Throughout the 20th century the automobile radiator cap and the the prow of the car hood was a natural for ornamentation. At first, simple designs were applied to the radiator cap to identify individual marques and motorists applied found objects of their choice. Mass produced accessory and factory mascots followed. Volume III covers mascots from the early Thirties onwards. It chronicles automotive mascots of English, French and American origin to the present time. The quality of the photos allows the reader to see the mascots in great color detail The text provides accurate dating, a critical detail for advanced collectors. The footnotes and bibliography provide an ease of access to other reference sources. The format is friendly and will be sure to win novice collectors. If all books are owned the three volume set provides the novice and the expert with a detailed reference to over 550 mascots and hood ornaments. This book is organized as a chronology of design. The most commonly used name is given to each mascot/hood ornament and the name of the artist/creator follows. Footnotes in the back of this book give expanded information. Buy now to own this fascinating look at the world's love affair with hood ornamentation.