2. HYDRAULIC SUSPENSION
If you thought bouncy-bouncy suspension was a new thing then think again, it’s another one of those mods that’s been around forever! Aftermarket hydraulic suspension is widely regarded to have been invented by American customiser Ron Aguirre in the late 1950s.
As the story goes, there was a law in California at the time that said no part of your car was allowed to be lower than the wheel rims, but he was having none of it. He basically scavenged some parts from a surplus B-52 bomber, whacked ‘em on his ’56 corvette and built one of the most famous custom cars ever. Just Google ‘Ron Aguirre X-Sonic’ for a proper history lesson. Bonkers!