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One of the things that has been lost in the evolution of automobile design is the use of hood ornaments.

In the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, auto manufacturers mounted miniature sculptures on the hood, bonnet, or radiators of their cars to make a distinctive statement about the vehicle.

Many of these were true works of art in every sense of the word, and I for one, remember and love the hood ornaments from days gone by.

Here is a short quiz - see how many of them you can identify - and share, tweet or email the link to your friends who enjoy the beauty of automotive art.

Start Here - Car Hood Ornament Quiz

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. what make auto is photo no. 1
    • 53 desoto
    • 46 la salle
    • henry j
  2. what make auto is photo no..2
    • mercedes
    • bmw
    • aftermarket radiator mascot
  3. what make auto is photo no. 3
    • 56 Ford
    • jaguar
    • 57 chevy
  4. what make auto is photo no. 4
    • oldsmobile
    • 56 pontiac
    • tucker
  5. what make auto is photo no. 5
    • packard
    • buick le swann
    • hispano suiza
  6. what make auto is photo no. 6
    • cougar
    • cheeta
    • jaguar
  7. what make auto is photo no. 7
    • oldsmobile
    • locomobile
    • mako shark
  8. what make auto is photo no. 8
    • greyhound v8
    • hyundai canis major
    • 36 ford
  9. what make auto is photo no. 9
    • pierce arrow
    • chrysler huntsman
    • motoguzzi orion
  10. what make auto is photo no. 10
    • buick
    • pontiac
    • oldsmobile
    • chevy
  11. what make auto is photo no. 11
    • lincoln zephyr
    • rolls royce naked lady
    • 52 cadillac
  12. what make auto is photo no. 12
    • dusenberg
    • rolls royce
    • lincoln toen car
  13. what make auto is photo no. 13
    • mercedes benz
    • daimler benz
    • bmw
  14. what make auto is photo no. 14
    • bently
    • batmobile
    • bugatti
  15. what make auto is photo no. 15
    • 40 ford
    • 33 plymoth
    • 49 chrysler
  16. what make auto is photo no. 16
    • olds delta 88
    • mercedes gullwimg
    • hudson hornet
  17. what make auto is photo no. 17
    • yugo romanoff
    • 64 imperial crown
    • crown royal deluxe
  18. what make auto is photo no. 18
    • 36 dodge
    • dodge ramcharger
    • willys mountain goat

Answer Key

  1. 53 desoto
  2. aftermarket radiator mascot
  3. 56 Ford
  4. 56 pontiac
  5. packard
  6. jaguar
  7. oldsmobile
  8. 36 ford
  9. pierce arrow
  10. chevy
  11. 52 cadillac
  12. rolls royce
  13. mercedes benz
  14. bently
  15. 40 ford
  16. hudson hornet
  17. 64 imperial crown
  18. 36 dodge

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 5 correct answers: you need to get out to more car shows

If you got between 6 and 10 correct answers: you are to be commended

If you got between 11 and 14 correct answers: you kinda know your stuff

If you got between 15 and 16 correct answers: sharp eye - good memory

If you got between 17 and 18 correct answers: we bow to your superior intellect

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thanks, Phil

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What Was Your Favorite Hood Ornament ?

pb3131 (author) from Amherst, MA on September 17, 2011:

my favorite is the 52 cadillac - I think they modeled the monster in "The Abyss" after this one

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