Can You Identify These Car Logos in Black and White?

Robin Tyler

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About This Quiz

Come rain or shine, or even snow and other terrible weather conditions, there are always hundreds of thousands, wait - make that millions of cars on the road each day around the globe.

These come from every type of car class there is - sedans, convertibles, roadsters, sport utility vehicles, multi-purpose vehicles, pickups, crossovers, trucks ... you name it, and its driving somewhere!

And what would we do without them? In fact, can you imagine life without the motor vehicle? Somehow, before the 1890s, our forefathers got by but I am not sure how! Now, when our cars are out of commission, we simply cannot wait to have them back. And do you know the most important thing they give us? It is freedom. That's why we love our cars so much, yes even that old rusted-up jalopy!.

So let's see how good your knowledge of cars and car brands is with this slightly different quiz. Today, we are going to see if you can identify car brands from the car logo associated with them. 

Yes, you see them all day while sitting in traffic but do you see them in black and white? That might just make things a little more difficult, don't you think?

Good luck!

Identify this black and white car logo, please.

BMW, founded in 1916, first produced aircraft engines until 1923. Their first vehicles in the form of motorcycles and then cars were introduced in 1927, although they were license- built from Austin. The first BMW designed and produced by the company was released in 1932 and was named the 3/20. Today, they are on of the top manufacturers in the world.

This black and white image shows the car logo from which automaker?

Swiss auto engineer Louis Chevrolet, also a successful racing driver, and William Durant formed Chevrolet in 1911. The famous Chevy logo followed two years later as the company begin to establish itself as a worthy opponent to Ford.

This logo is for one of America's big three auto makers. Can you name them?

One of the most famous motoring brands in the world, Ford was established by Henry Ford in 1903.

This car logo is linked with luxury. Name the car manufacturer, please.

Rolls Royce Limited was a company formed by Charles Rolls and Henry Royce in 1904. Soon, they were manufacturing "the best car in the world." Rolls Royce models today are still famed for their luxury.

What car manufacturer's logo is shown here?

Chrysler, formed in 1925, has played a significant part in the history of American motoring, forming part of the Big Three along with Ford and Chevrolet. Now part of the FIAT group, Chrysler has made some eye-catching models throughout their history.

Name the European brand represented by this logo, please.

Andre Peugeot designed his first vehicle in 1889 in the form of a steam-driven 3-wheeler. In 1896, he formed Société des Automobiles Peugeot and started building gas-driven cars. And Peugeot has made some iconic cars over the years.

Stunningly beautiful cars are the legacy of the auto maker represented by this logo. Can you name them?

Founded in 1910, Alfa Romeo was formed by Ugo Stella in Milan. Alfa makes some of the most beautiful cars ever conceived.

Now to Japan, where this car logo is for what brand?

Although they have a rich history in other industries before making cars, Toyota’s car manufacturing started after World War II in 1947 when they released their first vehicle, the Toyotpet. Now Toyota is one of the largest car manufacturers in the world.

This car logo means luxury. Any idea as to the auto maker it represents?

The Mercedes-Benz marque had a long and colorful pre-history before it was officially named in 1926. Today it is one of the most respected car brands in the world and its luxurious models are sought after by those who can afford them.

Another Japanese brand belongs to this logo. Name the automaker, please.

Nissan was established in Japan in 1934 and started producing vehicles that made their way around the world after the Second World War. In 2014, they were the biggest car producer in North America.

Sadly no longer with us, what brand was represented by this car logo?

Sadly closed in 2004, Oldsmobile was one of the world’s longest car producing firms, having started in 1897 under the guidance of Ransom E. Olds. Dropping sales and a lowering of profits saw General Motors decided to end the brand in 2004.

This logo is used by which European manufacturer?

Volkswagen was founded in 1937 in Germany. Today, they produce a range of vehicles across all segments and own a number of other brands as well, including Audi, Bugatti and Lamborghini.

This auto maker produces much-loved European sports cars. Can you name them from this logo?

Porsche was founded in Germany in 1931. At first, Porsche only helped design cars, not build them. The Volkswagen Beetle was in fact designed by Ferdinand Porsche. After the Second World War, Porsche started producing sports cars, for which they became famous.

The car brand represented by this logo is ______?

Formed in 1922 by Sir William Lyons and William Walmsley, the Swallow Sidecar Company was the forerunner to Jaguar. Under the name SS Jaguar, the company started producing two models, the SS 90 and SS 100.

Any ideas about this car logo? Which brand does it represent?

Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, or Fiat, was producing cars from the turn of the last century. Their first model was available in 1901, the 4HP.

Considered the luxury option of a famous American car company, what brand does this car logo represent?

The Lincoln motor company was formed by Henry Leland in 1917. It was sold to Ford five years later with Edsel Ford, the son of Henry Ford, given control of the company. Lincoln was positioned above Ford, notably selling more luxurious vehicles.

