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63Bonneville 09-07-2017 03:00 AM

Automotive Brand Nicknames
 
Here's one, as many marques are referred to their nicknames, which are based on the appearance of the logos. Here are a few, and let's see which ones that I miss, that others here may add, or even correct me on...

Chevrolet - Bow tie division
Buick - Triple Shield
Cadillac - formerly called the Wreath and Crest, but now, with the latest logo, just Crest, I believe
Ford - The Blue Oval
Chrysler - (previous nickname) The Pentastar
Dodge - Crosshairs (but Ram uses this for the grill with some models, and Ram was once part of Dodge)
Maserati - The Trident
Ferrari - Prancing Horse
Lamborghini - Raging Bull
Audi - Four Circles
Volkswagen - simply "VW"
Rolls-Royce - Flying Lady
Jaguar - Leaping Cat
Mercedes-Benz - Three-Pointed Star

swizzle 09-08-2017 11:30 PM

Alfa-Romeo - crap storm of idiocy

Naga Royal Guard 09-09-2017 08:54 PM

BMW = The Roundel , The Flying Propeller (origin of logo)

boston 09-11-2017 04:54 PM

Land Rover The Green Oval

63Bonneville 09-11-2017 11:00 PM

Thank you, I forgot about that one, and I've heard Land-Rover mentioned as the "Green Oval".
Ironically, the Green Oval was once owned by the Blue Oval, and was owned by the Roundel prior to that.

63Bonneville 09-11-2017 11:03 PM

Thank you, I had forgotten about BMW's logo being referred to as "The Roundel", as it was to represent an aircraft propeller.
Also, the cars are called Bimmers as the bikes are called Beemers.

63Bonneville 09-11-2017 11:05 PM

I didn't place these in the list, for these are now orphans, or extinct brands

Pontiac - The Arrowhead division
Oldsmobile - The Rocket division
Mercury - The Cat


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