Conclusion

Automotive mascots, whether they were trinkets, toys, or finely crafted sculpture, adorned cars of all types throughout the early 1900s. While some were silly or witty, others were serious and thought-provoking, yet all of them allowed drivers and companies to truly express themselves.

“More than just shiny objects added to the vehicle, they are thoughtfully created to express personality and emotion. They are created by skilled artists, with attention to the smallest details and highest excellence.”

- Teckla Rhoads, Executive Director of Global Industrial Design at General Motors, Automotive Jewelry Volume One: Mascots, Badges.