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Why do men call cars with women"s name?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by big bad john, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Satinblack
    Joined: Jan 1, 2004
    Posts: 970


    Good one, never thought to name a car after person u bought it from, glad I bought the 58 from a lady named Barbara. So Barbara it is :)
  2. 69fury
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,419


    I dont have a name for the Falcon gasser i'm putting together and it really bothers me. first time i've not had a name for a car...

  3. Bloodandmotoroil
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 154


    my trucks are bastards and my cars are bitches, cause i work with my trucks and fuck around with my cars.
  4. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,095

    from Hawaii

    I don't name cars, but if I did they'd all be called "Honey". Learned the hard way about calling one woman another woman's name at the worst possible moment, and I swear cars seem to be just as tempermental.:eek:
  5. fulltimeforester
    Joined: Jul 2, 2008
    Posts: 65

    from california

    In an old Our Gang Comedy the rich kid explained," Things of beauty grace and speed are often referred to in the feminine gender". That works for me.
  6. Skankin' Rat Fink
    Joined: Jun 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,564

    Skankin' Rat Fink
    from NYC

    My truck didn't have a name ... but my Pontiac is named after the original owner who drove it for 45 years. Viola. :D
  7. Road Runner
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,257

    Road Runner

    My buddy calls his 61 GMC 1-ton truck Ethyl.

    I don't have names for mine, but if anybody would ask me about HER name, I'd say Hermaphroditus.
  8. geezerkat
    Joined: Mar 12, 2005
    Posts: 71


    Cuz that bitch is always fuckin me.
  9. ol gasser
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 333

    ol gasser
    from here

    In the 60s and 70s everybody i knew in IL. and N.J. named theres after a song.But then again we were hard core Racers Never seen a car named after a girl . But then again i never seen girls with tats back then. Or a gasser on every other block.
  10. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,676


    For me, anyways, cars are inanimate objects. I feel no need to resort to anthropomorphism. Gender specific names and emotions are for people, not things.

    Let's not even get into what psychologists have to say folks who do it.
  11. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,461


    Surprisingly enough I refer to my Comet as "The Comet". :rolleyes: :rolleyes: I will go against the grain here though, I've always thought giving your ride a womans name was gay. Hot Rods are supposed to be mean and nasty not cute. How tough can your ride be if its named Betty Lou. [​IMG]
  12. Lotek_Racing
    Joined: Sep 6, 2006
    Posts: 690


    My beater pickup/parts chaser got named "Pig"

    I guess it might be an ex-girlfriends name..
  13. mackster
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 535


    Because cars are like girls!!! iAs soon as you ride one, you want to ride them all! :D
  14. evol55
    Joined: Apr 25, 2004
    Posts: 257


    My cars name is Rosey for the song the Wanderer "With a Rosey on my chest." I name my cars after women. One day they can be the best thing ever , then the next day the can be a real b#tch.
  15. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,426

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    I dont do this, maybe its because i was brought up in a house full of women, and now i live in a house full of women..what the hell do i need to name my 4 cars womens names?
    the chevy is the chevy, the Model A is the model A the charger is the charger ,..the bikes are harley and ural..etc..why make your life more difficult than it has to be?..hahaha

    but i do subscribe to the fact that if its got wheels or tits, its bound to bing you fits
  16. Bruce A Lyke
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,219

    Bruce A Lyke

    of the 40+ cars i have had, only one had the name of a person and it was a 1968 Belair we called Nelie. back in the 70's i had a brown Plymouth Savoy which got named after the band "Savoy Brown",

    Like Muttley, my current project is just "The Nomad" and the rest are just my car, the Truck, my wife's car or "the XYZ"
  17. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,095

    from Hawaii

    On the other hand, imagine the guy who had to admit he'd just got his ass kicked by 'Betty Lou".:eek::D
  18. Skankin' Rat Fink
    Joined: Jun 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,564

    Skankin' Rat Fink
    from NYC

    Fair enough, but what about the customs?
  19. our cars are named after women because when they unexpectedly break down we can be heard yelling, "son of a BITCH"!
  20. rosco gordy
    Joined: Jun 8, 2010
    Posts: 648

    rosco gordy

    I,ll tell ya what when my ride broke on the line this weekend I was not calling it a girl name, one of the guys at the track wrote "cristine" on the side of it, 4 yrs broke every year on the line got er fixed 17 passes sun ..............happy boy...ooops...... old guy
  21. I'll put it here in writing for all to see, it's the same thing I've told all my friends.

    If I ever start referring to any of my cars by a womans name or refer to "IT" as she . . . . . . . .


  22. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 18,676


    X2 for me.
  23. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,526


    yes you can name your custom a with a girl's name
    because face it, customs are gay.

    not that there is anything wrong with that :)
  24. BigRed390
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 484


    We all call the Galaxie "Red" or "Big Red." Occasionally it gets called "The Red Car", as if I had more cars in different colors. I don't. But the car is an "it", not a she. I'm from the South. I don't believe in giving women anywhere near the beating or cussing I give Red. :D
  25. red baron
    Joined: Jun 2, 2007
    Posts: 596

    red baron
    from o'side

    If customs are gay, then call me.... ummm nevermind.

    btw my car is named Lowla.
  26. devilscustom
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 286

    from Sweden

    Because cars and women need a lot of TLC :)
  27. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,964

    from Minnesota

    that's cool Bryan
  28. canman
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 122


    Just think of it this way. Something with a woman's name that doesn't talk back or think it's smarter than you and your friends.
  29. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,705

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

  30. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,678

    from Hypocrisy

    My car's called Pat.

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