Pictures of complete cars coming soon, but since Monique couldn't make the trip, I thought I'd put up a post sharing her favorite part of classic cars: the radiator caps and hood ornaments. Somewhere out there is a radiator cap and hood ornament museum. I guarantee that one day we'll find it.
You can click on a photo to see it full size. I've organized them alphabetically by make, except for the surprise finale at the end.
1913 American Scout Roadster Underslung
1936 Auburn Model 852 Speedster
1930 Cadillac V16 Phaeton Series 452
1932 Cadillac Model 355B V-8 Convertible Coupe
1932 Chrysler CL Imperial
1935 Chrysler Airflow C-1 Sedan
1923 Duesenberg Model A Touring Car
1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster
1934 Ford Deluxe Phaeton
1939 "Sharknose" Graham Model 97 Four-Door Sedan
1934 Hupmobile Aerodynamic
1934 LaSalle Convertible Coupe
1964 (by way of 190?) Leslie Special - Yes, it's our good friend the Leslie Special from the movie "The Great Race", seen earlier this year on the ol' Patio Boat greeting folks at the 2013 Concours of America in Plymouth, Michigan.
Packards, Packards, Packards!
1930 Packard Model 745 Deluxe Eight Phaeton
1931 Packard 840 Custom Eight Phaeton
1932 Packard Deluxe Eight Phaeton
1934 Packard Super Eight Coupe Roadster
1938 Packard Darrin Model 1703 Converible Victoria
1940 Packard Station Wagon
1947 Packard Custom Clipper Club Sedan
1934 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow
1935 Pierce Arrow Model 1245 Convertible Roadster
1932 Stutz Model DV-32 LeBaron Sedan
Terraplane (formerly Essex, a subsidiary of Hudson)
1936 Terraplane Model 61 Convertible Coupe
And for our big finale, we close this post with an out-of-alphabetical-order Amphicar!
1964 Amphicar 770 Convertible - Yeah, okay, so it doesn't really have a hood ornament. I would like to point out, however, that it has a fully functional marine navigation light smack-dab in the middle of its hood. And that's pretty dang cool!