The Mud-flap Girl is an iconic figure of a woman with what most men would call “the perfect body”, basically she’s shaped as close to an hourglass as possible and sitting in a very seductive pose, leaning back on her hands and enjoying the breeze. The name Mud-flap Girl got its origins from truckers sticking these logos on their mud-flaps (also known as mud guards) which are put as fenders to protect trucks from mud and flying debris that is thrown on the car by the tires’ fast spinning.
This design was originally formed in 1970 by Bill Zinda and is a staple of many trucks in Central America. The Mud-flap Girl often appears in tandem with a mirrored duplicate of her, making them the Mud-flap Twins. It’s been almost four decades since the inception of this icon, so perhaps it’s time to move past such old notions as they are good for nothing, passé, and honestly, a little degrading towards women.
Shifters today don't necessarily need a mechanical link to the transmission. While this may be cool from a technological standpoint, these shifters tend to be placed in awkward ways or have some highly unnecessary knobs, levers and buttons all attached to them, making operation feel very counter-intuitive.
This is really about fixing something that ain't broke. That's the big issue with shifters. If we could all please just reinstate the classic lever with "PRNDL" printed on it, that would be great. Even manual gears if need be. Cars are difficult enough.
Fake Exhaust Tips
This performance fad of adding oddly shaped exhaust tips has really got to go. The strange accessory that attempts to take average and cheap cars to another level often just ends up appearing tacky. These "finishers" look somewhat convincing when standing a few meters away, but take a few steps closer and the whole thing becomes painfully obvious.
Once you're standing up close you can see that the exhaust is quite simply a hole expelling nothing but recycled air from the rear end of the car. Useful.
Cars Don’t Wear Bras
One type of vinyl that is frankly a total abomination is the front-end bra, also known as the car bra, bonnet bra, front-end cover, and hood mask. This vinyl will make your car look like a mix between a German Shepard and a raccoon. It's considered by some car enthusiasts as a fashion accessory but in our opinion, it's an absolute monstrosity and just about ruins the look of every car that wears it.
The car bra not only looks bad but has even been argued to cause damage by retaining moisture and ruining a car's aerodynamic quality. If you or your friends have considered buying one of these hood bras for your cars, please remember that just because you refer to your car in a female pronoun, doesn't mean that it’s an actual female. Let’s repeat this together - cars don’t need bras.
Larger Than Life Spoilers
The purpose of a spoiler is to make your car more aerodynamic, leading to faster movement at a lower cost of air resistance. These devices are mostly used in sports cars and are important for the same reason that shaving a few milliseconds off an athlete's sprint is important — because winning competitions matters. However, when you're an average Joe who's driving to work at 7 AM in the LA traffic, the last thing you need is a custom spoiler, especially a large ugly one that happens to weigh almost 100 pounds.
What are you going to do with it? Are you going to ride the airwave of your 20 miles per hour driving, as you barely succeed in weaving through traffic without using your turn signals? Trust us, the main problem with your car isn't air resistance, it's a weak engine. When you buy a fast enough car such as a Porsche Spyder, it will already come with an electronically engineered spoiler.