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A full colour guide to British radiator and accessory mascots of 1896 to 1960 compiled by two leading experts in the field. Packed with information and stunning pictures, this comprehensive guide is a must for collectors and would-be collectors. As well as detailing the authors' collecting experiences, the book tells the reader how to get started, where to buy and - very importantly - how to spot fakes. 54 British marque mascots are covered, as are mascots produced by corporations such as ICI and the accessory mascots which owners could purchase to individualise their cars
Little Book of Car Mascots looks at the history of ornaments and adornments that take pride of place on many prestigious vehicles.
A motor car mascot (or 'hood ornament' in North America) is a decoration for the car and a talisman for the owner, and the quality of artisanship involved in the numerous designs and models has made them eagerly sought-after by collectors. This book surveys the huge variety of mascots and badges available in Europe and North America, introduces the designers, outlines the manufactorers and discusses forgeries and reproductions, as well as the problem of restoration.
The Escort RS Cosworth, which began rallying in 1993, was one of the most ingenious designs of all time, and eventually became Ford's most successful model since the legendary Escorts of the 1970s. The combination of Cosworth power, four-wheel-drive transmission, and an effective aerodynamic package made it a Rally Giant in all conditions, and, until the all-new Focus WRC was launched in 1999, this generation of Escorts was the most effective rally car that Ford had ever produced.
The automotive mascot or hood ornament has been with us almost as long as the automobile itself. In the early days, the mascot was selected by the manufacturer to identify their product. But over the years, the car owners chose their own symbol of identity. These "accessory" mascots became quite fashionable in the 1920s and 30s as a way for the ......

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