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Hooniverse Weekend Edition Last Call – See how many Logos You Can Identify…

Jim Brennan February 19, 2012 Last Call, Weekend Edition 39 Comments

Here’s a twist for Last Call. I want to see if our fans of Hooniverse and Atomic Toasters can identify all of these logos. It’s not going to be easy, but when is anything worthwhile easy? (You can click on the image to see it full-size)

Editors Note: We received this image from The Professor who is a contributor at Atomic Toasters and he can’t remember the source of the image. If you are the source, and would like attribution or the image removed please contact us via email.

  • dukeisduke

    That would make some cool wallpaper.

  • jj.jj

    I do know who made this but it is weir that logo fom Citroen Xanae (concept) is included: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_OWAbzfVagFo/TAPwGTEyMLI
    Also this logo looks like a iranian version of Xantia logo: http://koti.mbnet.fi/css/xantia/v6logo.jpg

  • jeepjunkie

    I tried to identify them all, I truly did, I promise I tried….but after 30 minutes I gave it up and headed to the Captain for help….he was gone so I looked for Uncle Jack….it seems he was with the Captain…so I looked for Jim….he was hiding….so I looked to the skys for some help from the Turkeys……but it was dark outside and I couldn't see a thing….. so I thought for a last resort I would try cousin Jose, your know, he is good with these car things…but he was busy with Recardo checking out the fine leathers…..so I gave it up and figured I would just hang with my Bud….but he couldn't help….he just made it all look the same….so I guess tomorrow I will try again to look at it after a visit with the pop pop fizz fizz guy and Mr. Maxwell…

  • smokyburnout

    Anyone else find their eyes drawn to the Peapod logo?

    • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

      I'm drawn to SHAKER which looks like it's shaking!

  • The Professor

    Bah! They expect me to remember every little thing. "Where did you find the picture, Professor?" "Don't pick on the new guys, Professor." "Remember to wear your pants, Professor." Hmph. They sound like my lab assistants. At least my lab assistants know which end of a coffee pot is which. Hah!

    • Number_Six

      That's what you get for lurking over in this unlit alley.

  • Number_Six

    I just found the inspiration for Toyota's FT-86 opposed-piston logo: Gnome et Rhône.

  • Syrax

    You guys don't really know the Del Rey, do you? It wasn't anything worth remembering…
    <img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2779/4138647257_1efb95f30b_b.jpg"width=500/&gt;

  • BlackIce_GTS

    I haven't heard of, don't clearly recall, or missed the following:
    <img src="http://img137.imagevenue.com/loc241/th_11452_pathos_122_241lo.JPG&quot; border="0">
    (click for to make big)
    That's still a lot, but the file size has decreased by more than half.
    A bunch of companies have two different logos in there (Shelby has three).

    • Syrax

      Most of them are tuners. HFP is Honda's in-house tuner. oettinger is a German tuner, mainly of Audis but they expanded to others VAGs. The "F" above oettinger's is the Lexus one, like IS-F. Autodelta is an Alfa Romeo tuner. MC12 is the Enzo's forgotten Maserati sister. Vignale was a coachbuilder, they worked with Ferrari and Maserati a lot. They got bought by De Tomaso.

    • tonyola

      As Syrax mentioned, there are a bunch of tuners but there are also some pretty obscure makes like IFA, Brutsch, and Wikov. I'm a little surprised Fox didn't ring a bell, though that was a name used by Audi only in the North American market and might not mean much elsewhere.
      <img src="http://www.cartype.com/pics/1140/small/audi_fox_brochure_74.jpg&quot; width=500>

      • BlackIce_GTS

        I assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that March was Nissan and Cobra was AC, but I didn't want to guess with Fox (also, Princess may be Austin and D.B may be the Aston guy). I usually associate the name with the NA version of the Volkswagen Gol, since the Audi was before my time and none seem to have survived here until the point I started paying attention (we have emissions control here and it kills off a lot of the older stuff).
        I'm updating as we go, I looked up these:
        frogster (GM concept car, not nearly as awesome as that logo), Wald (mercedes/lexus tuner), Banks (turbo engineering), GEM (electric golf cart things), Peapod (made by GEM), Bowler (I missed that one, makers of off road racing crypto-Land Rovers), Zongshen (Chinese motorcycles), Mosler Trenne (it is the Mosler I thought it was, Rod Trenne is the MT900's designer).
        Could probably look up most of them, since they're just names, but I leave it to people who actually recognize them. I really want to know what 9/79jriqi is (right under Haynes, near the bottom, left of center).

