Car logos – PKW Zubehoer http://pkw-zubehoer.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://pkw-zubehoer.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-2-150x150.png Car logos – PKW Zubehoer http://pkw-zubehoer.com/ 32 32 Child prodigy sets record in automotive logo recognition https://pkw-zubehoer.com/child-prodigy-sets-record-in-automotive-logo-recognition/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://pkw-zubehoer.com/child-prodigy-sets-record-in-automotive-logo-recognition/ JOHOR BARU: When he was three years old, he knew the different national flowers of many countries. And now at six years old, L. Raguram can identify the logo of almost any car in the world. The boy has just earned a place in the Malaysian Book of Records by identifying 190 car logos in […]]]>

JOHOR BARU: When he was three years old, he knew the different national flowers of many countries.

And now at six years old, L. Raguram can identify the logo of almost any car in the world.

The boy has just earned a place in the Malaysian Book of Records by identifying 190 car logos in five minutes.

His mother, dentist Dr P. Ranganayaki Devi, 34, said her son had loved cars since he was four years old.

“He can identify over 200 car logos, but in this competition he managed to do 190 over the period,” she said, adding that her son adores electric car maker Tesla and hopes one day meet its CEO, Elon Musk.

She said her son hopes to be an automotive scientist when he grows up and develops environmentally friendly cars, adding that Raguram’s interest in cars is partly due to his engineer father, L. Letchumanan, 37, who is also obsessed with cars.

She said that when they celebrated Raguram’s first birthday, a friend brought him a small car and he has kept it ever since.

“When he was four years old, we noticed he could recognize vehicle logos and describe their features,” she said, adding that they already knew he had a good memory because he could recognize many different national flowers when he was just three years old.

Her mother M. Pushpa, 57, a teacher, had taken the time to teach her flowers.

Raguram, who attends a private international school, can also converse in Mandarin and recognizes many insects and animals.

“We are very proud of our son’s achievement in earning a place in the Malaysian Book of Records,” said Dr Ranganayaki, who also has a one-year-old daughter.

“He likes watching robot videos and game review shows instead of just watching cartoons,” she said, adding that Raguram was a curious boy who liked to ask lots of questions.

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Automotive badges: why are automotive logos getting simpler? https://pkw-zubehoer.com/automotive-badges-why-are-automotive-logos-getting-simpler/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 21:06:40 +0000 https://pkw-zubehoer.com/automotive-badges-why-are-automotive-logos-getting-simpler/ Keen-eyed car enthusiasts – especially those who appreciate a good hood badge – may have noticed that the logos of many automakers have become two-dimensional lately. Volkswagen can claim to be the first of the recent trend, switching in autumn 2019 to a flatter and simpler version of its famous circled V and W letters […]]]>

Keen-eyed car enthusiasts – especially those who appreciate a good hood badge – may have noticed that the logos of many automakers have become two-dimensional lately.

Volkswagen can claim to be the first of the recent trend, switching in autumn 2019 to a flatter and simpler version of its famous circled V and W letters for the launch of the electric ID.3. But since then the floodgates have opened, with BMW, Nissan, Toyota, Rolls-Royce, Vauxhall, Kia, General Motors, Dacia, MINI, Peugeot, Renault and Volvo all unveiling 2D versions of their previously 3D badges.

The trend from 3D to 2D logos isn’t really about fashion, it’s all about technology and functionality. Simply put, three-dimensional logos aren’t as easy to view or display in the wider variety of formats required to sell cars in today’s era, from apps on small smartphone screens to website configurators. or showrooms. But beyond these practical considerations, there are also more subtle reasons why the badges go from fuller 3D to flatter 2D.

A bigger trend that precedes the recent rush for 2D car logos is the number of car manufacturers who want to transform themselves into “mobility providers”. As green legislation and taxation aim to restrict private car ownership to ease traffic congestion, app-controlled subscription and pay-per-view car-sharing and electric car delivery services are set to increase – and some automakers have already set up separate mobility divisions, such as Toyota’s Kinto and Renault’s Mobilize brands.

Logically, such a repositioning makes visual references to a company’s mechanical history less relevant. At the start of 2021, Kia even dropped the word “Motors” from its name when its badge became 2D. Signs of this different design approach have been evident in other industries for some time.

Making car badges look metallic and thick when they’re actually painted plastic and quite flimsy – usually for cost and crash safety reasons – is a bit “2007 Apple iPhone Mk1”. At the time, the iPhone’s Notepad app sported beige digital-effect paper and a margin line to reassure users of physical notepads that it was also a good place to write notes. information.

Apple abandoned this approach a long time ago, and similarly car badges may no longer need to look like metal to convince buyers that their cars more and more electrical and digital can be trusted.

There’s a symbolism in the large, metallic-looking 3D badges, which might be out of step with often difficult modern times too – from recession to pandemic – that has caused some humans to try to appear less self-centered. The bright and bold “look at me” trend in design, color and material has for some time given way to satin, matte and subtle finishes in everything from exterior car window frames to buttons and interior switches.

For VW in particular, the humbler new logo for its electric ID range could be seen as a symbol of the brand moving away from its late-2015 Dieselgate scandal. “says VW Group Head of Design Klaus Zyciora. “We reconsidered VW’s goal – democratization of mobility, accessible products and environmentally friendly mobility for everyone. The new design is a step back from what we’ve meant to people over the decades.

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Even Rolls-Royce is seeing changes in the buying habits of its wealthy customers. “We’ve found that Ghost customers reject complicated details and flashy gimmicks,” says Rolls-Royce designer Henry Cloke, “instead of seeking high-quality, carefully crafted pieces that stand up to scrutiny. .” Like other automakers, the British brand is also repositioning itself, not as a mobility provider but as a “House of Luxury”, as it seeks to sell high-end services and quality accessories, as well as cars.

Despite this change in car logo styling, most designs have changed little. Dacia is an exception, with its old badge – like so many from the early 2000s with its name sitting in a generic shield – changing in 2021 to use only the word ‘Dacia’ or its initials ‘DC’, all two bold renderings and a simple typeface, just like its no-frills cars.

But Dacia has less history to consider. Automakers with over 100 years of brand awareness would be foolish to throw it all away. American and Chinese start-ups don’t have old logos associated with soon-to-be-banned technology, but neither do they have the hard-earned, long-standing, and often nostalgic reputations of traditional manufacturers built over generations. So while many other automakers will likely switch to 2D logos soon, expect their historic brand identities to remain largely familiar.

The Story Behind 8 Familiar Automotive Logos

Most car brands are instantly familiar, whether it’s Mercedes’ three-pointed star or Toyota’s approximation of a “T”. The logo plays a small role in this, as it is fitted to every car that rolls out of a manufacturer’s factory, with the aim of creating a brand identity that will leave a lasting impression on potential customers.

