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Old 10-23-2014, 11:04 AM   #81
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Had cars ive built through the years but never named them. My sister called my 63 nova Baby Nova but i never did. My 23 T Bucket project I named the Plastic Bi_ch only because it doesnt want to live. My wife thinks im crazy saying these cars have a personality but shes never built a car if you have you know what i mean. These cars are special so I named my 29 Susie after my Grandmother, and the 30 is named Lucy after my Mom.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:05 PM   #82
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This one rode on tires with flat spots causing it to "hop." Consequently it was called "Chester", "Kermit", and finally dubbed The Lithotripter by a friend who bounced 60 miles in my rumble seat.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:31 PM   #83
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Ollie and Jockmo after family
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Old 12-13-2014, 03:43 PM   #84
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My wife has recently started referring to our '30 Town Sedan as "Your Girl"... I think she's getting jealous.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:39 AM   #85
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I call mine Lizzy. Not very original but everyone knows what I'm talking about.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:46 AM   #86
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Years ago I executed an estate for an elderly friend who past away. The executor fee was enough to buy the '30 Town Sedan. The friend's name was Margaret, therefore the Model A is Margaret
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:47 PM   #87
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My Coupe's name is "It," a name my wife gave to it over 50 years ago. Since then "It" has had a few other temporary names such as "You #$@^%," and some others not fit for this forum.

My 190A will keep its original name, "Victoria" because it is the name of my grand daughter, and because the name "Vickie" as it applies to the 190A bothers me. "Victoria" is a very important name in history, and it is even the name of an era. So I will not besmirch history and keep the name "Victoria."
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:02 PM   #88
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Wife named my cars for me Tweety for the 1931 yellow coupe Lucky for the 1928 pickup Lady for the 1930 chevy sedan
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Shasta, she hasta have parts, gas, oil, tires, etc.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:23 PM   #90
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'28 Sport Coupe...we call her Ethyl. A day or two after bringing her home, my wife asked what we were going to call her....later that day, I happened to see a headstone in Arlington Nat'l Cemetery with the name Ethyl Graycar. I mentioned it to the wife, and the name sort of stuck.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:27 PM   #91
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Years ago with a back seat full of grandchildren, we said our Model A that was already female it seems, should have a name. Grandson Josh felt she was an Ol Jenny, and that became who she was. Now with nice local county YOM plates, I can only admire them as extra because I would be severely disciplined by all our family if I removed Ol Jenny's personalized plates. We found OL Jenny in 1963, so I guess she does have family seniority rights.
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:24 AM   #92
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Way back in 1970, my father named the coupe Betsy. When I bought the car 7 years ago I just couldn't change her name - Betsy it is!!
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:23 AM   #93
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The first 5 I never named but this one was different. I needed a e-mail address and a name for my truck. So Henry Ford called them Henry's Lady, I call mine my Old Lady[not married any more to my wife so its my truck.
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Way back in 1970, my father named the coupe Betsy. When I bought the car 7 years ago I just couldn't change her name - Betsy it is!!
Great name, BETSY! Also the name of our OOOLD family squirrel gun, a single shot, bolt action, Remington Model 41 Targetmaster.
My Son, Gregg also, (RIP) said it was a primo target shooting gun. Gregg also did competition shooting with a .44 MAGNUM!
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Bill, you have the same gun I use for rodents. It hits the mark, if you can find ammo. Nothing in our stores for over two years.
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I call my Model A Dammit and my dog's name is Dammit!!!! Happy Holidays!!
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Was having a hard time trying to come up with a name. Thought about one of my favorite Mexican beers, Negro Modella. But just learned that the fellow that built it, and I bought it from, passed away. It's name is now "Ralph".
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The only car in my history that had a name was a 36 Chevy 4 door that my brother and I bought while in high school in the 50's. Paid $35 for it and had to borrow money from the bank to pay it off. Tried to borrow the money on our own, but had to get our stepfather to sign for it. Classmates dubbed the car, The Crime Car, after the gangster movies that always had guys riding on running boards.
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Old 12-16-2014, 06:43 AM   #99
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I named the '29 tudor Willie after my Dad. Together we worked on one when I was in junior high. Well, after I named Willie, I had to get a '31 Victoria for my Mom. They are together again in my garage.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:19 AM   #100
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1917 T Speedster is "Daisy" - named by my daughter, its her car
1926 T Touring is "Bessie" - named by my Dad after a favorite Aunt
1929 A Roadster is just "The Roadster" - my daughter refuses to name him/her
1930 AA Stakebed is just "The Big Truck" - same reason
1930 A Pickup is "The Firetruck" because he's finished as a Chief's pickup
1930 A Town Sedan is "Ruby" - named by my daughter becase of the jewels in her headlight eyebrows
1931 A Station Wagon is "Woody" - named by my daughter
1942 EV8 Sedan is "Eleanor" - named after the WWII first lady
1942 Jeep is "Sarge" from Cars
1943 Harley WLA is "Bruiser" because I've torn my led up trying to start him
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