About Discount Hood Ornaments

art deco hood ornamentHood ornaments (or car mascots as they are called by our European cousins) capture the essence of the large luxurious automobiles of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. The hoods of opulent motor cars were graced with stylized figures and exotic creations of the early automotive age, that reflected the era's interest in the Art Deco movement.

2007 Mercedes-Benz Hood ornamentHowever, as the 1950's waned, hood ornaments began to slowly disappear from the mainstream automobiles of America. Where once every model of car seemed to have one, they now became the sole domain of a few manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce, Mercedes, Jaguar and Cadillac. Today, what few hood ornaments remain, are almost all of the spring-loaded stand-up type. So designed to fold down if you should hit a pedestrian, instead of impaling him.

Today those seeking to acquire hood ornaments fall into two distinct categories - Automotive Restorers and Collectors.

Auto Restorations
Restored 1936 Ford Restoring a vintage automobile to its former glory is often frustrating, especially when trying to locate an original part. And locating an original hood decoration, in good condition, can sometimes be a daunting task. The vast majority of hood ornaments have either long since rusted away or were simply crushed and recycled.

hood ornament 5There is a growing segment of people that are drawn to hood ornaments as avid collectors. Many auto buffs may not be able to afford a garage full of antique cars. For them, collecting and displaying the original (or replica) hood ornaments of luxurious classic vehicles from the early years of motorcars is a way to pay tribute to the style and beauty of the original auto.

Discount Hood Ornaments.com is dedicated to both
Auto Restorers and Hood Ornament Collectors.

rare stutz hood ornamentsThe main purpose of this site is to connect those seeking to locate hood ornaments with those wishing to sell them. EBay is the world's largest market place for hood ornaments, averaging over two thousand listing per month. By classifying hood ornaments according to automobile manufactures, we make it a lot easier to zero in on your precise model. Simply go to the make of car that you wish to locate a hood ornament for. All current hood ornaments available for that make will appear for your selection.


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