Car Logos: What do they mean

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  1. MarkHastings

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    This site has virtually every car manufacturers logo and the history (and meaning) behind them. It's really neat!
    http://www.cartype.com/page.cfm?id=160

    Did you know BMW originally made plane engines and their logo is a representation of the sky, as seen through spinning propeller blades?
     
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    yep, and it's the only one i knew [​IMG]

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  3. MarkHastings

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    LOL - I thought I knew what FORD was, but I was surprised to see it doesn't stand for "Fix Or Repair Daily"



    p.s. yes I'm joking. [​IMG]
     
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    Neato web site. Very informative.

    So what car company do you have allegiance to Mark?
     
  5. MarkHastings

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    Well, that was the only one I could remember....there was one for Chevy, but I forget it.
     
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    So did Rolls Royce, Mitsubishi and Saab, as most WWII buffs would know I guess.

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    Doesn't roll's still make air craft engines?
     
  8. MarkHastings

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    Yeah, for some reason, I always forget how old most car manufacturers are. I always assumed FORD had a much bigger head start on the others, but I was surprised to see some start up within the first 10 years of Fords inception.

    And on the flip side, it seems like Saturn started more in the mid 80's rather than 1990.
     
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    Or most BMW owners
     
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    wow... i had no idea the Pontiac arrow head logo originally started as an upside down Star Trek Enterprise logo... [​IMG]
     
  11. Scott Simonian

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    My friend in high school would say that his truck was, "First On Race Day".

    It had a 460 and we used to give riceburners a run for their....erm rice power.
     
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    Or "Found On the Road Dead" [​IMG]
     
  13. MarkHastings

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    Damn, I also thought I knew the defintion of "Hummer" [​IMG]
     
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    my ford favorite: Fucker Only Runs Downhill.

    CJ
     
  15. Mark Sherman

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    FUCKED OVER REBUILT DODGE

    FOUND ON RECYCLED DEBRIS
     
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    FASTLY OVERCOMES RADICAL DRAGSTERS

    try this one...

    CRAPPY HEAP EITHER VIBRATES RATTLES OR LEAKS EVERY TIME

    I prefer Chevys to fords, but I dont drive either. [​IMG]

    Back to the original post, I knew what BMW, Audi, and Subarus logos meant. interesting to learn all the others.
     
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    Yes and no. The automotive and engine departments were split into separate companies in 1973 after the company was nationalized after it went bankrupt in 1971.
     
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    Pretty cool site.

    The acronym I remember best is for Fiat: Fix it again, Tony.


    Jon
     

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