Revisiting – Hood Ornaments

Whenever I go to any car show I am drawn to the vehicles themselves but also the details of each vehicle.  The wheels, the dashboards, the fuzzy dice, the engines, and the hood ornaments.  Once upon a time many cars had works of art as their hood ornaments but as time went by what with aerodynamics and fuel economy – not to mention little thieves who ripped off said ornaments – the era of fancy hood adornment slowly faded.

But when the classic, and some newer models, cars are shown I am in hood ornament nirvana!  Here are a few as previews to the cars that I will be bringing back once I decide which beauties to feature.  Classic? Modern? Hot Rod? Custom? So many to chose from…stay tuned.


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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography.
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17 Responses to Revisiting – Hood Ornaments

  1. redstuffdan says:

    Bonjour Madame Dashfield

    Love all your stuff – it just gets better and better



  2. The Dose of Reality says:

    What I love about this is that–as a non artist person–I never think about things like this. But as an artist you do and it’s so cool. l’m now looking at this seemingly every day object in such a different way…which is what art does. AWESOME!! –Lisa

  3. I love these classic hood ornaments, now we’re lucky to get a plastic emblem on a new car!

  4. Ah, such great style. You did a great job getting photos of these.

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    Such a shame that hood ornaments went out of style, though I remember a few “close encounters” playing football in the streets. 🙂

  6. bulldog says:

    I love this post… right up my street…

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