Badges are slapped on the asses of pretty much every car made today. That’s just how it is. While many are ridiculous and useless, even the ones that we just accept and don’t even mock, at least not openly, are laden with hidden meanings; a shorthand for a set of criteria we can assume about the car and it’s owner.…
Car badges are often meaningless bullshit decorations designed to dazzle buyers and impress onlookers with things that are mostly pretty normal. Some offenders are worse than others, however. Here are some of the ones that really grind my gears.
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Since I thought it was so engaging last week talking about car badges and giant snakes eating/mouth-birthing people, I decided to dive into the arcane world of car badging a bit more. This time, though, to make it more fun, let's have a little riddle/contest thing. You ready?
I think there's been some sort of unspoken, secret agreement between car designers and automotive engineers where designers get all the celebrity and coffee table books about them, as long as they leave space on the cars to stick badges explaining all the technical stuff the engineers worked so hard for. Maybe there's…
Perfect for a French car
Here's a fun challenge: Name these 42 brand logos as fast as possible for bragging rights in the comments. Matt finished with 6:18 left, I brain-farted on Holden and finished at 5:10. How fast are you? [Sporcle]