Hoodies

Well, to be more exact, hood ornaments.  No matter how fancy, shiny and fast (and darned expensive) modern cars can get, they just don’t have the allure of these vintage cars and their hood ornaments.  I’m so glad there are people out there dedicated to preserving these beauties.

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  1. #1 by Nancy on January 12, 2016 - 7:36 am

    They are beautiful. Love the old, vintage cars and their magnificent ornaments on top!
    I also love old rusted trucks out in the desert! Their ornaments and grills may not be quite as shiny but they still have that fabulous appeal.

  2. #3 by milfordstreet on January 12, 2016 - 8:06 am

    Hood ornaments are so very cool. You’ve assembled a lovely collection here, Teri. Cheers!

    • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on January 12, 2016 - 10:25 am

      I always try to find these golden oldies at every car show! Thanks 🙂

  3. #5 by allentimphotos2 on January 12, 2016 - 2:24 pm

    Stunning hood ornaments. Love em.

  4. #8 by feralc4t on January 13, 2016 - 3:32 am

    I get why they stopped making them but it is a shame that they had to

  5. #9 by Emilio Pasquale on January 13, 2016 - 4:39 pm

    I’m not sure any cars have hood ornaments any more, except for maybe Mercedes. And those are uninspired.

    • #10 by imagesbytdashfield on January 13, 2016 - 4:40 pm

      Rolls still have them I think but none are as artsy as those from these eras.

      • #11 by Emilio Pasquale on January 13, 2016 - 4:53 pm

        What’s the Rolls? Unless it a buxom woman with wings, forget it!

  6. #12 by Rob Moses Photography on January 14, 2016 - 9:59 am

    Love these! 🙂

  7. #14 by ChgoJohn on January 17, 2016 - 10:44 am

    When “sleek” became chic in car design, we lost so much. These ornaments were among the causalities. Miss them.

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