That’s the worst ‘stylised kiwi’, in the very long and colourful history of ‘stylised kiwis’.
It’s like saying Red Bull should have the Stewart tartan on them.
If the team was called ‘Stewart Racing’, and was taken over by the yanks, and it was called an American team with some kinda of 2 colour logo with the vaguest of references to a checked tartan, in the form of two parallel lines that cross each other at the end and look like they’ve been inspired by the bottom of a tiled swimming pool. If Stewart had died aged 32. If he had built the cars he was racing, and had driven them to victory. If he had dominated Cam-am, and astound people in F1. If he had hired Scottish Mechanics on the basis that they were Scottish, and therefore must know something about making Scottish racing cars. If his teammates / drivers were Scottish too, and the thing was a matter of pride to a small country that doesn’t have much to shout about other than curling.
Then yeah, I’d expect some kind of recognisable though discreet actual reference to him to show respect.
If Senna set up a race team, people would be bouncing off the walls, ceilings and floors if they made the logo so ambiguous a new comer was to think it was a multimillion dollar flick of paint… They’d want to remember the pride it installed in them to be associated with that name
And, Icthyes, The logo is a ‘speedy Kiwi’ (accordingly to wikipedia and Ogammi [who sounds like his name is a Ode to his bad leg, sorry Ogamii, but it is at first glance, I'm sure it's a very respectable name]) so.. point so soundly null and void it was hardly worth the key presses, but you know. When you’re on a roll, keep rolling. ( all in good spirits of course old chap, nothing personal )
.. AND ANOTHER THING!
Who’s this joker?!? I’ve looked up McLaren’s logo online and some seedy back water so and so has taken it upon himself, to flip the ‘speedy kiwi’ logo, nearly knock him over on his back and use him to sell his business wares. I bet he didn’t know it was a ‘speedy kiwi’ or any other type of kiwi. It’s now a slightly over balanced kiwi if anything.
If McLaren don’t like people selling t-shirts with reference to them, I can’t imagine they would love this guy..
.. it’ll probably turn out to be his cousin, 5 times removed or something.
*breath* I need a whisky now. You there boy, Scribe, get me a Whisky, no rocks. Mucho Gracias.
.. AND WHILE I’M HERE!
Do we even know if Bruce would want to be associated with the spying, lying, bath tap-coloured team that now bears his name?
I’ll go and ask his sister, I believe she runs the garage still where he grew up (home was above the garage). It’s not far from me. I’m sure she would be proud of the company. The home he grew up in is now a museum to his memory and achievements.