Hoodie! From a 1950 Plymouth Delux Fastback
July 16, 2014
WOW!! Thanks for your wonderful comments on my potd of the "hood & logo" shot of this greatly colored car yesterday. Thank you all! SmugMugger's Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wasn't it Kermit the Frog that said, "It's hard to be green"?
Well he may have been right in the time of his comment, but for me today, this green color is just wonderful on this old Plymouth - so I think it's not so hard to be green, because green in all its connotations is beautiful..
This wonderful old car is obviously not the "original" or "factory" color, but I loved it. Thank you all so much for your comments on the decal of this beauty that I posted yesterday.
According to Wikipedia, "In the early years automobiles had their radiator caps outside of the hood and on top of the grille. The hood ornament was born as a way of decorating the cap. Hood ornaments (or car mascots as they are known in the UK) were popular in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s with many automakers fitting them to their vehicles."
Plymouth used a number of different hood ornaments during this era, most were reminiscent of ships, like this one.
Have a delightful day today my friends!