Name Your Car Day – Little British Cars

A car is more than a medium of transport. What better way to celebrate than by hearing stories of what you named your car and why? We received tons of entries, and we had a great time goin through them. A big thanks to all for participating! It gives us the greatest pleasure to celebrate National Name Your Car Day 2021 with our enthusiastic classic car community. Here are some entries that we want to share with you all, take a look and enjoy!

  • John Linney: Meet Mr. White. Always seemingly inches from death, high maintenance, but does good in the end.
  • Erik Crouch: My 1971 MGBGT original color is Bronze Yellow. Dubbed by some the poor mans Aston Martin…I’ve affectionately named it “GoldBond”.
  • Daniel Harrison: MGA deriving her name HLNSWHL from my mother’s name, Helen, the Paul McCartney song, Helen Wheels, and of course- Hell on wheels. Who doesn’t love a combo meal!? 👍🏻👍🏻😁
  • David Ross: My MK IV Spitfire is named Howard, as in howard Hughes, bit of a recluse, doesn’t like to leave my garage, also leaves fluid on the floor.
  • Leona McEwan: Meet my Baby- this sweet little 1978 MGB. I dreamed of owning her when I was just 14 and started saving my babysitting money. Fast forward a lifetime. She is my retirement gift. Dreams do come true!
  • Beau Green: Mk 3 Spitfire is Jezzica. The old Top Gear, specifically Jezza got me into cars, and the show’s theme song is called Jessica. Mix em up and ya get Jezzica!
  • Thomas Edward Fleming: My dads emerald green 72 TR6 is named GREEN MACHINE
  • Kyle Darby: Princess…. about 15 years ago, I could not get the car to run. Swapped a couple different distributors in, but no difference. Ended up getting frustrated and parked the car in the driveway. I parked the $400 daily driver in the garage. A few days later, I swapped in one of the distributors back in and moved the car back to the garage… she is still cantankerous and doesn’t want to wake up, but never had that trouble again.
  • Alan Dupes: My wife named it Penelope.
  • Edward B Capeling: Missy. Short for Misfire, which is what it says on the plates!
  • Christian Bertolotti: I named my dear old tr4 friend mudbutt. One, because he burns a lot of oil, and two because he blew head gaskets on me multiple times. The last head gasket failure happened on a trip to cambria ca and he exhausted water on highway 1 leaving us stranded. My now wife hung in there, and mudbutt has since then made the annual tour successfully multiple times and become a permanent fixture in the family. If he keeps this success rate up, I’ll have to change his name to Blow By for obvious reasons. Love the guy!
  • Steven T Polkabla: This is Amelia Astor. “Amelia” means “labor”, “Astor” means “star”
  • Betsy May: My ‘67 is Audrey Grace (Hepburn and Kelly). I couldn’t pick one over the other, so named her both!
  • Scott Shnurman: My 1960 MGA roadster is named “The ‘sippi ripper” because I live on the Mississippi river, and 90% of my cruising is up and down the roads that parallel the river on the Iowa and Illinois sides of the border. I take it for a rip several times a week! ‘Sippi Ripper never fails to impress!!
  • Jacob Moss: 1966 Triumph TR4A. I’m second owner and began a full frame off restoration. As I began the tear down of an already well taken care of and complete car, I continually found empty peanut shells throughout. No mice nests, or damage of any sort, just empty peanut shells. The previous owner told me they would keep bags of peanuts in their garage to feed the wildlife in their yard. Apparently the car was a lovely place to snack on peanuts. From the engine compartment, interior, frame, exhaust, and even inside the seats. As I’ve gotten to know the TR, it’s easy going nature, and continual finding of peanut shells kept leading me back to the name Linus. The quiet sensitive companion of Charlie Brown from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip.
  • Shawn Frank: 1971 Spitfire MKIV named Gertrude
  • Mike Robinson: George is my ’80 MGB, and Victoria is my ’54 TF. Both names were given after their personality started to show after obtaining them. George is reliable and unassuming, whereas Victoria is a spoiled little princess that gets her way.


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