Ornamental Car Art in the Hood


The pictures with today’s post are from last Sunday’s car show.  Today’s pictoral theme is hood ornaments as art.  The preceeeding hood ornament is from a La Salle.  The LaSalle was an automobile product of General Motors and sold as a companion marque of Cadillac from 1927 to 1940.  The two were linked by similarly-themed names, both being named for explorers – Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac and René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, respectively.  I believe that today’s header shows a hood ornament of a Cadillac.

The following hood ornament is from a Diana.  The Diana Motors Company was an early United States automobile manufacturing company which produced automobiles from 1925 to 1928.  The St. Louis, MO based company was a subsidiary of the Moon Motor Car company.  The Diana featured a Continental straight-8 engine and was primarily marketed to women. The car was billed as, “The easiest steering car in America”. Prices for the 1925 model started at $1,895.


UPDATE:  I am in Monterey, CA for the weekend.   I’m visiting my Mon and Dad and brother Chris.  I other brother Frank is due in tomorrow.  So we’ll have an Axe Family reunion this weekend.

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