Customizing or modifying cars has a long history, dating back to the invention of automobiles itself. Back then, the modifications were mostly intended to enhance the cars to make them quicker, safer, and less costly to manufacture. Then, as time passed, people started to modify cars for various uses, most notably for illegal purposes in America. The vehicles were mainly modified to boost their speed so that they can easily outrun any cops who may chase them. For similar purposes, vehicles were also modified to make them more sturdy and able to ride smoothly on tough terrains.
Over time, the interest of car owners changed from race cars to normal cars, with people starting to customize their everyday cars in thousands of ways. In the United Kingdom, there has always been a strong craze for customizing cars, with the early days seeing many engine modifications and customization, particularly for Street Racing. Street racing was extremely popular while the cars such as Ford mk1 and mk2 were everybody’s choice because they were a lot of fun to work on and had a lot of possibilities for modification.
As the years passed by, the interest of the car owners also changed with the speed now taking the back seat for most of the customizing community. These days most people are interested in aesthetic alterations with minimal engine modifications. The primary aim of people customizing their cars today is focused on improving the looks and style of their vehicle to make it look more modern, luxurious, sporty, and sturdy.