We had a guy here who bought & restored an older Camaro, dropped a hot power plant in it, & gave it to his boy as a H.S. graduation present. There's a county road a mile from here that's only 2 miles long, but half of it flat & straight. The locals marked off start & finish lines and run on it all the time; bikes and cars. The kid had to see what his new wheels would do. He found out, the hard way, that a Camero going fast enough will leave the road & take the top off of a dead tree about 20' off the ground.
Knew another guy, a Capitol cop, who bought a new GMC equivalent to a Ford Ranger & dropped a 350 in it right away. NUTS!!
yep, theres a lot of unfortunate stories like that
We just dropped a date coded 396 in our camaro a couple years ago, it is originally a 396 car though