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Want to guess which automotive brand this ornament belongs too?

 

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If you have no idea (wild guess not allowed [:p]), you are not alone, as probably only 2 - 3 vehicles featured it back in 1909 / 1910. Now the answer is...

 

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Known as The Whisper, it was the first bonnet ornament created by Charles Robinson Sykes, a sculptor engaged by a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost owner (John Walter Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu) back in 1909. And the unbelievable part is that the lady featured on this ornament could be a 小三 (mistress) of Montagu, whom was a conservative politician (2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu).

 

Sykes chose Eleanor Velasco Thornton (Montagu's secretary) as his model. Sykes originally crafted a figurine of her in fluttering robes, having placed one forefinger against her lips – to symbolize the secret of their love affair. The figurine was consequently named The Whisper and is on display at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.

 

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Rolls-Royce

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So how does the current Spirit of Ecstasy come about to be on modern Rolls Royce?

 

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By 1910 personal mascots had become the fashion of the day. Rolls-Royce were concerned to note that some owners were affixing "inappropriate" ornaments to their cars. Claude Johnson, then managing director of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, was asked to commission a more dignified and graceful mascot.
 
He turned to Sykes to produce a mascot which would adorn all future Rolls-Royce cars and become generic to the marque, with the specifications that it should convey "the spirit of the Rolls-Royce, namely, speed with silence, absence of vibration, the mysterious harnessing of great energy and a beautiful living organism of superb grace..."
 
Sykes chose to modify The Whisper into a version similar to today's Spirit of Ecstasy. He called this first model The Spirit of Speed. Later, Charles Sykes called it "A graceful little goddess, the Spirit of Ecstasy, who has selected road travel as her supreme delight and alighted on the prow of a Rolls-Royce motor car to revel in the freshness of the air and the musical sound of her fluttering draperies."
 
In February 1911 Sykes presented to Rolls-Royce the "Spirit of Ecstasy", which was easily recognizable as being a variation on the theme of "The Whisper". The similarity was hardly coincidental because the model for both had been Miss Thornton. The sculptor's signature appeared on the plinth and were either signed "Charles Sykes, February 1911" or "Feb 6, 1911" or "6.2.11". Even after Rolls-Royce took over the casting of the figures in 1948 each Spirit of Ecstasy continued to receive this inscription until 1951.
 
 
OK. just for fun, you may like to check out this site to see what are the other one-off Rolls-Royce ornament created by their owners... some of them may appears offensive, so click at your own risk... :XD:
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Mercedes-Benz

 

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So what does the three-pronged star actually mean?

 

According to the company, it represents the automaker’s drive toward universal motorization with its engines dominating the land, sea, and air (three points).

 

 

But beyond the simple explanation provided, the 3 point star has a more sentimental background, and has proven over the century that it is indeed a Lucky STAR!!!

 

Gottlieb Daimler originally founded Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) in 1890, while Carl Benz began Benz & Cie in 1883. Both businesses laid the foundation of motorized vehicle transportation. After Daimler passed away in 1900, chief engineer Wilhelm Maybach took over and brought on racing enthusiast Emil Jellinek as a partner. Jellinek’s daughter Mercédès–a Spanish girl’s name meaning “grace”–was the inspiration for the later trade name.

 

In 1909, Daimler’s sons Paul and Adolf recalled an 1872 picture postcard sent by their father to their mother with a three-pointed star marking the location of his house in Germany with the explanation that one day the star would shine over his factory and bring prosperity. DMG took the star as the company’s logo, trademarking three- and four-pointed stars but only using the three-pointed one. The logo began with a blue color but was changed to its signature silver after its involvement in the first Grand Prix at the Nürburgring in 1934.
 
At the same time, Benz & Cie trademarked its own logo: a laurel wreath surrounding the company’s name.
 
When the merger between DMG and Benz & Cie occured in 1926, the company logos combined to become a laurel wreath surrounding a three-pointed star. The company became known as Daimler-Benz AG, later Mercedes-Benz using its trade name.
 
