Monday, April 27, 2015
Continuing the theme, "Cars from the Thirties"
Here's a classic example of the "pontoon" fenders of the period. They were "useful as well as ornamental" as country and even the main streets of many crossroad towns and villages turned to dust and mud with the weather. Pontoon fenders were subject to a lot of dings, bumps, and rust.
They made a fine styling statement but disappeared as car design in the 1940s rapidly adopted more unified and streamlined bodies.