Sure, the C5 Corvette is a beautiful car just as it comes from the factory. But, some Corvette owners are always looking to add a little something extra that makes their car look even better. One of the easiest places to do this is around the fog-lamp cove. If you want to add some texture to the plain-looking fog-lamp cutouts, these screens from Eckler's are an easy-to-install upgrade, and the closest a C5 can get to having a grille.
While the screens do provide some protection for the fog lamp against road debris, for the most part, they are purely an aesthetic upgrade. On a silver Corvette like Will Souza's from Deland, Florida, they look especially nice. We met up with Will at the Corvette Clinic in Lake Mary, Florida, and rubbernecked while Chris Haasis installed the screens on Will's '03 Corvette. Will was pleased with the end result and so were we, although he told us the job wouldn't be complete until he got the brake-duct screens to match.