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the BMW logo myth

Posted by jaffar 
January 10, 2010 01:23PM
so everyone knew that it represents an airplane propeller, right ? well, wrong.

[www.autoblog.com]

and it's not a recent discovery - check out this 2005 document: [jeff.dean.home.att.net]

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January 10, 2010 02:35PM
Lalala I'm not listening.

Actually, to be nit-picky, it DOES represent a propeller, because that's what everyone thinks it is. However its original conception was not, I have now learned, inspired by a propeller.
smiling smiley

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January 12, 2010 10:36PM
BMW built motors for Planes during WWII. The symbols does represent a propeller and the blue and white represents the sky and clouds.
January 12, 2010 11:31PM
Since 1929, BMW has been using the propeller story; so no matter what it might have represented before that; it doesn't matter.

What it is today is what BMW wants it to be...therefore; no myth winking smiley
January 13, 2010 06:37AM
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jimmy_bones
BMW built motors for Planes during WWII. The symbols does represent a propeller and the blue and white represents the sky and clouds.
Did you read the article?

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'91 325iX
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