You may have heard the legend of how Chevrolet's co-founder Billy Durant came up with its famous bow-tie logo when he saw the design on wallpaper in a Paris hotel. Except the legend isn't true. Here's the real story.
(We originally ran this post on this very day last year, but, since it's once again the anniversary of General Motors buying Chevrolet — way back in 1918 — we decided to dust this sucker off, polish it up and republish it. — Ed.)