We are building a new website to replace our old tired one and need a cool new logo to go with it. We provide software and other products to run Cub Scout Pinewood Derby type races (gravity powered races with small wooden cars built by children).
I would like something that incorporates a formula one race car, black & white checkered flag (or pattern) and the website's name, "GrandPrix Software Central". The logo should also convey that software is a big part of our business, maybe by making the wheels or rims of the car being CD's or something of the sort.
Attached are some of the design elements of the new site, to give you an idea of the color scheme. Website content is on a white background. Menu boxes have a light gray background.
Time is not the critical factor. Having an ultra cool logo is!
I'll throw out some other possible design ideas:
+ Have the F1 car racing down the road. The road is the website's name. Use a checkered stripe as the finish line.
+ Make the design fit onto a CD image, like it is the CD label.
+ Integrate the website's name onto the F1 car, like it is a sponsor.
You don't have to use these ideas. These are just some possibilities that jumped into my head. Basically, I just want a creative and unique logo.
The logo can fill up to the full length of the website's header, if need be.
As an added point of clarification. I do prefer 3D designs and vector graphics. Original work, no clip art.