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AMG_POWER
01-10-2010, 04:23 PM
It turns out that not even BMW's spokespeople know that its Roundel emblem wasn't inspired by a spinning propeller. It's a common misconception, one that's finally been cleared up by BMW spokesman Tom Plucinsky, who explained that the company used to think its recognizable logo was tied to its aeronautical history. Plucinsky's colleague Dave Buchko had initially told the The New York Times that the logo was intended as a stylized image of a spinning propeller before being corrected by Anne Schmidt-Possiwal of the BMW Museum in Munich. To his credit, Buchko did correct the error himself once the real story came to light.

more here
http://www.autoblog.com/2010/01/10/report-as-it-turns-out-bmws-roundel-logo-isnt-born-from-jets/

craigIS
01-10-2010, 04:43 PM
yup its true, just like i posted almost a year ago. nice of you AMG to set some people straight on the isssue. *wave*

the link in my old thread gives a bit more info.

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115236

Dado 540
01-10-2010, 04:46 PM
Still not enough evidence.

craigIS
01-10-2010, 04:49 PM
is this enough....

http://www.theoktoberfest.com/HTML/bayernflag1.gif

http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.theoktoberfest.com/HTML/bayernflag1.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.theoktoberfest.com/HTML/pretzel/index.html&usg=__pC6eOzI6i7J9zs-jvXCyLBBNNv8=&h=216&w=360&sz=9&hl=en&start=2&tbnid=UN4yBn0imKuGUM:&tbnh=73&tbnw=121&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbavarian%2Bflag%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%2 6sa%3DG

davericher20
01-10-2010, 05:08 PM
my mind has just been blown

dbworld4k
01-10-2010, 05:29 PM
my mind has just been blown

No, your mind has been "BLAAASTED!" MINDBLAAAASTING!

davericher20
01-10-2010, 07:53 PM
this blasted my mind

pawcio
01-10-2010, 08:02 PM
i've always known it used part of bavaria's flag for the roundel. i didn't even know that anyone thought it was a propeller.

pawcio
01-10-2010, 08:03 PM
^ same reason beyern wheels have the white & blue checkerboard in their logo

Bullet Ride
01-10-2010, 08:37 PM
and this (which I posted in some thread last year)
http://jeff.dean.home.att.net/roundel-myth.pdf