        • earlofhalflight

          I'm fairly sure DB is Deutsch et Bonnet which became Rene Bonnet which became Matra.

          • Marcus H

            DB stands for David Brown …

            • tonyola

              Not in this case. earlofhalflight has it right.

      • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

        It's in there on the left edge, next I don't know what which is next to TRIUMPH which is next to Pontiac. I see FSO on the bottom, and am pleased.

    • GEM is Global Electric Motorcars, a maker of glorified golf carts"neighborhood electric vehicles" that had been owned by Chrysler and based in Fargo, ND till last year when Polaris bought it and moved production to Iowa. Peapod was something of a 2nd-generation version of their "vehicle" which was announced in 2008 just before the carpocalypse. (It didn't get very far.)

      • FuzzyPlushroom

        …and the 'Wheego' is also a silly little electric car, this one based on a Chinese Smart Fortwo knockoff of which I'd forgotten the name.

    • Chevron is a maker of race cars. And your image hosting site appears to have some malware there.

      • BlackIce_GTS

        Sorry about that, I just happened to have it bookmarked.
        How's TinyPic or could you recommend one?

        • I just use Flickr, but TinyPic is probably good too. When I clicked on your pic a popup came up in the same window and a new window opened up with some sort of porn site/ live girl cam. No problem, things happen.

    • This is the "Thunderbolt"
      <img src="http://www.kzclassiccars.com/pictures/1964-Ford-Thunderbolt-2.jpg"width=400&gt;
      Mathis was apprentley a German car made from 1905-1950
      <img src="http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/classic-car-images/mathis.jpg"width=400&gt;
      Rossion is the Noble M400 for the US market.
      Baur is a German coachbuilt company that made E21 3-series targa convertibles among other things.
      Banks is a tuner mainly for US diesel trucks.
      Kurtis Sports Car is Kurtis Kraft?
      Eisenacher Moteren Werk is the Soviet version of BMW (old BMW factory in East Germany)
      Detroit electric is a brass era electric car maker, one of the more successful ones.

      The rest are probably a mix of pre-war/Brass-era companies and foreign tuners.

  • Lotte

    <img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_szY6czURhx0/TMXfptG-ZjI/AAAAAAAAC90/lD933Pjh3sY/s320/Studebakerlogo1940s.jpg&quot; width=250>

    I don't think I see this one. Also, I may or may not be yelling "HOW COULD THEY?!" right now.

  • Syrax

    Obvio! is a small Brazilian car manufacturer. I think they only had this model.
    <img src="http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg471/ariefwiryanto1/electric-car/obvio/Obvio_828_q_1.jpg&quot; width="500//">
    Zap! was supposed to make them US available. Guess that fell through too.

  • $kaycog

    I first noticed "La Femme" without seeing the word Dodge in front of it. It sounded familiar so I Googled "La Femme". Oh my! Finally, a picture of a Dodge came up, and I then remembered why it sounded familiar. This car was specifically deisnged for the modern woman in 1955. It even came with a pink shoulder bag in a special compartment behind the passenger seat.

    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3066/2430636897_04b01d3ea2.jpg"width="500"/&gt;
    Image source: Flicker sjb4photos

    <img src="http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/1955-1956-dodge-la-femme-9.jpg"width="500"/&gt;

  • Rolux is from the French company New Map, which later became KV, then KVS. That's more than enough of an excuse for me to repost this photo of my KV next to a 1953 Rolux VB-61 '"Baby" in Illinois:

    <img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4106/5018128367_84e3635dcf.jpg&quot; width="500">

    with the headlight of the Cyclops II from last week just visible behind the crowd at the far right.

