Because the Nineteen Fifties stepped forward, extra automobile codes have been handed to clamp down on sizzling rods. Mufflers, minimal headlamp heights, or even door mirrors have been mandated for protection or ‘compliance’ causes… Regularly it was once little greater than an officer’s excuse excuse to tow away an errant jalopy. One regulation added by way of plenty of states within the 50s was once fenders masking the highest of each entrance and rear tires, a rule squarely aimed toward open-wheeled sizzling rods. For any of you who’ve pushed your roadster at pace thru water, you understand there’s a sensible facet to entrance fenders as neatly! But in spite of their capability, we rarely see cycle fenders on conventional sizzling rods in this day and age, most likely for classy causes. Positive, the fender rules are almost definitely nonetheless at the books in maximum states, however I’m guessing native police have larger fish to fry in this day and age than to bother sizzling rodders for apparatus violations. Regardless, right here’s a 1956 Rodding and Re-Styling article on including fenders- Simply incase you wish to have to reignite the craze.