Car/bike Names what are the best? worst?

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
Stickyfinger
(Donor 2016)
Posts: 9925
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 22:05
x 758

Re: New Topic! Car Names what are the best?

Post by Stickyfinger »

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
27 Jan 2018, 12:07
Can't let the thread dribble away into obscurity without one of these

Image
Spoiler: show
Image
Regards neil


Don't tell them Pike !
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 19884
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 2117

Car/bike Names what are the best?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

Slightly amended the title just because BSA came up with some terrific names for their machines.

..and today hit the jackpot

A Thunderbolt and a Lightning standing next to each other outside the co-op!

No camera to record the event

Regards Neil
User avatar
bobins
Donor 2021
Posts: 4415
Joined: 05 Jul 2012, 18:07
x 1462

Re: Car/bike Names what are the best?

Post by bobins »

Thunderbolt and lightning very very frightening me
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo Figaro - magnifico

:-D

Now hands up those of you who couldn't resist singing that :lol:
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 19884
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 2117

Re: Car/bike Names what are the best?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

bobins wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 13:23
Thunderbolt and lightning very very frightening me
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo Figaro - magnifico

:-D

Now hands up those of you who couldn't resist singing that :lol:


As I did when I saw them together :-D Just imagine if they had been standing next to a Nissan Figaro...er...which co-incidentally I spotted outside Marks and Spencer!

Go on, just for fun are there any other cars/bikes in Bohemian Rhapsody?
Regards Neil
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 19884
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 2117

Re: Car/bike Names what are the best?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 13:29
Go on, just for fun are there any other cars/bikes in Bohemian Rhapsody?
Regards Neil

No espace from reality

Image
Renault Espace rear 20080930 [Attribution], by Rudolf Stricker, from Wikimedia Commons
Spare him his life from this monstrosity

There's bound to be more!

Regards Neil
User avatar
bobins
Donor 2021
Posts: 4415
Joined: 05 Jul 2012, 18:07
x 1462

Re: Car/bike Names what are the best?

Post by bobins »

Thunderbolt and lightning very very frightening me
Renault Clio, Renault Clio,
Renault clio, Renault Clio,
Renault Clio, Figaro - magnifico



Or perhaps....

I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy
Because I'm easy come, Aygo
A little high, little low
Toyota Aygo - Toyota.co.uk, fair use
Toyota Aygo - Toyota.co.uk, fair use
User avatar
bobins
Donor 2021
Posts: 4415
Joined: 05 Jul 2012, 18:07
x 1462

Re: Car/bike Names what are the best?

Post by bobins »

I see a little silhouetto of Megane
Shake that ass, shake that ass, will you drive a Renault Twingo
Thunderbolt and lightning very very frightening, me
Renault Clio, Renault Clio,
Renault clio, Renault Clio,
Renault Clio, Figaro - magnifico

:-D
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 19884
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 2117

Car/bike/bus Names what are the best?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

Stood next to a couple of Leopards and a Panther today
nf own work
nf own work
REgards Neil
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 19884
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 2117

Re: Car/bike Names what are the best?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

Not in the premier league of motorcycle best names, like the Velocette Venom, BSA Thunderbolt etc but not bad.

The Royal Enfield Constellation featured recently on "Bangers and Cash" on UKTV.
screenshot
screenshot
Regards Neil
Gibbo2286
(Donor 2020)
Posts: 5931
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 1419

Re: Car/bike Names what are the best?

Post by Gibbo2286 »

Then there was the Douglas Dragonfly the last Douglas. I think, made in Bristol.
doctle
Posts: 947
Joined: 16 Oct 2014, 12:17
x 219

Re: Car/bike Names what are the best?

Post by doctle »

One of my first cars was a Hillman Avenger nicknamed Blue Thunder until I painted it MF red
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 19884
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 2117

Car/bike Names what are the best?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

doctle wrote:
08 Jun 2019, 09:47
One of my first cars was a Hillman Avenger nicknamed Blue Thunder until I painted it MF red
Now if you add "Tiger" to Hillman Avenger you get this fearsome beast :-D

Image

Regards Neil
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 19884
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 2117

Car/bike Names what are the best?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

Douglas Dragonfly Gibbo......not that successful a machine, maybe suggests wafting around the countryside in a leisurely manner while the spirit of the age was moving towards hurling from cafe to cafe at the greatest possible speed. Maybe the Douglas Dominator or some other less placid name might have sold more! :-D

Its tag line according to wiki to stress its riding comfort was "equal to a car's" which if that is the feature you are going for the "Dragonfly" name maybe conjures up that sort of feeling.

Image
Douglas Dragonfly 664
Terry Whalebone [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Regards Neil
User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 19884
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 2117

Re: Car/bike Names what are the best?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

The Avenger has also appeared in the "Limited Edition" thread with its "sunshine" and "top hat" offerings.

I did manage to photograph a "Tiger" first hand, made a little more special by being in an "upstairs" showroom.
Its next to another rootes-group offering. Now if that was A Sunbeam Stilletto which it probably isn't that would be a more than worthy entry to the FCF selection of best car/bike names. Can't beat a bit of aliteration.
nf own work
nf own work
Regards Neil
User avatar
mickthemaverick
Donor 2022
Posts: 9231
Joined: 11 May 2019, 17:56
x 2501

Re: Car/bike Names what are the best?

Post by mickthemaverick »

I remember owning a Messerschmitt KR200 and being chased down the A41 from Aylesbury to Tring by a Triumph Spitfire!
I lost!!
However it reminds me of the first aggresive motoring Tiger on the road:

Image