Auto Shows 19 Great Hood Ornaments at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

19:46  24 august  2017
19:46  24 august  2017 Source:   automobilemag.com

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As you meander around the Pebble Beach Concours d ’ Elegance , there’s so much to take in that the experience can be overwhelming. Sometimes you have to slow down and enjoy the details, which is why we present here 19 hood ornaments that caught our eye during our stroll around Pebble Beach

As you meander around the Pebble Beach Concours d ’ Elegance , there’s so much to take in that the experience may seem overwhelming. Sometimes you have to slow down and enjoy the details, which is why we present here 19 hood ornaments that caught our eye during our stroll around Pebble

As you meander around the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, there's so much to take in that the experience may seem overwhelming. Sometimes you have to slow down and enjoy the details, which is why we present here 19 hood ornaments that caught our eye during our stroll around Pebble Beach Golf Course's 18th fairway.

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As you meander around the Pebble Beach Concours d ’ Elegance , there’s so much to take in that the experience may seem overwhelming. Sometimes you have to slow down and enjoy the details, which is why we present here 19 hood ornaments that caught our eye during our stroll around Pebble

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The hood ornament really came into its own in the late 1920s and 1930s and while many brands had their own trademark ornament, custom ornaments really set a car apart from the crowd in their day.

  19 Great Hood Ornaments at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance © Rory Jurnecka

Here's a mix of hood ornaments we found interesting from Bentley to Voisin and everything in between. Most identify as animals or birds, but the female form and warrior-like figures are also popular subjects. Hood ornaments are typically made from cast bronze or brass, then chromed or silver-plated, but glass ornaments are also out there.

1934 Pierce Arrow© Rory Jurnecka 1934 Pierce Arrow

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By Design: 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer .
<p>Elegance is in the eye of the beholder</p>In this 70th year of Ferrari's existence as an automobile manufacturer, one of the many truly elegant models present surely could have won, but one can never predict what will happen at Pebble Beach. I was at the 1953 Concours when an Austin-Healey won Best of Show over a superb Ferrari 212 Inter coupe, to the Ferrari owner's obvious displeasure. (He left gouges in the grass on departure.) Some early Ferraris were rather inelegant, as was the 2014 Best of Show, the only Ferrari ever to win.

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