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      03-31-2006, 05:55 PM   #1
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Meaning of the roundel logo

Did you guys know that when BMW first came up with the blue/white roundel logo, it was because that's the color of the bavarian flag? It had nothing to do with a propeller. It wasn't until later on that it got associated to the propeller.

Read this on the BMW mag. Also paid my bmw cca renewal fee at the same time.

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from what i remember it's both. it's represents the spinning propeller (heritage) and the colors used are those of the bavarian flag.
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Nope, the intial conception didn't involve spinning propellers. Later on people associated the roundel to a spinning propeller, and so now its known as both. But when it was first designed, it was just meant to represent the color/checker design of the flag.
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Wow learned something new again. I only knew the propeller history. Grazie! I was wondering about the Bavarian flag since it shared the same basic colors and pattern. I have a thread of a German police car with a shield made up of the bavarian flag.

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I heard something about the colors on the Bavarian flag from some BMW clip. The propeller I learned from the DVD. Isnt MB's logo also a propeller??
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