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.