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Grill brand mark from a Canadian-built 1930's Chrysler.

Grill brand mark from a Canadian-built Chrysler.

Hood brand mark from a Morris (unknown model and year).

Hood brand mark from a Morris (unknown model and year).

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Grill branding for a 1983 Olds Delta 88.

Grill branding for a 1983 Olds Delta

Hood ornament from a 1930's Chrysler.

Hood ornament from a Chrysler.

Pontiac Streamliner Eight Deluxe Sedan (USA, 1950). http://www.carstyling.ru/en/tag/art+deco/..Re-pin brought to you by agents of #Carinsurance at #HouseofInsurance in Eugene, Oregon

Even though I’m not a car buff, oldtimer car shows and exhibitions attract me. One reason is hood ornaments—a distinctive aspect of each automobile that beautifully combines art, design and typography.

Close up shot of the Ford's hood ornament- it's also a temperature gauge!

Close up shot of the Ford's hood ornament- it's also a temperature gauge!

Pontiac Star Chief hood ornament from 1955; still looks cool without the plastic (or acryli?) head piece...

Pontiac Star Chief hood ornament from still looks cool without the plastic (or acryli?

Very cool Thunderbird V-8 badge from a 1956 Ford Fairlane.

Very cool Thunderbird badge from a 1956 Ford Fairlane.

Trunk brand from an 40's Buick

Trunk brand from an Buick

Buick Avista Concept: A Bold Stroke from a Once-Stodgy Brand - Photo Gallery of Auto Shows from Car and Driver - Car Images - Car and Driver

Buick Avista Concept: A Bold Stroke from a Once-Stodgy Brand - Photo Gallery of Auto Shows from Car and Driver - Car Images - Car and Driver

1947 Ford Super Deluxe 8 hood branding.

1947 Ford Super Deluxe 8 hood branding.

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