seeing red 23 19 Replies 1333 There was a time when most cars had an ornament on the hood. They called them “hood ornaments”. click on any photo to enter the gallery: 1361 1386 1720 1783 1784 1785 Advertisement Related
Wonderful hood-ornaments and wonderful images.
Thanks, Ash. This has been a fun ongoing project.
I was obsessed with these things when I was a kid. Although made before my time “slightly”, I asked my father to buy one for me. He found a Thunderbird ornament at an auto parts store.
Ooooo – the elusive Thunderbird. I hope you still have it.
All of them are fantastic…but that first one just seems to glow!
Thanks, Howard. It can be difficult to shoot these and get an uncluttered background but I was lucky on some of these.
Uh, that took more than luck, Ken. Like skill. Lots.
These hark back to a simpler time which is sadly no more, I absolutely love em oh to be able to step back into that era
Thanks, SP. I wouldn’t mind stepping back to a simpler time either.
Hood ornaments! What were they thinking? Everyone knows they are Air Slicers.
. . . nice ones, too . . .
I think the wings actually gave the car lift at high speeds, so, yeah, Air Slicers!
You just don’t want to be a struck pedestrian.
I know! If the hood ornaments don’t kill you the bumper guards will.
I recognize Chief Pontiac, but can you reveal the car names that go with the other ornaments? (Your treatment, by the way, is superb.)
Thanks, Linda. The rockets are Chevrolet cars but the birds are unknown to me. I will try to get the information if I see the owners. Sometimes that’s the only way for me to know.
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The swan is from a Packard I believe.
That’s quite a collection, Ken. I like the processing on them, too. A dreamy look but very representative.
Great shots Ken and fantastic processing, all that soft paint and crispy chrome.
Thanks, ehpem. I try to minimize the reflections in the shiny paint. Unfortunately, these cars only come out if the sun is out, never on those nice, overcast days that I like.