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,… »
Certain elements of society think it's great fun to rip hood ornaments off fancy cars. Normally the owner replaces it with a new one. This guy did it with wire, unsuccessfully. »
I've always loved photographing car emblems and hood ornaments, and what better place to do so than a huge racetrack complex full of priceless vintage racing machinery?
After I violated my 'Don't Buy Junkyard Emblems' policy recently, I didn't think I'd fall off the anti-clutter bandwagon just a couple of weeks later. However, when you find a '56 Chevy hood ornament in near-perfect condition for just $9.47... well, you really don't have much choice in the matter. Now it hangs from… »
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… »
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… »
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… »
We've been getting some good photos from our readers lately, and now it's PlatformHoon's turn to share a wonderful vehicular discovery with us. While the handcrafted eagle-with-propeller hood ornament may not match the Indian-headed jet plane on the '50 Pontiac for surrealism points, it's definitely a winner. »