Well, it's official.... the Flatland Cruisers Show and Shine for 2021 is cancelled.  While we are disappointed, we are hopeful that we can look forward to planning a show in 2022.

In the mean time, have a great summer, stay safe, stay healthy.

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The Merkur XR4Ti is a high-performance 3-door hatchback sold in North America from 1985 to 1989 through the Mercury dealership network. A product of the Ford Motor Company, the car was a version of the European Ford Sierra XR4i adapted to US regulations. It came standard with a 2.3 L turbocharged Lima I4 and 5-speed T-9 manual. How many units were built in it's short run?

1985 - 12,400     1986 - 13,559     1987 - 7,352

1988 - 6,283     1989 - 2,870

In total, there was 42,464 units built over the course of 5 model years. 

The Chevrolet Camaro was released to compete with the Ford Mustang in the mid 1960's. It could be ordered with a whole host of model packages and powertrain layouts to fit anyone's needs. The first generation ran from 1967 to 1969 and was extremely popular, to the tune of 699,138 units produced in 3 model years. A GM corporate edict forbade Chevrolet from installing engines larger than 400 cubic inches in mid-size and smaller models. Requests from dealers (notably Don Yenko) who were dealer-installing 427 cubic inch engines in the Camaro prompted Chevrolet to use an ordering process usually used on fleet and special orders (taxis, trucks, etc.) to offer 427 engines in the Camaro.

For the 1969 model year, two Central Office Production Orders were offered, (numbers 9560 and 9561).


COPO 9561 used the 427 cu in solid-lifter L72 big-block, rated at 425 hp gross

at 5600 rpm and 460 lb⋅ft of torque at 4000 rpm.​

COPO 9560 used an all-aluminum 427 cu in big-block called the ZL-1, and was rated at 430 hp gross at 5200 rpm and 450 lb⋅ft of torque at 4400 rpm.​


For the 1969 model year, how many Camaros of each Central Office Production Order were produced?