Chicken and hood ornaments / Capones y capós

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More from Málaga’s Automobile and Fashion Museum. If you’re curious about the hood ornaments, just ask. I’ve got the information and will be happy to share. Note: I’ve added the information I had. Should have done so in the first place.

Nutrition and Fitness Report
Stretching: Once a day.
Walking: 7 km / 5.5 miles Wednesday.
Gym: Hoping to return Friday.


Más del Museo Automovilístico y de la Moda Málaga. Si tiene curiosidad acerca de los adornos del capó, solo pregunte. Tengo la información y estaré feliz de compartirla. Nota: He agregado la información que tenía. Debería haberlo hecho en primer lugar.

Informe de Nutrición y Estado Físico
Estiramiento: Una vez al día.
Caminando: 7 km / 4.5 millas domingo.
Gimnasio: Esperando volver el viernes.

• Pierce Arrow, 1930.
• Rolls Royce.
• 8 cyl. 100 hp 4900 cc. Modelo Serie 400 “Twin Ignition” Nash Ambassador / Embajador. 1930.
I want this for the hood (bonnet) of our Prius.
Quiero esto para el capó de nuestro Prius.
• René Lalique.
Matford (Ford) of France. Craftsman Rui So. Painter Paulo Rosa.
This car is described as a concept car inspired by science fiction writer Jules Verne, with a shape that reflects the imaginative atmosphere of the fantastic travels of the 19th century.
Matford (Ford) de Francia. Chapista Rui So. Pintor Paul Rosa.
Este coche se describe como concepto inspirado en el escritor de ciencia ficción Julio Verne, con una forma que refleja la atmósfera imaginativa de los viajes fantásticos del siglo XIX.
• I think it looks like a roast chicken (or turkey).
• Pienso que se parece a un pollo (o pavo) asado.

Click the thumbnails.
Haz clic en las miniaturas.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

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30 thoughts on “Chicken and hood ornaments / Capones y capós”

    1. Jon:
      I’ve seen weirder in the United States (what people do to their cars), but this one started off that way.

  1. Those are some of the most ornate hood ornaments I have ever seen. I thought Rolls Royce had that title.

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      These aren’t cars that would be parked on the street. How long would one of those hood ornaments last?

  2. I Ford Roster! I have been known to go to exotic car shows and take close ups of the hood ornaments.

    1. David:
      It’s automatic. When I was shooting the cars, I thought, no, I need close-ups.

  3. The sleek brown car must be a roadster chicken! And the winged nymph hood ornament looks like one made by Lalique (probably for a Rolls Royce) — that changed colours at different car speeds, much like a kaleidoscope. The Lalique hood ornaments are now worth as much or more than the vintage cars in some cases! Such a fascinating museum to visit — one that I’d even enjoy seeing!

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      I’m going to add the captions to the hood ornament photo. I only ended up using three photos. Don’t know why I didn’t include them to begin with.

  4. Whatever became of hood ornaments? Whatever became of cars with personality? Whatever became of roadster chickens, and did they come in red? Whatever became of Al Capone? Sleep dulled minds want to know!

    1. Deedles:
      Well, I do remember 1970s New York and the hood ornaments being stolen from cars. I know what became of Al Capone (Jimmy Hoffa? No clue.) As for roadster chickens, that might have been the only one.

      1. The title of this post in Spanish put me in mind of old Al. Both capones and capos.

    1. Debra:
      I wonder what was said about that car at the time. Certainly not that it looked exactly like a tribute to Jules Verne.

  5. Ha! That car DOES look like a chicken! I think it’s those back fenders. Interesting hood ornaments — I recognize the Rolls Royce swooping woman. (Although I don’t think I’ve ever ridden in a Rolls. If I have it didn’t make an impression.)

  6. I think we all need more info on the hood ornaments – don’t leave us hanging like that, Mitchell! Very gorgeous, even the gold-tipped drumsticks.

    1. Wilma:
      I don’t know why I was so lazy. Three captions were all that were needed. I’m going to add the info now.

  7. Great photos! I just read your previous entry about your train mishaps. The cool thing is that you live in a place where trains run from here to there and everywhere!

  8. A roast chicken!! Haaaa!
    It is incredible, though, to think of any of these cars actually being driven around in Spain, in their era… I feel like I can connect them to Downton Abbey, but not so much to France or Spain. I don’t know why, really.

    1. Judy C:
      The cars were from all around the world. I don’t know how many were actually driven in Spain.

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