It has rained off and on this past week. Upon leaving school one day, a coworker asked, “How does Princess do in weather like this?” I must have looked confused as the question was repeated and the word Princess was replaced with ‘your car’. Hmmm…I’ve never considered giving my Mustang a name, but if I did, Princess would pretty much be last on the list. If you have any suggestions I’d love to hear them.
USA Today says that one in four people name their car. In our family it’s three in four….. Brad called his Swinger – Peggy, short for Pegasus. Michael calls the Cutlass – Jackie Blue, and Jon calls his ZX2 – Becca.
Here is a small list of cars and their names, all taken from TV:
K.I.T.T. – Stands for Knight Industry Two Thousand from Knight Rider. The original K.I.T.T., a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am could accelerate from 0-60 in .2 seconds. Wow! That’s television for you. General Lee – a 1969 Dodge Charger from the Dukes of Hazzard. This car remains popular today, being featured in PlayStation 2 games and country western songs. Bandit – a 1977 Special Edition Trans Am. Nothing says ‘chase’ like a 6.6 liter. The Mystery Machine – a 1963 Ford Ecoline Van from Scooby Do. Herbie the Love Bug – a 1962 Volkswagon Beetle created by Disney. Like K.I.T.T, it had a mind of its own. Christine – a 1958 Plymouth Fury. This is a favorite of Brad’s. The Bat Mobile – The original sold in January for over 4 million dollars.
Of course there are many other cars that have names, and even more cars that are unique in their own right. The car from Bullitt is one of my all time favorites. I’ll save that post for another time. If you can think of more cars that have been given names (especially any that you’ve owned) please add them in the comment area. Nick names like ‘Piece of $#!&’ do not count! LOL.
Finally, while I won’t even drive my car down a gravel road, I did find this video of the General Lee vs. the Bandit a bit fun to watch. And in searching all of the above quite useless information I came across a website revealing that the name Mustang is the #1 company-created name for cars. Perhaps that’s why I’ve never given mine a name…it already has the best one! Is your car on the list?