Learn about Car Badges

The first car badges were issued by the Automobile Association in Great Britain in 1906, following the formation of the association in the previous year.

The purpose of the AA was to educate drivers about road law, create and provide road maps and provide a meeting place where members could meet socially and no doubt talk about their automobiles. The AA also acted as a lobbying group to push for improvement of the abysmal roads, and lifting the restrictions on the speed limit which had been set to a maximum speed of six kilometres per hour on country roads and three kilometres per hour in built-up areas by the Locomotives on Highways Act of 1895.

The RAC (Royal Automobile Club) of Great Britain had been founded in 1897 but did not introduce their first badge until 1907 when Edward VII became their patron, and the first word in their name became "Royal".

Badges were designed to be attached to the bumper bar and were designed to be durable as they would be likely to be exposed to all weather conditions, so most had a chrome plated and enamel finish. more...
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Motoring collection of car badges, hood ornaments and related items. Noted 'Jaguar', hood ornament, Alph Romeo grills (3) and badges, Holden, Ford, G.T.O, Rover, Mercedes etc. G/VG condition. (50+ items)

Mercedes Benz: collection of car hood ornaments (4), enameland chrome badges, patches and memorabilia. Noted a set of vintage chrome hub caps (1950's). VG condition (57 items)

Royal NSW Bowling Association car badge 11.5 cm high approx.

British Car Badges, noted Rac, Aa, 'Hastings, St.Leonards & East Sussex Car Club' & Company of Veteran Motorists 15- year badge. Fair/Good condition. (4 items)

Car Badges, wonderful collection of badges (58) affixed to large shield-shaped display board, noted Ford, Lea-Francis, Nash, Crossley, Studebaker, Overland, Graham Paige, Hudson Super6, Dodge, Rio Flying Cloud, Chevrolet, Whippet, Hupmobile 6. Fair/Good co

Bumper badge, Automotive Association of South Australia R1858

Car badge, Rolls Royce Owners club of Australia

Car trial badge, Ampol competitor Trial 1958 Bumper badge

Badge, Neptune Oil Co uniform badge enamel

Badges, six car club badges (new old stock)

Car badge, Mobilgas round Australia Trails Bumper badge 1957

Gold and enamel Masonic badge with skull and cross bone finial

Three badges - Major H.J. Moore-Jones, NZEF, and a large RSA badge

1940's Wolseley motor Vehicle mascot badge with secret compartment

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