Monday, September 23, 2013

The Return Of Fins On Cars?

Having grown up in the 1950s, I have a fondness for the cars of the era and the "fins" that many sprouted.  This styling phenomenon evidently began and reached its zenith with Cadillac.  The 1959 "cat"--brother Forry's term for the luxury marque--had taillight-holding protuberances that looked about a foot high.

After that, tailfins began to shrink and were largely gone by the mid-60s, although vestiges remained, mainly on Cadillacs, for some years.

Recently, in Iron Mountain, Michigan, I came upon a relatively new Cadillac SRX with a hint of tailfins--the first I've seen in many years.  Please see the included photos.

They're small, but they're there.  

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