It will be a cold day in Hell before I let the DMV determine what my car will look like. I swear, sometimes I wonder where the free-thinking American spirit has gone. Please do not take this personally, because I respect your views on many things you posted on, but I happen to disagree with this one, big time. The California motor vehicle code book is chock full of stupid, pointless laws that I have every intention of ignoring. Did you know that the law in this state requires a front plate on cars, but none on bikes? Where is the continuity in that one? For that matter, if a bumper is such a wonderful thing, why don't motorcycles have them? As far as bumpers are concerned, try getting a definition on what a bumper is from anyone involved with law enforcement. I have, and belive me it's as clear as mud. My first car was a hot rod model A pickup. I felt the bumper was an eyesore, and since many traditional hot rods (mine was) simply had a chrome bar between the front framerails, I asked a local cop if that was ok. His answer was, "as long as it connects the framerails together, it's legal." BTW, my '93 GMC pickup , which I bought new had NO rear bumper at all! I guess that makes it a race-only vehicle, right? As far as stangdreamin's thinking that the non-functional scoop is pointless, I'd like to point out that engine clearance on early Mustangs is a squeeker. As anyone who's ever put that new aluminum hi-rise on, then shut the hood only to put a nasty dimple in it from the air cleaner stud how close that stock hood is! My wifes stock '69 427 vette has a similar, non-functioning bump for the same reason. Also, I'd bet good money that anyone who thinks a '67 Shelby style hood obstructs their view is either shorter than they'd like to admit, or has never sat in a car so equipped, since the scoop is hardly a sky-scraper. Lets face it, modified cars always have been and always will be a matter of personal choice, if you like it fine, if not, please don't quote obsolete laws and made up rules as to what is and what is not "right".