This logo in black and white is for what auto brand?

Buick formed in 1897, making it the oldest vehicle manufacturer in the United States. In 1909, the company joined with the General Motors group, a partnership that lives on to this day.

A luxury Japanese car brand is represented by this logo. Any ideas as to who they are?

The luxury brand from Japanese automaker Honda, Acura was formed in 1986 with the specific aim of selling vehicles in the United States and Canada. The brand has rolled out to other parts of the world since.

The logo in this image is for a manufacturer known for their open-top sports cars, mostly. Name them, please.

The MG brand was started in 1924 by Cecil Kimber. Strangely, he chose the name as a nod to his employer William Morris, owner of Morris Garages. Soon, MG’s became known as affordable performance cars.

The car logo shown here represents a brand favored by James Bond.

Known now for their sports cars, Aston Martin was formed as far back as 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. They produced their first car in 1915.

Identify this black and white car logo, please.

Cadillac is one of the oldest vehicle manufacturers in the United States and formed in 1902. It is part of the General Motors group.

This black and white image shows the car logo from which automaker?

Dodge was initially founded as the Dodge Brothers Company in 1900. It became part of the Chrysler group in 1928 and today falls under the FIAT group.

The logo show here is for a company that makes some serious sports cars. Name them, please.

One of the most well-known sports car makers in the world, 1947 is the date usually associated with the formation of the brand, although Enzo Ferrari had built his first car in the early 1940s under his own name.

What car manufacturers logo is shown here?

The first Land Rover was designed by Maurice Wilks in 1947. Interestingly, the Land Rover company has only existed since 1978.

The auto manufacturer represented by this badge is _________

Formed in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1927, Volvo is now a major truck manufacturer. The division that made vehicles was sold off to Ford in 1999, which in turn sold the brand to Chinese auto manufacturer Geely in 2010.

This logo represents a sports car brand. Name it, please.

Italian sports car marque Lamborghini was formed in 1963. It is now owned by the Volkswagen group.

Any ideas as to the brand represented by this logo?

Sadly now discontinued, Saturn was a division of General Motors formed in 1985 as a way to produce smaller models to provide competition for Japanese brands entering the United States. General Motors closed the brand down in 2010 after a sale to Penske fell through.

Almost there! Which auto maker uses this logo on their cars?

Founder JK Starley, founder of Rover, designed an early electric car in 1888 but this never went into production. The Rover 8, the first car produced by the company, saw the light of day in 1904. Over the years, Rover has produced a range of different cars. Their P6, produced in the ‘60s and ‘70s, was the very first car to win the European Car of the Year award in 1964.

The logo in the image is from which European auto manufacturer?

In the top 10 of automakers in the world by volume sold, Renault was established in 1899 and make a range of models.

Sadly, this logo was part of a brand now defunct. Can you name it?

Pontiac, founded in 1926, initially started in the General Motors stable as the companion of another brand, Oakland. Pontiac went on to outperform its sister brand and became very popular in the United States, particularly in the ‘60s. Sadly, popularity faded and General Motors made Pontiac defunct in 2010.

In this image there is a logo from a British performance car maker. Do you know who they are?

British motor vehicle manufacturer Lotus was established in 1952 by Colin Chapman. Lotus vehicles are sought after and are known for not only their performance, but their handling as well.

Now to Japan, where this car logo is for what brand?

Initially known as Toyo Cork Kogyo Company, Mazda was established in 1920 and first produced auto-rickshaws. By the 1960s, Mazda was importing vehicles into the United States and in 2015, over 1.5 million vehicles were built worldwide.

A luxury Japanese car brand is represented by this logo. Any ideas as to who they are?

The luxury brand from Japanese automaker Nissan, Infiniti was formed in 1989 with the specific aim of selling vehicles in the United States and Canada. The brand is not found in Japan at all.

This logo is from a European car maker. Can you identify them?

Spanish auto manufacturer SEAT was first established in 1950 but is now owned by Toyota.

This logo in black and white is for what auto brand?

German auto manufactur Opel produced its first vehicle in 1899 after the company was originally started by Adam Opel in the 1860s, making sowing machines and then bicycles. Opel formed part of the General Motors brand until 2017 when it was sold to Groupe PSA.

The car logo shown here represents a brand that no longer exists. Can you name it?

Produced by Chrysler, Plymouth originated as a brand of automobiles in 1928. 73 years later, Plymouth sadly went out of business after sales dropped significantly during the 1990s.

Identify the luxury brand that uses this logo, please.

The luxury brand from Japanese automaker Toyota, Lexus was formed in 1989. Lexus models are marketed worldwide and in over 70 countries.

The final logo! Which British vehicle manufacturer does this belong to?

British sports car manufacturer Austin Healey was established in 1952. One of the first models it produced was the 100.

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