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Offline strelnik

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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2008, 12:24:29 PM »
Gents,


If the group plans to maintain its identity around the 170-220, that's a decision for the membership or the leadership. My original intent was to find a name that represented the group's focus, which, at that time was not 100% clear to me. As John Ellis put it:  170 and 220 are the group's focus,  and that's fine with me! I can be very very happy leaving the name as it is.
Or building on it: 

The 170-220 Verein, the German word for club
The 1770-220 Club / Club USA
The 170-220 IG (for Interessegemeinschaft, the word for " Community of Interest ") There is a general Mercedes IG in Germany

I think any of those could make a terrific name for a badge. We have lots of options, including, of course,  the option to leave it as it is!

BTW, rejecting everything I've written will not in any way affect my interest in the group. These are suggestions, offered for use if wanted.
Thanks,
Darryl
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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2008, 12:24:44 PM »
We always appreciate feedback.   
I agree with John, the focus of the group is 170 and 220 models primarily.

I was always looking for a name to describe the models...but considering there are so many variants (compared to adenauers and pontons).....I think 170/220 does the job.     

the domain is 170220.com   any deviation in focus would also disrupt.   
« Last Edit: August 31, 2008, 12:27:06 PM by curator »

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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2008, 08:18:46 AM »
You like this one? ;-)

I have always liked this french ad for the cab A as well. Nice angle.

I just came across this 1957 ad by mercedes benz that is similar to John's design.

« Last Edit: September 18, 2008, 08:21:41 AM by volker »

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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2008, 03:55:35 PM »
There is another version of that 57 ad, which I have some where....it actually shows the girl in the reflection looking down over the star and was shot was inside the car.   

Regarding the first one, can you really steer the car with the grill star?

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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2008, 08:38:53 AM »
Nice new background scheme on the site Jim. Looks classy.
I see you are using Johns design as well. I had a few thoughts about it. I could see the outside circle being a bit wider to mimick the hood star dimensions. A line indicating the top edge of the hood might look good too. It seems like the radiatior is floating in space right now.
I also agree on the 170/220 focus of the club. I would not add USA to the name as that is limiting and we have a number of oversees members, although most of us are here.
In response to Jims comment on the steering star: did you notice that it is of the early style with the long base rather than the circle? I think this was used on only a few of the prewar models. This 150 has it. Not sure what other models used this style.

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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2009, 07:09:27 AM »
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Kindest personal regards,

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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2009, 07:38:00 AM »
Some other clubs badges:



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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2012, 06:04:04 PM »
So is there a club badge?

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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2012, 06:26:02 PM »
I designed one (centered in the banner of the forum page) but was not pleased with the quality of the test badge that I had made so never got further than that.  Also designed some others as possible for the club.  Here is another.



John Ellis
1953 170Vb
1958 190
2007 Porsche Cayman