18 of the coolest factory hood scoops | Hagerty Media
Lots of cars look their best when they're prepped for racing: lowered, stripped down, and bristling with widgets that cheat and channel the air. Naturally, auto designers love to bring some of those racing accents into the showroom, and one of our favorite styling elements that's trickled down from the tarmac is the hood scoop. https://www.hagerty.com/media/lists/18-of-the-coolest-factory-hood-scoops/
My dad was all over the 71 Mustang, it had everything he wanted as a hard-core hotrodder in the fifties. He bought a very discrete Sportroof in Pewter, changed the distributor on the 351 to Mallory and it was our family car until the low octane, diluted gas of the eighties made the 11:1 compression ratio engine hard to drive. My dad got his money's worth of use (and fun) out of it, though, and after it became a tired car, and then, an outside neglected car ("ran when parked"!) he finally sold it to a local kid with lots of enthusiasm. It was great to follow along the young blood getting it back on the road.
Getting back to this article, the NACA scoop was cool, but Dad ended up disconnecting the vacuum motors to keep the doors closed because the air cleaner was always fillling up with leaves and stuff through the scoops.
Everybody, except anybody who commented or wrote the article, knows that the '69 TransAm hood has ALWAYS had the best looking scoops. They run the WHOLE LENGTH OF THE HOOD. NOBODY ELSE did that in the history of hood scoops (Gen2 Firebird Formula 400 was close, but not as aggressive looking or as long). And the '69 TransAm scoops had stripes. There are some great scoops, but the '69 TransAm was the pinnacle of scoop design. 697 made, all from sheet metal.
Nice selection I was surprised not to see the 68 Shelby Mustang and the 66-67 427 Fairlane factory cars. You could have left the SVO out and I wouldn’t even have minded LOL that said I appreciate you including my toy as having a cool hood scoop.