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Classics Badges and Hood Ornaments from the Fallbrook Car Show

19:31  31 may  2018
19:31  31 may  2018 Source:

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From their plain beginnings as manufacturer’s badges installed on car radiators, hood ornaments evolved into an art form all their own. Early automobile badges were often made from enameled metal decorated with a company's name and logo

Sometimes it can be hard to find that last missing piece of the puzzle - an original car badge or hood ornament . For instance, the Alfa Romeo 4 leaf clover, as pictured below. Car Shows & Events

Tucked away in Socal wine country, otherwise known as Temecula, is the town of Fallbrook. Every year they have a local car show on the golf course that draws a wide variety of cars from many decades and regions of the world. Domestic muscle cars, pre-war hot rods, classic European sedans and sports cars, horseless carriages, and little bit of Japan in rare, untouched form can be found.

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4. A representation of the Dodge City lawman’s badge . Horace Dodge apparently enjoyed accompanying local police on their runs, and likely would have Mike Sealey wrote that the separated-horns hood ornament appeared in stylized form on cars around 1954, and was then applied to trucks.

Here are some car hood ornaments from the past and present at Dark Roasted Blend. (image credit: Stephen Brown). Very 1950s Space Age chrome rocket hood ornament (and a badge ) on the Oldsmobile Model 88, beautifully streamlined

Gone is the era of extensive artistic endeavor from everyday vehicles. Body lines, wheels, glass, radio knobs, everything on vintage cars was ornate and thoughtfully designed. Hood ornaments and badges were a calling card of sorts that gave the car identity in a sea of metal. Here's a collection of the finer details from the show.

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