Last Call: The best custom badge?

Funny stickers are one thing, but when you manage to make a badge look this good it has to be recognized. Instagram user @kowsrt posted this picture saying that his coworker just bought the car with this badge on it and that he might not take it off because it’s just that epic and I agree.

This thing’s sure to give anyone behind you a good chuckle during their commute. Plus, there aren’t many examples of world play as clever as this that I’ve seen using the actual model badge. Have you seen anything better?

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24 responses to “Last Call: The best custom badge?”

  1. roguetoaster Avatar

    Don’t have a picture to share, but as part of a Christmas gift exchange last year one of the group members ended up with a BMW M badge. He also has a not too nice 330i, and we determined that the best use of the M badge was to make it read /ME0W with the e and w being made out of the threes.

    Have also seen a young lady who revised her MIRAGE to be RAGE, she got and returned a hearty thumbs up.

  2. Hatchtopia Avatar

    Way back before you could buy individual chrome letters from Pep Boys, I saw someone who drove their 94-ish Nissan to the dealership to buy some extra factory-issued trim line badges and create the Sentra SEX-E.

    1. Colby Buchanan Avatar

      Okay, that’s amazing. lol

  3. 0A5599 Avatar

    I saw a Pontiac Grand Am with the letters slightly scrambled to be Grand Ma.

    I saw a nerd driving a Mazda3 with the badge modified by appending a decimal point and then about the next 30 digits of π.

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      The last two digits are reversed.

      1. Batshitbox Avatar

        Engineer, not mathematician.

        1. mdharrell Avatar

          That’s still no excuse for being called out on a numerical matter by a geologist.

          1. nanoop Avatar

            Calculations are for scientists, numbers are for engineers. Logic patterns in defined structures, that is for mathematicians.

        2. outback_ute Avatar

          Not to mention the registration number… 3 years ago I couldn’t spell engin3r, now I is one…

          1. Batshitbox Avatar

            Maybe the car is on its 3rd engine?

  4. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
    dead_elvis, inc.

    An acquaintance on a Volvo mailing list did Euro-delivery some years back for a BMW 3-series wagon, and was delighted to discover it was not a 328i that he’d purchased, but a 328!. (Factory-installed badge, not manipulated after-the-fact.)

  5. Monkey10is Avatar

    In the era when the UK’s state-owned telephone company fleet consisted mostly of these…
    …there was an urban myth that somewhere there was one van that had been branded “British TELECOW”.

  6. Maymar Avatar

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    Not my picture, but I’ve seen it IRL. Related, if I bought a GMC Canyon, I’d 100% find the ERO badging to finish it off (also, steak-scented air freshener).

  7. Sjalabais Avatar

    Not that custom, but a while ago, I replaced the gnarly “zero emission”-badge on our Leaf with “TDI”.

    1. outback_ute Avatar

      Any comments so far?

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        None. People seem not attentive enough for that kind of shenanigan in general, and enthusiasts don’t bother looking at a Leaf. Nonetheless, I still find it snickerworthy and my wife then tends to look at me as if I was one of these…

    2. roguetoaster Avatar

      Needs more sooty bumper cover.

  8. outback_ute Avatar

    On the “stuff happening today” front, McLaren has pulled out of the Australian GP because a team member has tested positive for Covid19. Not sure of the full ramifications for the race yet, but it can’t be good.

  9. salguod Avatar

    Several years ago I saw a BMW X5 with an upside down M badge, the exclusive BMW X5 W.

    Not my picture (mine was terrible), I found this one on Twitter.

    The elusive X5W #BMW #cars #M3 #car #M4 #auto— Marc Miller (Cars) (@love2cars) March 25, 2017

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