There is nothing like the wood they use to use on cars in the 40's and 50's.
This was a Pontiac or Oldsmobile (I forget) and I had never seen one with wood before.
I have only one engine shot so I'll include it here. Not many had the hoods up except for the late model muscle cars which held no interest for me. The only thing worse is taking a 30's, 40's or early 50's car and dropping in a big V-8 motor into it. To me that's an abomination and I just walk on by.
I love the simplicity here.