Hood Ornaments and Radiator Caps
Vintage Hood Ornaments and Antique Radiator Caps
During the Golden Age of automobiles, the Hood Ornament (and before that the Radiator Cap) was the most prominent feature of a car's aesthetics. The Hood Ornament did more than identify a make; it defined the car's style.
Flying Lady Radiator Cap
The Flying Goddess - One of the Most Famous of Mascot Styles
Guys love cars... Guys love women... and of course, Guys love Women on Cars!
Still, the Flying Goddess is no risque pin-up girl. She is the epitome of Art Deco style and grace, undeniably associated with high-end luxury.
An excellent article about the iconic Rolls Royce Flying Lady can be found at: the Flying Lady
Chevrolet Hood Ornament
Indian Chief Hood Ornament
Dodge Ram Car Mascot
Winged Hood Ornament
Originally, vintage radiator caps were not associated with specific manufacturers, but rather with the car's owner.
Mascots were commissioned by the cars' owners and were hand made by artists.