Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday Twister: What's In A Name?

Welcome back to another special edition feature, the Thursday Twister. This week instead of the usual stuff...wait..you guys like the usual stuff...okay, in that case we are going to find cars named after places -- like cities, towns, counties, states, countries, or provinces.


My choice is the Chevrolet Monte Carlo, a car that may have been named after a famous city ward in the Principality of Monaco, but is pure Detroit iron on the inside.  As an example I found this 811 mile 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS Aero coupe offered here on eBay bidding for $17,050 reserve-not-met with one day to go, located in Mount Clemens, MI.

 Standard twister rules are as follows: 

1. Only one car per comment (be sure to hit the refresh button on your browser before you post in case someone else has posted since you loaded the page).  Do not nest the replies, just reply to the main post -- if you reply to someone else's comment it should be in reference to his comment and not another submission.

2. The contest will end in on Sunday, Oct 25, 2015.

3. One submission per make/model.

4. Each car must be a production model.

5. No anonymous submissions -- pick a name with the Name/URL dropdown.
 
Ready....Set...name 'em all!! 




73 comments:

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    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

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    2. What's with the skateboard ramp in the back?

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    3. here's a more manageable size image - original at www.alfamontreal.info/Montreal/Assisi2.jpg - and a ton more stuff on that site - crazy main page goes on forever

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/B9pj9An.jpg?1[/img]

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    4. oh, and the ramp is actually a sculpture called Ascencione, at the Piazza San Pietro in Assisi

      but you already knew that, didn't you, V?

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/mT6k7wb.png[/img]

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    5. I'm about 99% sure I saw Ken Block jump that sculpture in Gymkhana 3...you sure it isn't a skateboard ramp?

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  2. Dodge Monaco (Wow, dodge really likes these type names)

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  3. [img]http://i.ytimg.com/vi/M6NpmJU-5cQ/hqdefault.jpg[/img]

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  4. Cadillac Calais:

    [img]http://images.mautofied.com/adphotos/10164658_2012111604758.jpg[/img]

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  5. This next one could technically be a double word score, but I'm assuming "Denali" doesn't count since it's not one of these: "cities, towns, counties, states, countries, or provinces"

    GMC Acadia (Denali)

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  6. Ferrari 550 Maranello and 360 Modena

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  7. Sorry for the rule break, but lemme close out all the other Pontiacs I can think of in one swoop rather than multiple annoying posts:

    Pontiac Ventura, Montana, Phoenix

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    1. Thought about that until I saw it means "A female from Paris", so self-disqualified.

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    2. Lol. You just reminded me of the old SNL "old French whore" skit. Nice.

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  8. Buick Century (Century City, CA)
    Lucerne
    Riviera
    Somerset

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  9. Toyota Tacoma

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJnAxPXi5mI

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  10. Pontiac Le Mans

    Chrysler Newport

    Olds Mobile

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    1. Mobile, Alabama? Anybody? (crickets) Hmm, must have been the veal.

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    2. If it makes you feel better, I groaned a little when I read it, so mission accomplished. ;-)

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  11. Here are my "technicality" entries:

    Range Rover County

    VW Golf Country

    Chrysler Town & Country

    ;-)

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    1. FTB - I was thinking about the Golf as well...

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  12. Toyota Avalon (as in NJ)

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  13. Ford/Mercury (Isle of) Capri

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  14. Mercury Monterey

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  15. Porsche Cayenne (apparently a city in French Guiana)

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  16. Chrysler Sebring

    (probably named after the track but the track is named after the city it is located in)

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  17. Imperial Southampton

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  18. It's about my bedtime, so I apologize for some rule breakage. I haven't yet taught the dog how to make several comments out of a little typing.

    BMW Bavaria

    Cadillac Seville

    Chevrolet
    Delray [Beach]
    Bel Air
    [Key] Biscayne
    Laguna [Beach]

    Ford Fairlane (family estate)

    Humber, the entire brand

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  19. We should expand this challenge to include models of Blaupunkt radios

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  20. Mercury Montclair, generally thought to have been named after the tony New Jersey burgh:

    [img]http://www.dreams-cars.org/images/Galerie/Mercury/Mercury_Montclair_1964/Mercury_Montclair_1964_03.jpg[/img]

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  21. Alfa Berlina

    [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RhYZxC1sZDU/Uy0VmpVmjEI/AAAAAAAAXe0/utq3eCq4I_8/s1600/1.jpg[/img]

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    1. Related, the Ford Mustang CS (California Special)

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  23. Chrysler Pacifica

    [img]http://www.markgibsonphoto.com/images/N056W01W.JPG[/img]

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  24. Lancia Montecarlo

    [img]http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/d/d8/Herbie7fq4.6615.jpg[/img]

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  25. Maserati Indy

    [img]http://www.mad4wheels.com/webpics/hires/00007797%20-%201969%20Maserati%20Indy/1969_Maserati_Indy_003_0737.jpg[/img]

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