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11/1/08 11:10pm - Original Message: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
myrootbeerfloat
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978 metalic rootbeer/gold,275hp, 350ci/th350

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SmileAfter  going to a vette gathering in 2007,Winkwith my hubby Jim A.K.A. aceinthehole, the name just floated into my brain. So I thought  why not ask you guys. If you dont have a name for your vette shame on you. Wink   myrootbeerfloat2008-11-01 21:12:28
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11/2/08 12:24am - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Corvette Stingray L-48 Automatic Black

Joined: 11/17/2007
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My wife Kathy refers to my Vette as the Mistress once in a while, does that count?  

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11/2/08 2:52am - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978 metalic rootbeer/gold,275hp, 350ci/th350

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 Yup  wives are great at naming . Thats great LOL

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11/2/08 7:07am - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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Well the Blacray is sort of self explanitory, Funny thing is I picked somehow up the nickname "Tux" from the car. So nowadays most folks on the site and in person refer to me as Tux... (which is fine with me.)

My wife named our 01 vert "Blizzard" because most pf the time round home it only gets driven to Dairy Queen for ..... yep you guessed it that cool ice cream treat.....   

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11/2/08 9:42am - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Frederick, MD - USA

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1969 convertible L71 427/435 4-speed black interior

Joined: 9/8/2003
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I refer to my '69 427/435 as "Stumpy", since with its 4.11 rear, it could pull tree stumps.




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11/2/08 10:05am - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Holland, OH - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary Edition

Joined: 11/29/2004
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  Wife named ours "The Lady" the day I brought her home. She said she was "refined, had a great body and looked like she had poise and personnality". Been callin her the Lady ever since.

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11/2/08 10:13am - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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East Hanover, NJ - USA

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'68 Black Conv. Matching 327/300 4 Spd. P/S, P/B, P/W, Tele, A/C

Joined: 9/25/2004
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My wife calls it "the car" sarcastically.  She also refers to it as "the bathroom" since I took a loan out to buy the car & not redo my master bath.
 
I call her the Black Thorne, since she refers to it as "the thorne in her side."
 
She was never happy with me just bringing the car home one day without her permission (what am I ,,,,5?). 
 
Basically, she hates it. 
 
 
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11/2/08 11:19am - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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BINGHAMTON, NY - USA

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I bought mine almost 8 years ago,and still havent gotten around to naming her -him yet.most of the time I just call her "the Baby''except when  I'm bent over the hood or crawling under neath for hours at a time wrenching on her,then other names come to mind,you'all know zactly what I'm talkin about LOLLOLLOL

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11/2/08 12:13pm - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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"Adams' Apple" was a name I came up wid years ago for a '58 MGA I built as a drag car. The name has been used on every red car I've had since then...
Mama named her '85 "Katmobile"...

Basically, we simply refer to the Corvettes as "your" Vette or "my" Vette...

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11/2/08 1:31pm - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978 metalic rootbeer/gold,275hp, 350ci/th350

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Still triing to remember how to answer posts rightConfusedConfused Think I got it nowConfusedmyrootbeerfloat2008-11-02 11:41:37

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Tee-top off, wide brimmed hat on and float away.
It's my turn to drive Mr. ACEINTHEHOLE    "not yet, soon dear"
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11/2/08 1:39pm - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978 metalic rootbeer/gold,275hp, 350ci/th350

Joined: 6/25/2007
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[QUOTE=Tuxblacray]Well the Blacray is sort of self explanitory, Funny thing is I picked somehow up the nickname "Tux" from the car. So nowadays most folks on the site and in person refer to me as Tux... (which is fine with me.)

My wife named our 01 vert "Blizzard" because most pf the time round home it only gets driven to Dairy Queen for ..... yep you guessed it that cool ice cream treat.....    [/QUOTE] The original A&W drive-in is in Lodi, Ca. Hubby and I make visits there whenever we are in town . Love that rootbeer. Wink


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Tee-top off, wide brimmed hat on and float away.
It's my turn to drive Mr. ACEINTHEHOLE    "not yet, soon dear"
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11/2/08 1:43pm - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978 metalic rootbeer/gold,275hp, 350ci/th350

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[QUOTE=Ten15]My wife calls it "the car" sarcastically.  She also refers to it as "the bathroom" since I took a loan out to buy the car & not redo my master bath.
 
I call her the Black Thorne, since she refers to it as "the thorne in her side."
 
She was never happy with me just bringing the car home one day without her permission (what am I ,,,,5?). 
 
Basically, she hates it. 
 
