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Hot Rods What inspired your online name

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by in the weeds, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,269


    Black Sheep, every family has one. My extended family are all doctors, dentists, teachers, clergy and highly educated pillars of the community. Then there’s me, the blue collar dirt ball with grease stained hands wearing a car show T-shirt. It didn’t take long for me to figure out who the black sheep of the family was.

    I have used that handle on every Internet forum I have ever participated in.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2020
  2. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,478


    Mine is simply my 1st initial "D" and last name. That's also my email dwollam@.......
    I use it on most everything.

    Dave (which is actually my middle name but my 1st name also starts with D)
  3. So you’re saying the dude abides?

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  4. brokedownbiker
    Joined: Jun 7, 2016
    Posts: 620


    1) You know the old saw about the mechanic's car being the one that always needs work? I spent a good part of my life as a Harley mechanic.
    2) I've had 5 major surgeries to repair damage from bike and car wrecks and worn out body parts.

    It just seemed appropriate.
  5. 24riverview
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 945


    When I was signing up for that auction site everything clever that I could come with was taken, so I tried the street address of a property I'd bought not to long before. No longer accurate, post office or somebody changed all the numbers a few years back. Use it several different places.
  6. Grimpala
    Joined: Jul 10, 2013
    Posts: 11

    from DFW

    Bought a 96 Impala SS in college, put a 6spd, stroker, and 4.56 gears in it. It was a handful to drive. I had a buddy who's little brother has called me Grandpa since the 4th grade. He merged Grim/Grandpa/Impala all together to form Grimpala.
  7. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,294

    from Michigan

    I used to hang out with a guy named Buford.... I always called him Burf...... :D
  8. proartguy
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 513

    from Sparks, NV

    My son gave me the name when I signed up here as I am a professional artist.
  9. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,980


    QUIK85 - Because of the '85 Mustang GT I owned for a hell of a long time.
    It was easy and inexpensive to build up and it was quick. I loved going
    headhunting on weekends. 396 Chevelles? Yeah, sure. 442's? What are those?
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  10. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,980


    Aha! I have a cousin out there.
  11. Willy Lee
    Joined: Apr 9, 2018
    Posts: 20

    Willy Lee

    Mine is a Johnny Cash reference.
  12. I thought the same thing..ha ha ha
  13. Woop FM was a happening place back then. They only have Fro daddy and the Matador left 99.9 on your FM dial. Hit them on the net also

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  14. Not Jack Brown

    Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
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  15. JC Sparks
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 728

    JC Sparks
    from Ohio

    My birth certificate.
  16. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
    Posts: 1,883

    Sky Six
    from Arizona

    Sky Six is a call sign, I was a Radio Operator on my southeast vacation in 69-70 after high school.
  17. sawbuck
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,895

    from 06492 ct

    figure it fits ...all i am worth is about 10 dollars ...and 10 spot would have sounded like i was one of them there rap singers .....ha ha
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  18. Mine is "Art Center Dropout". In 1966 I applied and was admitted to the Los Angeles Art Center College of Design. Since I was 19 and lived in N.C. just the trip across the country was quite an adventure. I packed up my old 58 Deray 2 dr. and a small U-Haul and headed for Hollywood. I had to sell my 40 Ford 2 dr. with 265 to get the money for school. I was overwhelmed by all of the cool hot rods I would see most everyday. The Art Center used to be on Wilshire and I lived on Montrose Ave.
    I quickly found out that I was too young and not quite talented to enough to compete. It was one of the best times of my young life though and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
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  19. My name is Don. I was building my 56 Chebby when I joined. Just kinda seemed like a natural choice. But now, I can't sell it or my reason is all shot to hell..
  20. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,781


    My nickname for 40 years is "Baumi", I´m 44 now. I inherited it from my Grandpa , whose nickname was also " Baumi", because our last name is " Baumgartner". Someday my kindergarten teacher´s husband recognized me as "Baumi´s grandkid" and in school he was my first 2nd grade teacher. My grandpa and he were friends so I had no choice I guess.
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  21. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 21,977


    There's an old redneck saying around the dinner table "Roothawg or die".....
    My mother in law would say it every time we would eat. Not sure what that has to do with hot rods.

    Up until the last few years I was the only one on the internet. Now, I see em popping up, screwing up my chance for screen names. On IG, I had to use "The Original Roothawg".
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  22. 3W JOHN
    Joined: Oct 8, 2015
    Posts: 958

    3W JOHN

    < I have a 3 window + my name is John.
  23. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,368


    Cause I have been scrounging around for old cars and parts for maybe 60 years. Found many too! Several in plain sight in back yards from pole top as a lineman. Found the 57 that way in 77

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Apr 16, 2020
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  24. Cougar20th
    Joined: Sep 30, 2019
    Posts: 6


    My screenname is from my highschool car graduated in 1998 and still have the car. A 1987 Mercury Cougar 20th Anniversary.
  25. Driver50x
    Joined: May 5, 2014
    Posts: 159


    I drove stock cars for 14 years. Car number 50x.
  26. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,114

    from California

    back when I started lurking the place was full of assholes so I never bothered to sign up. figured one more was not needed. one day a guy had a 49 Chevrolet question that was not being answered, so I signed up and took 2 seconds to think of a name. had I known at the time I was going to hang out here for this long I would have given it more thought.
  27. klawockvet
    Joined: May 1, 2012
    Posts: 427


    Veterinarian from Klawock, AK
  28. Shutter Speed
    Joined: Feb 2, 2017
    Posts: 888

    Shutter Speed

    I used to hear “Roothawg, or lose yer tater!”
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  29. What I spent the last 14 years of my career working on...
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  30. Bruce A Lyke
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,221

    Bruce A Lyke

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