Friday, May 29, 2009

Cars: A Brief Family History.

I've loved cars ever since I was a little girl...probably why I eventually ended up working in the car business (much to my parent's horror :)

I always named my cars, and considered them part of the family...kind of like a motorized pet or something.

With that, I present a brief family history:

Snowball / Bessie ~ 1999 - 2002

This was such a cool car to have as a teenager - I loved it like a precious little baby... until it died a horrible death by throwing a rod through it's own engine (no one told me I had to get the oil changed on a regular basis???)

Zippy ~ 2002 - 2005

Zippy was sweet little car... but I had a bit more need for speed :) At one point, Jen, Steph, Tshirts & Tiara's and I all had the same car - just in different colors!

Zippy is now living a gentle life of retirement with my Dad, who washes her regularly and never exceeds 40 mph :)

late 2005 - 2006 ~ Brief Interlude in Vehicle Ownership
I sold cars for Infiniti for about a year, and drove a company demo...the red sedan had a permanent rattle, the white sedan that I hated, the silver coupe that was super-dangerous because I exceeded the speed limit on a regular basis... you get the point :)

The Silver Bullet / Speedy ~ 2006 - 2009

Leased when I left Infiniti, this was definitely the nicest car I'd ever owned... and I loved the heck out of it!

However... SB/Speedy is being turned in this morning to make room for the newest member of our family...

Introducing..... the car that doesn't have a name yet :)
Yay, thanks Newlywed Husband, for getting me a car with navigation (for the new j-o-b)!!! And in black - so chic!

I need your help in deciding a name - and keep in mind that all my cars are girls - I've never had a boy car and don't intend to :)

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Lauren From Texas said...

The Sex Machine? Haha. It's a nice car. :) Congrats!

Lis said...

I love it!! I have named all of my cars too! *They were all girls with the exception of the one "gay" car named Melvin - yep my sorority sister came up with that one!*

I will put my thinking cap on and let you know what I come up with! And congrats - she is gorgeous!

Cee said...

So is this the new family memeber?

Love the car! But I am not very good at thinking of my family the names are always based off of the colors...i.e. my car is little red

jen + ryan said...

I was going to say Valentino but you said it had to be a girl, so Valentina!!!

Or Tina for short! I like Tina! :)

The Shabby Princess said...

Ohh, loves it. All my cars (not my truck) have been girls. How about Gina? That was the name I intended for my new car--but, since it's been over a year since the "new car discussion" and I still don't have one, the name has yet to be used...

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The Pettijohn's said...

I've had two of your same vehicles!! The Infiniti being my most recent prior to the purchase of our Yukon :)

Glad we share car tendencies, ha!

woodsy said...

I love your blog and love seeing other women in the automotive industry (even if it is a big shaky right now). It is a great industry for women! Keep up the great blogging.

Black Labs and Lilly said...

I am horrible at coming up with car names, but since it is super stylish, perhaps Stylista!

Lovin a Farm Boy said...

It's so funny that all your cars are girls and mine have all been boys. Except the one I drive now. I really do miss Bessy, pretty sure I drove it almost as often as you did. :) I vote for Black Beauty. :) unless that's too "country" for ya. Ohh.. I just read Jen's and I like her idea!