But unbelievably, the best was yet to come. Corvettes in the '80s took on a new personality all their own. Customizing went to new heights and lengths. (Remember the series of wild Eckler Corvette station wagons?) Blowers, really wide wheelwell flares and life-like murals were out in force from coast to coast and border to border. There was even a brand new '82 Special Edition Corvette that won its ET-5 class over 65 other Vettes, then went on to take "King Of The Hill" laurels over five other class winners at the 16th Annual Corvette Nationals at OCIR. The driver? Stay tuned. Save the Wave!