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Posted By: Bruce Gibbins
Posted On: Wednesday October 9, 2019 at 3:52 PM
 
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This is maybe how, Robert.
So here is one point of view that may give some perspective to this interesting topic.
Many colors are often given names because of their association with some place that evokes an image of something pleasant like a foreign tourist destination. Or perhaps something that is recognized in popular culture or is fashionable at the time
Following on from that is the paint color name used on this Corvette - Warbonnet.
To the marketing people this name may have been chosen because it sounded cool, which I think it does, but also it helps to encapsulate many of the reasons people buy and admire the Corvette so much.
The name has its origin, I believe, in the culture of the indigenous peoples of North America, primarily the Plains Indians. Think of the powerful movement of these warrior tribes and the speed in which they rode their horses into battle. It's more of what the name evokes. Think of these things and the name choice of paint color makes more sense.

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a war bonnet........(from Wikipedia) by Joop Gisbers #55199
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This is maybe how, Robert. by Bruce Gibbins #55199.1.1
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