Originally Posted by ac.smith
If you'll notice the same device in front of the wheels is on both the left and right sides of the car. They are not part of the steering mechanism but rather part of the suspension, specifically lever actuated hydraulic shock absorbers (North American terminology) or dampers (British terminology).
Thanks for clarifying. When I go to the show-and-shines, I like to talk with the owners if they seem to know something mechanical about the vehicle. At the same time, I need to know something too. So much to learn.