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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jaguar Founded: 1922 Headquarters: Coventry, England

The Jaguar logo is a Jaguar leaping across the company name.
The leaping Jaguart is possibly built to represent the speed, power and quickness of the car.
The Jaguar emblem is also placed on the front of the car.
Jaguar Cars Limited is a British based luxury car manufacturer, originally with headquarters in Browns Lane, Coventry, England but now at Whitley, Coventry.
It was founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922,by two motorcycle enthusiasts, William Lyons and William Walmsley, and changed its name to Jaguar in 1945.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

Seen here is Daimler, CEO Zetsche in the fuel cell show car "F125".
It's a further developed sedan shape with seating for four and a 470-liter boot. And, unlike the current model's conventional four-door set-up, access to the front and rear seats is through a pair of elongated gullwing doors.

Mercedes-Benz fuel cell show car "F125" presented at the Frankfurt International Auto Show.
The sweeping roofline has transformed the three-box S-Class into a model more closely resembling a coupe.

Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

Seen here is Matthias Mueller, CEO of Porsche with the new Porsche 911 Carrera.
The new 911 comes promises to slash fuel consumption and emissions by 16 per cent when compared with its predecessor.

Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

Wolfgang Duerheimer, President of Bugatti presents the new Veyron L'Or Blanc super sports car.

Spectacular images from the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011

Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini presents the new Gallardo super sports car during the Volkswagen car group preview show ahead of the international car show.
Key features include carbon composite aerodynamic aids that improved aerodynamics over the regular Gallardo, including a manually adjustable rear spoiler (which result in a three-fold increased downforce); as well as improving stability through the corners.

Volvo Founded: 1927 Headquarters: Gothenburg, Sweden

The logo for Volvo is the ancient symbol of Iron, which is a circle with an arrow pointed diagonally upwards to the right.
The name Volvo means 'I roll' in Latin and is derived from the Latin word "volvere" which means 'to roll'. 
The name originated from the company that manufactured bearings for the car industry.

Toyota Founded: 1937 Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Though the logo for Toyota looks like a T, it is actually three elipses depicting the heart of the customer, the heart of the product, and the ever-expanding technological advancements and boundless opportunities that lie ahead.
This symbol also represented Mars, the God of War, and also the symbol for 'man'.
The Volvo car and brand was sold to Ford in 1999.
The current Toyota Mark consists of three ovals: the two perpendicular center ovals represent a relationship of mutual trust between the customer and Toyota.
These ovals combine to symbolise the letter 'T' for Toyota.
The space in the background implies a global expansion of Toyota's technology and unlimited potential for the future.

Skoda Logo Founded: 1895 Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic

Although the Skoda 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, which has been used since 1994, gives the Skoda brand a greater degree of originality -- black symbolises the hundred-year tradition, green signalises environmental production.

Mercedes-Benz Founded: 1871 Headquarters: Stuttgart, Germany

The star in three corners represents the Mercedes-Benz dominance on land, sea and air. The star appeared for the first time in 1909 on a Daimler.

In 1926 the crown of laurel was added to mark the union with Benz.

The current logo with a star in a circle was used for the first time in 1937.

Lamborghini Founded: 1963 Headquarters: Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy

The Lamborghini logo stands for the founder's zodiac sign -- the Taurus (a bull). Ferruccio Lamborghini's love of bullfights is displayed in the logo and Lamborghini models get their names from famous bulls.
Lamborghini is now a subsidiary of German car manufacturer Audi AG, which is in turn a subsidiary of Volkswagen.

Hyundai Founded: 1967 Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea

The Hyundai Motor Company is a South Korean company manufacturing automobiles. Their automobiles are available in many countries around the globe.

The Hyundai logo appears to be an oval shaped H (symbolising Hyundai).

It is also supposed to be symbolic of the company's desire to expand. The ovaloid shape indicates the company's global expansion and the slanted, stylised 'H' is symbolic of two people (specifically the company and customer) shaking hands.

Ford Founded: 1903 Headquarters: Dearborn, Michigan

The Ford oval trademark is one of the best-known corporate symbols in the world and has been in regular use for more than 50 years.
The script trademark dates back to the inception of the company when Henry Ford's engineering assistant developed a stylised version of the words 'Ford Motor Company'.
This last logo is the blue oval that Ford released in 2003 in honour of the 100 years of the company.

The logo was named the 'Centennial Blue Oval'.

FIAT Founded: 1899 Headquarters: Turin, Italy

The FIAT is an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian car factory of Turin), founded by a group of investors.
The current Fiat logo has the letters F-I-A-T written with a silver line between each of them.
The lines were added by the company's design chief when one day passing under the factory, he noticed the sky at the backdrop of the huge FIAT letters on the top of the building.
The lines added are the spaces he saw in the company's name over the building and decided to keep it.
Fiat was founded in Turin on July 12, 1899.

The first plant, inaugurated in 1900 at Corso Dante, had 235 employees and produced 24 automobiles.
The first automobile to bear the Fiat brand name was a model 4 HP.

Ferrari Founded: 1947 Headquarters: Maranello, Italy

The famous symbol of Ferrari is a black prancing horse on yellow background, usually with the letters S F for Scuderia Ferrari.
The horse was originally the symbol of Count Francesco Baracca, a legendary 'asso' (ace) of the Italian air force during World War I, who painted it on the side of his planes.
Baracca died very young on June 19, 1918, shot down after 34 victorious duels and many team victories.

Interestingly, German sports car manufacturer Porsche borrowed its prancing horse logo from the city's emblem.

Chevrolet Founded: 1911 Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan

Chevrolet first used its Bowtie emblem logo in 1913.
On November 3, 1911 a race car driver and automotive engineer Louis Chevrolet co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Car Company with William C Durant (ousted founder of General Motors) and investment partners William Little (maker of the Little automobile) and Dr Edwin R Campbell (son-in-law of Durant).
The logo is said to have been designed from wallpaper Durant once saw in a French hotel.
More recent research by historian Ken Kaufmann presents a compelling case that the logo is based upon a logo for coalettes.
Others claim that the design was a stylised Swiss cross, in honour of the homeland of Chevrolet's parents.

BMW Founded: 1916 Headquarters: Munich, Germany

BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke or Bavarian Motor Company.
The company was established in 1913 and based in Munich, Germany.
It started out as an aero engine manufacturer, hence the company logo.
The logo comprised four quadrants of alternating white and blue colour.

It is a stylised representation of an airplane propeller spinning against the clear blue sky. The logo represents a white propeller blade against a blue sky.
It reflects the origins of BMW as a maker of military aircraft engines during World War I.
Also, white and blue are the traditional colors of Bavaria.

Audi Founded: 1910 Headquarters: Ingolstadt, Germany

The Audi badge the 'Four Rings' is the emblem of one of the oldest car manufacturers in Germany.
It symbolises the 1932 merger of the four independent motor-vehicle manufacturers: Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer.
Together with the NSU brand, which joined in 1969, these companies are the roots of the present-day AUDI AG.
After the World War II, the Audi name -- which is Latin for 'Hear!' -- disappeared, but was revived in 1965, using the four rings as a logo.
Also, the name is sort of a pun on 'hoerch', German for 'hear', name of one of the founders.
The company itself is more than a century old.
The new logo, released in September 2009 changes the font and also improves on the 3-dimensional aspect of the rings.

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