Well, cruising through Metro Atlanta and the daily traffic congestion gives me time to observe a lot of unique license plate configurations. If it is now "KINGPIN" or "LadyBug" or something else I can read from the rear of a car - I am actually more interested if you have named your car, motorcycle, boat, etc.
So I am for example named my MINI Cooper S "RUDOLPH". Now your question certainly will be "why?". Well I bought this car Christmas, it is Chilli Red (Like Rudolph Red Nose), and it just looks liek Rudolph. So, that is my story.
What is your story and the name behind your vehicle? Thank you for sharing.
My car doesn't, but my parents, at various points, have owned "Betsy," "Bob," and "Sparky." Mine was supposed to be a temporary hand-me-down from my b-i-l, so that's why I never gave it a name. Had it over a year now, so probably i should start thinking about one.
well...let us see now...I took a plane from pdx to Boston to pick up my outback and before I had driven it across country on a sight seeing excursion, I realized the only appropriate name for it had to be "piece of crap". It did not get 32 mpg, only 31.5, .......disgusting.
Is it just me, or does the title of this thread remind you of lolcats?
"I can has cheezburger?"
My Pontiac Pursuit is named, "Stella" because she is stealth metallic grey.
Yes. Both of our cars have names. My husband drives a black Nissan Xterra which is called "Vincent" after the song by Richard Thompson.
My car is a black Mercedes Kompressor -- she's sleek and classy and quite a bit sassy when it comes to her zip level. I named her Sophia.
Um, I had a cranky Volkswaggen Jetta named 'Otto.'
Woo, MM, black Mercedes....
when I grow up...I gotta have one of them Kompressors...they are kool cars...mm i figured you for a kool chick.
Good question - our car is called "Gwendoline 5", the fifth of a line of reliable and dedicated Toyotas!
I call mine "The Blue Valkyrie," and she's totally custom. I had a tattoo artist do a pin-up girl on the hood, and put kill marks down one side like an old bomber.
All in all, she's a pretty rockin' rig. I love driving her so much I even wrote a hub about her. I'm not really a car person, I just couldn't help it, lol. She's just so darn cool.
Do you have a site, where you are sharing "Blue Valkyrie" in pics?
All over the place, lol. I recently added a massive chrome rhino horn to the hood and so I had to change my profile pic to show off the new sweetness.
I don't want to risk getting flagged for shameless self promotion, so I won't post the link, but the hub on the Blue Valkyrie (complete with pictures) is one of my top hubs, so you can find it there.
Mine's El Diablo the petrol supping fire red fiesta of doom!
I'm 100% sure it's magic as it only costs £25 to fill up and it lasts forever! I think I got 270+ miles out of it the last time I filled up!
Holy crap! That's amazing.
I have a theory that well loved cars are magic. Mine's got almost 200,000 miles on it, and it still purrs like a kitten.
Sounds not bad. My MINI fill up is around $24 (Octane 93) and I almost reach 400 miles, when I am cruising. When I am zipping we are approx. reaching the 340 miles mark.
Oh yes my car is Murphy the Mazda, aka the Murphster.
But isn't a car supposed to be female?
My car, a 2003 VW Convertible, used to belong to my mother until she passed. She named it "Victor", and I have kept up the tradition by getting personalized plates that read "VCTR".
I have had a small compact car that we referred to as the "Limo". We would also talk about a pretend driver that was always messing up.
"Come on, let's go, I'll go get the driver to pull the limo around front."
"OH MAN! That damn driver forgot to put gas in the tank before coming home!"
"Look like we need to shovel... ah, let the driver do it" (*casts a look at boyfriend*).
Eventually, when the transmission went, we changed it's name to "Shit Box".
Vjnator, that was probably the post consecutive posts I've ever seen!
My car doesn't have a name. But my husband's crossover SUV does...Baby Huey. I started calling it that because it looked like Baby Huey (for those of you too young to remember Baby Huey was an oversized duckling found in cartoons and comic books) next to my Sunfire in the garage. The name stuck.
I once had a car I called the Red Beast because it was red and BIG
I wish I could call my car the red beast, it is red, but unfortunately, it's small - hence the name Poppy lol
I've got a Skoda Fabia Vrs I call Ethel, she's my 5th car, hence starting with an E, next will be F. I think I went with Ethel because no one would expect a Skoda called Ethel to be so fast
my car is called Betty and so has every car i have ever owned probably because at school my nick name was betty boop.I have tried calling my corsa some thing else but i cant print them lol and amazingly enough Betty didnt seem to approve...Oh believe me my car has bloomin feelings lol....
Yes, but since this is a family type place, I can't tell you what it is!
No, but I once had a motorcycle that I referred to as the "LemonBitch"
I used to have a 79' Cutlass Supreme Oldsmobile Lowrider that was White and I called it "GUERO"......that was my baby!!! I used to be into the lowrider scene so much that I was even a Lowrider model for 5 years..... But that was my favorite car!
Funny to read some of these. I don't name my own vehicle, but we used to call my wife's big old green suburban "The Dragon" when the kids were little, and they would joke about how getting inside was being "eaten." My step mother used to name her cars too, she had a yellow Ford Bronco named Buttercup and a white station wagon named Lily.
A little bit of a silly name, but mine is crystal. Just for the fact that I put shiny new rear and front lights on her, and after giving her a proper clean, it glistened. It seemed appropriate at the time :-)
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