Like many participants, I approached the 16th Annual Copperstate1000 Road Rally with a certain degree of trepidation. For weeks prior, the organizers had sent strongly worded warnings about long days and challenging roads and offered full refunds to those worried about their car's or their own ability to finish the route. This marked my third Copperstate journey, and I had never before received these kind warnings. However, my significant other and fearless co-driver Jennifer and I somehow concluded that we were prepared. So we packed up the 427 Cobra, sans top but equipped with marginally efficient side curtains, and headed west to Arizona for the rally, which took place April 22–26.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2007/01/04/southwestern-sunshine