The Proof: It doesn't come from any type of empirical data. We know the Camaro is fast and agile, but what of its appeal to the world at large, the place it is destined to be? Will: "I'd had the car about two weeks when my mom came up from Las Vegas for a visit. She wanted a ride. I had shorts on but no shirt and was wearing tennies. I took her to my favorite stretch and showed what the four-speed 427 could do in a straight line. As I was slamming Third, I saw the whirling lights coming up behind me. As I pulled onto a side street, I realized that I'd never transferred the title and had no license or registration on me.

As the officer walked up he announced, 'Nice car! '68?' I said 'Yes, thank you. 'He began asking me about the engine and the running gear and all the while I was waiting for him to ask for my credentials. He never did. Then he said the kindest words imaginable. 'If you really want to open it up, you should go several blocks over. There are less pedestrians and traffic. 'As he turned and walked away, he complimented the car again. "Was that being in the wrong place at the right time?