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69SkyInNJ
01-22-2008, 11:21 AM
Hey Buick guys, I could use your help. When you think of car "nicknames", what comes to mind? I want to create a new web site that uses a car nickname in the domain, but I am at a loss as to what might be the most recognizable to use.

Off the top of my head, there are a few from the movies like "Eleanor" or "Christine". I'm thinking that most guys car their car "Bessie" or "Betsy" or something simple like that.

What do you call your car, if anything? Thanks for your thoughts!

kick71
01-22-2008, 12:02 PM
well my wife has some names for my car but the are less than G-rated:Brow: .


My sons and I car her Bell... i know not thats not earth shattering but it has stuck

69SkyInNJ
01-22-2008, 12:14 PM
well my wife has some names for my car but the are less than G-rated:Brow: . My sons and I car her Bell... i know not thats not earth shattering but it has stuck

Yeah, I know that feeling... FTR, Piece-Of-Sxxx does not count. :laugh:

staged70
01-22-2008, 12:18 PM
Well as expected my wife calls my Suncoupe " Money Pit" that rhymes with the name for all the other Buicks I own. She doesn't have the vision I do when they are all done.

Dale
01-22-2008, 12:35 PM
The Rivski.

Trying to think of generic nicknames for cars, but all that comes to mind are antiquated names like Tin Lizzy, Fliver.

The beast.
The boat.
Tired Iron. :laugh:


:Do No:

copperheadgs1
01-22-2008, 12:37 PM
Plenty of S#!% boxes on the road:Dou:

lookin4a67gs
01-22-2008, 12:55 PM
Ole Blue

JimJames
01-22-2008, 12:58 PM
Mine was always, My Bee or My B. My wife before we were married called it, BB Buick which stood for Baby Buick. Back then it was a '63 215 cu in Skylark.

JOE RIV 1
01-22-2008, 01:28 PM
My wife calls my race car "NEW HOUSE"
My riviera "NEW FLOORS"
My GSX 'THE BIG DEVORCE"
MY TRAILER "TUMMY TUCK"
:Dou: :Dou: :Dou: :Dou:

iacovoni
01-22-2008, 01:28 PM
Simply - - The P U I C K
yes, that is a P, as in Puke.

GKMoz
01-22-2008, 04:30 PM
The " 65 " just like my other 65 and then the X for the 71X, my sons call them the " old car " sometimes Just " the vert " Gary / Moz

rmstg2
01-22-2008, 04:49 PM
Every old Buick I've owned ends up being called the old Buckrus.
I have called it other names:rant: too but this is a family oriented site so I won't repeat them.:laugh:
Bob H.

punk55
01-22-2008, 08:01 PM
My Blue GS is known as Krusty

RAMKAT2
01-22-2008, 08:14 PM
I had a 66 chevy C10 longbed a long time ago that we nicknamed "Agnes". The name was borrowed from an old friend of mine that used to yell "AGNES!!!!" instead of swearing when his pre-school age daughter was in the vicinity.

Pace Car Seeker
01-22-2008, 09:05 PM
Hey Buick guys, I could use your help. When you think of car "nicknames", what comes to mind? I want to create a new web site that uses a car nickname in the domain, but I am at a loss as to what might be the most recognizable to use.

Off the top of my head, there are a few from the movies like "Eleanor" or "Christine". I'm thinking that most guys car their car "Bessie" or "Betsy" or something simple like that.

What do you call your car, if anything? Thanks for your thoughts!
I use to have a '76 Type LT Camaro drag car.......my daughter named it "Martha". Not sure why or where she came up with that name....:confused:

Sergeant Major
01-22-2008, 09:10 PM
'63 Buick Wildcat... aka Kitty
'97 Chevy C1500... aka Bullfrg
'96 Ford Escort ... aka Tadpole

75Riv
01-23-2008, 08:57 AM
1975 RivieraGS AKA `Whale` (big `ugly` and slow)

1972 Estate Wagon `Behemoth` (wikipedia:
The word is most likely a plural form of בהמה (bəhēmāh), meaning beast or large animal. It may be an example of pluralis excellentiae, a Hebrew method of expressing greatness by pluralizing a noun; it thus indicates that Behemoth is the largest and most powerful animal.



