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KIA

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Kia Motors Company is a South Korean automobile manufacturer.

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K.V.S. was a small manufacturing company based in Lyon-Chassieu, France, which manufactured a range of microcars.

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KIA E

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Kia revealed the “E” emblem on a Stinger at the Seoul Motor Show in 2017.

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Alpha Motor Corporation is an American electric vehicle company based in Irvine, California.

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BMW M

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BMW M GmbH was founded in 1972 as a business unit for the sporty products of the BMW brand. At that time the official name was still BMW Motorsport GmbH. It wasn't until 1993 that it became BMW M GmbH.

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"JWL" STAMP ON ALLOY WHEELS

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"JWL" (Japan Light Wheel Alloy) is a compilation of standards defined by the Japanese Government to ensure the vehicle's safety for aluminum road wheels. Every wheel put to market must be tested to meet JWL standards before a wheel can be put out to market in Japan.

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BMW

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It was believed that the blue and white parts of the BMW logo symbolize the sky, seen through moving propeller blades, which first appeared in the 1918 Bayern-Flugmotor manual, and was the first time the logo appeared in a printed publication. BMW did not make any serious efforts to discourage this myth. In fact, it continued to represent the BMW emblem as a propeller.

The truth however is that the quarters of the inner circle on the BMW badge display the state colors of the State of Bavaria – white and blue. But they are in the inverse order (at least as far as heraldic rules are concerned, where you read clockwise from the top left). The reason for this was that the local trademark law at the time forbade the use of state coats of arms or other symbols of sovereignty on commercial logos.

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RBW

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RBW Electric Classic Cars has brought together the very best in classic car craftsmanship and 21st century technologies.

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CERTUS

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In 1927 the driving instructor Franz Wroblewski and his friend Wilhelm Dierks founded the Certus Automobil Werke in Offenburg, Germany.

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BAUER

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The Bauer Taxicab Manufacturing Company of Chicago produced taxicabs for a little over two years from 1925 to 1927.

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