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Peugeot

 

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I personally find this brand has the longest (and most complex) historical background with regards to its logo, started about 170 years ago, some 60 years before it found it way onto the the 1st Peugeot production vehicle... [jawdrop]

 

 

The origin of the Lion

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The Lion emblem was first conceived in 1847 when Jules and Emile PEUGEOT, who founded the company Peugeot Frères, asked Julien BLAZER, a jeweller and engraver, to produce a logo for identifying all PEUGEOT products.
 
The chosen design was a Lion, as the characteristics of the Lion were very similar to those of the saws the Peugeot brothers were producing:
 
Strong teeth like those of the Lion.
 
Suppleness of the blade like the Lion's spine.
 
Swiftness of cut like the Lion pouncing on its prey.
 
The Lion quickly became Peugeot's sole registered trade mark, and could be found not only on tools and saw blades, but also on coffee grinders by 1881 (the production of which began in 1840), on bicycles from 1882 and, from 1898, on motorcycles.
 
 
The Lion becomes a part of automotive history

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Although the first Peugeot production car the Type 3, built by Armand PEUGEOT dates from 1891, it was only in 1906 that the emblem first appeared on a production car.
 
In 1910, the two entities (PEUGEOT Frères and Armand PEUGEOT) merged to become La Sté des automobiles et cycles PEUGEOT; the two product ranges, however, co-existed until the First World War.
 
The last car to display the "Lion walking on an arrow" was the Bébé Lion (designed by Ettore Bugatti), presented at the Paris Motor Show in October 1912.
 
Subsequent models, however, used old-style lettering, on the top of the radiator grille contained inside a double "ellipse", and in some instances with lettering also on the radiator, either on its own or in a coat of arms (from the 201).
 
 
The Lion phenomenon thrives
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In the 1920s the Lion became a rallying call for "Peugeotistes" who used it as a decoration on their radiator caps. Two types of radiator Lions were distributed in the network, a roaring version by the sculptor Marx and one ready to pounce by Baudichon.
 
Most Peugeot owners adorned their radiator caps with a Lion, designed by the sculptor Baudichon.
 
 
The Lion reigns on grilles
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From October 1933, with the launch of the "aerodynamic" range of Peugeot vehicles 201, 301 and 601, a Lion's head re-appeared on the top of the radiator grille.
 
The design also appeared on the 401, first seen at the 1934 Paris Motor Show and with a tapered head design on the 402 (1935) then the 302 (1936) and the 202 in 1938.
 
 
The 203 adopts the Lion from the Franche-Comté coat of arms
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In 1948, the 203 adopted as its figurehead a Lion on the bonnet in a more prominent style, which featured a new insignia with the Franche-Comté coat of arms’ Lion.
 
It was attached to the boot lid until October 1952 and then migrated to the front of the bonnet from September 1958 until the end of the series in February 1960. During this period the heraldic Lion also appeared on PEUGEOT motorcycles.
 
 
The Franche-Comté coat of arms’ Lion added to the 403
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With the launch of the 403 in 1955 another new Lion appeared on the bonnet, however, these two designs were deemed too dangerous in the event of a collision and the lions’ heads are later withdrawn from the bonnets of both the 203 and 204 in September 1958.
 
 
The Lion changes its style
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The Pininfarina styled Peugeot 404 inaugurated a new Lion with a flowing mane, crowned with Peugeot lettering and set in the centre of the grille, in May 1960.
 
 
The Lion breaks new ground
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It was then replaced by a Lion (gilt or chrome-plated) leaping from its background, which first appeared in September 1968 on the 504, then was adopted by the 404, 204, 304 and 104.

 

 

The “Lion outline”

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Another generation, the Lion "in outline" appeared on the 604 marketed in September 1975, and then extended to the 305 (November 1977) and 505 (May 1979) before being presented on a black background in 1982 on the 205, through to the 306 in 1993.

 

The heraldic Peugeot Lion is showcased with angular features, hollowed in the centre and is known as the “Lion outline”.

