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What about the Red one Dave? What crazy name have you called that?

The crazy names for Mine are:

Proton Satria GTi - GTi

Esprit - Esprix (crazy eh! but truthfully it was named by someone else)

M100 - Kit car (as I am building it from bits like a Kit car)

and just to throw you all off the logic:

M100 Track project - Fast Cat (that got ya!) which hasn't moved more than 10 meters in 3 years.

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Sexual chocolate

BOO-YAAHHHHHH!!!!!!

Way to make an impact with the two-word post, Mike...

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Patty took to naming my cars years ago, and it has become a bit of a rite of passage whenever I buy another; she has to ride in it or at least experience it in some way, then a name comes to her. The name usually has to do with some quality or character of the car, and/or her experience of the car. Generally speaking, the names of all of my "mistresses" have to start with the same letter as the make of the car. Examples:

Red Esprit S1 260H: Lolita

White Esprit S1 155H: Lola

Blue Esprit S1 454H: Luna

Orange Esprit S1 134H: "L'Orange" (poking fun at a certain trend in names...)

Black Esprit S1 508H: Lido

Blue Lancia Scorpion: Lana

Red Lancia Scorpion: Lucky

Black Ferrari 308: Fiona

Porsche 944: "Prizh" - pronounced 'preezh' - when I bought my first 944, the father of the guy I bought it from was this old Italian guy who looked and talked just like the old guy in The Spy Who Loved me whose house got crashed into during the chase scene. He couldn't say "Porsche"; he just called it "deh Prizh".

Porsche 944S2: Prizh S2

Jaguar XJ6 in Westminster Blue: The Kitty

Jaguar XJ6 in Grosvenor Brown: The Governor

Jaguar XJ6 in Topaz: Meow-meow (said quickly, like 'myowmyow')

Jaguar XJ6 in Sapphire: "Voo" (this one came from the license plate)

There are more cars with more names, but I'll quit now . . . . getmecoat.gif


Tony K. :)

 

Esprit S1s #355H & 454H

Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

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What about the Red one Dave? What crazy name have you called that?

Collapso - cos it's Calypso Red and bits forever fall off!


Dave.

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My kids named mine "Mater" after the pick-up truck in the Cars movie, since it came to us minus a bonnet which was lost in a trailering incident! To make matters worse, the replacement bonnet is still bronze, which is a good match for the original Mater. They'll have to find a new name when I finally get the respray done....

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I must be one of the 4 out of the 10 as I have owned close to 50 cars since 1960 and not one of them has had a name. I do have it on good authority though that they are all female.

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The Esprit is refered to as the "Orange Lady" and my Chrysler 300C was nicknamed "The Creepy Coupe" by my old boss

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Mine's been called 'Number 6' for about 12 years now - because it was No 6 off the production line after the shape changed from Guigiaro to Stevens.

Alan

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Christ, my first post is about naming cars. The Mrs is a great enthusiast of naming everything not just cars. Recent names for cars have included:

VX220: Dicky

Mini: Biff

Second Mini: Kiff (I dunno)

Alfa: Fonso

TVR: Roly

Aston: Roger

And my new Evora S which I have had less than a week has already been named.......Jim

But then, my Mrs is a strange beast. She also calls her hair Tony and despite my dog being called Wellington, she insists on calling him bungle chops. She's Chinese, I blame that.

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The Mrs is a great enthusiast of naming everything not just cars.

But then, my Mrs is a strange beast. She also calls her hair Tony and despite my dog being called Wellington, she insists on calling him bungle chops. She's Chinese, I blame that.

:huh: How's Percy :lol:


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My Esprit is called The Esprit....hardly original, but along the same lines as nobody ever referred to "A Concorde"...it was always "The Concorde".

Other than that; my late Fiat Panda was SuperScoot, and the Volvo Estate is Viv. This came from a bit of cod Latin...derives from Volvo Vivendi...or, originally and far more rude, Vulvae Vivendi; something one could shout when vituperation was needed but one didn't wish to offend!

Edited by molemot

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330xi = The Grey Lady

Esprit S1 = Agent Orange

Evora S = Orangutan


1983 "Investor's Special Edition" Turbo Esprit (#43/50) | 2012 Evora S

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Join the Esprit S1 "'70s-Funk-PornStar-Spy-Badass" car name crew:

Matt Delange - 217H in Colorado Orange = Agent Orange

Mike Halker - 469H in Roman Bronze = Sexual Chocolate

Mike Halker - 306H in Monaco White = White Trash

Rick Ulmer - 508H in Black = Black Panther

Ken Forsthoffer - Yellow S1 = Nuclear Banana

Tony Krncevic - 355h in Brazil = Brown Sugar

Tony Krncevic - 454H in Oxford Blue = Craquelure Curaçao (international sexploitation star of mystery)

Tony Krncevic - 437H in Carnival Red = Red Dawn

Gavin Tookey - 165H in Lemon Yellow = Screaming Yellow Zonker

:rambo::robo::police::w00t::bounce::B):nuke: :nuke: :nuke::stuart::zorro::ph34r:

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Tony K. :)

 

Esprit S1s #355H & 454H

Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

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What about Gavin's? No joy on "Screaming Yellow Zonker"?


1983 "Investor's Special Edition" Turbo Esprit (#43/50) | 2012 Evora S

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Fixed!

Also, with all of the red cars, someone's S1 (Lyn? Bob? Robert?) has to be "Cherry Bomb", and another "Grenadine Grenade". . .

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Tony K. :)

 

Esprit S1s #355H & 454H

Esprit S2.2  #324J

1991 Esprit SE

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I don't have a nickname but when asked about it, I call her my " English Patient" due to the many mods I had done so far :-)


Mind if I cut in ?

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Bit like mine.

The red Esprit is known as the red job.

The green esprit is known as the green job.

The white Excel is known as the white job

And my Hobie Cat is known as the blow job.

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Bit like mine.

The red Esprit is known as the red job.

The green esprit is known as the green job.

The white Excel is known as the white job

And my Hobie Cat is known as the blow job.

I gather the Hobie got it's name from the wind ..............or am i mistaken? :huh:

Technically sound ...Theoretically poked !

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Am I the only one who refers to ones Lotus as a "he" as opposed to "she"?

Mine knows the way back from the pub and doesnt give me grief for a week every month!

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