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Art & Inspiration AMAZING HOOD ORNAMENT Collection - Check This Out and FEEL FREE To add!!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KIRK!, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. The Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar Ca. also has a pretty good collection, however, for some reason i didn't take any pictures when i was there last year....
  2. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,917

    from Tampa, FL

    Love to have one that unique. But some fuck head would steal it. Gary
  3. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,631

    from Hypocrisy

    Dammit dude, you rule, thanks for taking the time to do this for us.
  4. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,950


    Great Collection!

    Thanks for taking the time to post them up....

  5. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,740


    I want this one:

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  6. Mule Farmer
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 1,508

    Mule Farmer
    from Holland MI

    Yes that place is very cool. You need to give your self plenty of time to see everything they have. The Relex have a show there every year its a good time to check it out.
  7. Zigged should've Zagged
    Joined: Aug 21, 2011
    Posts: 73

    Zigged should've Zagged
    from Emmaus Pa

    My awareness level gets a lift here every day
  8. adamshumard
    Joined: Jan 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,380


    Love the monkey with the goggles
  9. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,355

    from Wa.St.

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for this thread, did I say thank you?
  10. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    Thanks for all the time and effort to let us view this collection. My half dozen seems like such a puny amount now. But I did have them attached to cars that I've sold.
    Sadly no one can put one of these on a car and leave it for a minute anyplace except in a locked garage.

    Everytime I get on this HAMB site I leave with a smile. From what I remember it's almost as good as having sex!:D
  11. PA-IndianRider
    Joined: Jul 24, 2011
    Posts: 372


    Ditto...... I feel humbled to post a picture of a hood ornament I have had for a long time.

    Bought it at a flea market years ago for $8.

    Found out from another HAMBer it came off of a 1932 Nash.
  12. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,355

    from Wa.St.

    Did he have one of these in the winged section?
  13. GaryC.
    Joined: Mar 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,538


    What an amazing collection! Thanks for posting.

    I got this about 30 years ago at an antique flea market.
    It has served as a paperweight, picture frame (I had my kids in the circle where the eyeball is now) and finally it's going on my '29!

    I did some research and it was an aftermarket item available in the 1930s.

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  14. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,074



    the Gilmore is an awesome place, and holds many many different shows all year. Well worth the trip to see it.

    Really nice grounds, many buildings with SOO many cars.
  15. tfeverfred
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  16. jms
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 87

    from Chicago IL

    This one made me smile. What an awesome hood ornament!
  17. Old Bill is a favorite of mine!!!


    Kirk!, did they have a Welsh Dragon? I'll have to get a pic of my repro on (the originals are hard-to-find and WAY to expensive)
  18. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,254


    Outstanding! Thanks for sharing...
  19. A local antique dealer owes me a dancing devil hood ornament. He conveniently misplaced it after we traded some antiques back and forth.I'll bug him until I eventually get it.....
  20. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,016


    Not vintage or NEARLY as cool as anything shown, but here's one I've kinda been saving for some future project... probably ought to sell it so I can buy parts for my PRESENT project... haha.

  21. wandi harry
    Joined: Jul 19, 2008
    Posts: 244

    wandi harry

    Really interesting stuff.
    Makes you wonder what the story is behind the design of some of some of them.
    Is wolf man wearing a medal?
  22. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,614


    Not if you train that flappy-jawed skull to bite!
  23. 39ChevyBob
    Joined: Jul 14, 2011
    Posts: 604

    from Pomona CA

    Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and again.......... Thanks for the great pics, Kirk! Amazing variety.

  24. Chuck G.
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 381

    Chuck G.

    This is on a Lincoln; not mine but I love it.

  25. KIRK! - Wow! ... What a cool collection! ... I have nothing to add ... except thanks for sharing!
  26. Heres mine from down south near Cabo
    Great stuff Kirk !

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  27. radio_king
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 397


    That collection is out of this world.Thanks for sharing.
  28. PA-IndianRider
    Joined: Jul 24, 2011
    Posts: 372


    I am sure like many others I have gone thru the pictures on this thread a few times.

    Each time I look at the pictures many different thoughts come to mind.

    Here we are looking at these hood ornaments which span a period of time from the earliest days of automobiles to who knows when.

    Obviously, hood ornaments were quite a popular accessory off & on throughout time..... More so I would guess-timate in the '20's -30's?????

    Hood ornaments are extinct..... BUT.... ever since whatever "rapper" started hanging them around their neck they have become something that has become an item for thieves to steal. Can you imagine how long one of these hood ornaments from the past would last in a Wal Mart parking lot????

    Another thought is ..... here is a collection of things "from days gone by" ..... which makes me wonder how many of the things hot rodders are doing today that will also be looked at 100 years from now and people will say "they actually did that back then"..... ha!!!!

    Thanks again Kirk for starting such an interesting thread & taking the time to post all of the pictures.
  29. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,158


    Really cool! Thanx for the cool pix and also the info on Franklin folks. ~sololobo~
  30. Thanks KIRK! for your effort.

    Found this cold weather accessory for a cool day drive...:cool:

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