Cool bit of history about VW logo and its development through the years
Before the second world war Hitler wanted an inexpensive car for working man and so Ferdinand Porsche was enlisted to design such a car. In 1938 Volkswagenwerk GmbH was formed – the name ‘Volkswagen’ means ‘People’s car’ in Germany. However the Volkswagen factory was mainly involved in manufacturing military vehicles – Hitler secretly wanted a car to carry three men and a machine gun.
This was its initial logo;
Just before WWII the logo was changed again to a cog wheel design with larger font or logo V and W;