But while automotive badges have become refined and modernized over time, they remain steeped in history. So what are the stories behind the badges – why does Audi have four interlocking rings, Peugeot a lion and Vauxhall a griffin? We delved into the past to discover…

Porsche

Creation: 1948

The Porsche badge was first designed in 1952, before appearing on the 356 in 1954. The stylized antlers and red and black national colors all echoed the crest of Württemberg-Baden, the region around Stuttgart in Germany where the company was based. Meanwhile, the black steed features on Stuttgart’s coat of arms and underlines Porsche’s connection to the city.

It also expressed the power of the cars for which Porsche would become famous. The Porsche badge is one of the few that has barely changed over the years except for slightly cropped lettering and smoothing of the horse’s outlines.

Mercedes-Benz

Creation: 1926

The Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star was trademarked in 1925, just in time for the 1926 merger between DMG (Daimler) and Benz & Cie, which created the brand as we know it.

The star symbolizes the use of Daimler engines on land, at sea and in the air, and was combined with Benz’s laurel wreath on early logos.

In 1933, the first form of the modern logo was created – a black circle with the silhouette of the Mercedes star inside. The star, laurel wreath and lettering were dropped in favor of the single star in the 90s.

Renault

Creation: 1898

When the Renault logo was created in 1900, it consisted of the intertwined initials of the Renault brothers Louis, Marcel and Fernand. The badge was initially a roundel on the front of the car, which was cut out when the horn was placed behind and the sound had to escape.

It underwent many transformations before becoming a diamond in 1925. Since then it has been developed into the 3D badge we know today. The yellow that is widely associated with the brand was first incorporated into the design in 1946 when the company was nationalized in France.

Renault is set to introduce a reinterpretation of the diamond badge it used throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Within the next two years, the French brand will start selling an electric Renault 5 with styling based on the original.

Audi

Creation: 1899

Each of Audi’s four interconnected rings symbolizes one of four previously independent manufacturers – Audi, DKW, horch and Wanderer – which merged to create today’s Audi AG.

The interconnected rings represent the unity of these four founding companies, while each of the four brands has been assigned a specific market segment within the group.

DKW assumed responsibility for motorcycles and small cars; Wanderer built mid-size cars; Audi made mid-luxury class cars and Horch produced luxury high-end models.

The whole group has become Audi, but its current VW Group ownership means it’s in much the same position. It is joined by Skoda, the value arm of the group, SEAT for styling, VW and companies like Porsche and Bentley creating the real luxury goods.

Vauxhall

Creation: 1903

The Vauxhall griffin was first used on the coat of arms of Fulks le Breant, a mercenary soldier who was granted the manor of Luton by King John in the 13th century and given a home in Lambeth, London. he named the building Fulks Hall, and over time the name was corrupted to “Vauxhall”.

Vauxhall Ironworks then adopted the griffin in 1857 as its logo, and in 1903 it kept it when it became the car company we know today.

Peugeot

Creation: 1887

The Peugeot lion has undergone several spectacular metamorphoses during its life. In 1847, when Peugeot produced saw blades and other tools, the lion was chosen as the logo to reflect the strength and flexibility of its saws.

Various versions of a golden lion were eventually replaced by a new generation of the logo – the outline lion arrived with the 604 in 1975. It has changed little since then, evolving into a more fluid design.

Like Renault, Peugeot recently introduced an all-new retro-themed badge that echoes the image on the left above. It’s a black shield with a silver lion’s head and Peugeot lettering above it, and it’s meant to create a more premium image as Peugeot looks to move upmarket.

Citroen

Creation: 1919

During a trip to Poland in 1890, André Citroën discovered a gear cutting process based on a herringbone design. Citroën saw this as the way to start their career in manufacturing, so in 1919 when they started making vehicles, they adopted the double chevron as their logo.

Sure, over the years it’s seen many changes, but it wasn’t until the ’80s that the blue and yellow scheme was dropped in favor of white and red for a more vibrant appearance.

Skoda

Creation: 1895

The name Skoda appeared only in 1926 – about 30 years after the company was born (it was originally called Laurin and Klement after the name of the founders). With it came the modern logo.

The origins of the winged arrow are unknown, although rumors suggest that the circle represents the globe, technical progress of the wing, and advanced arrow production methods. Alternatively, it is said to look like an Indian headdress. It wasn’t until 1995 that the badge received its current color scheme, with black to celebrate its 100th anniversary and green to show its commitment to being environmentally friendly. Skoda unveiled its latest badge in 2016.

What’s your all-time favorite car badge? Tell us in the comments below…

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Need a laugh? Check Out These Car Logos Drawn From Memory https://pkw-zubehoer.com/need-a-laugh-check-out-these-car-logos-drawn-from-memory/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://pkw-zubehoer.com/need-a-laugh-check-out-these-car-logos-drawn-from-memory/ There are designs that we come across every day, and perhaps the main one among them is car logos. On the road, in the street, on TV, automotive logos are everywhere. So they’re pretty easy to remember, aren’t they? As one of our favorite studies from the past few years proves, drawing them from memory […]]]>

There are designs that we come across every day, and perhaps the main one among them is car logos. On the road, in the street, on TV, automotive logos are everywhere. So they’re pretty easy to remember, aren’t they? As one of our favorite studies from the past few years proves, drawing them from memory is a little harder than you might think.

Vanmonster asked 100 members of the British public to draw famous car logos from memory, and the results ranged from chillingly accurate to hilariously inaccurate. For some of the most memorable logos of all time, check out our best logos of all time.

Take Audi, for example. Surely those four intersecting rings (below) are impossible to forget? The rings of Audi and the Olympics are similar, we’ll give it to you. As for those on the bottom right (Vanmonster lists the designs from “most accurate” to “least accurate”), a few seem to have confused Audi and the Avengers.

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The Alfa Romeo logo is probably the most complex on the list. It is therefore not surprising that most were wrong. 74% of participants forgot to include the red cross, 63% forgot the green snake and 75% did not include the shield.

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Along with showing all 100 entries for each logo, Vanmonster includes a handy gallery showing us the original logo alongside the most and least accurate attempt. Below are the best and worst attempts at BMW’s logo (which got its biggest design change in over 100 years in 2020).

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You can find the rest of the entries at Vanmonster website (opens in a new tab), with logos such as Renault, Toyota, Ferrari and many more. One thing is for sure, just like when 150 Americans tried to draw various (non-vehicular) logos from memory, this car logo test proves that the simplest are the most memorable. Rings are easier to recall than flag-snake-shield combinations. Want to create your own logo? Check out our guide on how to download Photoshop.

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Car Logos – German Edition https://pkw-zubehoer.com/car-logos-german-edition/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://pkw-zubehoer.com/car-logos-german-edition/ German cars are renowned for their style and precision. Some of the most iconic car manufacturers belong to Germany! Automakers spend a lot of time brainstorming and designing logos. These logos are essential for people to recognize and associate with the brands. Aesthetic logos tend to draw people’s attention to products. German brands have had […]]]>

German cars are renowned for their style and precision. Some of the most iconic car manufacturers belong to Germany!