 

 

The Lion becomes larger

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At its launch in October 1995, the 406 stood out with its large Lion emblem which rapidly migrated across the entire "six" generation models. This led in 1998 to a new look Lion, with a stylised, angular appearance that decorated the front and rear of both Peugeot cars and scooters.

 

The Peugeot Lion was modernised with the new logo showing greater depth through its new chrome finish.

 

 

The Lion adopts a new posture

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The more dynamic, intensely-fluid Peugeot Lion is created with a bi-metallic effect through its contrasting matt and chrome finishing.

 

In 2010, the Peugeot Lion, which has been associated with the brand for the last 153 years, has evolved again with a new more dynamic look. Combining a new bi-metallic finish it is now simpler in design, with a new posture and fluidity. The first production vehicle to display this new Lion is the Peugeot RCZ which was launched in April that year.

 

 

Lucky that this is not an exam topic, else having to remember so many different logos and date of introduction, I sure fail the exam... [:p] 

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Maserati

 

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Though Maserati brand history started long before the foundation of the company, it was officially licensed and registered in 1914 in Bologna by Alfieri Maserati. Since then, Maserati has played a consistently important role in the history of sports car culture and its development. Over a century of activity has brought with it glorious achievements, both on the road and the track, as well as more challenging times, which have helped forge the company’s character and personality.

 

The Trident

 

The Trident, the symbol of a myth. The badge used on all racing cars in Maserati’s history, has remained constant throughout the evolution of the brand and its style, technology and performance, accompanying all the victories and successes of Maserati cars.
 
A figure of iconic importance in Maserati’s history has dominated Piazza Maggiore in Bologna since the sixteenth century. It was the city’s Fountain of Neptune that inspired the Maserati Trident logo, symbolising both Bologna itself and the automotive brand. 
 
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In about 1920 Maserati needed a logo that would ensure that its new car would stand out from the crowd. So it was decided that Mario Maserati, the only Maserati brother not to be obsessed by engines and a talented artist, should be commissioned to design the company logo. Mario drew inspiration from Neptune’s statue in Piazza Maggiore, its trident symbolising strength and vigour. The red and blue that accompany the design are the colours of the banner of the city of Bologna, where Officine Maserati was located at that time.
 
Inseparably linked to the brand, the Trident underlines the exclusive status of the firm’s cars and their identity as masterpieces of elegance, luxury and sports car performance.
 
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The Maserati logo looks almost unchanged for decades.

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Citroën

 

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Citroen logo features a stylized image of double helical gears, paying tribute to André Citroën’s engineering background and early gear business. It also looks like a double ‘V’ sign, turned upside down, or a double arrow facing upwards.
 
The origin of the logo may be traced back to a trip made by the 22-year-old André Citroën (founder of Citroën) to Łódź city, Poland, where he discovered an innovative design for a chevron-shaped gear used in milling. He bought the patent for its application in steel. Mechanically a gear with helical teeth produces an axial force. By adding a second helical gear in opposition, this force is cancelled. The two chevrons of the logo represent the intermeshing contact of the two.
 
The presentation of the logo has evolved over time. Before the war, it was rendered in yellow on a blue background. After the war, the chevrons became more subtle herringbones, usually on a white background. With the company searching for a new image during the 1980s, the logo became white on red to give an impression of dynamism, emphasized by publicity slogan.
 
In February 2009 Citroën launched a new brand identity to celebrate its 90th anniversary, replacing the 1977 design. The new logo was designed by Landor Associates — a 3D metallic variation of the double chevron logo accompanied by a new font for the Citroën name and the new slogan "Créative Technologie".
 
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Bro @carbon82 I give you a beer  [thumbsup] ..... wah! you really Phd in car-o-logy.... why neber do on our neighbour  Proton .... can change with every PM 1  [laugh]  

 

dont know got kopi here and there.... below logo is Peugeot 

 

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seems this serpent like thing also got on lots of medical stuff and medical council logo...maybe @lala81 can elaborate..... hope nothing to do with snake oil....LOL  :D

 

How many of you actually pay attention to automotive brand or their logo, and are curious how a car model get it name? The key objective of this thread is to allow us to share what we know about a particular brand, model and/or it logo. Let me start with the follow brands. More to be added.

