My Car Quest

September 17, 2019

Art Created For The Car – Hood Ornaments

by Mike – 

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

Rolls Royce hood ornament

1920s Rolls Royce With A Body Made of Copper

Lalique, the great crystal maker, made hood ornaments starting in the 1920s for some of the worlds great classic cars.

Victorie by Lalique hood ornament

Victorie by Lalique

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.

Crystal hood ornament

1934 Pierce Arrow 840A Silver Arrow Coupe hood ornament

1934 Pierce Arrow 840A Silver Arrow Coupe

 Stutz S16 hood ornament

Stutz S16

An American custom hood ornament

An American Custom

Iso Rivolta GT hood ornament

Iso Rivolta GT Horseshoe

1955 Chrysler Imperial Newport Coupe hood ornament

1955 Chrysler Imperial Newport Coupe

Does this look like a thunderbird above?

1954 Bentley - The Flying B hood ornament

1954 Bentley – The Flying B

1968 Iso Grifo - A Griffon hood ornament

1968 Iso Grifo – A Griffon Sculpture

The Griffon sculpture above is not on the hood but it is still a sculpture on the front of the car.

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This is a strange item on the hood of this Land Rover, not very ornamental.

Land Rover

Land Rover

Do you have a favorite hood ornament? Is so share it with us.

Comments

  1. My favorite is the 1953 Pontiac Chieftain Dual Streak Indian head in amber and chrome. Will be happy to send you a picture.

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