23 Jul 2015

Up front

In the 1930s a hood/bonnet ornament was a must have styling feature or accessory for prestige car owners.And if you wanted to go over the top you could always fit a French Lalique glass hood ornament-expensive in their day and extremely valuable and prized today.
Hood ornaments have almost been legislated out of existence because of pedestrian safety concerns although Rolls Royce still have their silver lady who retracts as the car moves.
Some classic hood ornaments from America's Car Museum in Tacoma.

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