Automakers spend a lot of time brainstorming and designing logos. These logos are essential for people to recognize and associate with the brands. Aesthetic logos tend to draw people’s attention to products. German brands have had some of the best designs in the world. Some of their luxury brands belong to the highest level in the history of the automotive industry. We’ll take a look at these logos and enjoy them!

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1937 to today

This company, which emerged from the German Labor Front, is one of the best known and most trusted brands in the world. The most recent iteration of the logo consists of the letters “V” and “W” which are the company’s initials. In the early years, the logo looked like a stylized cogwheel designed as a swastika symbol. However, the 2000 logo showed the “V” and “W” as beautifully entangled white-colored initials that looked shiny against the blue background!

Mercedes-Benz

1926 to today

The logo of this iconic company has long been the 3-pointed star. There is a special message hidden behind this design. The 3 dots represent land, sea and air – three terrains the company seeks to dominate. During the merger (Mercedes and Benz) in 1926, the 3-pointed star was enclosed in a circle, giving it an iconic look.

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Audi

1909 to today

Germany’s oldest recognized car manufacturing company is one of the most iconic brands in the world. The logo is as well known as possible. The logo is quite simple and unique in its design – 4 overlapping rings. The association of 4 independent car manufacturers – Audi, DKW, Wanderer and Horch created what we know today as Audi. The four rings symbolize this union!

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BMW

1916 to today

The BMW logo is seen as a rotating propeller by many people, which is just a myth. The importance and meaning of the logo lies in the colors. The colors white and blue signify the colors of the state of Bavaria, Germany. The state of Bavaria happens to be the birthplace of BMW! The first time this logo was seen on the streets was in 1923, with the color scheme and the letters “BMW”.

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Porsche

1931 to today

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The black horse that appears on the Porsche logo is taken from the Stuttgart coat of arms. This is the city where Porsche started. Originally, Stuttgart was founded as a place of horse breeding. This made adding the horse a guarantee! The logo is a symbol of status, wealth and power – qualities synonymous with the brand. The company name is engraved in gold letters giving the logo a regal look.

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5 car logos/emblems and the vision behind them https://pkw-zubehoer.com/5-car-logos-emblems-and-the-vision-behind-them/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://pkw-zubehoer.com/5-car-logos-emblems-and-the-vision-behind-them/ The logo is associated with the vision and stories behind the rise and growth of automotive companies. They are the main recognized aspect of any vehicle and each of the famous car manufacturers has a story behind their official logo. Whether sedans or sedans, coupes or SUVs, car manufacturers are constantly innovating and presenting us […]]]>

The logo is associated with the vision and stories behind the rise and growth of automotive companies. They are the main recognized aspect of any vehicle and each of the famous car manufacturers has a story behind their official logo.

Whether sedans or sedans, coupes or SUVs, car manufacturers are constantly innovating and presenting us with cars that meet all our requirements. Each of these world famous brands has an inspiration, a story behind what makes them great. A glimpse or overview of these stories is dictated by the official corporate emblem. Let’s take a look at some of the world’s most iconic car brand emblems and the inspiration/ideas behind them.

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There are two types of car brands – one that keeps changing its logos to be relevant and gain credibility, while the other stays consistent for years because it works for it. Mercedes falls into the second category. The world famous brand’s three-pointed star has blessed the bonnets of thousands of widely used and respected vehicles. Originally, the brand’s logo featured a gold star. It then evolved into a white-colored star set in the middle of an apparent circled border with details around its edges. The third variant is the one that is still used. It represents the power and prevalence of Daimler engines at sea, in the air and on land, each represented by a pointer.

AUDI

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The four-ring logo is associated with the German automaker. Audi’s logo resembles the official logo of the Olympics and goes far beyond simplicity. Each of the rings signifies the merger of four major car manufacturers (Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer). All joined forces to form Auto Union AG. At first, each ring featured an individual logo, but eventually the company logos were erased.

HYUNDAI

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An innovative leader in the automotive industry, Hyundai with its powerful cars has managed to create waves on a global scale. The H-shape inside the oval represents two people shaking hands. One number symbolizes the business while the other represents the customer. The logo represents mutually earned trust and respect.

TOYOTA

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor is a Toyota Motor Corp. company. It is currently the fourth largest automaker in India. The company sports a universally recognized logo that strikes everywhere. It consists of three ovals, all arranged symmetrically horizontally. The two perpendicular ovals symbolize the heart of the customer and the company. The larger oval represents Toyota’s extensive offering as a brand. Overlapping ovals signify a win-win relationship between customers.

HONDA

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Another leading automaker in India and globally, Honda offers a wide variety of cars with outstanding performance. Their official logo is minimalist and clean. The “H” in the logo is very thick, and this thickness represents durability, trust and reliability. As it descends, the “H” thins out, appearing like arms that are pointing skyward. Their motto? “The Power of Dreams” – Totally appropriate.

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Here are some of the major car manufacturer logos and their respective meanings. Behind each of them is an inspiring story. We hope it inspires you too in some way!

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All car logos are cool! But can they beat them? https://pkw-zubehoer.com/all-car-logos-are-cool-but-can-they-beat-them/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://pkw-zubehoer.com/all-car-logos-are-cool-but-can-they-beat-them/ The logos of car brands are as interesting as their cars. Let us know more about different car logos! There was a time when logos were only for marketing, but now they have gained reputation and are hyped to define your own prestige! If you’re easily flattered by car logos, here are some chic logos […]]]>

The logos of car brands are as interesting as their cars. Let us know more about different car logos!

There was a time when logos were only for marketing, but now they have gained reputation and are hyped to define your own prestige! If you’re easily flattered by car logos, here are some chic logos that are sure to win you over!

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Mercedes Benz

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There’s no harm in calling the Mercedes Benz emblem a pioneer! In 1872, Gottlieb Daimler, who ran the Deutz gasoline engine manufacturing business, drew a three-pointed star on a postcard and sent it to his wife, adding a prediction that this emblem, a symbol of prosperity, would lead its factory to command heights. Now we are witnessing how the predictions follow one another!

Abarth

Where car manufacturers mainly fight for silver-lined logos in black or white, Abarth flaunts evocative colors of black, red and yellow. In addition, the logo features a Scorpio, the astrological sign of Carlo Abarth, the founder. Embossed in a crest, the scorpion has this belligerence implying firm vigor and vitality.

VOLVO

Volvo’s uplifting logo displays virility and toughness by encompassing the element of iron in it. A Swedish calligrapher, Karl Erik Roseberg, is the magician behind the logo that arose in the 1950s to spark the race for fancy logos.

Cadillac

Cadillac embarked on a journey to introduce automobiles within the reach of the popular masses. This complex logo, inspired by the coat of arms of the French globetrotter Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, signifies the nobility and ethics of the company.

Subaru

Subaru, a Japanese name, translates to “unite”. The Subaru logo appeared much later in 2003 and signifies the star constellation of Taurus. They kept it light but stylish!

