Hood scoops go way back in automotive history, with their heyday taking place during the late-1960s/early-1970s Golden Age of the Detroit Muscle Car, and plenty of 21st-century vehicles still have them. So many great scoops over the decades – perhaps you prefer the scienced-up NACA ducts on the Lamborghini Espada, or the gloriously absurd Air Grabber on the Plymouth Road Runner, or the full-hood-width scoop on the Datsun Fairlady Roadster. My favorite is the triple-scoop setup on the American-market Rover 3500, which featured V8 power and microscopic sales figures.

The best part about the Rover scoops was the summer/winter airflow valves on the underside of the hood, which (allegedly) enhanced engine cooling during the hot season yet kept the smoke safely in the wiring harness under cold conditions. So, what's your preferred hood scoop?


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