19 Hood Ornaments That Turn Luxury Cars into Masterpieces

We saw many gorgeous cars at this year's Concorso d'Eleganza, the most prestigious automotive competition in the world. Of course, it's the cars themselves that took center stage, but I always find the hood ornaments and badges interesting, as well. The sheer level of detail and craft makes them tiny pieces of art,… » 6/03/13 9:08am 6/03/13 9:08am

The Ten Best Car Design Elements Of All Time

Proving that decades of automotive history and design can be summarized and exemplified in a few small details, we, with the help of our readers » 10/28/08 4:00pm 10/28/08 4:00pm, have isolated the ten best car design elements of all time. These are ten aesthetic features that represent eras, movements and philosophies in automotive design. Not only…

You Aren't Truly Important Until Your Rolls Has A $200K Hood Ornament

The Spirit of Ecstasy, the Rolls Royce mascot, recently received a limited edition makeover for the New York Auto Show, and how we missed it, we just don't know. But anyway, it's a Rolls, so you expect it to cost a pretty penny, right? Well, how about 20,000,000 of them. Yes, this ornamental accessory for hood… » 4/03/08 2:45pm 4/03/08 2:45pm

Forget Big Cats or Nekkid Lady Hood Ornaments- Get a Hippo!

After writing the headline above, the following question occurred to me: does Lynyrd Skynyrd clearly pronounce the word naked as nekkid in the song "Saturday Night Special?" Such is the sort of puzzler we contemplate on a Monday morning, but don't let such stuff distract you from the breathtakingly huge variety of… » 3/03/08 4:00pm 3/03/08 4:00pm

Emblem & Hood Ornament Pr0n From Alameda

When I went out on Alameda's main drag to take engine porn photos, I didn't overlook the shiny stuff that lets us know that Some Car Stuff Was Better Back In The Day. Yeah, maybe the engines make a lot more power now and the brakes actually stop the car and stuff, but we lost something important when the days when… » 10/16/07 10:27am 10/16/07 10:27am