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      05-27-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Cool BMW Roundel Airplane Light Show from Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

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BMW put on one unique light show at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este by way of a vintage five-cylinder BMW radial engine powered Klemm L25 airplane.

This light show will undoubtedly perpetuate the common myth that the BMW roundel symbolizes a spinning airplane propeller blade - from the days when BMW built aircraft engine in the early 20th century. But, as reported before, the roundel has a different origin. See the second video below where Kai Jacobson, BMW's in-house historian explains the true origin of one of the world's most recognizable logos today.





Kai Jacobson, BMW's in-house historian explains the true origin of the BMW roundel


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Spartanburg is wrong

Someone should correct the Spartanburg plant as they specifically state the logo has origins with the airplane propellers. At least my tour guide did.

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Interesting video. Although the outside boarder of the BMW logo was based on the airplane manufacturer RAPP's logo I am still convinced that the internal blue and white part was designed after an airplane propeller using its national colors.

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Nothing in the history video contradicts the idea that the blue and white is a representation of an airplane prop. Yes, the logo is based on the earlier Rapp logo, but Rapp was a maker of aircraft engines and a spinning prop represented the combined enterprise better than Rapp's horse.

Nothing is debunked by this video.
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Cool.

I was reading the article on this event on Yahoo earlier today and saw the above picture... some amazing cars that is for sure.
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