How to Buy a Custom Emblem for Your Car
If you read a little history, you’ll find that the first car emblem goes back to 1898, when British statesman John Montagu placed a statue of Saint Christopher on his Daimler. It wasn’t only the first emblem but also the first custom one, meaning it was not created by the vehicle manufacturer. Not long after, other automobile makers followed suit, and even third parties like French glassmaker Rene Lalique, whose masterpieces are still sought after up to this day.
If you intend to get a custom emblem for your vehicle, first decide what type you want. Do you want your manufacturer to make it, or do you want it to be more personal, such as an object that represents an interest or maybe a loved one? You have endless options out there, and it’s all up to you to choose. Here are some of the most common:
Some popular car emblems today are those that represent particular aftermarket parts previously installed in the vehicle. Examples are metal badges, window emblems and vinyl decals. Such emblems typically demonstrate support for the aftermarket part or brand.
Popular as well are emblems representing specific classic vehicles, especially among those making custom or replica cars. They can be very stylish, especially on more recent models from the same manufacturer. They can even be used humorously, as when they a luxury car emblem is placed on an economy vehicle.
Sometimes, it will be hard to find the original emblem as you are restoring your vehicle. One option is getting a replica emblem. As long as you get them from a reputable source, these replicas can look very close to the originals.
If you don’t want a car that looks exactly like all the other cars on the road, a custom emblem is the right type for you. A custom emblem gives you the chance to stand out and show the world a bit of your personality. As we said earlier, a custom emblem may be anything you can imagine. There is basically an endless string of possibilities awaiting you.
At the end of the day, you have to decide why you want a custom emblem and what you would like to do with it. Do you want something that represents a particular era or your personal style? Do you want nothing specific, just anything that can give your car an added attraction? What’s important is that you know what you want.
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.