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Post  big rob on Thu 29 Aug 2013, 11:23 pm

I'm not a person that gives a name to a car unless there's a good reason. I've owned so many cars over the past 30 or so years and only a few have earned a name.

My 1st Panel van was "Heartbreaker", which evolved into "Time Machine".

After that I went through a lot of cars that were just "the van" or "the GTR" or whatever, until I built my SL/R5000 "MR GAS". I now also have an SL/R called "MR BAD".

As I got older, again the cars were just "the VH", "the VK", "the SS", "the Clubsport", you know what I mean...... only the special ones get a name.

So now I'm finally back in the Van scene again, I have a feeling I need to have a name for my van and I'm just not coming up with anything at the moment. I'm not asking for suggestions because naming a van needs to have a personal feeling about it, but what has been the inspiration for other peoples Van Names?

I was thinking about sticking with the "MR ..." theme, and "MR VAN" came to mind, but I think that's a bit presumptuous in that it eludes to my van being of a higher quality than it is (currently).

So, what inspired Your Vans Name?
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Post  panoz78 on Fri 30 Aug 2013, 10:21 am


Don't worry about name it yet ,call it anything at the moment.
When the time is right a name will jump up a: t you and smack you right between the eyes .
It took me nearly 27 yrs to name mine..brightidea2 
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Post  HGPV on Fri 30 Aug 2013, 9:06 pm

Here here, took me about 15-17 years to name my van, although when I think about it it would have been pretty lame to have gone

Helmont

Quickmont

Fastmont

Hold'on'mont

Ohcr@pmont.

Hellmont

Now I think about it, all those years for just one "L", WHAT THE ?


Serious now, it will come to you in that time when you are between awake and asleep, be sure to get up and write it down otherwise you will forget, guaranteed !!!


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Post  fc59 on Fri 30 Aug 2013, 9:11 pm

panoz78 wrote:
Don't  worry about name it yet ,call it anything at the moment.
When the time is right a name will jump up a: t you and smack you right between the eyes .
It took me nearly 27 yrs to name mine..brightidea2 
your not wrong neil

i was just driving back up the M4 on the way back from a shakedown lap after fixing something that was broken dont ask me what it has been a long list Rolling Eyes and i spied a satin mat rought H van driving in the other direction

and i was thinking [mat HQ] [matQ] [satinQ]

then well mine is a blue ej i was thinking well it could be [bj] then BAM [bluejay] then i late refinded it to [bluEJay]

haven't looked back

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Post  HGPV on Fri 30 Aug 2013, 9:48 pm

OK, thread hijack


What inspired your van's name ?


Lets help Big Rob out with scenarios that helped us come to a decision


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Post  panoz78 on Fri 30 Aug 2013, 11:14 pm

What inspired the name for my van------ f###nose
Now seriously after it was painted one day I was sitting down playing the
Game angry birds on my phone , then after a few rounds I thought hmmm
The yellow one look a bit like my van and acts the same way ,you tap it and shoots off
BINGO .... one name for my van.............ds 
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Post  The Zodiac on Fri 30 Aug 2013, 11:20 pm

John Roach named it for me. Smile

When coming up with a name make sure it fits and ties into the theme of your van.

I've come up with heaps of names and themes over the years but won't live long enough to build them all. Lol

The WB started as The Zodiac but evolved into "Deeper Meanings" because its so much more than just a van to me. (The Zodiac will come later). Wink

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Post  panoz78 on Fri 30 Aug 2013, 11:30 pm

THE ZODIAC still fits you van Rob the zodiac or star signs are the deep and meaningfull
Sides of our lives ,And what you have been through with/ to get your van back
Would have been an emotional roller coaster..
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Post  The Zodiac on Fri 30 Aug 2013, 11:44 pm

Mine was getting a "killer" theme..........

The Zodiac if you look him up was a serial killer that never got caught, very interesting case.

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Post  Jonny James on Sat 31 Aug 2013, 4:28 pm

For myself, 'The last stand' suited the Vy van because it was the last panel van shaped Holden have done (VU through to VZ).

Later on the Kelly gang may feature into the van and with the last stand at Glen Rowen.

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Post  Mully on Sat 31 Aug 2013, 10:20 pm

Haven't got a name for my van (only had it a month).
Because it is also my work van, I'm a road pilot/escort, I've been thinking of 'Highway Hooker' or Haulage Hooker'.
Not sure yet. May not worry about a name.
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Post  The Zodiac on Sat 31 Aug 2013, 10:23 pm

Mully wrote:Haven't got a name for my van (only had it a month).
Because it is also my work van, I'm a road pilot/escort, I've been thinking of 'Highway Hooker' or Haulage Hooker'.
Not sure yet. May not worry about a name.
Think big Mully and talk it up...........

Name it "Highway Star" after the Deep Purple song! Wink

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Post  big rob on Sun 01 Sep 2013, 12:49 am

Excellent! Just the kind of discussion I was looking for.

I fully understand that one will come, the others I've named have had good reasons and sort of fell into place.

My good mate is a motor trimmer and is currently stitching a VERY nice pair of seats, console, headliner, rear side panels, doortrims and a cut-&-laid carpet for me and was asking if I wanted a name stitched into the trim somewhere. That was what got me thinking, as I don't want to have to re-do it when I think of something cool.

The other reason was of course, number plates. I love custom plates, or at least ones that convey a message (like one of my Toranas has "BL08WN").

Keep 'em coming!
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Post  Imperfection on Sun 01 Sep 2013, 9:20 am

When it came time to name my van, we stood back and said she's not perfect.So i named her Imperfection,and it suits the van to a tee.ds 
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Post  big rob on Sun 01 Sep 2013, 10:03 pm

That's what I mean (not that I agree that your vans not perfect). You have a name that means something to you. Cool!
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Post  panoz78 on Sun 01 Sep 2013, 10:10 pm

Just don't rush it
It will come in time and suit it perfectly,
And you will have no regrets on the name.
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