Shiny Stuff Aplenty Down On The Alameda Street

Every October, the old-time gearheads at Lee Auto Supply » 10/13/08 3:00pm 10/13/08 3:00pm take over Alameda's main drag for the Park Street Classic Car Show. As we , I prefer obsessive close-ups of emblems and carburetors to shots of endless rows of 60s Mustangs and Camaros- hey, you can find that stuff ! Make the jump to see hundreds of photos of…

Awwww, Brand Logos When They Were Babies

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… » 5/12/08 6:00pm 5/12/08 6:00pm

Cats and Cads: More Fun With Junkyard Emblems

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… » 4/11/08 4:00pm 4/11/08 4:00pm

Ever Wonder What Your Car's Emblem Means?

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… » 2/14/08 2:30pm 2/14/08 2:30pm