The most obvious thing is the word Lotus - of course...Then there are some letters on top of each other, ACBC, these are the initials of the company's founder, Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman. The Lotus legend started in 1947 when talented engineer Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman took to building 750 specials. Public demand for replicas led to the forming of Lotus Engineering in 1952 and, a few years later, the first production Lotus, the 6, since when Lotus has grown out of all recognition. In 1989, Lotus returned to its historical logo, slightly redesigned the color tones and form: the straw yellow changed to a "orange norfolk mustard" yellow, and the green is darker.