If you want your '57 Chevy to look real boss, you have to get it close to the ground. Real close.
But that isn't legal in Utah, though literally hundreds of owners of restored and custom autos have been doing it anyway.While police have been gleefully writing out those kinds of citations for almost 30 years, those days may soon be history. The House on Monday gave approval to a bill that would redefine the lower clearance of cars - in effect repealing a "low-rider" law that's been on the books for almost 30 years.
The bill is aimed at helping owners of classic, restored and customized cars, who are currently being ticketed by zealous police officers.
"A lot of us Americans want to relive our youth and a lot do it by restoring old cars," said House Minority Leader Mike Dmitrich, D-Price, the sponsor of the bill. "With the technology we have now, there's no safety problem with lowering them."
Under the provisions of the bill, the car frame could be lowered to one inch above the bottom of the wheel rim - low enough to make any classic rod real hot.