BTW: my username on other (station wagon) boards is Harry (Hairy) Clamshell :cool:

69GS400s
01-23-2008, 09:54 AM
I called my car "Christine" ala the King movie ... when I first owned it I worked on it alot while I drove it, so it seemed the more I drove it the more it fixed itself ... but people started calling it BigRed so that kinda stuck.

For a website I kinda like DueceAndaQuarter

yacster
01-23-2008, 10:14 AM
I think I will name my Skylark project Paris, because, this car is burning up my credit cards just like that spoiled little bitch does with her Amex Black. :moonu:

lookin4a67gs
01-23-2008, 11:14 AM
My buddy had a older Park Ave. for a work car that he always referred to as "The Buford"

cstanley-gs
01-23-2008, 11:24 AM
My 72 is called "Gerri Loo"

It got named after my father in law, Gerry, because he was the one that found it and suggested I go look at it. I wasn't really looking for a Buick, I wanted a Chevelle:(

I was so happy we went to look at it....
Of course I look at my car as female so I had to change the spelling :laugh:

Free Riviera
01-23-2008, 08:47 PM
My wife is a car naming junkie. Here's some of what she's come up with :

Wee Beastie - Ford Tempo (cause it was such a nasty car)
Boot - Subaru Legacy Wagon (after the Emergency Tv show dog... supposedly dependable)
Fridge - Nissan Altima (cause it was like an appliance with no personality)
Little Sir - Nissan Sentra SE-R (SER, get it?)
Sky - Chrysler minivan (color of car)
Mini Me - Dodge minivan (same color as Chrysler, but a smaller short wheelbase van... yes we have two minivans of the same color...)

About the only car I named was my old Omni GLH. I called it THE HELL because GLH was supposed to mean "goes like hell"

ewheelin
01-23-2008, 09:13 PM
In the 90s, my son always called to our 82 Regal station wagon the Welfare Wagon. Especially when he was instructing me to drop him a couple of blocks from his school.

Brad Conley
01-23-2008, 09:19 PM
My grandparents had a new (to them) '57 Buick Super 2dr Riviera (model 56R) when I was a little kid.

They called her "Jezebelle" (this was early/mid 60's time frame):Do No: :Do No:

jkaz0442
01-24-2008, 03:16 PM
My wife calls my cars "the other women" because I spend so much time in the garage with them! Jkaz

Joe Kelsch
01-24-2008, 03:55 PM
The only time I use names with my cars is when I'm working on them. I'm sure I don't need to draw a picture.

Other than that. The GS is the GS, the Skylark is the brown car, the T-Type is the T-Type, the truck is the truck, the woods truck is the hoopie, and the 99 Regal is the beater.

Dana/Beth Andrews
01-24-2008, 04:51 PM
[QUOTE=69SkyInNJ I'm thinking that most guys car their car "Bessie" or "Betsy" or something simple like that.[/QUOTE]

Thats funny, Bessie is what I've called every car, truck, motorcycle, printing press, cutter, folder, lawn mower, snowblower, bench grinder I've ever owned.
They may have had differant names, like my old GS, LILWING. But when I talk to them.....its Bessie. :Dou:

D. :grin:

henry
01-24-2008, 11:13 PM
My '70 GS convertible is "Buford" for 3 reasons. #1, it's a Buick, #2, my last name is Ford, & #3 I'm from McNairy county TN, home of Buford Pusser, the sheriff made famous in the Walking Tall movies.

GoldenOldy
10-16-2010, 11:38 AM
What is it with "Bessie"? Seems like that was a very popular name, I wonder why?


Hey Buick guys, I could use your help. When you think of car "nicknames", what comes to mind? I want to create a new web site that uses a car nickname in the domain, but I am at a loss as to what might be the most recognizable to use.

Off the top of my head, there are a few from the movies like "Eleanor" or "Christine". I'm thinking that most guys car their car "Bessie" or "Betsy" or something simple like that.

