Writer’s Block: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

I think every one of my cars has had a name. My first car, a 1970 Toyota Corolla with an engine in it that was about two sizes too big for it, started off white, I had my boyfriend paint it black in auto shop class. The car was named Clyde. Then there was my AMC Eagle (yeah, I owned one) named Sam. My 1984 Vega named Greta. The Geo Metro named Jet. The 1990 Toyota 4Runner named Adventurine. The 1978 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser named Deshret (Ancient Egyptian for ‘Red’. The 1992 Toyota mini pickup truck named Thurston, and then my current car, a 2009 Chevy Cobalt named Ganesha – the Remover of Obstacles and the Opener of the Way. šŸ˜‰

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4 responses to “Writer’s Block: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

  1. Heh I had a friend who also had an AMC Eagle named Sam. It was blue, so Sam was really the only option. Sam the Eagle šŸ˜€

    • Mine was forest green! It was the absolute WORST car in all of US automaking history – and I had one! That thing went through *three* engines, countless knucklejoints and tie rods! And I dont abuse my cars by any stretch!

      Hope your friend fared better with hers! *g*

      • Oh wow, hers wasn’t that bad, though it did have some problems, but they were mostly minor. Broken door locks – like anyone would steal it! No heat, windows that wouldn’t roll down etc. Nothing that was a major mechanical problem, at least until the very end. Heh. (Transmission went kablooie)

  2. What wonderful and romantic names!

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