My sister is 12.5 years older than me, which means one of us was an accident. I keep telling people that my parents had her and then it took 12 years to figure out what actually happened!
Being that much older, though, she had her first car when I was just 6 years old. It was a Morris 1100 and from memory it was white with a red interior, but I might be wrong on the interior. What I do remember, quite vividly, is that it’s name was “Bugulugs”.
Being just six at the time I thought that was just great and I’d hound her to go for a ride in Bugulugs at every opportunity. I was a pesky little brother.
Despite my fond memories of the little Morris with the funny name, I never grew up to be a car-namer. I’ve had 13 cars in my 19 years of driving and I haven’t named one of them. I was qute happy to name my bass guitar Veronica, but car-naming was never a comfortable idea.
We had a guy here in Hobart who called his Saab 95 “Sally Sunday” and even had that signwritten on the rear window (the first bit of renovation Drew B did when he bought it was rip that name off!). And hopefully by now you’ve all met “Lars” – Blix’s Saab 9-5 in New York.
So, do you name your Saab and if so, what do you call it and if appropriate – why?