my own recorded stuff was popular with the gals too :D those decks made a brief appearance and then the 8 tracks took over but after a few years the cassettes came back big time, and much better.
 
Now, if I could only find a way to get all my old eight track stuff onto my i-Pod, I could play all my oldies through the stereo system in the Corvette. The tape player bolted to the dash wouldn't look very cool. ;) The precip is getting close to us here and Owen Sound appears to already getting the first wave. http://weatheroffice.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?id=WSO
 
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Now, if I could only find a way to get all my old eight track stuff onto my i-Pod, I could play all my oldies through the stereo system in the Corvette. The tape player bolted to the dash wouldn't look very cool. ;) The precip is getting close to us here and Owen Sound appears to already getting the first wave. Exeter, Ontario - Radar Imagery - Environment Canada

keith, i think i can show you how to get all those old tunes onto your ipod with some programs i have. i have put together an extensive library of cd's this way and it will work for ipod and mp3 as well. i just don't have an ipod. doug. :D
 
With another blustery day coming up tomorrow, I thought I would get things started a little early. I bought my Chevelle new in August '69. It had nothing but the performance options: 427, M20, 4.10 posi and disc brakes. By the spring of '70 I was looking for some tunes so installed an eight track tape player. I also got an AM radio cartridge too. The first tape I bought for the car was, of course, the Beach Boys. When I put the tape in, this is the first song that came up. Beach Boys-In My Room - YouTube I still have the tape player and two boxes of eight track tapes and the AM radio cartridge. I just need another Chevelle to put it in.....perhaps with an LS engine too because there is nothing like :driving: when you have good tunes.

What colour was the COPO Chevelle?
 
I had one of the first eight track players in the Brampton area . I was at the speed shop when the Salesman was there, and had one installed that day in my new '67 Chev SS.
Don't remember what brand it was , but I got a demo tape with it and the only song I remember on it was the Pointer Sisters singing Dancing in the street .

Lunchtime at work for several days after was letting people file in and out of my car to hear this Great new creation ! ! :D
 
Silver Chevelles

Over the years I had a silver '69 Malibu winter beater, the silver COPO car and in '97 we bought the silver '69 L78. I was able to live the dream when these cars were affordable. A few years ago we did over a base 307 '69 el Camino in silver as well. When done it looked like what a COPO el Camino would have looked like had GM built one. It is in Ottawa now. We got good money for our old cars and are thoroughly enjoying the Corvette. It seems to be the perfect fit for us at this stage.
 
Over the years I had a silver '69 Malibu winter beater, the silver COPO car and in '97 we bought the silver '69 L78. I was able to live the dream when these cars were affordable. A few years ago we did over a base 307 '69 el Camino in silver as well. When done it looked like what a COPO el Camino would have looked like had GM built one. It is in Ottawa now. We got good money for our old cars and are thoroughly enjoying the Corvette. It seems to be the perfect fit for us at this stage.

Im sure you knew COPO Pete then. He was a dear friend and a COPO encyclopedia.
 
I never met Pete but did send a couple of e-mails back and forth. He was very well known and liked on the Yenko web site. Having the COPO Chevelle, COPO Camaro and COPO Nova put him in a class of his own. He raced his cars too which, to me was a BIG plus. Museum pieces just don`t do it for me.


Yes we raced with him and his boys. My ol man was really good friends with him. His boys tell me they plan to keep racing the cars. They added a Yenko Nova to the collection last year as well.
 
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