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How can you identify automobile emblems?

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Identify automobile emblems by first learning about the emblem designs and then comparing them. Some manufacturers choose to use unique emblems for some of their vehicles.

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The blue, white and black BMW emblems is easy to identify. The emblem consists of a white and blue checkered flag in the middle and a black circle around it. At the top, the circle has the letters BMW on it in white. Black lines divide the equally-proportioned sections of the flag.

Although car enthusiasts use the term Chevy bow tie to refer to it, Chevrolet uses a yellow cross as its emblem. A thick silver line with glossy visual effects draws a border around the cross. A black Chevrolet text may accompany the emblem in promotional material, but Chevy cars often only feature the logo.

Although the Corvette is manufactured by Chevrolet, the high-performance sports car has its own emblem. It features a black and white checkered race flag on the left and a red flag with a Chevrolet logo and a gold fleur de lis on the right. The company considered using an American flag but decided to replace it with a fleur de lis.

Ford's logo features Henry Ford's signature in an elliptical shape. While the shape itself is blue with a gradient effect, the signature and the line tracing the ellipse are white. Similarly to Chevrolet, Ford uses another emblem with the Mustang. The mustang features a running mustang in silver.

The four companies may or may not change their emblems at any time. The emblems are current as of January 2016.

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