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Camaro Special Editions

Learn the inside story of Chevrolet's iconic pony car with high points from all six generations covered in this new and invaluable resource. 

Camaros covered included Z28, COPO, Yenko, LT1, SLP, GMMG, and many more.

Camaro Special Editions book


Chevrolet's Central Office produced some of the most legendary muscle cars of the 1960s and this detail-packed book examines them all.

Uncover how these legends (including the historic ZL1) came to be in this authoritative guide to Chevy's COPO-era of performance.

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Matt Avery, automotive author and historian

Matt's STORY

Matt Avery's expertise in the automotive industry is the result of years of experience and dedication to the craft. As a veteran automotive journalist, photographer, and historian, Matt has made significant contributions to the field. After working as a repair technician for Mercedes-Benz and BMW, Matt began writing for the television show MotorWeek before joining the editorial team at Currently, he works as the Executive Producer and host of On The Move for Mecum Auctions. Matt's long-running Classic Recollections column in the Chicago-based Daily Herald and his work in publications such as Hot Rod, MotorTrend and Muscle Car Review have made him a respected figure in the automotive community. In addition to his writing and photography, Matt has also made significant contributions to the industry through his work with the Midwest Automotive Media Association and SEMA's Future Leaders Network. His book COPO, which features over 45 world-class collector vehicles processed through GM's Central Office, won a Silver Medal at the Automotive Heritage Awards in 2019. Matt's library of over 400 images, captured specifically for COPO, has found a permanent home in the archives at the General Motors Heritage Center. In 2020, he was recognized as one of the rising young stars in the automotive industry by being named to SEMA's '35 Under 35' list, and he continues to make significant contributions to the field.

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Johnny Lightning diecast COPO cars
Johnny Lightning diecast COPO cars

Own the diecast cars of
the COPO book!

The collectibles are modeled after real-deal COPO cars that Matt featured in his acclaimed book, COPO: Camaro, Chevelle & Nova - Chevrolet's Ultimate Muscle Cars.

The exclusive 12-car set is a must-have for any diecast car collector or muscle car enthusiast. 


Johnny Lightning diecast COPO cars

Lectures & Seminars

As an active journalist and historian, Matt is a captivating public speaker, bringing his humor and insight to in-depth discussions about the significant periods of history in automotive performance.

Whether he's hosting seminars or acting as a celebrity judge at premier events like the Carlisle Chevrolet Nationals, the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals, Bloomington Gold Corvettes, or the Pittsburgh World of Wheels, Matt's engaging personality and extensive knowledge leave audiences both entertained and enlightened.

Matt has been featured on numerous podcasts, media outlets, and television networks like NBCSN, ABC-7 Chicago and MotorTrend.

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