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Iconic Chevy Hood Ornaments: The Golden Age of Autos

Iconic Chevy Hood Ornaments: The Golden Age of Autos

'47 Chevy FleetmasterIn the early days of the automotive industry, cars needed hood ornaments – even though they were more utilitarian and ornamental. Early cars had radiator caps that had meters that drivers could see from the interior. Once auto manufacturers moved the radiator meters into the interior, exterior radiator caps became ornamental and car designers used the hood ornament as a decorative status symbol.