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According to judging rules, only Trippe or Pilot Ray lights would be acceptable.

 

"Trippe and Pilot Ray driving lights are accepted on classic cars and certain pre-WWII production vehicles"

 

Thus, by omission, any generic or other brand lights would NOT be acceptable.

 

I'm no expert, just doing some research.  

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On 2/12/2022 at 9:11 AM, Tucker6077 said:

Does anyone know which fog lights would be judging acceptable for a 1936 Cadillac?

I'm not aware of any Trippe or Pilot Ray fog lights, so I think the answer to your question is any fog light that can be documented as a 1936 Cadillac authorized accessory would be acceptable.  If you have these fog lights on your car, be sure to carry the factory documentation with you to each National you enter.

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The lights I have on the front of my 1930 Packard are factory authorized accessories and in the Packard Factory issued accessory catalog for 1930 . Most people never heard of them! Saf - de- Lite. I have for many years collected accessory brochures from both side of the pond, American and European ( factory and non factory issued - ie Nil Melior Company in NY City) Interest is in what was offered by who and why, so far as quality , who manufactured them etc. I have most of the Packard accessory catalogs issued from WWI to WWII , one for Franklin cars of the 1930-31 era , some Buick, Chrysler - all pre WWII. I use it for my research to relate an accurate image of the era and that way the dealers could gain extra $ with accessories added and also how popular they were/weren't with the car buying public. I did a story for Hemming's Classic Car on Nil Melior a while ago.

Accessories were very important so far as "image" goes for the customer , heck Nil Melior had its store in the lobby of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NY City for a while .

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As shown here most collectors think of Pilot Ray lamps and Trippe lights, this is what Packard Motor Car Co. had as the proper factory approved/suggested lamp in 1930 .

I had found a pair and restored them and installed them BUT use them as directional signals - rewired to do so, because CURRENT DRIVERS DO NOT KNOW WHAT HAND SIGNALS MEAN!

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I'm pretty sure you can get away with installing Trippe Lights on a 1930s car, even though I doubt there is factory documentation that most Trippe Lights mounted today are the kind in the accessory catalog.

Personally, I am not a fan of the way the extra lights look on the front of a car... and, based on a LOT of cars I see today (that once had them, but now don't), I'm not alone. Really clutters up the front end.

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