 
Anthony
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      Sounds like she needs her own Smilevette. Thats how Jim got me to stop complainingSmile


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Tee-top off, wide brimmed hat on and float away.
It's my turn to drive Mr. ACEINTHEHOLE    "not yet, soon dear"
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11/2/08 1:49pm - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Irving, TX - USA

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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

Joined: 8/21/2004
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When the Poop-On came to Texas, she came on a Semi Truck with a bunch of other cars.  We met the truck driver in the parking lot of Albertson's (grocery store).  My husband and son went with me and as we were pulling into the parking lot of Albertson's, there she was on the top row.  I said, "There she is!" and I started crying because I was so happy.CryBig%20smile  Then my son said, "Mom, don't cry, you just bought a "Greypoupon Mustard" colored car.  I busted out laughing on that one..........so that became her name.LOLLOLThumbs%20Up greypoupon692008-11-02 11:50:41

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11/2/08 1:58pm - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

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1978,Metalic Money Green W/Gold emblems,TH350 w/gear splitter,black & grey interior.1978,two tone,Metalic Rootbeer & gold ,Doeskin interior,auto. trans. 1981, Silver w/mirrored T-Tops,4 spd, charcoal interior.

Joined: 11/20/2005
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I call my vettes my boys Wink, they show too much testosterone to think of them otherwise. My 1st vette (the '78) I bought from a good friend of mine who worked with a carnival company. He bought it from the owner of the carnival who had it painted "Money Green" and plated the emblems 10k gold, hence the name "Money Bags". The '81 I saw sitting along the Hi way for sale for many months, seemingly unnoticed or unwanted. I thought about it a lot, but I already had one. It sat in the high weeds and looked to be in primer gray. It disappeared one day and 2 mos. later returned and again sat for months. I pulled over to look at it one day and discovered it was a 4 spd. well kept (perfectly original except for paint) and cared for by mature owners. After making a deal for it I took it home and washed many months of dirt off it to find it was actually silver (but dull). I figured if it sat invisible for so long, with the dull finish, it was probably invisible to radar too, so he's called "the Stealth". Though he just got new paint (silver) I'll pray I still go undetected by the CHP LOL.

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11/2/08 3:42pm - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Moses Lake, WA - USA

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1976 L48 4-spd, Mahogany Metalic exterior, Buckskin interior 350ci/350hp, 3rd owner, fiberglass spring, 255/50-16's Torq-Thrust II

Joined: 4/16/2005
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Never really gave it much thought. suppose I could call it "myray"LOL

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11/2/08 4:38pm - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Valley Springs, CA - USA

Vette(s):
1978 metalic rootbeer/gold,275hp, 350ci/th350

Joined: 6/25/2007
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[QUOTE=greypoupon69]  CryBig%20smile  Then my son said, "Mom, don't cry, you just bought a "Greypoupon Mustard" colored car.  I busted out laughing on that one..........so that became her name.LOLLOLThumbs%20Up [/QUOTE] 
 
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Tee-top off, wide brimmed hat on and float away.
It's my turn to drive Mr. ACEINTHEHOLE    "not yet, soon dear"
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11/2/08 5:24pm - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Dorr, MI - USA

Vette(s):
71 Colonnade Hardtop Coupe Torch Red with black interior originally L48 built to push around 360hp

Joined: 8/21/2002
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When I drove my Vette home for the first time, the song My Girl came on the radio. So when I walked into the house I was singin it. I've always named my toys, an so I asked Patty what I should name her, she said "how bout My Girl". So that's what I call her , most of the time. Like Ron, there are names I call her when she ain't co-operating that can only be posted in Anything Goes.LOL



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11/2/08 5:32pm - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Wichita, KS - USA

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2005 Daytona Sunset Orange Coupe ----------- Sold 1974 T-top, 4 spd to BillKS

Joined: 11/10/2003
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I wanted a Vette since I was a teenager and my favorite color is blue.  After 20 years in the Marines, raising and paying for the education of 2 kids, and a lot of other reasons, I was able to get one.   I named it Dejablu, a variation of dejavu. 
 
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11/2/08 8:12pm - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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Temperance, MI - USA

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1977 Corvette Orange T-Top 2003 50th Anniv. roadster

Joined: 10/18/2004
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We were looking at the car shortly after we bought it and my wife said it looked like a pumpkin. Soooo,, I named it the GREAT PUMPKIN!
 
She named the 03 50th Big Red. We enjoy both of them!


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11/2/08 9:03pm - Reply: 'How and when did you name your favorite corvette'
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visalia, CA - USA

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1981 red with silver interior,350(L-81), 350TH, glass t-tops, aluminium rims, 1980 Black/ Black int., 350 GM crate engine/350TH, 1976 black/ saddle int., L-82 w/headers, holly carb, Hypertech ignition

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