Thursday, January 8, 2009

Car Parts: The Hood Ornament and Chrome

Three views of an American automotive icon and ...
... a headlight.
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... the rounded hood.
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...an up close look.
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Mama says she doesn't remember us having a Pontiac. Did you or your friends? Maybe you're a car collector, and you have one now. I'd love to read your memories or see your photos.

8 comments:

Neva said...

We had Chevys or Buicks.....never a Pontiac.....I don't remember this hood ornament....very nice!

Warren said...

wow -- interesting hood ornament, I don't think I've seen one like that before; I like it!

david mcmahon said...

That's a stunning hood. Great slipstream design.

In answer to your question, the skeleton series is at

http://david-mcmahon.blogspot.com/2008/09/i-is-for-ilium.html

hope you enjoy it!!

Jim said...

Looks like the front of a boat. Cool.

BABOOSHKA said...

That's just so cool. No a thing like that here.

Boise Diva said...

I've only seen that hood ornament at car shows. I don't remember it in the "real world."

WendyB said...

Sharp!

AVCr8teur said...

I love that hood ornament. My dad had a green Pontiac Lemans back in the 60's/70's, but it wasn't as elegant as the one in your photo.