Randomness; I love it. I took this shot hurriedly, behind the dePaul Sales Lot, and it wasn’t until I opened it up at home that I saw what I had ever-so accidentally wrought.
The OMC “Stringer” outdrive…so buttery smooth when tuned correctly, even compared with the best drive systems today, such a complete shitpile when not…
Unfortunately, the “spinning propellor” explanation of the logo design is an example of backwards construction. (Hey. It looks like a spinning propellor. And they’re an AIRCRAFT engine company…) And a good illustration of how a plausible story can become so widespread that it becomes impossible to uproot. It’s now one of those things that “everybody knows”.
The logo is derived from the blue and while “lozenge” flag of Bavaria, slightly altered in orientation.
Good call Steve, BMW is more myth than reality,
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