Monday, August 31, 2015

Maybelline Mystery Solved: Meet Epsom of Epsom Downs Racetrack

Lalique horses head

Lalique horses head

Lalique car mascot “Epsom” as a horses head.

Epsom Downs is a Grade 1 racecourse near Epsom, Surrey, England.  The course is best known for hosting The Derby Stakes which has come to be widely referred to as the Epsom Derby

 the HORSE HEAD MASCOT on Tom Lyle Williams '40 Packard, is a LALIQUE  France  or copy of. 

 Lalique was famous for their crystal Mascot
 of the 20s and 30s.
 Most known for crystal but earlier worked in bronze. These Mascots are  a hobby all its own.

TL most likely chose it from a Lalique catalog

(the Packard today, is owned by Bill Snyder.)

That '40 PACKARD has a lot of Horsepower !!!!!!!!!!!!

Great Book - Love to c it made into a Movie. Has everything for a great Movie. A GREAT GATSBY
and a little more. In Robert Redford younger days
 he would have been a perfect TL.

 B. Keating

Thank you for discovering the history of Tom Lyle Williams 1940 Packard Victoria, horse head hood ornament Mr. Keating, it has been a mystery forever. It's one more piece of the puzzle that makes up a beautiful picture of our Great uncle's passion for custom designed automobiles.

My Agent, is in negotiations with Producers for a Miniseries now. My second book is being edited. 

Sharrie Williams, author of The Maybelline Story

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