Lamborghini

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The Lamborghini kingmaker has a golden snorting bull as its logo. The wild being amplifies the strength of the company. If you think Ferrari’s horse has something to do with Lamborghini, then you’re right! The intense struggle between the companies is reflected in the logo.

BMW

BMW, the mammoth automotive brand, has a lucid yet exquisite logo. The blue and white blocks engraved in a black circle carry the professionalism of the company. The company originates from the German state of Bavaria and the Bavarian flag has its face in the logo.

Toyota

Toyota has a chic but subtle logo. To this day, it has never failed to wear the pride of the world’s largest automaker.

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In Pics: Car logos and their hidden meanings https://pkw-zubehoer.com/in-pics-car-logos-and-their-hidden-meanings/ https://pkw-zubehoer.com/in-pics-car-logos-and-their-hidden-meanings/#respond Thu, 30 Sep 2021 10:37:19 +0000 https://pkw-zubehoer.com/?p=287 In Pics: Car logos and their hidden meanings https://www.deccanherald.com/dh-galleries/photos/in-pics-car-logos-and-their-hidden-meanings-991124 NEXT ALBUM News in Pics, August 4: Best photos from around the world 1 /7 The Dixie fire has burned more than 250,000 acres and continues to get closer to residential communities. Credit: AFP Photo 2 /7 Members of Congress celebrate the decision on eviction moratorium […]]]>


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QUIZ: Rev Up Your Engine with This Car Logos Quiz! https://pkw-zubehoer.com/quiz-rev-up-your-engine-with-this-car-logos-quiz/ https://pkw-zubehoer.com/quiz-rev-up-your-engine-with-this-car-logos-quiz/#respond Thu, 30 Sep 2021 07:31:03 +0000 https://pkw-zubehoer.com/?p=119 Which manufacturer does this logo belong to? Hint: They’ve been mentioned in various films and songs. The brand was founded in 1902 by Henry M. Leland and it is considered one of the oldest car companies on the planet. Their current logo uses a variety of colors which represent passion, excellence and creativity. The brand […]]]>


Which manufacturer does this logo belong to? Hint: They’ve been mentioned in various films and songs.

The brand was founded in 1902 by Henry M. Leland and it is considered one of the oldest car companies on the planet. Their current logo uses a variety of colors which represent passion, excellence and creativity.

The brand was founded in 1902 by Henry M. Leland and it is considered one of the oldest car companies on the planet. Their current logo uses a variety of colors which represent passion, excellence and creativity.

This logo belongs to a vehicle conceived of by someone who pushed the envelope on conventional car design. Which company was it?

  • Preston
  • Studebaker
  • Tucker

In 1988, Francis Ford Coppola made a film called “Tucker: The Man and His Dream.” But a lot of Americans were already familiar with Tucker, the man, and the company that gave us vehicles like the Tucker 48.

In 1988, Francis Ford Coppola made a film called “Tucker: The Man and His Dream.” But a lot of Americans were already familiar with Tucker, the man, and the company that gave us vehicles like the Tucker 48.

What company does this logo belong to? Hint: The manufacturer was established in 1931 and borrowed the logo from the Coat of Arms of Stuttgart.

The sports cars manufacturer was founded by Ferdinand Porsche. Their logo symbolizes wealth, status and car performance. But the Coat of Arms of Stuttgart that they borrowed for their logo also represents where the company is headquartered, which is in Stuttgart, Germany.

The sports cars manufacturer was founded by Ferdinand Porsche. Their logo symbolizes wealth, status and car performance. But the Coat of Arms of Stuttgart that they borrowed for their logo also represents where the company is headquartered, which is in Stuttgart, Germany.

These four circles are the logo of which German automobile company?

The German manufacturer designs and manufactures luxury cars that are fitted with the most advanced technology in the industry. The four rings symbolize the four manufacturers of the Auto Union which include Audi, Horch, DKW and Wanderer.

The German manufacturer designs and manufactures luxury cars that are fitted with the most advanced technology in the industry. The four rings symbolize the four manufacturers of the Auto Union which include Audi, Horch, DKW and Wanderer.

The Word Audi is a Latin translation of the German word “Horch.” But where did Audi get the word Horch from?

  • It was a trendy word
  • It was because the engine was noisy
  • It was the last name of Audi’s founder

August Horch was a German engineer who came up with the company in 1909, which is one of Germany’s greatest car manufacturers. But he decided to translate his last name to Latin, which is Audi.

August Horch was a German engineer who came up with the company in 1909, which is one of Germany’s greatest car manufacturers. But he decided to translate his last name to Latin, which is Audi.

Which car manufacturing company did this logo belong to? Hint: They were founded in the United States in 1897 but are no longer in business.

  • Oldsmobile
  • Imperial
  • Chrysler

They were founded in 1897 and joined General Motors in 1908 and they were the first company to offer their clients vehicles with automatic transmissions. Despite this, Oldsmobile went out of business in 2004.

They were founded in 1897 and joined General Motors in 1908 and they were the first company to offer their clients vehicles with automatic transmissions. Despite this, Oldsmobile went out of business in 2004.

This logo belongs to a now defunct American car manufacturer that built some unforgettable muscle cars.

  • Birmingham Motors
  • All-Steel Motor Car Co.
  • American Motors Corporation

The company was founded in 1954 after Nash and Hudson realized that they couldn’t make it on their own. So, they joined American Motors Corporation to compete with the Big Three. Despite this merging, they went out of business in 1988.

The company was founded in 1954 after Nash and Hudson realized that they couldn’t make it on their own. So, they joined American Motors Corporation to compete with the Big Three. Despite this merging, they went out of business in 1988.

Which Japanese company does this three-diamond logo belong to?

The Japanese company was founded in 1917, and the three diamonds represent integrity, reliability and success— three traits that have kept the brand in business. Another interesting fact about the company’s name is that it translates to diamond or rhombus.

The Japanese company was founded in 1917, and the three diamonds represent integrity, reliability and success— three traits that have kept the brand in business. Another interesting fact about the company’s name is that it translates to diamond or rhombus.

Which South Korean car company does this logo belong to?

The manufacturing company was founded in 1967 and is considered the 7th largest car maker in the world. The logo represents two humans, one of which is the customer and the other is the company, united as one. This was designed to symbolize trust and respect.

The manufacturing company was founded in 1967 and is considered the 7th largest car maker in the world. The logo represents two humans, one of which is the customer and the other is the company, united as one. This was designed to symbolize trust and respect.

Which American company created this logo that is meant for a very specific sports car?

  • Buick Grand National
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Ford Mustang

This sports car has been produced since 1953 and is still in production today. And since the Corvette is America’s most iconic sports car, the logo had to represent the bold style and cruising speed of the vehicle.

This sports car has been produced since 1953 and is still in production today. And since the Corvette is America’s most iconic sports car, the logo had to represent the bold style and cruising speed of the vehicle.

