Playing off of classics is something we have always seen. A simple flicker of the past can take us back to another time. A 'simpler' time. A place people feel good about. Everything that is new may one day be a refreshing classic. For instance - the fin. A style that spread worldwide, but started small. And American. Back in the Golden Age of American automobile making. The design chief at GM, Harley Earl. Credited for the tail-fin, introducing small fins on the 1948 Cadillac.
Maybe you've got a project you would like to put a tail-fin on. Go for it.