Because they are the kings of all things neat, Neatorama took a look at the neat history of the big boys in auto manufacturing and how they came to develop their sometimes odd logos. The Ford and BMW logos are two that have stayed more or less the same over their respective lifetimes; Buick and Renault, by contrast, have experienced some significant changes in design since their inception.

The feature includes background and some history behind numerous automotive badges, such as Adolf Hitler's strong influence over Volkswagen's; the nobleman's family crest that inspired the Cadillac emblem; and the flow chart of ownership that eventually led to the creation of Saab. Check it out. [Neatorama]