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Z06 Potential Patents

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National Name Your Car Day

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  • National Name Your Car Day

    Name your car? Your Corvette? Thanks to CorvetteBlogger, we have learned that today is national Name Your Car Day.

    Originally posted by CorvetteBlogger
    Owners Tell Us What They Named Their Corvettes on National Name Your Car Day By
    Keith Cornett

    Oct 2, 2018
    Owners Tell Us What they Named Their Corvettes on National Name Your Car Day

    Have you named your Corvette? Today is “National Name Your Car Day” which is a holiday we can totally behind.

    With the amount of time and attention that Corvette owners put into coming up with Corvette vanity plates, we knew that some of you out there would also some clever names for their Corvettes as well. So last Friday we asked in a poll about naming your Corvettes and you responded overwhelmingly!

    In that poll, we asked if you have ever named your Corvette. A total of 113 votes were received with 72% of you saying yes, your Corvette has a name!

    Not only that but many of you told us the names of your Corvettes as well. Many of the names seem to address the color of the Corvette. Rusty’s Yellow ’93 is called OLD YELLER, several Black Corvettes earned names of MENACE, ELVIRA, and BEASTIE, and we have a couple of owners who call their cars SPICEY due to having a C7 with a Spice Red interior.

    Wayne gave his car a first and last name which he calls CORA VETTE, as did Joe whose 1989 Corvette is named “BETTY CORVETTIE”. And finally, a couple of readers told us that they also call their Corvettes “BABY”, the same name I have given to my 1966 Corvette. I also appreciate them letting me know that it’s perfectly acceptable to wish your baby a good night before closing the garage door for the evening.

    This blog post was inspired by the GM BuyPower Card and their survey of 1,276 licensed drivers across the country. The GM rewards card asked them about naming their vehicles. Over 42% of US car owners responded that they name their cars and 82% of those drivers said they share that name freely with family and friends!

    Here are some fun facts that the GM BuyPower Card survey revealed:
    • Women are 7% more likely than men to name their vehicles
    • 55% of respondents personify vehicles as female
    • 56% believe that a car’s personality, make and model, and color influence the vehicle’s name
    • 78% of drivers who name their car know someone else who has named their car too
    • 6% of all car names are Betsy and Betty,
    • 66% of the vehicles on the road are at least 5 years old
    • 51% of drivers estimate that they spend at least $1,000 per year toward their vehicle (this includes maintenance and aftermarket upgrades)
    • Over 60% of drivers are seeking to upgrade their wheels within the next three years
    • 73% of drivers still prefer to buy cars from dealerships


    For those of you that haven’t named your Corvettes, does seeing how some other Corvette owners are having fun with it have you thinking up a good name for your car?

    Still need help? Visit the Car Name Generator and see if you can come up with one that fits your Corvette!


    Source:
    GM BuyPower Card


    https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2018...erm=2018-10-02
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    All of our recent Corvettes (we have one at a time), are named WRP SPD (their license plate too). All of our DD’s have names also.

    Yours?
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    • #3
      No names for mine.
      1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
      2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

      NCM Lifetime Member since 2003

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      • #4
        Sounds like quite a special day.

        Call my C7 "the vette". Will be calling my C8 "the vette". I'm not anthropomorphic about it.

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        • #5
          Not sure that I'd name my car, but this is an interesting read haha.

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          • #6
            I know it's not very "creative" but i nicknamed mine "Sting". It is yellow afterall! my mother calls it bumblebee... lol

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            • #7
              Click image for larger version  Name:	 Views:	2 Size:	420.3 KB ID:	11574 I just call my car STNGRAY
              A thought if I might ...

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              • #8
                Lumpy, No Pulp, and Vanna White, ( white van). others shall be remembered nameless including various Porsche’s, cadillac’s , and that Pantera. One NASCAR Southwest Tour race car we ran was called BossHog, and it earned that name.
                3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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                • #9
                  Mine has a name, but I never use it except in my forum signature. It's generally just referred to as "the Corvette."

                  But the name is "Sunkissed," for multiple reasons: It's orange, like the Sunkist fruit. The paint, like most C7s, has a fair bit of orange peel. The UV pigment and metallic bits just glow when the car is "kissed" by the sun. And as a convertible, the passengers get kissed by the sun, too.

                  The only car my family has had that got a name that stuck was a Hyundai Sonata we got for my son to drive to high school. One evening, he mispronounced it as "the Sinatra", so it became "Frank" from that point on.
                  Current C7:SunKissed, 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible

                  Status 3300, TWP 5/17: 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Natural w/ suede inserts, FE2, NPP Nickname TBD

                  Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club: https://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org/

                  Never grow up - It's a trap.

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                  • #10
                    I typically just use the "Vette" as the name, because who's got time for two full syllables?

                    Or maybe I'm just plain lazy...

                    Either way, I always call it "the Vette" with undeniable pride.
                    My C8:
                    '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

                    Current Vettes:
                    '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
                    '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
                    '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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                    • #11
                      Rebel. It's on the license plate in case we forget.
                      2017 TR GS 2LT

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                      • #12
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ID:	11699 I'm not sure that I'll have the license plate on it but it does looks good like this ...
                        Last edited by Ssscooter66; 10-03-2018, 11:31 PM.
                        A thought if I might ...

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                        • #13
                          That was funny Ssscooter66.

                          Last edited by John; 10-03-2018, 11:57 PM.
                          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                          • #14
                            Not really sure how I did this, but this was supposed to be with FRONT PLATE APPEARANCE post.. I guess I need to get new glasses (again) oh well ....
                            Last edited by Ssscooter66; 10-04-2018, 08:38 AM.
                            A thought if I might ...

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