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Question of the Week: What’s your favorite hood ornament?

I like the clean sweeping lines of the Ram on the post-war Pilothouse Series pick-ups.

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I remember these, yes, nice.

Spirit of Ecstasy! Definitely.

Jaguar Leaper. Jaguar Leaper. Jaguar Leaper.

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My 1925 Dodge Brothers Coupe had that.

Packard…Ask the Man Who Owns One. This one doubles as the antenna.

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Sorry 455webley. I did not see your earlier post…

Mack Bulldog … Best ever

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I like MGs and the mascot “Midge” of the Midget Series cars is great.

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Pierce Arrow’s Silver Arrow makes my socks roll up and down!

I loved the Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire ornament - a Sphinx, in solitary splendor.

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My personal favorite would be the hood ornament that Nash did back in the 50’s.

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Totally agree. The “Flying Lady,” designed by WWII pinup artist George Petty, has to be one of the best hood ornaments ever. One adorns my 1955 Nash Rambler Custom Sedan.

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My favorite is my thumb. I hold my hand up, stick up my thumb over the hood and it will fit any car I like, I can put it my pocket, and no on can steal it.

Another George Petty-designed Nash hood ornament:

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70’s Cadillac–Not to flashy, not to small

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Always like the optional hood ornament for the '41 Chevy, the one of the flying lady w/ lucite wings…the 42-48 DeSoto was another good one…

Hispano-Sueza, there shouldn’t be any further discussion

Favorite ornament was a quart of Mobile oil bracketed down to the hood of my $350 1963 Nova convertible so the car had a constant infusion of lubricant directly into the block to replace what was otherwise leaking or burning up. Like a morphine drip for a dying cruiser.

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