Early 1930s Auburn Speedster—flowing grace sculpture from the hood mascot to the boat tail. Click on images to enlarge.
1934 Chevrolet eagle hood ornament, left; 1952 Dodge, right—what else but a ram?
1954 Studebaker 's European-inspired sleek front hood and grilles. The V8 logo is highly stylized, like the best of Raymond Loewy's work. Yes, that's me reflected in the chrome bumper.
Talk about inspired typography! The V-12 badge from Lincoln's 1937 K series.
What else could this Art Deco style hood ornament be on but a Duesenberg?
An early Thirties Pierce-Arrow hood ornament, left; Packard's late Twenties, right.