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On my car there are a few chrome highlights, one of which is on show in this image. It is a chrome grill on the bonet of the car. Despite being a German car that was built in America, this part of the car reminds me of the engine exhaust of an old WWII plane such as a Spitfire, it only adds to the powerful image of a roadster car.

Taken on a Fujifilm Z200

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Belfast born and bred photographer now living out in Dundonald, Northern Ireland. Concentrating mainly on Land and Seascapes, Macro and Abstract, my work is shot both in colour and Black & White making use of Adobe Photoshop.

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  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 4 years ago

    I love this view, Chris – it appeals to my very unusual sense of humour – great shot and extremely creative!!

  • Thanks Mattie! I do try!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • ragman
    ragmanalmost 4 years ago

    I agree with you about the WW2 aircraft influence
    Remember BMW was originally an pre WW aircraft manufacturer which couldn’t continue with aircraft and concentrated on cars

    the BMW logo with airplane propeller blades is the big clue

  • Very true, I never thought of the relation between the logo and the styling of the car.

    – Chris Cardwell

  • ragman
    ragmanalmost 4 years ago

    …. After the end of World War I in 1918, BMW was forced to cease aircraft engine production under the terms of the Versailles Armistice Treaty.2 The company consequently shifted to motorcycle production in 1923 once the restrictions of the treaty started to be lifted,3 followed by automobiles in 1928–29. The circular blue and white BMW logo or roundel is portrayed by BMW as the movement of an aircraft propeller, to signify the white blades cutting through the blue sky – an interpretation that BMW adopted for convenience in 1929, twelve years after the roundel was created. The emblem evolved from the circular Rapp Motorenwerke company logo, from which the BMW company grew, combined with the white and blue colors of the flag of Bavaria, reversed to produce the BMW roundel.

  • Interesting reading! Good to know! Cheers for the info David!

    – Chris Cardwell

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