And there was no camber added by doing so. But my Bugs got mad negative rear camber whenlowered even just a couple inches:
Modern independantly suspended cars will get mad camber when lowered heavily, but they don't drive like that often, so it really doesn't matter other than making the car real low.
As for the big rims, they are in fact duplicating the visual effect of whitewalls on the '50s customs, where the big rim and short sidewall match the wide whitewall and short blackwall portion of the tire. The whitewalls were to make the wheels look bigger and reduce the black tire portion, as they didnt' have larger wheels to install. And they were heavily tucked to the point where the fender came down past the whitewall part of the combo. And of course, they used chrome reverse wheels or chrome hubcaps, as chrome wheels accented the car, even though they removed the chrome from the bodywork.
Seriously the only real new thing about stanced cars is the use of the word stance as a verb. The point is, cars that pretty much sat flat on the ground are as old as customizing cars, so acting like it's some new fad is silly. The cars that were lowered in the '40s and '50s and '60s were essentially new cars then, too, just like the slammed VWs and Hondas are essentially new cars now. Nothing has changed except the badges on the cars and the actual technique of getting them that low. Those early low cars, like my Falcon, wer that way all the time, and could be a bit of a pain to drive around due to being that low. At least air ride cars can be adjusted up to clear obstacles and get in and out of driveways easy, while retaining factory ride and handling. Best of both worlds, really. Stock ride and handling when you want it, and ultra low cruising when you want it, all from the comfort of your driver's seat.