While the Pontiac Firebird continued to bask in its movie and TV stardom, the third-generation Camaro had a bit of a different reputation. Known to some as a "white trash starter kit," the 1982 Chevrolet Camaro wasn’t the most popular among enthusiasts. But there was a bright spot. In 1985, Chevrolet introduced the IROC-Z to the lineup. And while it wasn’t the fastest or best-looking in its segment (by far), the IROC-Z overshadowed the competition with its nimble handling and relatively light body. In 1987, Chevrolet offered the IROC in automatic only, which pretty much killed the fun for any enthusiast brave enough to own one.