The Retreads Crest and XL+ Logo are REGISTERED and TRADEMARKED INSIGNIA in the United States of America and other countries, and as such their use is restricted and protected by law. Misuse of the Crest and/or Logo will result in prosecution.
About the Retreads® Crest
The chief is a field of GOLD representing the Golden years, with the name RETREADS thereon. The band sinister is BLUE and BLACK, upper sinister field being RED with Stallions in place. The lower dexter field being WHITE with Roman Numerals XL in RED letters and the word "PLUS" underneath.
The name RETREADS is obvious. We have reached an age where a retread is necessary!
The shape of the Retreads Crest was taken from a U.S. Navy award plaque presented for that which is considered to be the best!
The GOLD field at the top is to denote the Golden years over forty.
The RED field which contains the rampant stallions is for the valor and blood that we have shed.
The STALLIONS who appear so proud, represent the strength and stamina of the Retreads. Used as a pair, they indicate that we work together as a team.
The BAR SINISTER which slants upward from left to right across the field signifies the BLACK and BLUE marks that we all acquired while we were learning to ride.
The WHITE field symbolizes our purity of mind and thoughts, and also the color of our face in the first tight squeeze.
The RED Roman Numerals XL "Plus" designates our age of over forty...and as everyone knows, life really does begin at forty!
The BLUE overbar above the field of gold is reserved to designate the state, region, or province in which the wearer resides.
Wear this CREST with PRIDE. It designates you as a member of a select group that enjoys a wonderful sport, good times, many laughs and miles of open road.