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Old 08-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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Does anyone know when Ford began putting the blue oval logo on their cars?
I can't find it in any of my ford books.


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Old 08-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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History of the blue oval

The Ford oval trademark was first introduced in 1907. The 1928 Model A was the first vehicle to sport an early version of the Ford script in the oval badge. The dark blue background of the oval is known to designers as Pantone 294C. The Ford script is credited to Childe Harold Wills, Ford's first chief engineer and designer. He created a script in 1903 based on the one he used for his business cards. Today, the oval has evolved into a perfect oval with a width-to-height ratio of 8:3. The current Centennial Oval was introduced on June 17, 2003 as part of the 100th anniversary of Ford Motor Company.

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Old 08-17-2013, 07:17 PM   #3
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History of the blue oval

The Ford oval trademark was first introduced in 1907. The 1928 Model A was the first vehicle to sport an early version of the Ford script in the oval badge. The dark blue background of the oval is known to designers as Pantone 294C. The Ford script is credited to Childe Harold Wills, Ford's first chief engineer and designer. He created a script in 1903 based on the one he used for his business cards. Today, the oval has evolved into a perfect oval with a width-to-height ratio of 8:3. The current Centennial Oval was introduced on June 17, 2003 as part of the 100th anniversary of Ford Motor Company.

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Old 08-17-2013, 10:03 PM   #4
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Around 1982.Before that they used letters to spell FORD.I think it was because Chevy had there bow tie
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I remember around 1982-83 too. As newer models came out. Before was the Ford block letters on every car & truck. They tied it to their improving quality, more aero cars,, Tempo Taurus.
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