Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hood Ornaments - Art Created For The Car

by Mike - 

Hood ornaments were at one time much more popular than they are on modern cars today. By hood ornaments I mean three dimensional sculptures on the front of the car, not the nose badge.

Lalique, the great crystal maker, made hood ornaments starting in the 1920s for some of the worlds great classic cars. Next time you go to a car show look at the hood ornaments and let me know your favorites.

This Lalique sculpture below is called Victorie.

Even though I took this picture below I do not know what it is called, or even if it is Lalique, but it is beautiful.

1934 Pierce Arrow 840A Silver Arrow Coupe.

Stutz S16.

An American custom.

Iso Rivolta GT, a horseshoe on the grill.

1955 Chrysler Imperial Newport Coupe. Does that look like a thunderbird?

1954 Bentley, the flying B.

1968 Iso Grifo, a Griffon below the grill.

Click on the images for a larger view.

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