What do you call your car, if anything? Thanks for your thoughts!

doc
10-16-2010, 01:08 PM
My 65 skylark GS is ''The Deadwood Stage'' and no it aint a stage, it has a nailhead... just a name I picked out for a car as a kid....
the other ones that I like and have seen in the past,,,
Old crow....Raunchy .... Frito Bandito.... White Trash.... and Preperation H

GoldenOldy
10-16-2010, 04:58 PM
Deadwood Stage, as in stage coach? :cool:
Well I just got home with my new girl, and she's definitely girly. Leave it to me to find a Buick with a pink interior.... I'm in love. :beer

kevin mcculloug
10-16-2010, 06:11 PM
I called my car "Christine" ala the King movie ... when I first owned it I worked on it alot while I drove it, so it seemed the more I drove it the more it fixed itself ... but people started calling it BigRed so that kinda stuck.

For a website I kinda like DueceAndaQuarter

Christina. Just a little different than Christine, but mine is WAAAY more trouble! Its not a concorse restoration. Its a Concord restoration. The money flies outta my wallet at twice the speed of sound!

scott kerns
10-16-2010, 06:23 PM
My wife calls my race car "NEW HOUSE"
My riviera "NEW FLOORS"
My GSX 'THE BIG DEVORCE"
MY TRAILER "TUMMY TUCK"
:Dou: :Dou: :Dou: :Dou:


Even my wife laughed at those!

Scott

scott kerns
10-16-2010, 06:25 PM
My wife named the car Uma Jean a pet name I had for her when we were going to college in Gainesville. Actually it's a good thing she comes up with the names for our pets and kids otherwise they would be cat 1, cat 2, cat 3, dog, boy and girl.

Scott

bhambulldog
10-16-2010, 06:52 PM
Roadbastard

68TriShield
10-16-2010, 07:10 PM
"My Old Clunker" is what I call her.

fishboy003
10-16-2010, 07:29 PM
i had a 68 merc pickup with a 390 that the kids called "the red baron"..:beers2:

sd-slider
10-16-2010, 09:52 PM
My GN powered 64 Skylark is called "Morning Wood" :beers2:

Every morning when I walk down to the shop to leave for work and I see her....:TU:

John Codman
10-17-2010, 08:59 AM
My first '55 Buick was "Mergatroid." It was named after one of Red Skelton's imaginary Seagulls - Mergatroid and Heathcliffe. Boy am I dating myself with that one. I'll bet Doc remembers Red (the best comedian ever) and the Gulls!

Bergy
10-17-2010, 10:36 AM
My daughter was 18 when she looked at my 1977 Riviera in Firemist blue with white landau top & interior and said: "He looks like a Louie". It stuck. I named my 69 Eldorado after the original owner, "Ms. Ida" and my 69 Vette is named "Brutus" after the Popeye character.

GoldenOldy
10-17-2010, 08:30 PM
Loving all the names! And still am calling her "The Buick". My imagination needs an overhaul big time....

gui_tarzan
10-17-2010, 09:42 PM
My wife nicknamed my original 'Lark (my avatar) "The Beast". It looked nasty (not necessarily good) and was always in need of something. At the end it also ran like a beast with the BBC I put in it. My current '64 started out as "Murphy" because a bunch of stuff went wrong on the way to get it. But since I'm sort of combining it with parts from a '65, its new name is "Morphy".

Most of my other cars had names like "P-O-S", pile of junk, etc.

Big Matt
10-17-2010, 09:51 PM
My 65 skylark was always called the "old girl" by me and my friends. After adding a few others to the fleet, there came the "new old girl" and then my truck the big dodge.

sd-slider
10-17-2010, 10:01 PM
Loving all the names! And still am calling her "The Buick". My imagination needs an overhaul big time....

You must be a "single Buick" owner....:pp

GoldenOldy
10-17-2010, 11:42 PM
I guess you'd call me a "serial" Buick owner -- one at a time....


You must be a "single Buick" owner....:pp

Hector
10-18-2010, 12:01 AM
I call my Buicks the boat or the Buick.The '79 I call Black Betty's Child(think of ZZ Top's song).I have no idea what my wife calls them.:Brow:

70redbird
10-18-2010, 03:14 AM
From what I've seen, "the beast" is pretty common, it's what my friends and I usually refer to my 70 skylark as. Also we call it "the 'lark," ofcourse "the Buick," and I know it sounds weird but "Byurk," at times too. I want to call it the lazy-eye, because the passenger side headlight housing isnt properly seated and kinda aims low and to the inside, as if my car had a lazy eye...

