More photos from a car show I attended in 1980 with my Thunderbird—Above, another view of the front of a 1932 Packard Light Eight, as identified by Paul NYC. This hood ornament was known as the Goddess of Speed, as she is holding a tire in front of her long, flowing gown and body, but I think it was also affectionately called the doughnut girl, or some variation of that. All photos are clickable to enlarge.
The chrome headlight pods of the Classic Era-inspired 1962 Imperial, designed by Virgil Exner. I still find these Imperials stunning.
1942 Packard 180 Darrin. I can't remember what bodystyle this was, but I'm guessing a convertible roadster. All Darrins are rare, but the sedans are incredibly so. I don't think I realized back then what a treat it was to see one of these in person.
The fabulous Art Deco-inspired 1936 Hudson Terraplane. The ornate streamlined chrome central grille is flanked by body-colored perforated panels, dual headlights, dual external chrome horns and optional dual fog lights. Also included on these Terraplanes was a winged tubular hood ornament complete with red plastic lens that I believe lit up when the lights were turned on.
A mid-Twenties Pierce-Arrow. I didn't write down the year or model, unfortunately. Pierce made famous these headlights, integral with their front fenders decades before the rest of the industry followed suit. "Regular" separate headlights were optionally available to Pierce buyers, I guess they hedged their bets, but I've never seen a Pierce without these really cool fender-mounted lights.