</p> it's pretty much the same here, fenderless is illegal regardless of what others say....it is a very grey area but at the end of the day construction regulations say the tread of a tyre must be covered to prevent spray from the road. An open hood again is a can of worms, according to the law any moving or dangerous parts must be covered. So a mechanical fan is out the question and is (technically) exposed headers. Load of rodders here run fenderless and/or open engines with no real problem, we also have an annual test for road worthyness (MOT) but any regs can't be backdated so a correctly registered rod (say a 29 A) registered as a 1929 car only has to adhere to the rules as set in 1929. Oddly though the MOT doesn't require a hood or fenders!!!!