 

 

Alfa Romeo

 

I own up first, I didn't know that the word ALFA is actually an abbreviation, which stand for Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, whereas ROMEO is the name of a Neapolitan Entrepreneur, Nicola Romeo (who take control of the company in 1915), instead of it founder, Alexandre Darracq. I will skip the history part, as I don't wish you to fall asleep (as I normally do during history lesson [:p]).

 

But the most interesting part is with it logo, and again I have to admit, I have all the while thought that the snake-like creature on the right side of the logo is spitting fire, while the "fire" it is actually a human at the mouth of the "snake"! :wacko:

 

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So have anyone managed to guess how the logo come about? Why is something so cruel being featured on the company logo? OK, there is 2 version of the story actually.

 

Version #1: From Wikipedia

Alfa Romeo's logo incorporates two heraldic devices traditionally associated with its birthplace, the city of Milan: a red cross, from the emblem of Milan, and the biscione (a heraldic charge showing on argent an azure serpent in the act of consuming a human; usually a child and sometimes described as a Moor or an Ottoman Turk), a crowned viper swallowing a Moor—emblem of the House of Visconti, rulers of the city in the 14th century.

 

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Version #2: From Alfa Romeo

On the left: the red cross on white field is the symbol of Milan, the hometown of Alfa Romeo.
 
On the right: the symbol of one of the most important families in the history of Milan (and Italy), the Visconti family – the family that ruled Milan. There are a lot of legends about the origins of this heraldic symbol, representing a mythological animal with a human in his mouth (some believe it to be a dragon, but most likely a snake). During the time of the crusades, Otone Visconti , the founder of Visconti Family and a knight, fought against a noble Saracen knight (nomad from the Syrian Desert that bordered the Roman Empire). Otone beat the Saracen knight and, following the tradition, took the symbols the Saracen carried on his shield: a snake with a human in his mouth. At first glance, it looks like the snake is eating the human. Instead, the human is coming out of the snake a "new man," purified and renewed.
 
The meaning: The snake is a circular animal (a snake can assume a circular position) and is an animal of the changing – able to change his skin regularly and totally renew or rebirth himself.
 
 
 

 

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seems this serpent like thing also got on lots of medical stuff and medical council logo...maybe @lala81 can elaborate..... hope nothing to do with snake oil....LOL :D

Different symbol. Much older.

 

Actually learnt this from reading Percy Jackson series lol

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_of_Asclepius

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Bro @carbon82 I give you a beer [thumbsup] ..... wah! you really Phd in car-o-logy.... why neber do on our neighbour Proton .... can change with every PM 1 [laugh]

 

dont know got kopi here and there.... below logo is Peugeot

 

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Now that you mentioned, the Proton logo does look like a combination of these 2 Peugeot logos... You have an eye for details [thumbsup] [thumbsup]

 

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Now that you mentioned, the Proton logo does look like a combination of these 2 Peugeot logos... You have an eye for details [thumbsup] [thumbsup]

 

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Malaysia national icon is supposed to be a tiger .... i don’t know if the proton logo is a tiger or lion or a LIGER

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Malaysia national icon is supposed to be a tiger .... i donât know if the proton logo is a tiger or lion or a LIGER

Looks like a tiger to me because of the 3 stripes behind.
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Saab

 

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I don't intent to go in depth into the company history, else I am afraid we will all get lost eventually, as the company changed hands more time than we change our underwear... [rolleyes]  [rolleyes]

 

Just wanted to highlight 2 particular (sets of) logo though.

 

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This logo linked the automotive manufacturer to it parent, Svenska Aeroplan AB, which was a Swedish aerospace and defence company, founded in 1937.

