<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by bazza:
<strong>But wouldn't the mudguard be the plastic inner trim around the inside of the wheel arch? Why would you call the actual bodywork of the car the mudguard? It's not guarding anything from mud.
laughing </strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Back in the good old days and I mean old days. cars did not have anything covering the tyres.
Mud would therefore be thrown from the tyre onto the passengers. Some one came op with the bright Idea of putting a piece of metal above the tyre to defelect the mud.
When this became a component of the body work it seems that people called them different things
eg Wings- UK
Mudguards-Australia and others
Motor cycles also have Mudguards as does the Grundy, Pushbike, Bicycle, Treadlie and numerous other names