The hood ornament was once a staple of design for cars of all classes. These days, however, only a few have survived the onslaught of aerodynamics, clean modern aesthetics, and pedestrian safety laws. Only a handful of hood ornaments are still in production, which is a shame, as the ornament used to be one of the most creative, unique elements of a car's design. This is our salute to the most brilliant of the bunch.