The first car my dad bought new (may have been the first car he owned) was a 1941 Buick Special 2-door coupe. It was likely the car I came home from the hospital in. He owned it for ten years, three of which it sat up on blocks in a Portland neighbor's garage while Dad was involved with defending New Guinea during WWII. He replaced it with a new 1951 Buick Special 2-door hardtop in 1949, before I started first grade (kindergarten was not mandatory back then). I don't remember the '41 Buick, but I do have a photo of it,
Below are two '41 Buick hood ornaments that I have cleaned up and mounted for display. Click on each photo for a better view and captions.
I have mounted clocks and weather instruments in a headlight ring and a taillight trim piece. See photo captions for details.
Finally, I have mounted front and rear shields for display. I am looking for an example of the full trunk emblem with the red spears and letters "BUICK EIGHT."
I am still trying new show venues to find those that provide the most effective exposure for my works.