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    I allways thought it was an impeller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    I allways thought it was an impeller.
    The pressure rise is too low..
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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post

    I wish someone would tell the poor ignorant sots at BMW Group;

    http://www.bmwgroup.com/bmwgroup_pro...home/home.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    I wish someone would tell the poor ignorant sots at BMW Group;

    http://www.bmwgroup.com/bmwgroup_pro...home/home.html
    Your link doesn't work.

    But probably you've found some place where the left hand hasn't yet heard from the right hand about how the logo was developed.

    Instead, read the story at the link I gave above, which is an article that was published 5 years ago from the group archives. They really did look into the issue carefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylRi View Post
    Your link doesn't work.

    But probably you've found some place where the left hand hasn't yet heard from the right hand about how the logo was developed.

    Instead, read the story at the link I gave above, which is an article that was published 5 years ago from the group archives. They really did look into the issue carefully.
    Darryl,

    I will tell you that on 3 January 2010 there was a description in the history section of that website that credited the roundel design to the sun's reflection off of a propeller. I fear your analysis is correct, left vs right-hand. In any event, I have to wonder why the revision is so important at this time?

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    The real story

    Back in the 20s BMW engineers couldn't afford crash test dummies so they pasted roundels to their heads and crashed their machines into walls. Wearing a roundel soon became a symbol of dominance, so revered that the designers started sticking the roundels willy-nilly all over the production models. And a tradition was born......
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35634 View Post
    Back in the 20s BMW engineers couldn't afford crash test dummies so they pasted roundels to their heads and crashed their machines into walls. Wearing a roundel soon became a symbol of dominance, so revered that the designers started sticking the roundels willy-nilly all over the production models. And a tradition was born......
    Do you have any pre-impact pics of this test? We could be wickedly creative with that.
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    ASK the "Red Baron"!

    He flew with pre BMW Tech and wore the Roundell on his lapel! The 3 Winged wonder and its engine were our Genesis. Poor Snoopy had to play fetch with this guy. Randy

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    And what was the origin of the squaredel?
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    Kinda reminds me of the Naturally Beemers of Ar. Logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mXarad View Post
    And what was the origin of the squaredel?
    It could be used to foil the copyright police
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    BMW Roundel

    Yes, the BMW roundel represents the colors of Bavaria, where the car is made, in Munich. However, BMW Motorrad, the bike division is in Berlin, far from Bavaria. How interesting is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by althotos View Post
    Yes, the BMW roundel represents the colors of Bavaria, where the car is made, in Munich. However, BMW Motorrad, the bike division is in Berlin, far from Bavaria. How interesting is that?
    Not so. Bavaria is not just where the cars are made, but where the company was founded, and where it has always been run. The cars were originally produced in Eisenach, a city in the state of Thuringia. Some motorcycles were produced there during WWII. So there's nothing particularly novel about them building products outside of Munich.

    BMW moved motorcycle production to Spandau (suburb of Berlin on the NW side) in 1969, for two main reasons: they needed more room for car production in Munich, and the German government gave them big tax breaks to build products and employ people in West Berlin. Everything made there had to be transported out of East Germany, and everything that went into making things there had to be brought in. So it wasn't a cheap endeavor, but apparently the need to have real work in cut-off West Berlin caused the German government to make it worthwhile to BMW to do it.
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    So, the BMW roundel is representative of a spinning propeller in the colors of the Bavarian flag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robsmoto View Post
    So, the BMW roundel is representative of a spinning propeller in the colors of the Bavarian flag?
    Prefect.
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