Gerry Wiegert was at the helm of Vector from it's inception to his passing, only losing control of the car for a short time being ousted from his own board of directors (a la Steve Jobs style) and suing shortly after to have his assets returned. Still many questioned Gerry's leadership in the brand and his constant search for power.
In the end, the Gerry, and the brand that he championed, still instills excitement today. A car that was futuristic and comparatively ahead of its time. New tuners today take the old W8s and fix the small problems that ravaged the brand in the late '80s. As new car brands pop up today, we tend to wonder if he had started his adventure today would he finally have found the success he so richly searched for and would he have redefined the top speed wars. We'll never know.