Friday, August 1, 2008

Theme Day: Metal


Since I’ve been doing metal cars for the last couple of weeks, it was hard to think what to use for a creative photo today. Then, I came across this shot of a fancy hood ornament, with an antique car background. This is the kind of detail that they just don’t put on cars anymore. Who can tell me what kind of car this is on? This Paris Hill car collection includes one of each and every model that this car company ever made, (I believe there are 9 of them) including the car that spent 2 years in the Chicago Worlds’ Fair!

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8 comments:

Harry Makertia said...

Oh my, I'm speechless. It's the best theme day photo so far. I really love it!

USelaine said...

I've always been lousy at old auto identification, but I agree it's sad that new cars don't include these details anymore. I think they used to get vandalized a lot. Beautiful photography.

D.C. Confidential said...

So many beautiful things have been lost to modernize: hood ornaments and beautiful architecture are two of them. Great photo! And I have no clue about old cars, I just know I think they're neat.

Happy Theme Day!

Janet

Jilly said...

How gorgeous this is and what a fab photo of it. No idea what car it's from but love it - and await the information at some point. This is a beautiful posting. The light, the texture, gorgeous.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am with you on hood ornaments. When I was growing up all the cars had them and some were miniature works of art. Then they all began to disappear and nowadays you see nothing that looks anything like art on any automobile.

Modern cars have no class at all in spite of them costing more than homes used to cost.

I never see a car with a curtain to pull down to keep eyes from looking in. I never see little vases with water and flowers. I never see mohair upholstery or real leather.

Auto manufacturers, like GMC, should lose their shirts and their shorts too. Look at the metal that bears their name or initials.

They could do so much better. Your posts of cars is just an idea of what they could do.

Sally said...

I suppose these sort of things are ripe for thieves too?
Sydney Daily Photo

slim said...

Don't forget the functionality of the hood ornament. I'm blind in one eye and therefore lack depth of field and peripheral vision. The hood ornament would help guide the auto into my garage. There isn't even a crease in the metal (or is it fiberglass) to help guide me. It's like shooting a rifle without a scope to aim.
Nice series, Crittoria.

Louis la Vache said...

hehehehe....."Louis" is pleased to identify this as 'The Goddess of Speed' on a 1930s-era Packard.