Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Chevrolet Bowtie



In 1913, William Durant introduced The Chevrolet Bowtie.

Legend has it that Durant copied the bowtie design from the wallpaper in a Paris Hotel.


I took this shot from a old Chevy Pick-up parked in front of me and then played with it a bit to clarify the lines and colors and wash out the truck panel

21 comments:

Ron said...

"Legend has it that Durant copied the bowtie design from the wallpaper in a Paris Hotel."

How cool is that!!!!

Grrrrrrrreat shot, Dianne!

It actually looks like a ad graphic for Chevrolet!

X to you and the gang!

Carletta said...

Such an iconic image and so ingrained in our minds that without reading a word we know what we're seeing.
Nice edit Dianne!

Sylvia K said...

Great, colorful shot for the day!! Wishing you and Hope a very Happy Valentine's Day!! Enjoy!

TexWisGirl said...

very cute and very distinctive.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the orange intense!
Léia and little LUNA

Carol L McKenna said...

Such an ikon ~ great post ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Lmkazmierczak said...

A stand out effect....love it. H♥ppy V♥lentines D♥y Here's my CC: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/02/winsome-weeds.html

bettyl said...

Great job! I did not know that about the emblem.

CrystalChick said...

Nice effect! Love seeing a bright color in the cold winter, you must be thinking of warmer weather!

Rebecca said...

I never knew it originated from a bow tie. Interesting.

Leave It To Davis said...

We always drove Chevys until 2000...then we got a Mazda and a Ford...and haven't had a Chevy since. My favorite Chevy was an orange Chevy Nova that we had with black racing stripes. That was one bad boy car. Loved it when my hubby would goose it and we'd squeal those tires. lol Those were the days!

Daryl said...

i had no idea, live and learn

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Sharp and distinctive!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Love what you did with this. The chevy sign is so distinctive, isn't it?

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Very distinctive!

Cherie said...

Inspired by a bow tie. I never knew that. My step-dad is a great Chevy enthusiast. I wonder if he knows. Do I have the heart to break it to him. lol

E Wix said...

Gosh!
I never knew the history of the Chevvy symbol!

Loved the story of your son and the yellow snow!

magiceye said...

Cool work!!

EG CameraGirl said...

I just learned something new as I didn't know it was a bowtie!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Huh! Hard to imagine that symbol meaning anything else.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, it took a while before I recognised it. :)