 

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After merging with Scania, the series of logos start to feature the head of the mythical Gripen, or Griffin.

 

For more details on the background of the other logos, you may like to check out this website (Saab Marque and Emblem).

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Saab

 

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I don't intent to go in depth into the company history, else I am afraid we will all get lost eventually, as the company changed hands more time than we change our underwear... [rolleyes][rolleyes]

 

Just wanted to highlight 2 particular (sets of) logo though.

 

SAABaeroplaneLogoBlue.jpg

 

This logo linked the automotive manufacturer to it parent, Svenska Aeroplan AB, which was a Swedish aerospace and defence company, founded in 1937.

 

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After merging with Scania, the series of logos start to feature the head of the mythical Gripen, or Griffin.

 

For more details on the background of the other logos, you may like to check out this website (Saab Marque and Emblem).

 

No wonder. Last time was favourite car of pilots.

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Side track a little here .......Nobody can beat Thai govt when comes to changing underwear..... though the current military 1 is quite stable... 

if not last time every few months last time got coup 

 

Saab

 

 

 

I don't intent to go in depth into the company history, else I am afraid we will all get lost eventually, as the company changed hands more time than we change our underwear... [rolleyes]  [rolleyes]

 

Just wanted to highlight 2 particular (sets of) logo though.

 

 

 

This logo linked the automotive manufacturer to it parent, Svenska Aeroplan AB, which was a Swedish aerospace and defence company, founded in 1937.

 

 

 

After merging with Scania, the series of logos start to feature the head of the mythical Gripen, or Griffin.

 

For more details on the background of the other logos, you may like to check out this website (Saab Marque and Emblem).

 

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Lamborghini

 

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Ever wonder why a fighting bull was featured in the logo of the sport car manufacturer? The answer lies with the founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini, for

- it symbolizes the founder’s zodiac character – the Taurus or a bull;

- his interest / love in Spanish bullfighting sport.

 

Bullfighting is the main part of Lamborghini’s style. The "ready to fight" golden bull represents the power of Lamborghini's sport cars. In fact, attributing to Ferruccio love for bull fighting, many Lamborghini model were actually named after famous bulls, or anything related to bull.

 

Aventador

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Aventador was a bull that fought particularly valiantly in the bull ring of Zaragoza, Spain in 1993. The bull which the Aventador is named after earned the Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera for its courage in the arena.

 

Diablo

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The Diablo was named after a ferocious bull raised by the Duke of Veragua in the 19th century, famous for fighting an epic battle with 'El Chicorro' in Madrid on 11 July 1869.

 

Espada

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The Spanish name "Espada" means "sword", referring to the sword that the Torero uses to kill the bull in the Corrida.

 

Gallardo

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The model was named after a famous breed of fighting bull.

 

Huracán

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The Huracán's name (Huracán being the Spanish word for hurricane) is inspired by a Spanish fighting bull. Huracán was a bull known for its courage that fought in 1879.

 

Islero

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The Islero was named after a Miura bull that killed matador Manuel Rodriguez "Manolete" on August 28, 1947.

 

Jalpa

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Jalpa Kandachia is a famous breed of fighting bulls.

 

Jarama

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It was named for the fighting bulls bred in Jarama river area in Spain.

 

Miura

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The name "Miura" was for the famous Spanish fighting bull breeder, was also chosen and featured in the company's logo.

 

Murciélago

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The Murciélago is named for a fighting bull that survived 24 sword strokes in an 1879 fight against Rafael "El Lagartijo" Molina Sánchez, at the Coso de los califas bullring in Córdoba, Spain. Murciélago fought with such passion and spirit that the matador chose to spare its life, a rare honor. The bull, which came from Joaquin del Val di Navarra's farm, was later presented as a gift to Don Antonio Miura, a noted local breeder; thus began the famed Miura line of fighting bulls, and the name for one of Lamborghini's greatest designs.

 

Reventón

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The Reventón is the name of a fighting bull, in line with Lamborghini tradition. The bull, raised by Don Heriberto Rodríguez, was best known for killing famed Mexican bullfighter Felix Guzmán in 1943.

