Yesterday, was National Name Your Car Day.
Do you name your cars? My family names our cars. Therefore to honor National Name Your Car Day, I thought I'd share some of my favorite car names.
Woody the Wagoneer
When I turned 16 my dad bought me a 1983 Jeep Wagoneer.
The Jeep was not a cool car. I hated this car! Here are some of the things I hated about my first car: it would not go over 55 mph without the stirring wheel starting to shake, the passenger door would only shut if the driver's window was rolled down, I had a gun rack, and there was wood paneling on the outside. Despite my hate for this monstrous vehicle, it's what I had to drive.
My friend's are the lovely folks who named the Jeep, Woody the Wagoneer.
* Fun Fact: Woody was the same age as Sister #1, which I would constantly bring up to my parents. *Another Fun Fact: When Sister #2 was 6 years old, she made the bold statement that she would be proud to drive a car the same age as herself.
Betty the Buick
My Sr year of High School my parents bought my grandma's car. It was a 1991 Buick LaSabre.
After driving Woody the Wagoneer for a year, the Buick felt like a convertible. First of all, it went over 55 mph so I was finally able to drive on the interstate. Also, both doors shut without a problem and there was no wood on this car. I was in heaven!
My friend Keri is the one that named Betty the Buick. I'm not even for sure how she came up with the name. All I know is the nickname stuck and my grandma's car became Betty the Buick.
* Fun Fact: Betty the Buick was driven by all three girls. Yes, myself, Sister #1, and Sister #2 all drove Betty the Buick.
*Another Fun Fact: Betty the Buick was the same age as Sister #2.