1980

November 1980: The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 racing car, called the '1790' which will be driven in the 1981 world championships by the American driver Mario Andretti and the Italian, Giacomelli. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $1.22

Change from the previous year: $0.34

1981

24th April 1981: Space Shuttle, 'Columbia' rises off Pad 39 a few seconds after 07.00 . On board were astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen who were in orbit for 54 hours before returning to an aeroplane-like landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California. (Photo by NASA/Central Press/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $1.35

Change from the previous year: $0.13

1982

Manfred Winkelhock of Germany drives the #9 Teams ATS ATS D5 Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on 3rd April 1982 at the Long Beach street circuit in Long Beach, California, United States. (Photo by Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $1.28

Change from the previous year: $-0.07

1983

1983: An Opel Monza 3. OE C Coupe. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $1.22

Change from the previous year: $-0.06

1984

Robots and multi-welders at work spot-welding the bodyshells of Ford Sierra cars at a Ford factory, May 1984. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $1.20

Change from the previous year: $-0.02

1985

Cars line up on the front straight ready for the start of the FIA World Sportscar Championship 24 Hours of Le Mans race on 15th June 1985 at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France. (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $1.19

Change from the previous year: $-0.01

1986

LANDOVER, UNITED STATES: A 'Monster Truck' performs at the Capitol Centre in Landover, Maryland 08 November, 1986. Luke FRAZZA/AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Gasoline Price: $0.93

Change from the previous year: $-0.26

1987

1987: A general view of the fans during a race at the Indianapolis Indy Car 500 held in Indianapolis. Mandatory Credit: Allsport/ALLSPORT

Gasoline Price: $0.96

Change from the previous year: $0.03

1988

1988: Ayrton Senna of Brazil races past the home crowd in his McLaren Honda during the Brazilian Grand Prix at the Rio circuit in Brazil. Senna was disqualified for changing cars illegally before the start. \ Mandatory Credit: Simon Bruty/Allsport

Gasoline Price: $0.96

Change from the previous year: $0.00

1989

ANAHEIM - 1989: Bigfoot Fastrax crushes cars during the monster truck rally at Anaheim Stadium in 1989 in Anaheim, California. Photo by: Tim Defrisco/Getty Images

Gasoline Price: $1.06

Change from the previous year: $0.10

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