I know that skylarks are considered small on this board, but compared to contemporary cars, it's rather mammothish. It's also been called Big Red, but lately I've also called it the Big Red... well the abreviated would be BRB. She's loud and angry and will run a lot of stuff over, and right now it's being really obstinant and hard to work with. I cant figure out what "her" problems are. :Dou:

a few other friends who have contemporary cars refer to mine as the "big block"

greatlakes
10-18-2010, 08:19 AM
My Special is named "Lauren"

My wife fell in love with that name the first time we found out she was pregnant, but after 6 years and 3 boys I felt I should put the name to use. She doesn't find it quite as funny...

TODD'S 67
10-18-2010, 09:08 AM
My 71 Estate wagon used to be called "The Land Yacht" that thing was huge!

BQUICK
10-18-2010, 09:29 AM
My JAGUICK's alias is Straycat

PGBuick
10-18-2010, 11:42 AM
All my cars/trucks have had names - can't help it when you get so attached:

The Beast
Midnight
Lottie
Grey Ghost-aka The Devil B!tch - gotta love 666 on the plate number
Martha
Scarlet
Ruby
Gus
Red
Bernice

They're all female except the CJ3 - too much testosterone there!

73 Centurion
10-18-2010, 12:30 PM
My Uncle named my '73 Centurion the "Queen Mary". That's her formal name although she goes by "Mary" to her nearest and dearest.

It's also known as the "Big Buick" from a time when I had an '83 Skylark as a winter car. That one was the "little buick". No one will ever get too excited about the Buicks version of the Cavalier but it was a very reliable surprisingly comfortable little car.

John

speedtigger
10-18-2010, 01:33 PM
I learned my entire repertoire of curse words listening to my father wrench on cars. So, I will refrain from sharing those nicknames.:laugh:

GoldenOldy
11-08-2010, 10:38 PM
Well it's official, we finally named our car -- Baby. Yep, as in nobody puts Baby in the corner. (Of course you won't have the slightest idea what I'm talking about unless you've seen Dirty Dancing...) :)

kshrek
11-08-2010, 10:47 PM
The T-Type is named "Damien" from "The Omen"...as in the spawn of satan:af:

d7cook
11-08-2010, 10:56 PM
Last year on test n tune night I sitting on my hood waiting for my lane to be pulled. A very attractive but slightly drunk young lady came out of the stands, walked over to my car, stopped, walked around my car, stopped, looked at me and said "This bitch is nasty!".

It's been called the "Nasty Bitch" every since.:TU:

GoldenOldy
11-08-2010, 11:00 PM
Sometimes they just name themselves... :laugh:


Last year on test n tune night I sitting on my hood waiting for my lane to be pulled. I very attractive but slightly drunk young lady came out of the stands, walked over to my car, stopped, walked around my car, stopped, looked at me and said "This bitch is nasty!".

It's been called the "Nasty Bitch" every since.:TU:

GSX4me
11-08-2010, 11:03 PM
As a Star Wars fan, I refer to all of my '70 GS's as the Millenium Falcon:
"The Fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy!"

d7cook
11-08-2010, 11:22 PM
Sometimes they just name themselves... :laugh:

Yea, kinda funny because I've always wanted to put this on my car.

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/album/data/531/medium/B24_Strawberry_Bitch.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/album/nose-art/p14840-b24-strawberry-bitch.html&usg=__srqCGn73XGrA0xR2OqzXio1s9wY=&h=399&w=600&sz=99&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=QafZWBlg63Nr7M:&tbnh=129&tbnw=194&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dstrawberry%2Bbitch%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den %26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1362%26bih%3D583%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=1044&vpy=86&dur=546&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=180&ty=93&ei=-crYTL2VA4KglAeN84HBCQ&oei=-crYTL2VA4KglAeN84HBCQ&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0

I've always thought the WW2 nose art was so cool. This plane is up the road in the USAF Museum.

GoldenOldy
11-08-2010, 11:40 PM
That's an amazing plane! Think they'd mind if you "borrowed" the artwork? Sure would be fitting for your car.