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Old Oct 7, 2009, 4:30 PM   #1
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Default Vintage car mascots (6 imgs)

I just love old cars, especially their mascots. So when I attended the Kop Hill Climb a week or two ago, what could I do except take lots of photos of these mascots. One mascot in particular made me wonder. In among all the wild animals/birds like this:



or this:



or maybe this:



and not forgetting:



One company, Alvis, decided to use the following:


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Old Oct 7, 2009, 10:54 PM   #2
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Very unusual and straight out strange, why would you want a rabbit, when we all know the tortoise won.
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Those are some fine shots of some interesting history - nice and sharp and well-composed. Which car manufacturer does each represent? Just curious...
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i admit i love photographing the macots on old cars too
the 3rd pic with the bird against the sky is a real beauty
good thinking to get down low
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Old Oct 10, 2009, 1:25 PM   #5
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Thanks guys

And to answer Mole's question, the various makers were:

1) Railton
2) AC
3) Alvis (as in the fluffy bunny!)
4) Jaguar

Sorry, can't help with the models. Hindsight, being a wonderful thing, suggests that I ought to take a reference shot first to aid with later identification. Especially when the cars are numbered and listed in the program! But I guess I'm just too impatient/stupid.
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