A hood/bonnet ornament, or radiator cap, or motor mascot or car mascot is a specially crafted model of something which symbolizes a car company like a badge, located on the front center portion of the hood. It has been used as an adornment since almost the inception of automobiles.
Other articles related to "hood, hood ornament":
... The stampings for the hood, trunk lid and a portion of the convertible tub were the same as the 1953 Roadmaster convertible (and Super convertible, model 56R) ... The hood was also unique to the 1954 Skylark, but in a small way ... The hood ornament was different from all other Buick models for the 1954 model year ...
... Ram For 1932 Dodge cars adopted a leaping ram as the car's hood ornament ... Dodge trucks adopted the ram as the hood ornament for the 1940 model year with the 1950 models as the last ... Ram's head Dodge reintroduced the ram's head hood ornament on the new 1973 Dodge Bighorn heavy duty tractor units ...
... Cule says that she can't afford to have her hood ornament get wet ... However, when they get back Wanda accidentally knocks Molly's hood ornament into a bucket of water ... It occurs to Arnold that her hood ornament is made from sugar, from what she said when he asked her what it was made from ...
... Concours models had an upright hood ornament, bumper guards, bright trim moldings, black bumper impact strips, and full wheel covers more-basic Novas came with hubcaps ... a finer-mesh grille and a stylish stand-up hood ornament ... much of the Concours' exterior finery but lacked the stand-up hood ornament displayed by the Concours ...
... There is now a strong collector's market for hood ornaments and car mascots ... These items can now be bought and sold on the Internet using the standard techniques of e-commerce ...
Famous quotes containing the words ornament and/or hood:
“Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.”
—Edmund Burke (17291797)
“Your master Robin Hood lies dead,
Therefore sigh as you sing.
Here lie his primer and his beads,
His bent bow and his arrows keen,
His good sword and his holy cross:”
—Anthony Munday (15531633)