today i learned – sun 6th may 2018

have you ever looked at the mclaren logo and thought ‘where on earth did that even come from?’ πŸ€”

no? me either πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ but i’m still going to tell you in this post πŸ˜‰

#tdil that the mclaren logo used to be a kiwi (the bird … not the fruit πŸ™ˆ)

now, bear with the me, the two things that i just mentioned are actually related … well, maybe not officially … but the car world is pretty sure that they are πŸ˜‰

officially, the little swooshy thing that sits at the end of the logo is to represent the vortices that come off a car when it’s in a wind tunnel 🏎

unofficially, many peeps in the car community actually think that it’s an evolution of the original mclaren logo … the original logo that was based around a kiwi 😁

why did the original mclaren logo include a kiwi? well, it was picked in 1963 by mclaren founder, bruce mclaren, because it’s the bird of his home, new zealand πŸ‘πŸ»

appearing on multiple different mclaren racing cars, it was redesigned in 1967 to become a more steamlined (more artistic) kiwi named ‘the speedy kiwi’ πŸ¦†

many people think that this artistic kiwi has slowly become more and more artistic until it has ended up as the mclaren logo that we know today!

i’ll be honest, this one seemed a little all over the place today πŸ™ˆ but it was still pretty good trivia πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

catch you tomorrow! 😎 #tdil

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this one feels a little like a rip off πŸ˜… soz peeps πŸ™ˆ as payback, why not go read some actually good stuff ->here<-

(picture time! header is ->here<-, picture one is ->here<- and two ->here<-)

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