    • BlackIce_GTS

      While I was editing, I spotted something else, under Rolux (going down; LM, RAF, Monica, Jomar, W, Hartnett, Downs), next to Downs there's an H, M, and V in a wreath. That wouldn't be the High-Mileage Vehicles logo, would it? I can't find a picture.

      I've removed everything mentioned to this point, also subtracting Jewett (a thrifty six built by Paige) and Jomar (proto-TVR), which I decided I have heard of after all.

      Thanks for your input, everyone. Hooniverse editors should take the remaining logos as 'cars they have not heard of that we can consider making posts about in the event that we run out of ideas'. Or some really bastard mystery cars.

      • Are you going to repost the edited pic? I might try to pick out a few more and check some reference books at home.

      • No, High-Mileage Vehicles never used that logo. They simply went by H-M-Vehicles, as shown at the bottom of Freeway decals:

        <img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5022/5737556340_4cb0ca7aee.jpg&quot; width="400">

        You can take that circled W off the list, however, as it's just an older Willys logo.

  • BlackIce_GTS

    Version 3:
    <img src="http://i41.tinypic.com/5krcm1.jpg&quot; width=500>
    Forgot to take out Firehawk (above 'city'), it's a special edition fourth gen Firebird. Above that is Keinath, and the K from that logo is also between Imperia and C3, up and left of center, but I've never heard of them. C3 may be Corvette, but I'm not sure GM ever advertised them by model code like that.

    • Syrax

      I guess now most of them are older or coachbuilders. The ecoflex is a Vauxhall trim for lower emissions. Right below is Wanderer, one of Auto Union's circles. I was sure the 'city' was the place where you keep your Motocompo, but it's different… Rocar was a Romanian bus manufacturer, never heard of it. I've seen that lightning R to the left of rocar but can't place it right now. Marotti is from Poland, they have a three wheeled concept. I knew about the concept, didn't know it was Marotti. Thought they were Marussia 🙂 Frègate was a 50's Renault. Centaure too. I found a badge haven while looking for it.

      Edit: Also, I didn't know but figured Firehawk (above city) was a Pontiac.

    • topdeadcentre

      The hexagon logo in the upperish-rightish is Piaggio, makers of Vespa ("wasp") Scooters and Ape (pronounced ah-pay, "bee") three-wheelers:
      <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/81/Piaggio_Vespacar_APE_P400V_MPF.dsc01304.jpg/800px-Piaggio_Vespacar_APE_P400V_MPF.dsc01304.jpg&quot; width="400/">
      The figure inside the hexagon in the logo is a double "P", styled to look like a bee and/or wasp.

      To the left of the "CITY" logo in lower center is the shield-style Piaggio logo with a P on the left side of the shield.

  • pj134

    It could be wrong, but google says that the picture is from here:

    http://www.segura-inc.com/portfolio/379/website

    Which says it is from here:

    http://www.cartype.com/

    Although I'm having quite a difficult time finding that picture on their website. That's not to say I'm not enjoying trying to find it.

  • BlackIce_GTS

    version 4:
    <img src="http://i40.tinypic.com/14b6jpt.jpg&quot; width=500>
    removed: firehawk, W (willys), LuAZ (Lutsky Avtomobilnny Zavod), Rocar, piaggio (twice), ecoflex, fregate, centaure, HRG (British roadsterists), marotti, Ronart (large '50s F1 themed cars, and a Jag powered super GT), VF in a trapazoid (something to do with Skoda), three backwards N C (ZIS), wanderer, and a bunch of other stuff.
    Internet humorist and nice guy Rob Cockerham had this to say about the Windows clipboard:
    "It's a funny little storage spot, like the roof of your car when you are getting inside. It is handy, and solid, but it isn't a good place to put things that are really important, and if you forget about what is on there, you will probably lose it when you drive off."
    And that's why I can't tell you all the logos I took out and who they are. If you ask, I can probably remember or it's in my browser's history.

    • Syrax

      The one to the right of "Trailers de Monterrey" is Toyota F1's logo.

  • David Robert

    Verrrry nice – is there a higher resolution image of this – I can't see the smaller logos