Some say it looks like a cross. Which American manufacturer does this logo belong to?

  • Chrysler
  • General Motors
  • Chevrolet

The manufacturing company was founded in 1911 and is America’s pride and joy thanks to its high-performance vehicles. As far as the logo is concerned, it is known as a bowtie, despite its cross-like appearance.

The manufacturing company was founded in 1911 and is America’s pride and joy thanks to its high-performance vehicles. As far as the logo is concerned, it is known as a bowtie, despite its cross-like appearance.

This flying goddess ornament belongs to a brand that remained active for 37 years.

  • Auburn
  • Du Pont
  • Durant Motors

The American car manufacturing company was founded in Indiana in 1900 and remained in operation until 1937. One of the biggest hits the brand took was from the stock market crash of 1929 which made it difficult to continue making their high-end cars.

The American car manufacturing company was founded in Indiana in 1900 and remained in operation until 1937. One of the biggest hits the brand took was from the stock market crash of 1929 which made it difficult to continue making their high-end cars.

This seemingly out of this world logo belonged to an American car brand that is no longer in business.

The manufacturer owned by General Motors initially operated independently before being reintegrated into GM. At the time, they marketed themselves as a different kind of car company, but that didn’t prevent them from later going out of business.

The manufacturer owned by General Motors initially operated independently before being reintegrated into GM. At the time, they marketed themselves as a different kind of car company, but that didn’t prevent them from later going out of business.

Which American truck manufacturer does this logo belong to?

RAM Truck Division was founded in 2010 and it is a spin-off of the Dodge brand. Ironically, their logo, which features a sheep, representing strength, once belonged to Dodge.

RAM Truck Division was founded in 2010 and it is a spin-off of the Dodge brand. Ironically, their logo, which features a sheep, representing strength, once belonged to Dodge.

This German manufacturer’s logo is considered one of the most recognized logos on the planet.

The German car manufacturer was founded in 1937 and is one of the largest automakers in the world. In fact, their vehicles have a reputation for being both affordable and reliable.

The German car manufacturer was founded in 1937 and is one of the largest automakers in the world. In fact, their vehicles have a reputation for being both affordable and reliable.

What Japanese manufacturer does this H logo belong to?

This Japanese automaker was founded in 1946. In 2015, they became the eighth largest motorcycle and internal combustion engine manufacturer on the planet. Their headquarters are in Minato, Tokyo.

This Japanese automaker was founded in 1946. In 2015, they became the eighth largest motorcycle and internal combustion engine manufacturer on the planet. Their headquarters are in Minato, Tokyo.

Which company uses this logo? Hint: It’s an American car company that is also responsible for seat belts and heating ventilation systems.

  • Hudson Motor Car Company
  • Kelvinator
  • Nash Motor Company

The American car maker was located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and went under the name Nash-Kelvinator Corporation from 1937 to 1954. Then they managed to survive until 1957 by merging with Hudson to create AMC.

The American car maker was located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and went under the name Nash-Kelvinator Corporation from 1937 to 1954. Then they managed to survive until 1957 by merging with Hudson to create AMC.

What is the name of the manufacturers that use this logo?

  • Tractmobile
  • Tatra
  • Torbensen

They used to produce one of the most interesting cars in Central Europe, but now, they only exist as a truck company in the Czech Republic. In fact, their headquarters are in Koprivnice. They’re also considered the 3rd oldest car manufacturer in the world.

They used to produce one of the most interesting cars in Central Europe, but now, they only exist as a truck company in the Czech Republic. In fact, their headquarters are in Koprivnice. They’re also considered the 3rd oldest car manufacturer in the world.

AMC was founded in 1954 and disbanded in 1988. But what does AMC stand for?

  • American Motor Cars
  • American Motors Corporation
  • American Motors Company

Although they went bankrupt in 1988, AMC was responsible for producing a number of muscle cars. And AMC is actually an acronym for American Motors Corporation.

Although they went bankrupt in 1988, AMC was responsible for producing a number of muscle cars. And AMC is actually an acronym for American Motors Corporation.

Who does this logo belong to? Hint: They were founded in 1909 but closed their doors after 48 years.

The Hudson Motor Car Corporation began production in 1909 with the goal of selling cars for under $1,000. And after a year in production, they became the 11th largest carmaker on the planet. But their success was only momentary and they went out of business in 1954.

The Hudson Motor Car Corporation began production in 1909 with the goal of selling cars for under $1,000. And after a year in production, they became the 11th largest carmaker on the planet. But their success was only momentary and they went out of business in 1954.

The name Nissan is emblazoned on the brand’s logo, but where did the name itself come from?

  • An abbreviation used for Nihon and Sangyo
  • Nissan Hitachi, Nissan’s investor
  • It was a division of Toyota

In 1928, Yoshisuke Aikawa founded a company called Nihon Sangyo, which later became Nissan. When Aikawa became part of the automotive world in 1933, he renamed the company Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

In 1928, Yoshisuke Aikawa founded a company called Nihon Sangyo, which later became Nissan. When Aikawa became part of the automotive world in 1933, he renamed the company Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

What is the name of the car brand which used this logo? Hint: They were active from 1928 until 2001.

Established by Walter P. Chrysler was the Plymouth brand, who were responsible for making cars that were attractive and affordable for younger buyers in North America. Unfortunately, Plymouth faced a lot of competition in the late 1990s and they couldn’t take the heat.

Established by Walter P. Chrysler was the Plymouth brand, who were responsible for making cars that were attractive and affordable for younger buyers in North America. Unfortunately, Plymouth faced a lot of competition in the late 1990s and they couldn’t take the heat.

Name the French automotive company that this logo belonged to.

  • Dymaxion
  • DeMotCar
  • Delahaye

Delahaye was founded in 1894, but ended production in 1954 after 60 years in business. And yet, anyone who still has their hands on one of their car models, particularly the Bugatti or Citroen, is considered very lucky.

Delahaye was founded in 1894, but ended production in 1954 after 60 years in business. And yet, anyone who still has their hands on one of their car models, particularly the Bugatti or Citroen, is considered very lucky.

Looking at the logo alone, which car manufacturer was a repeat offender when it came to badge engineering?

Badge engineering is when car manufacturers expand their lineups by using cars from an affiliated manufacturer and slapping their own badges on it. GM was known for doing this with the German brand Opel, which was owned by GM between 1929 and 2017.

Badge engineering is when car manufacturers expand their lineups by using cars from an affiliated manufacturer and slapping their own badges on it. GM was known for doing this with the German brand Opel, which was owned by GM between 1929 and 2017.

This logo belonged to an American sub brand that was discontinued due to the Great Recession.

The sub brand was founded in 1928 and was considered the most famous brand in the 1960s. But in 2010, the Great Recession took its toll and the brand went out of business.

The sub brand was founded in 1928 and was considered the most famous brand in the 1960s. But in 2010, the Great Recession took its toll and the brand went out of business.

