What's your car's name and how did you name it?

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by moleary, May 23, 2009.

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Does your car have a name

  1. yes

    89 vote(s)
    68.5%
  2. no

    28 vote(s)
    21.5%
  3. It should, but I can not come up with the name

    10 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. The car already had a name when I aquired it

    3 vote(s)
    2.3%
  1. Premier 350

    Premier 350 Chris (aka Webby)

    Our '69 isn't named, though I usually refer to it as the 'lark. It's also been called the 'toy/hobby car/ money pit'
     
  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    They all have the same name when Im working on them- "you [expletive] miserable sonofa...."
     
  3. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Futura is the White Rabbit. Guys joke that it will hook up on wet grass.
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  4. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Nova is Rudy, after our late former owner Friend
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  5. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Buick I refer to as the Ol' Boy
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  6. Pipes5n350

    Pipes5n350 Member

    i own a 1970 skylark been in my family sence 1971 my grand pa owned it drove it as his daily driver until passed away in 2008 i inherted her the panty dropper
     
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  7. Duane

    Duane Member

    I call mine the X-CAMINO because parts of it were from an El-Camino and it is painted up like a GSX..................and yes the car/truck knows it's name.
    Duane

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  8. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    Such a sweet looking ride Duane! I wish I hadn’t parted ways with my Bapmobile (68 BUICKAMINO)
     
  9. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

    DFEF7017-FEBB-4808-A467-08155FFE3EF6.jpeg Fast forward since I started this thread.

    I sold the 4 speed ragtop “Whiplash” back in 2013 and acquired the current ride 70 Skylark and created the “Street Sleeper”.

    The name was more fitting before the Stage 2 scoop in the hood for sure. It was destined to have a hole in the hood as at one point the dual quad set up was going on it but when the two inch carb spacer demonstrated an additional 25 ft/lbs and HP on the dyno, it was a done deal.

    I don’t envision ever owning another BUICK so as long as I own the Street Sleeper that’s the name.
     
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  10. Duane

    Duane Member

    I wish I hadn’t parted ways with my Bapmobile. (68 BUICKAMINO)

    If you have a pic why don't you put it up here.
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  11. moleary

    moleary GOD Bless America

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  12. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    The Cadillac is a real original "Caddy".
    The F100 is "Beater", "Effy", or "Racetruck".
    The Riviera is also real original "Riv", "Rivi", or "Black car".
    The F250 is "Candycane".
    The Mach 1 is "Whiplash", "Mach", "The good car", or "My car". If I say we're taking my car, everyone knows it's the Mustang.
    And they all get called some version of "b****" with a few adjectives at different points....(I have pretty diverse taste if you can't tell :D)
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  13. sriley531

    sriley531 Getting Carried Away....

    Green cars name came about when I was talking to Taulb one day near the beginning of the resto. I had owned the car for about 14 years to that point, and though some folks tried, a nickname never stuck. In conversating with Taulb, I off the cuff referred to it as a "rusty hulk of metal". Taulb said "hey, that'd be a good nickname" and thus, the "Rusty Hulk" moniker was born. Though its often just called "Rusty" as a reference to its prior condition. (which confuses people that see it and don't see any rust. haha)

    The white car was named by the wife. When we bought it, she called it "a princess" and since its white and the movie Frozen was popular at the time, it became known as "Elsa" after the disney princess character. I only later found out from the previous owners wife they called it "Snowbird" since it was owned prior to them by a gentleman who retreated to Arizona during Ohio winters, and that probably would've stuck had I known that when I bought it. But it was already renamed Elsa, so that stuck.

    But in recent months, the green car has been moreso referred to as "P.O.S." among many other derogatory terms I can't type out here.....
     
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  14. STEPHAN LEENSTRA

    STEPHAN LEENSTRA Well-Known Member

    Yeah it has a name - we call it the "the Buick". Like which car are we gonna take to the show - "the Buick".

    And the other one is "the Chevy", and the other one is "the Hudson".

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  15. 2manybuicks

    2manybuicks Platinum Level Contributor

    I call the GN "Old Reliable". Served me well for over thirty years.
     
  16. gsgnnut

    gsgnnut Well-Known Member

    70 gs 455 vert- the pumpkin. 72 suncoupe- Frankenstein - heritage green and built from a whole lot of donor car parts. 87 Gn- black car, silverado HD -big bertha. Wives trailblazer - snow white. My trailblazer- ole blue. When any of them misbehave they are called the usual assortment of colorful Nick names. - junk pile, rust bucket, cranky bitch, pos, sob, Mr. Etc.
     
  17. Steve Reynolds

    Steve Reynolds SRE Inc

    64 Skylark with 535 Tomahawk and F1R ProCharger, known as "ALPH LARK". Just thought it was kinda unique and it stuck...…..Completion date...….? Maybe 1 to 1-1/2 years??
     

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  18. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    I felt Lord Vader was fitting as it's all black. Plus, I wanted to be an outlier & not give the car a female name. :D

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  19. 64 skylark mike

    64 skylark mike Well-Known Member

    Jerry, that '67 looks killer!
     
  20. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    1964 Skylark Convertible.

    "1964-Buick-Skylark-Pervertible-GS-Prototype-Wannabe™"

    Because, it is what I think what the "GS" would have been in 1964.

    2x4 Nailhead (dual FiTech and EELCO EB24 going in within the next few weeks, once I get put in hard fuel lines)
    BW wide ratio, Strange S60 3.54 S-Trac, Complete UMI suspension, Wilwood all around and just added Gear Vendors OD.

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    I have a fondness for the 1964 A body, the nailhead, "lots of floor pedals" and shifty thingies (got that from my Dad and Uncle.)
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    1968 Skylark.

    "Bad Buick"

    Cuz the "Star Wars" air cleaner reminds me more of the "Bad Robot" than anything "Star Wars".
    And once I got the air cleaner, I figured, I needed a proper BBB engine to "hold the air cleaner up".

    That led me to the current build for this car, so it can live up to the name.

    430 (440 CI) TA Stage 2 heads, 413 roller cam/lifters/rockers. zero deck 10:1 TRW forged slugs, proper oil mods, added rear oil pressure to the right rear gallery, TA timing cover/pump. FiTech EFI, ST400 Switch Pitch, with ST300 converter, 8.5 with Yukon 3.42 from JD Race. (putting the engine together "Tab A into Slot B" and hope to have the car up and running in April).

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