 

Urraco

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It was named after a breed of bulls.

 

Urus

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The name comes from the Urus, the ancestor of modern domestic cattle, also known as the aurochs.

 

Vememo

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Veneno is the name of one of the strongest, most aggressive and fastest fighting bulls ever. A bull that became particularly famous after it fatally wounded the famous torero José Sánchez Rodríguez during the bullfight in the arena Sanlúcar de Barrameda’s, Andalusia, Spain.

 

 

On a lighter note, if the Tiko Rangers in MCF are to start a car company, I bet the model name will mostly be alpha-numeric, 34D, 36F, 38H, etc... :D  :D  [grin] 

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Lamborghini

 

Lamborghini-logo-1920x1080.png

 

Ever wonder why a fighting bull was featured in the logo of the sport car manufacturer? The answer lies with the founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini, for

- it symbolizes the founder’s zodiac character – the Taurus or a bull;

- his interest / love in Spanish bullfighting sport.

 

Bullfighting is the main part of Lamborghini’s style. The "ready to fight" golden bull represents the power of Lamborghini's sport cars. In fact, attributing to Ferruccio love for bull fighting, many Lamborghini model were actually named after famous bulls, or anything related to bull.

 

Aventador

lamborghini_aventador_lp_750-4_supervelo

Aventador was a bull that fought particularly valiantly in the bull ring of Zaragoza, Spain in 1993. The bull which the Aventador is named after earned the Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera for its courage in the arena.

 

Diablo

autowp.ru_lamborghini_diablo_vt_6.0_8.jp

The Diablo was named after a ferocious bull raised by the Duke of Veragua in the 19th century, famous for fighting an epic battle with 'El Chicorro' in Madrid on 11 July 1869.

 

Espada

lamborghini_espada_400_gte_13.jpeg

The Spanish name "Espada" means "sword", referring to the sword that the Torero uses to kill the bull in the Corrida.

 

Gallardo

autowp.ru_lamborghini_gallardo_lp570-4_e

The model was named after a famous breed of fighting bull.

 

Huracán

lamborghini_huracan_performante_17.jpg

The Huracán's name (Huracán being the Spanish word for hurricane) is inspired by a Spanish fighting bull. Huracán was a bull known for its courage that fought in 1879.

 

Islero

lamborghini_islero_400_gts_1.jpeg

The Islero was named after a Miura bull that killed matador Manuel Rodriguez "Manolete" on August 28, 1947.

 

Jalpa

autowp.ru_lamborghini_jalpa_7.jpeg

Jalpa Kandachia is a famous breed of fighting bulls.

 

Jarama

autowp.ru_lamborghini_jarama_400_gts_5.j

It was named for the fighting bulls bred in Jarama river area in Spain.

 

Miura

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The name "Miura" was for the famous Spanish fighting bull breeder, was also chosen and featured in the company's logo.

 

Murciélago

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The Murciélago is named for a fighting bull that survived 24 sword strokes in an 1879 fight against Rafael "El Lagartijo" Molina Sánchez, at the Coso de los califas bullring in Córdoba, Spain. Murciélago fought with such passion and spirit that the matador chose to spare its life, a rare honor. The bull, which came from Joaquin del Val di Navarra's farm, was later presented as a gift to Don Antonio Miura, a noted local breeder; thus began the famed Miura line of fighting bulls, and the name for one of Lamborghini's greatest designs.

 

Reventón

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The Reventón is the name of a fighting bull, in line with Lamborghini tradition. The bull, raised by Don Heriberto Rodríguez, was best known for killing famed Mexican bullfighter Felix Guzmán in 1943.

 

Urraco

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It was named after a breed of bulls.

 

Urus

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The name comes from the Urus, the ancestor of modern domestic cattle, also known as the aurochs.