Which car uses this fierce logo? Hint: It belongs to the second-largest European car manufacturer.

The French car brand was established in 1810, and its logo goes all the way back to 1847, making it the oldest car logo in human history. The lion on the logo was used to represent the strength of the company.

The French car brand was established in 1810, and its logo goes all the way back to 1847, making it the oldest car logo in human history. The lion on the logo was used to represent the strength of the company.

Which British car manufacturer does this logo belong to? Hint: The company merged with Morris Motors to avoid going under.

  • Leyland Motors
  • Austin
  • Sinclair Vehicles

Austin controlled 29% of the British car company. But in 1952, they merged with Morris Motors. And yet, this logo hasn’t been used by them since 1987.

Austin controlled 29% of the British car company. But in 1952, they merged with Morris Motors. And yet, this logo hasn’t been used by them since 1987.

The three-diamond logo is synonymous with the Mitsubishi brand, but what does the name stand for?

  • The company’s legacy
  • The company’s three diamond emblem
  • The company’s ability to produce three types of car models

The Japanese company was founded in 1970, but is now part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. However, its name is a combination of the words mitsu and hishi. Mitsu means three while hishi means diamond.

The Japanese company was founded in 1970, but is now part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. However, its name is a combination of the words mitsu and hishi. Mitsu means three while hishi means diamond.

What do the words in this vehicle’s logo actually mean?

  • The German Labor Front
  • The People’s Car Company
  • Working Class Car

The company was originally called “Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens” but was later shorted to “Volkswagenwerk.” Its origins came from 1930’s Germany, but when WWII ended, the company became a leader in automotive manufacturing. Their original name translates to the People’s Car Company.

The company was originally called “Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens” but was later shorted to “Volkswagenwerk.” Its origins came from 1930’s Germany, but when WWII ended, the company became a leader in automotive manufacturing. Their original name translates to the People’s Car Company.

Which car manufacturer does this logo belong to? Hint: Its origins date back to 1899.

In 2014, the largest car manufacturer in Italy bought the remaining Chrysler shares and created the new company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Their current logo made its debut in 2007 and it represents ongoing change.

In 2014, the largest car manufacturer in Italy bought the remaining Chrysler shares and created the new company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Their current logo made its debut in 2007 and it represents ongoing change.

This logo represents a road and Mount Fuji. Which Japanese manufacturer does this logo belong to?

The company is a luxury division of Nissan which started selling cars in North America way back in 1989. The logo represents various things, including the company’s approach to reaching new horizons in the world of automobiles.

The company is a luxury division of Nissan which started selling cars in North America way back in 1989. The logo represents various things, including the company’s approach to reaching new horizons in the world of automobiles.

Where did SEAT, which is Spain’s biggest car manufacturer, get its name from?

  • It’s named after its founder
  • It stands for Sociedad Espanol de Automobiles de Turismo
  • It’s named after the city in which it was founded

The company’s name is an acronym and the business itself was founded in 1950. They became part of the Volkswagen Group after the manufacturer went public.

The company’s name is an acronym and the business itself was founded in 1950. They became part of the Volkswagen Group after the manufacturer went public.

Zagato Milano is an Italian coachbuilder that started a unique relationship with which of the following companies?

Zagato Milano was founded in Milan, Italy, in 1919. Over the years, they collaborated with various other companies, including Aston Martin. With their help, they were able to release unforgettable vehicles like the 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato and the more modern DBS GT Zagato.

Zagato Milano was founded in Milan, Italy, in 1919. Over the years, they collaborated with various other companies, including Aston Martin. With their help, they were able to release unforgettable vehicles like the 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato and the more modern DBS GT Zagato.

Which car manufacturer designed this intricate logo? Hint: They’re based in Milan, Italy.

This car manufacturer became a subsidiary of Fiat Group Automobiles in 2007. Their logo is considered one of the best car logos in graphic design history. But the current version was modified in 2015 and had the colors reduced to dark blue, red and green.

This car manufacturer became a subsidiary of Fiat Group Automobiles in 2007. Their logo is considered one of the best car logos in graphic design history. But the current version was modified in 2015 and had the colors reduced to dark blue, red and green.

Which manufacturer uses this logo on their luxurious sports cars?

The company’s logo origins date back to the 20th century when Italian fighter pilot Count Francesco Baracca painted a black horse on his plane. Then, Enzo Ferrari painted the same horse on his race cars for good luck. But he also added the yellow color of Modena, which was his birthplace, on the logo.

The company’s logo origins date back to the 20th century when Italian fighter pilot Count Francesco Baracca painted a black horse on his plane. Then, Enzo Ferrari painted the same horse on his race cars for good luck. But he also added the yellow color of Modena, which was his birthplace, on the logo.

What manufacturer did this logo belong to? Hint: They were discontinued in 2011.

The company was created by Edsel Ford in 1928. By the 1940s, their primary mission was to make cars that would appeal to middle-income buyers. They were considered a sub brand of a major American car company and they stayed in business for 70 years until 2011.

The company was created by Edsel Ford in 1928. By the 1940s, their primary mission was to make cars that would appeal to middle-income buyers. They were considered a sub brand of a major American car company and they stayed in business for 70 years until 2011.

Name the company this logo belongs to. Hint: The manufacturer was founded 169 years ago.

  • Hackett Motor Company
  • Packard
  • Studebaker

The company was founded in 1852 and they were considered America’s most important car manufacturing company by the 1930s. But Studebaker began to struggle in the 1950s. The company finally closed its doors in 1967, but not before creating some of America’s most epic classic cars.

The company was founded in 1852 and they were considered America’s most important car manufacturing company by the 1930s. But Studebaker began to struggle in the 1950s. The company finally closed its doors in 1967, but not before creating some of America’s most epic classic cars.

This logo is synonymous with the Fleetwood brand, but where did the manufacturer come up with the name?

  • The coachbuilder that manufactured bodies for early Cadillacs
  • The Detroit neighborhood where the Cadillac founder lived
  • The location of Cadillac’s headquarters

In 1929, Cadillac bought the Fisher Body Company in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania. This coachbuilder manufactured bodies for luxury car brands at the time.

In 1929, Cadillac bought the Fisher Body Company in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania. This coachbuilder manufactured bodies for luxury car brands at the time.

Which company does this logo belong to? Hint: They designed one of the best muscle cars in the 1960s.

Car enthusiasts may recall that Buick was responsible for muscle cars like the Riviera GS and the Skylark. And although their logo has undergone various changes over the years, they still keep the three shields that represent purity, dignity and grandeur.

Car enthusiasts may recall that Buick was responsible for muscle cars like the Riviera GS and the Skylark. And although their logo has undergone various changes over the years, they still keep the three shields that represent purity, dignity and grandeur.

Chevrolet is both the name and the logo, but where does its name come from?

  • The Swiss town Chevrolet
  • Its co-founder Louis Chevrolet
  • The founder dreamt it up

The automaker was named after its co-founder. The other co-founder was William C. Durant. They’ve been around since 1911 and at the time, everyone thought that the brand name was foreign and exotic.

