What Does the Porsche Crest Mean?

What Does the Porsche Crest Mean?

When you think of certain companies, their logo immediately jumps to mind. For instance, when you think of McDonalds, the arches appear in your mind almost instantly. It’s the same way with many other brands, including car companies, throughout the world. That is the genius of marketing; logos become the company and are representative of what they mean to the world. There are only a few car company logos more famous that the Porsche crest. But very few people know the story behind it. Here is the true story behind the Porsche crest. Free People’s State of Württemberg The story of the Porsche crest begins in Germany. During the German revolution in 1918, a shift in ideology took place. The monarchical Kingdom of Württemberg became the Free People’s State of Württemberg, a democratic republic. The capital became Stuttgart, Germany. The state developed a coat of arms that features the crest which can now be seen as the distinctive background of the Porsche crest. The stripes of red and black, which were state colors for the region, in two of the corners of the crest and the stylized antlers in the other two corners made huge visual impact. Stuttgart is very important to the mythos of Porsche because it is where Ferdinand Porsche, founder of the company, would become a professor and begin designing cars. He also founded a consulting firm in Stuttgart. Stuttgart The center piece of the crest is a yellow shield bearing a black horse standing on its hind legs. This appears with the name Stuttgart above it in black lettering at the very middle of the...
The 5 Most Famous Movie Porsches

The 5 Most Famous Movie Porsches

The many cars that Porsche has to offer have been a part of the cinematic landscape for decades. It seems like every time filmmakers want to show that a particular character is cool, they give him a Porsche. As a result, Porsches have become and international symbol for both elegance and effortless machismo. Some truly great Porches have been featured in some of the most popular and entertaining movies over the years. Here are the top five movie Porsches of all time.   5. Top Gun (1986) – 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster The 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster featured in Top Gun may be a replica, but it is forever forged in the minds of movie watchers everywhere as one of the coolest cars in one of the most iconic movies to come out of the 1980s. The car, driven by Kelly McGillis’s character, Charlie, is a beauty like no other. This incredible car is an icon among ‘80s film buffs and deserves to be counted among the coolest movie Porsches, if not one of the all-around coolest movie cars, of all time. 4. Bullitt (1968) – 1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet Bullitt is one of the greatest car movies in the history of film. Some of the greatest car chases are featured in this blockbuster Steve McQueen flick. In the film, Steve McQueen’s character, Frank Bullitt, calls on his girlfriend, Cathy (played by the sublime Jacqueline Bisset) to help him solve his case. Cathy drives a canary yellow 1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet that can only be described as stunning. The striking yellow paired with the incredible beauty of the Porsche...