Tips for Buying a Custom Car Emblem
The first car emblem appeared in 1898 in the form of a St. Christopher statue on British statesman John Montagu’s Daimler. It wasn’t only the first emblem but also the first custom one, meaning it was not created by the vehicle manufacturer. Soon after, other automobile companies followed suit, and even third parties like French glassmaker Rene Lallique, whose works in the 1920s are still coveted today.
If you intend to get a custom emblem for your vehicle, first decide what type you want. Do you want something created by your manufacturer, or are you thinking of a more personal emblem that represents, a dream, a passion or perhaps a special person in your life? The options can go on and on, and you just have to choose what’s right for you. Here are some of the most common:
Some common car emblems these days represent certain aftermarket parts that the car owners may have installed. Two examples are vinyl decals and metal badges. Such emblems typically demonstrate support for the aftermarket part or brand.
Also popular, especially among those who are building custom or replica vehicles, are emblems that represent certain classic vehicles. They can add style to nearly every car, especially newer models from the same company. They can even be used in a comical way, such as an economy car having the emblem of a luxury vehicle.
Finding an original emblem can be tough as you try to restore an old vehicle. A replica emblem can be an alternative. Long as you choose a quality source, replicas can look very original.
If you dislike driving a car that is no different from what everyone else has, get a custom emblem. A custom emblem gives you the chance to stand out and show the world a bit of your personality. As earlier mentioned, a custom can be anything you desire. The possibilities are practically endless.
In the end, you need to decide why you want a custom emblem and how you plan to use it. Do you want something that reflects your style or a certain era? Do you want nothing specific, just anything that can give your car an added attraction? Know what you want so you don’t have to keep buying a new one, although there’s nothing wrong with changing car emblems from time to time.
Obviously, you need to consider your vehicle as well. It can all be a matter of knowing what you want and what will enhance your car’s appearance.