Bottom line is that they think thats cool. It's not like all muscle car owners are free from this either though. Flames on a car is incredibly tacky and played out. I went to the "Back to the 50's" car show here in minnesota. (11,000+ Pre-1964 cars.) and I saw some of the ugliest, tackiest, and played out muscle cars.
People can pull the race card, but its not about RACE, its about culture. If youre a white person that lives in an urban environment, and live in a rap/hip-hop environment, then youre bound to do something like this.
Same with a majority of us. We all most likely grew up with a relative or family member that was into muscle cars. Or we grew up watching NASCAR legends, and going to the local drag strip and car shows. So therefore this is dumb to us. But to somebody that lives in a culture of a flashy and gaudy nature, then this is their outlet.
Sorry for the wall of text, but the 4.6 forums have been DEAD for weeks now. And theres something finally worth commenting on! haha.
and +1 on the mention of how secretly difficult something like this would be to pull off. Think about the amount of positive camber this thing had when the rims were first put on.
Black with saddle 1996 Mustang GT convertible. Manual. NPI, 2v 4.6L. Full bolt-ons.