The automaker was named after its co-founder. The other co-founder was William C. Durant. They’ve been around since 1911 and at the time, everyone thought that the brand name was foreign and exotic.

Which company does this logo belong to? Hint: They used to design stylish British cars.

  • Harley Davidson
  • Triumph
  • Suzuki

This formidable British car manufacturer was the country’s landmark in the automotive industry during the 20th century. But they stopped producing cars and now they produce motorcycles after the acquisition of Leyland Motors in the 1960s tanked their business.

This formidable British car manufacturer was the country’s landmark in the automotive industry during the 20th century. But they stopped producing cars and now they produce motorcycles after the acquisition of Leyland Motors in the 1960s tanked their business.

What does the brand name Oldsmobile really mean?

  • They sell old cars
  • It’s named after an early GM model
  • It’s named after its founder Ransom E. Olds

Although Oldsmobile was the oldest American car company, it was named after its founder who started the company in 1897. The company was owned by General Motors before the automaker declared bankruptcy in 2004.

Although Oldsmobile was the oldest American car company, it was named after its founder who started the company in 1897. The company was owned by General Motors before the automaker declared bankruptcy in 2004.

Fiat is the name of Italy’s largest car manufacturer. But what does Fiat stand for?

  • Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino
  • Fabbrica Automobili Italiana Torino
  • It’s the founder’s last name

Fiat produced its first car, the Fiat 4 HP in 1899. Most people don’t know that Fiat is an acronym that honors Turin, the Italian city that the company was founded in.

Fiat produced its first car, the Fiat 4 HP in 1899. Most people don’t know that Fiat is an acronym that honors Turin, the Italian city that the company was founded in.

What do the initials BMW stand for?

  • Bavarian Motors of Germany
  • Bavarian Motor Works
  • Bavarian Cars of Germany

BMW made its debut in 1912 after three German manufacturers merged to create a new company. The name is also translated from Bayerische Motoren Werke, which pays tribute to Bavaria, where the company was originally founded.

BMW made its debut in 1912 after three German manufacturers merged to create a new company. The name is also translated from Bayerische Motoren Werke, which pays tribute to Bavaria, where the company was originally founded.

Name the manufacturer that used this logo. Hint: It was used on luxurious American vehicles with V12 engines.

  • Wescott
  • Dumont
  • Packard Motor Car Company

Before WWII, Packard Motor Car Company ranked high in the American automotive industry with their broad square frame cars. But after the war, they weren’t able to keep up with the Cadillac when it came to luxury vehicles.

Before WWII, Packard Motor Car Company ranked high in the American automotive industry with their broad square frame cars. But after the war, they weren’t able to keep up with the Cadillac when it came to luxury vehicles.

What Japanese manufacturer uses this logo that represents creativity, sophistication and modernity?

The steel gray logo contains an L encased in an oval shape, which represents Lexus, one of the largest automakers of premium cars in Japan. It has slowly but steadily become a force to be reckoned with when compared to German luxury brands like BMW and Audi.

The steel gray logo contains an L encased in an oval shape, which represents Lexus, one of the largest automakers of premium cars in Japan. It has slowly but steadily become a force to be reckoned with when compared to German luxury brands like BMW and Audi.

Which Japanese company does this logo belong to? Hint: They were founded in 1920.

In its humble beginnings, Mazda was a tiny automaker. But when they released the Miata roadster, they became one of the 15 largest auto manufacturers. And their logo symbolizes the Hiroshima River and the letter M, and emphasizes the metallic nature of their vehicles.

In its humble beginnings, Mazda was a tiny automaker. But when they released the Miata roadster, they became one of the 15 largest auto manufacturers. And their logo symbolizes the Hiroshima River and the letter M, and emphasizes the metallic nature of their vehicles.

Which car manufacturer does the Hemi badge belong to?

Chrysler debuted the Hemi name in 1951 to represent their state-of-the-art engines with hemispherical combustion chambers. This type of engine provided stronger performance and was far more efficient than any other engine at the time.

Chrysler debuted the Hemi name in 1951 to represent their state-of-the-art engines with hemispherical combustion chambers. This type of engine provided stronger performance and was far more efficient than any other engine at the time.

What is the meaning of the badge that reads “Pininfarina,” which was found on Ferraris up until a few years ago?

  • It honors Enzo Ferrari’s late son
  • It’s the name of the design studio that styled their cars
  • It designated lightweight versions of the cars

Pininfarina is the Italian car design studio that was exclusively partnered with Ferrari for nearly 70 years. All Ferraris made between 1951 to 2017 were designed by Pininfarina with the exception of two models.

Pininfarina is the Italian car design studio that was exclusively partnered with Ferrari for nearly 70 years. All Ferraris made between 1951 to 2017 were designed by Pininfarina with the exception of two models.

Where did Dodge come up with the idea for its name?

  • From Dodge City, Kansas
  • The founder picked the name from the dictionary
  • From the founders, the two Dodge brothers

Dodge was the family name of the company’s founders, Horace Elgin and John Francis Dodge. The founders were brothers who created this American brand that is linked to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The brand’s first vehicle was built in 1914.

Dodge was the family name of the company’s founders, Horace Elgin and John Francis Dodge. The founders were brothers who created this American brand that is linked to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The brand’s first vehicle was built in 1914.


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Business man finds joy in collecting car logos https://pkw-zubehoer.com/business-man-finds-joy-in-collecting-car-logos/ https://pkw-zubehoer.com/business-man-finds-joy-in-collecting-car-logos/#respond Sat, 11 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://pkw-zubehoer.com/business-man-finds-joy-in-collecting-car-logos/ FOR most people, an automobile logo is just something that identifies an automobile manufacturer. But for an avid collector who has amassed over 2,000 pieces, it is a work of art. Ho Juan Kan, 54, developed an interest in automotive logos as he has worked in the auto parts industry for 36 years. According to […]]]>


FOR most people, an automobile logo is just something that identifies an automobile manufacturer.

But for an avid collector who has amassed over 2,000 pieces, it is a work of art.

Ho Juan Kan, 54, developed an interest in automotive logos as he has worked in the auto parts industry for 36 years.

According to the father of three, he started this unusual hobby about six years ago after opening his own shop.

“I originally ordered them for customers who wanted to replace their old car logos in my store.

“Over time, I grew to appreciate these logos as works of art and would place additional orders so that I could add them to my collection.

“I mostly collect Japanese car logos like Toyota, Lexus, Honda and Nissan, but I can’t name a favorite because each one is unique.

“Those in my collection are not only the logos found on the front of the car, but also those on the rear that define the make and model of the car,” he explained.

Ho said a lot of research has gone into the hobby as the items ordered are original and come direct from the automaker.

“When ordering the logos I have to be very specific about the car model, model year and location of the logo I’m looking for as some specifications change with each car edition.

