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    Name That Car!

    Okay, okay: Thanks to Doug Dolan, we now have a license plate for the Blue Car:



    But I am still going crazy trying to come up with a name for the damn thing!

    Kelly quickly named the Black Car (former license BLACK Z8) Buffy, just to watch the reactions, and now Buffy the Wonder Car has a license plate: Z8GEIST. We don't really have a name for the Dinan 3, just calling it "the TWUBBL car" (see, it has these twin turbos which can twist your tongue while they get you in trouble; also, she has always wanted to ask, "Officer, am I in TWUBBL?"). And before we started adopting all these stray ZEDATEs, we just called the Z4 the roadster (or woadster, since its plate is a derivative WOADSTR. Jesus, you'd think Elmer Fudd was spawned in our garage.) But now that the place is overrun with roadsters, it seems to be called "my car," as in, "Satch, should we take your car?" (Of course, since the Z4 is now the only car that I actually own, I guess that's legit.)

    But I can't just go on calling the blue car "the Blue Car," now, can I? It needs a name, and Ol' Blue won't do unless I chop off the back and make it into a pick-up truck. I am leaning toward Nancy Drew—or maybe just Nancy for short—because that hero of my pre-sullied youth drove a powder-blue roadster.

    A little help here, amigos and amigoettes! This car needs a name, and I am plumb out of creativity! Come up with a name before I start calling the damn thing Twinkie or Brad!

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    Elvis? Blue suede shoes... When you leave the garage "Elvis has left the building"

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    I just noticed from your avatar that the blue car has reached the 100k mile mark. With that milestone met, how about the acronym IGA, short for I Get Around?
    My Best,

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    You missed the obvious Nancy Blue

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    I have never been able to name a car. They just go by the Ponton, the Alpina, the Targa, the Coupe (even though that gets a little confusing at times), the Cabrio, the Sport etc.

    Once I tried naming one of them OXY, referring to a certain kind of medication I was taking after a serious collision on the ski slopes and while negotiating the purchase of that car. No regrets though. Best car I ever bought but the name OXY never caught on.
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    I named my Cayenne, PEPPERY, but nobody gets it!

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    The only named car I've ever had is the riviera blue Cayman track monster (450hp) track car I inherited from my son. He named it "the smurf". Seems to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norcal View Post
    The only named car I've ever had is the riviera blue Cayman track monster (450hp) track car I inherited from my son. He named it "the smurf". Seems to work.
    The Smurf at the 2015 Danville Concours
     
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    Well, Ed, at least it will not attract the attention of the Highway Patrol...

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    Oh no... Not at all!

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    I just realized that I sent a note to Andrew in which I referred to the Blue Car as Nancy Drew.
    Oh
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    I have a '59 mini called Lucy. A parody on 'loose' pieces
    and a bright orange Ford Escort rally car called Brenda Lee - Brenda was the code name for the Escort during its development and the car looks like the General Lee

    Im still stuck on a name for the z8

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    I just realized that I sent a note to Andrew in which I referred to the Blue Car as Nancy Drew.
    Hah, that gives me two ownership points, just 8 more to go and she's mine!! :-)
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    A picture will generate 1000 names.
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    I guess I am lucky or nuts or both. Most cars just tell me their names after I have spent some time with them. When my Z8 was delivered in TX from CA (I am the second owner) she even told me her first name that she hated, and announced she changed it. My wife and I repeated the same name at the same time when her car told us, a name we did not particularly like, or know anybody with it, but it stuck.

    My advice is to give your creative mind a rest and quit bullying the poor car and he or she will let you know their name. It may not meet the standards of your journalistic wit, but since it is your car, it will no doubt touch your literary soul.
    Charles Guerin
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    Thanks, Charles! It's like "The Naming Of Cats" by Old Possum, isn't it?!

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    Mine is LUVMY Z8.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satch View Post
    Thanks, Charles! It's like "The Naming Of Cats" by Old Possum, isn't it?!
    Exactly. It may be a normal name or not so much, but as real as the bond between car and human can be. My apologies to you. "Bullying" was a bit harsh and unfair. No doubt you love yours as much as the rest of us; Otherwise you would not seek its name.
    Charles Guerin
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    No apology needed! It's all in fun here—an oasis from reality! And lately I have been "bullying" Nancy Drew (if indeed that turns out to be the name she reveals) with the application of a Euro Alpina suspension and an aluminum radiator. Jeez, woman, fix yerself up! Have a little pride!

    Maybe her name is Bubba.