Top Ten Car nicknames

Top Ten Car nicknames

Back when I was a little fella, my Grandmother used to own a 1953 Austin A30 (see picture below for minter condition example). At weekends and school holidays myself and my sister would be ferried around to different places in the comfort of the trusty old A30. I was never that impressed by the vehicle and felt that with a decent tail wind my BMX was probably capable of brisker straight-line acceleration. However I did love riding shotgun, so much so that it was often worth having my nose bloodied in a scrap with my bruiser older sister for the prime position. Not because there were no seatbelts in the back and I was worried about personal safety, but because the Austin A30 had an indicator switch that was mounted in the middle of the dashboard. This meant that as the shotgun passenger I was permitted to turn the indicator switch at the correct time in the correct direction, a responsibility I always took seriously. I only think back to that old Austin because it was the first car I knew to have real character and also to have a nickname ‘Emily’. Not exactly an original or very clever nickname, but it made the A30 a part of the family and a little more than just metal, rubber and an under-powered motor.

A UK survey has recently revealed a few hard facts about car nicknames. British vehicle check company HPI has issued a new study, which notes that 50% of its customers give their cars a nickname, with 40% female names, 27% male names and 33% everything else. In the survey conducted this year, the very tame nickname Bessey came out on top.

There are plenty of semi-predictable names on the list like Speedie, Beauty and the Love Machine, but there were a couple of oddball finalists, as well. Whoever called their vehicle ‘Boomzilla’ deserves a bit of creed because it’s kind of funny. But for enough English lads to use the same name so it appears on a ‘Top 10 List’ is a poor reflection on society.

Top Ten Car Nicknames

1. Bessey
2. Casper
3. Lucky
4. Love Machine
5. Beauty
6. Muscles
7. Buster
8. Speedie
9. Moocher
10. Boomzilla

Austin A30

Back when I was a little fella, my Grandmother used to own a 1953 Austin A30 (see picture below for minter condition example). At weekends and school holidays myself and my sister would be ferried around to different places in the comfort of the trusty old A30. I was never that impressed by the vehicle and felt that with a decent tail wind my BMX was probably capable of brisker straight-line acceleration. However I did love riding shotgun, so much so that it was often worth having my nose bloodied in a scrap with my bruiser older sister for the prime position. Not because there were no seatbelts in the back and I was worried about personal safety, but because the Austin A30 had an indicator switch that was mounted in the middle of the dashboard. This meant that as the shotgun passenger I was permitted to turn the indicator switch at the correct time in the correct direction, a responsibility I always took seriously. I only think back to that old Austin because it was the first car I knew to have real character and also to have a nickname ‘Emily’. Not exactly an original or very clever nickname, but it made the A30 a part of the family and a little more than just metal, rubber and an under-powered motor.

A UK survey has recently revealed a few hard facts about car nicknames. British vehicle check company HPI has issued a new study, which notes that 50% of its customers give their cars a nickname, with 40% female names, 27% male names and 33% everything else. In the survey conducted this year, the very tame nickname Bessey came out on top.

There are plenty of semi-predictable names on the list like Speedie, Beauty and the Love Machine, but there were a couple of oddball finalists, as well. Whoever called their vehicle ‘Boomzilla’ deserves a bit of creed because it’s kind of funny. But for enough English lads to use the same name so it appears on a ‘Top 10 List’ is a poor reflection on society.

Top Ten Car Nicknames

1. Bessey
2. Casper
3. Lucky
4. Love Machine
5. Beauty
6. Muscles
7. Buster
8. Speedie
9. Moocher
10. Boomzilla

Austin A30

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