The Terraplane Hood Ornament

I always thought it would be cool to have a car with a big, fancy hood ornament. Though they seem to imply an air of high social status, I just thought it was nice to have this icon riding up front; sort of like flying your team flag on game day. But cars these day cut corners, both on cost and literal corners on wind drag, so the extra cost, weight and drag make them a thing of the past. 

This 1935 Hudson Terraplane boasts a simple, yet graceful hood ornament that seems to imply an elegant, yet sporty image on this beautiful car.
 

This 1935 Hudson Terraplane boasts a simple, yet elegant hood ornament that seems to imply an elegant, yet sporty image on this beautiful car. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

One thought on “The Terraplane Hood Ornament

  1. I love that hood ornament. I’d buy the car for that alone…

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