 

Vememo

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Veneno is the name of one of the strongest, most aggressive and fastest fighting bulls ever. A bull that became particularly famous after it fatally wounded the famous torero José Sánchez Rodríguez during the bullfight in the arena Sanlúcar de Barrameda’s, Andalusia, Spain.

 

 

On a lighter note, if the Tiko Rangers in MCF are to start a car company, I bet the model name will mostly be alpha-numeric, 34D, 36F, 38H, etc... :D  :D  [grin] 

Thanks for sharing my favourite car company.

 

My most favourite Lamborghini is the original Murcielago 6.2 launched in 2002.

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You forgot the Estoque too.

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An estoque is a type of sword traditionally used by matadors.

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ŠKODA

 

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Slavia Logo (1895 - 1905)

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Bicycles and motorcycles were made at the Mladá Boleslav workshop under the Slavia brand. The logo was based on a wheel with lime leaves, which were to symbolize the Slav nations. The names of the company´s founders (Laurin & Klement) were added and later became the main motif for the new logo.

 

L&K Logo (1905 – 1925)

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The design of L&K logo was influenced by Art Nouveau, an artistic style from the beginning of the 20th century. The initials of the company´s two founders are (probably in connection with the name Václav Laurin or laurel, lat. Laurus nobilis) surrounded by laurels in the shape of a wreath, which has been associated with victors and the famous since time immemorial. The laurels possibly foretold the success of L&K.

 

Škoda Logo (1926 – 1933)

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Cars were produced in Mladá Boleslav under the Škoda brand from 1926. Although the brand´s name changed completely, the form of the new product logo shows continuity with the previous stage. The Škoda logo has a new, oval shape, but the brand name is still the dominant element in the centre and is surrounded by laurels.

 

Škoda Logo (1926 – 1990)

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The logo with the famous ‘winged arrow’ was first used in 1926. Its origin is shrouded in mystery, sometimes the author of the idea (the stylised head of an Indian wearing a headdress with five feathers) is said to be the commercial director of Škoda Plzeň, T. Maglič. The blue and white circular logo, which is completed by a right – moving winged arrow with a stylised pinion, is currently used on some genuine ŠKODA parts (e.g. on window glass and engine blocks).

 

ŠKODA AUTO Logo (1999 - 2011)

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Although the ŠKODA AUTO logo is viewed as one of the most original and stylistically clean manufacturing company trademarks in the world, the author is not yet known. The black and green logo, used since 1999, gave the ŠKODA brand a greater degree of originality – black symbolises the hundred-year tradition, green signalises environmental production.

 

ŠKODA Logo (2011 - 2016)

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Under the slogan ‘The new Power of ŠKODA’, ŠKODA presented the key elements of its new corporate design, whose distinguishing features are freshness and precision, at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The traditional winged-arrow logo features a new spectrum of colours to look even more distinct and precise than ever before. The most important change affects the main part of the logo, the winged arrow, which in the new design will be much larger and more visible. The hue of the winged arrow has been changed from ‘natural green’ to the new lush ‘ŠKODA Green’. The outer area is highlighted with a chrome look.

 

ŠKODA Logo (since 2016)

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The new ŠKODA logo is based on the core proposition “Driven by Inventiveness. Clever Ideas – Since 1895”, which represents the unflagging drive of ŠKODA towards its customers and their needs while accenting the ŠKODA heritage and brand values. The redesigned brand mark, launched in the second half of 2016, is part of the new Corporate Identity and illustrates the close connection to the VW Group. One significant change concerns the wordmark, which, in the new layout, is underneath the picture mark with the winged arrow in a chrome ring.

 

 

As for the model name, do you know that it SUV is named after Bear?

 

Yeti

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Yeti (aka abominable snowman) is an ape-like entity, taller than an average human, that is said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. Recently researches by scientists revealed that it is actually a species of Brown Bear, that roams the Himalayas.

 

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A bear that lives on an island off Alaska. The Alaskan bear after which the SUV is named is called the Kodiak in English. Skoda said it changed "k" to "q" at the end of the name.

 

 

 

 

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