For almost as long as there have been cars, there have been emblems to identify who made them and what model they are. Some of these emblems are as cool and classic as the cars they identify while others are little more than plastic text with a sticker on the back. This weekend we want to know what vehicle you think… »
I tell you what, my latest junkyard haul has me considering a name change to Brougham E. Landau (the E stands for Eleganté, with the accent). »
I've always loved photographing car emblems and hood ornaments, and what better place to do so than a huge racetrack complex full of priceless vintage racing machinery?
We know where brand logos come from and what they mean, but what did they look like when they were babies? Thanks to Brazilian ad agency Dentsu working for Minichamps, a die-cast scale model company, we now know what the toddler versions of logos from Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati and Jaguar all look like. Wait — why… »
During the discussion of my wall-hung '56 Chevy hood ornament yesterday, some readers wanted to know how it's possible that a guy who spends as much time in junkyards as I do hasn't managed to build up a suitably awesome emblem collection. Well, I do have quite a few Leaping Impala emblem, and I also have a smattering… »
I violated my "No Emblem Clutter" policy last week, when I found this Malaisetastic Caddy V8-6-4 emblem at the junkyard, and now I've fallen off the wagon again. It is not possible for me to discover a junked '68 Peugeot with an "Automatique" emblem and not dredge up $2.99 for the thing. I have no idea what I'll do… »
Even though a recent trend with emblems is to use them as supersized chrome kitsch to draw attention away from an appealingly boring design, once upon a time they actually meant something. Like a family crest, most Automotive emblems represent something important to the maker—something historically important, ideals… »