“Being in this business made it easier for me to acquire the logos,” he said.

Ho, who insists on keeping items in their original packaging, said he treats logos like any collector would with his items.

“I take them out of their box from time to time to admire them.

“I have no intention of selling my collection, which includes the logos of a limited edition Lexus.

“It was believed that there was only one of this car model available in Malaysia,” he added.

Ho said no one else in his family shared his interest, although he hoped that one day his children would take over the collection and continue on his behalf.


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10 weird and gorgeous car logos explained https://pkw-zubehoer.com/10-weird-and-gorgeous-car-logos-explained/ https://pkw-zubehoer.com/10-weird-and-gorgeous-car-logos-explained/#respond Fri, 06 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://pkw-zubehoer.com/10-weird-and-gorgeous-car-logos-explained/ A car logo is an underrated but very important part of the vehicle. Get a good one and it grabs attention and becomes an iconic part of the business. If you are wrong, it is considered a joke and the business suffers. Most companies go for something simple like the company name in a stylized […]]]>


A car logo is an underrated but very important part of the vehicle. Get a good one and it grabs attention and becomes an iconic part of the business. If you are wrong, it is considered a joke and the business suffers. Most companies go for something simple like the company name in a stylized font. A few might opt ​​for some animal intended to imitate the car’s name like Cobra or Hellcat. It’s much better when a car’s logo is self-explanatory and most go for something obvious.

Some logos are interesting because of their origins and the fact that they are not as obvious as they appear. What just looks like the company’s initials has some pretty unique meanings. Other cars can be fun by mixing a cool logo with a unique background to stand out from the crowd. These are ten sometimes weird but also gorgeous car logos and what they mean to show the imagination that goes into making them.


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Englon

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A subsidiary of Geeley, Englon attracted attention with this logo used for the London Taxi Company. The left side consists of six stars that list the number of locations where Englon has manufacturing plants (Lanzhou, Xiangtan, Jinan, Linhai, and Ningbo) and the company’s head office in Zhejiang.

The right side is a fiery red with the image of an armored goddess with a spear and shield, which shows the British engineering used by the company. This fascinating contrast of East and West emulates Englon’s influence on both sides of the world.

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Saturn

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Going cosmic works for a few automakers, and Saturn is unique. At first glance, the logo is meant to mimic the planet, although it’s odd that they chose a red color, which better matches Mars. But there is an additional meaning because the astrological symbol of Saturn includes an arched crescent.

It looks like a sickle that traditionally represents the harvest of an old regime and the installation of a new one. This corresponds to a company always in search of the future and innovation, so the Saturn logo works on several levels.

Related: 10 Most Iconic Car Logos And The Compelling Stories Behind Them

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Saab

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It throws people off when they first see it, arguably wondering why Saab would choose a rooster with a crown on its head as its logo. It’s actually supposed to be a griffin, the mythological winged monster with an eagle’s head and the body of a lion. It also comes from the coat of arms of the company’s founder, Count von Skane.

It is also believed to show the company’s short-lived merger with Scania. Despite its original look, it suits the company and the red bird with a crown is one of the most famous logos in the world.

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Hongqi

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A modern overhaul is rarely a big improvement over the original, but Hongqi does qualify. For decades, the Chinese automaker has used a simple sunflower design that was okay but rather drab. In 2018 they did it again, now much more stylized with a likeness of both a flower and a red flag (which translates to hongqi).

What makes it great is the split design which also serves as a mark on the cars themselves. By adapting the logo and car design so well, Hongqi is boldly branding the automotive industry.

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Alfa romeo

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While Alfa Romeo is known for its large luxury sports cars, the logo can be confusing. A red cross on one side and a snake on the other seems an odd choice for this business. As he recounted, designer Romano Cattaneo was waiting for a train in Piazza Castello in central Milan and admiring the coat of arms of the station.

The Biscione or “grass snake” has been a symbol of Milan for centuries while the cross is the flag of Milan. Cattaneo also said that the serpent does not eat the man but rather the crawling man as if he were renewed. While the 2015 logo made the flag more visible for the snake to surround it, this original logo helped Alfa Romeo stand out from the pack.

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Subaru

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It’s easy to think of Subaru’s slogan as just a “cosmic” look. That the company wants to make its cars appear from another world to customers. The truth is a little different. The name is for a collection of stars also known as the Pleiades. In Greek mythology, the stars were the daughters of the demigod Atlas. In fact, two stars are so close that they only appear one.

The larger star in the logo represents the parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, while the five smaller stars represent the five companies that have merged to form it. The blue color corresponds to the galaxy itself. Thus, Sburabu plays in mythology for its unique logo.

Related: 10 Things We Just Learned About Subaru And Its Cars

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Karma

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Rising from the ashes of Fisker, Karma manufactures beautiful luxury cars from its California base. To stand out from Fisker, the company opted for a more artistic logo. Since Karma means “that which flows, returns”, society naturally uses a circle.

The orange and red outline is meant to symbolize the passion and determination of the company. Deep blue is like the world itself and how Karma wants to innovate it. It is like looking to the future that the company pushes and clicks with its customers.

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Hyundai

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It’s always fun when a logo can be taken in different ways. At first glance, the Hyundai logo appears to be a stylized “H” for the company name. The reality is that it is the silhouette of a handshake between the company and the customer.

The surrounding oval is meant to showcase Hyundai’s global influence. The company makes every effort because each brand model has its own stylized logo to distinguish them from the others. So while the logo may seem obvious, the hidden meaning shows Hyundai’s commitment to pleasing its customers.

Related: Aww! Discover today’s most recognizable car logos reimagined as baby animals

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Cadillac

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Many car manufacturers like to use a “coat of arms” for their logos. Cadillac is a little different. Their shield is a mixture of colors, mostly gold, black, and yellow with a few others. The origins are confused as it is believed to be the crest of the company’s namesake, 17th century explorer Antoine de la Mothe Sieur de Cadillac, although the man was not really a “blue blood”.

The company claims that the colors are meant to show excellence: gold symbolizes wealth and wisdom; red signifying daring and prowess in action; money for purity, virtue, abundance and charity; and blue to represent chivalrous value. It was all put on the pound sterling to show its value. So, while the origins are mixed, the emblem itself retains a regal feeling.

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Chevrolet

Chevrolet logo

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Few logos are as familiar as Chevrolet. There are also fewer logos whose origins and meaning have as much history. The popular story is that co-founder William Durant was in a French hotel room and wowed by the bow tie-like patterns on the wallpaper. Another (from Durant’s daughter) is that he sketched it out on a napkin at a family dinner. Durant’s widow claimed he was inspired by the logo of a local coal company on a trip to Virginia.

Then there’s how it pays homage to the Swiss origin of the company’s co-founder, Louis Chevrolet. Whatever the truth, this bow tie emblem is one of the most famous in the industry and still attracts customers today.

Sources: carlogos.org, car-logos.net, Jalopnik, coachbrands.com

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