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 Post subject: BMW roundel based on Bavarian flag, not propellor
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:12 pm 
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http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01 ... om-planes/

Well if a marque with as rabid followers as BMW can have such widespread myths, imagine the excavation needed to debunk those surrounding J-tin!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:09 pm 
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Well thanks. My entire automotive world view has just been turned on it's head. What's next? Albrecht von Goetz didn't design every good looking car from Japan between 1965 and 1970?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:28 am 
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That is something that is easily figured out lol, but with the japanese marques, that is a little bit harder. At least the Subaru emblem has a full history behind it with the 6 stars and such. But what about all the other emblems over the years that the other marques have produced?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:18 am 
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the "H" stands for Honda..

but i don't know what the "Toilet bowl" stands for on my miata..


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:34 am 
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Here's Mitsubishi's, which I personally think is bad ass: http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/blog/20 ... gineering/

The "toilet bowl" is a sun with a circle of light according to the article linked to in that post.

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thanks ben!!


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