Radiator Mascots: Art, Style & Story

February 16, 2024 – May 5, 2024

From Packard’s Goddess of Speed to Rolls Royce’s Spirit of Ecstasy, radiator mascots turned the basic radiator filler cap into a renowned work of art. Mascot designs varied widely, including mythological figures, brand iconography, animals, human figures, and a vast array of aftermarket accessory mascots of all description. As radiator filler caps retreated under the hood during the 1930s, the radiator mascot evolved into the hood ornament and remains with us to this very day.

Come explore the design and mythology behind these impressive works of art.