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    Report: Cadillac logo losing its wreath?
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    The easily recognizable Cadillac logo dates back to the company's founding in the early 1900s, but over the last 110 years, there has been an on-again, off-again love affair with the wreath surrounding the crest. Cadillac's current badge design has used the wreath since the 1980s, but Automotive ...

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    Woodward: Taking time to enjoy the little things
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    What separates an old car from a classic? In many cases, not a lot. Beautiful sheet metal, a legendary powertrain or world-class performance could make a world of difference, and so can attention to detail. We're suckers for a well-stamped curve, an intricate chrome grille or even an elegant ...

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    Priory Fine Arts flies the Spirit of Ecstasy with reproduction sculptures
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    Spirit of Ecstasy sculpture by Priory Fine Arts – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Though hood ornaments were once commonplace on high-end automobiles, they've all but completely gone the way of the dodo. Mercedes-Benz sedans still use the simple but iconic three-pointed star, and its ...

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    Say It Ain't So: Bentley issues recall over retractable hood ornament rust
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    Bentley Flying B – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One of the brutal truths of the mechanical world is that rust fears no machine. Even the priciest of metal is susceptible to the ill effects of iron-oxide, and it looks like Bentley has found that out firsthand. The National Highway ...

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    Woodward 2009: Devil is in the details
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    Woodward details - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Woodward is always chock-full of interesting-looking vehicles, and in many cases the smallest of details will make all the difference between a good and great classic. Think about some of the classic cars of all time, and chances are that ...

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    Meadowbrook 2009: Hood ornamentation, front and center!
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    1924 Hispano-Suiza H6B Coupe deVille hood ornament – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Once upon a time, one of the distinguishing features of all virtually automobiles – especially premium models – were their various forms of hood ornamentation. Those high-end models often ...

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    How to ruin a Jaguar XF in one easy step
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    Photo: Justin Berkowitz/TTACJaguar's "leaper" has its place, and that place is not on the hood of the brand new XF sedan. Jaguar knows this; the hood ornament isn't offered as a factory option. In fact, one of the styling elements that made its debut on the XF is the new trunk-mounted neo-leaper ...

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    UPDATE: Mercury logo plans
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    These are the issues that define our times. Forget the volatile price and supply of oil, an economy teetering between robust growth and rampant inflation, worldwide strife. What really matters is whether Mercury will make a change from the "waterfall" stylized M logo to something more retro. Well, ...

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