Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today, it’s all about Cole Cousins of Alabama and his 1968 Camaro.
How did you get into drag racing?
My father, Doug Cousins, has been involved with cars and drag racing since the 1960s. Being around him got me hooked on drag racing myself!
When and where was your first race?
August 4, 1994 at Capitol City Dragway in Montgomery, Alabama. I was 12 years old running the footbrake class.
What model/year do you race now?
A 1968 Camaro that we have owned since 1992 that my father gave me.
Does your car have a nickname?
What's under the hood?
355 SBC with Brodix Aluminum Heads
Which BTE products do you use in your vehicle?
We run several different BTE converters, a BTE 1.80 straight cut gears, Powerglide transmission and several performance parts from the BTE catalog.
Someone you look up to in racing?
Without a doubt, my daddy. He got me involved with drag racing and taught me all I know mechanical-wise, and a lot about the racing aspect.