Why is the Chevrolet Corvette logo different?

Why is the Chevrolet Corvette logo different?

For the seventh-generation Corvette, the logo became much more angular, with the crossed flags unfurled at a 60-degree angle and the edges sharpened to points. The Chevrolet logo was angled and features a white/silver border around it, while the fleur-de-lis gets another modification to its design.

Is Corvette owned by Chevy?

The Chevrolet Corvette, colloquially known as the ‘Vette, is a two-door, two-passenger luxury sports car manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet across more than 60 years of production and eight design generations. From 1953 to 2019, it was front-engined, and since 2020, it is mid-engined.

Where did the Corvette emblem come from?

The original Corvette logo (Figure 1) was designed by Robert Bartholomew, an interior designer at Chevrolet in 1953. This emblem was destined to appear on the 1953 Corvette prototype which was introduced to the public for the first time at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel in January of 1953.

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Jake gets its name from the 1980s film The Blues Brothers. Former Corvette marketing manager Gary Claudio allegedly named the skull logo after Jake Blues from the movie, who believed the ruthless Jake character would identify closely with Corvette Racing’s ‘Take No Prisoners’ motto.

What kind of car has two flags as a symbol?

Way back in 1953, Robert Bartholomew designed the original Corvette logo. This was two crossed flags: the American flag and a finish-line flag with “Chevrolet” arched across the top and “Corvette” across the bottom.

What does the Chevy flag mean?

Well, it began with looking into the family history of its founder, Louis Chevrolet, to see if there was a family crest to use, but no dice. Chevy then decided that since “Chevrolet” is a French word, it would use the French symbol for peace and purity – the fleur-de-lis.

What does the C stand for in Corvette?

C as in C6: In early marketing photographs, the Corvette promo ads show a “C” for Corvette as the first letter of the license plate, followed by the year. i.e., C 1962. I’d guess the “C” stuck and was applied to the generations, 1, 2, etc… so C stands for Corvette of course, 1-6, the generations.

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What does the Jake logo mean?

Claudio allegedly named the skull logo after Jake Blues from the 1980 film The Blues Brothers – fitting seeing as the ruthless Jake character would probably identify with Corvette Racing’s ‘Take No Prisoners’ motto. The Jake logo appears on Corvette Racing’s car trailers.

What series does Corvette race in?

Corvette Racing, which will win its 14th Manufacturers Championship in IMSA GT competition since 2001 with the start of the Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta on Saturday in its final appearance in the GT Le Mans class, will remain in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2022 and beyond.

What car symbol is a lion?

1Peugeot. Peugeot is our most common car logo with a lion symbol. Peugeot is a French automotive manufacturer, part of Groupe PSA. The Peugeot company’s logo, initially a lion walking on an arrow, symbolized the speed, strength, and flexibility of the Peugeot saw blades.