October 20, 2004 at 7:17 pm #232094
Noone has posted their car names on this site yet. I will start the list now.
I just named my little red 1954 MG-TD ” RUBY MAGONEYA” like in the phrase ” DON’T THE NAME RUBY MAGONEYA MEAN NOTHING TO YOU ?” which everyone knows. Jon in KyOctober 20, 2004 at 10:15 pm #236370William J CollinsParticipant
Jon …Better clean your glasses.. Right on the Front page are “Roxie”,”, “Casper” ,”Lil Green Mouse” and Last but not least MY “Angelica”October 20, 2004 at 10:26 pm #236371
I stand corrected.October 21, 2004 at 9:20 am #236372GuestsParticipant
Be nice Bill….use this larger font!!! My site ID, “Pink MG” is my car’s name.
Jon, I think it would be neat for us to post the explanation for each car’s name.
By the way Bill, the upholsterer in Lakewood ran our of leather last week (never called me either!) and only got the seat back and the pleated seat surface of the 2 seat bottoms completed! Sounds fishy to me. I gave him a 55 sq. ft. hide. He told me he only needed 35 sq. ft. to do the 3 pieces of the seats and the door panels. I bought another hide (46 sq. ft.) from Keleen Leathers yesterday. He’s had these seats since 7 September! I’d better make these seats removable so I can bring them into the house as furniture!October 21, 2004 at 9:46 am #236373GuestsParticipant
When I was a sprout, the real MGTD’s were brand new models. My mother thought they were the neatest car she ever saw. My Dad was 6’8″/300lbs. and was not about to buy something that he couldn’t fit in too. I felt bad that she couldn’t get one. I’m sure that lack of finances were the real reason.
So when I had one of those “serious” talks most of us always had with Mom, I would always ask her, “Mommy, when I grow up I’m going to buy you any car you want. What do you want me to buy you?” She would answer, “You can buy me a pink MG.”
I got my first MGTD kit in 1999. It had an NJ personal plate that read “PINKMG”. Mom did get a short ride in it before she passed away in 2001 at 87 years old. During the ride she asked when I was going to paint it pink for her!October 22, 2004 at 12:53 pm #236374
I used the russian spelling. Should have been ” Ruby Begonia”.October 26, 2004 at 11:51 pm #236375William J CollinsParticipant
ANGELICA IS A LITTLE GIRL WHO IS A TROUBLEMAKER IN THE COMICS.IN OUR KITCAR CLUB HERE IN NEW JERSEY (THE NJRC) WE RAN AN ANNUAL RACE OF PINE CARS AT ONE OF OUR DINNERS ..I BUILT A PINE CAR AND FOR A DRIVER I USED ONE OF MY GRAND KIDS FIGUREINE OF ANGELICA AND ATTACHED THE HEAD AND ARMS TO THE STEERING WHEEL TO REPRESENT A DRIVER AND HELP BRING THE WEIGHT UP TO THE 5 OZ ALLOWED WEIGHT..WELL I NEVER WON ANYTHING TILL THEN..LITTLE ANGELICA GAVE ME LUCK THAT DAY.TOOK FIRST PLACE AND THE TROPHY TO KEEP FOR ONE YEAR AND SO WHEN I BOUGHT THE “PINK MG” FROM MARK HENDRICKSON THE CURRENT PRESIDENT OF THE “NEW JERSEY REPLICAR CLUB” I RENAMED IT THE ANGELICA..November 13, 2004 at 11:06 am #236376Michael PullenParticipant
Car names; I worked on my badly deteriorated (previously abandoned and left for dead) Fiberfab for well over a year before it was worthy of any name at all besides “that damned piece of —- out back” but eventually my wife said “you have to give that poor guy a name”. She has always named her cars, including a few VW’s to which she is quite partial. Back when I was a hippie, I had this dog named Merlin, who lived 16 years and went through most of the major transitions of my life with me and is buried in my backyard. Merlin is also a figure from the lore of the British Isles and the name of a powerfull British motor, so it seemed the natural choice. Back in the sixties, when I worked on my first (and only other) auto restoration, a 1950 Chevy pickup, Merlin was with me for every knuckle bruising agonizing moment. I had neither tools, knowledge nor money, just a lot of time on my hands, determination and my dog to keep me company. I find myself thinking about him a lot when I work on this car, because the smells (did that truck mostly on the gravel in front of a friends shop who did fiberglass.) and the work remind me of that time. Now I have plenty of money for parts, a comfortable dry place to work, and a ton of tools, but I don’t have the dog. When Merlin is complete, I’ll remember my dog every time I drive his namesake.
MichaelOctober 12, 2008 at 6:28 am #236377LarryParticipant
Maurice has been officially named here in sunny Fla.August 31, 2010 at 9:56 am #236378newkitmanParticipant
Well I just acquired this unbuilt, red CMC Fiberfab kit. MG is a British car and in the James Bond movies, Moneypenny is James’ redheaded love, I guess “Moneypenny” will be her name. newkitman40421.4148726852
VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
"If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The ShackAugust 31, 2010 at 10:17 am #236379
I will be updating the registry map and spreadsheet today. I’ll put Moneypenny in the car name column. Good name AllenAugust 31, 2010 at 6:45 pm #236380Steve CritesParticipant
All of my hobby cars and trucks in the past have had well thought out names. Soooo.. I’m sorry to say that over the past 2 years I’ve taken the apparent easy route and have always refered to her as simply “The Duchess”
Now that I see it print, I like it! “The Duchess” it is.August 31, 2010 at 6:52 pm #236381
Got The Duchess in the update.August 31, 2010 at 7:01 pm #236382Dan RosaParticipant
‘Dixie cup” is the name because she is our ice-cream getter ride to ,Baskin- Robbins on these warm southern evenings Dan RAugust 31, 2010 at 7:18 pm #236383
Got Dixie Cup in the update …..ice cream sounds good!August 31, 2010 at 7:35 pm #236384edward ericsonParticipant
Ice cream. yeah! Or, in our case, Gelotti from Ritas
(Caution: stunt driving)
Ed. Note: I fixed the link Ed.
PMOSSBERG40421.9845601852September 1, 2010 at 5:48 pm #236385Montie HendersonParticipant
We named ours “Audrey”, after Audrey Hepburn. When we first started dating some 40+ years ago., one of the first movies we went to see was “Two for the Road” Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney drove a MGTD across Europe and we fell in love with the car and each other. Said some day we would have one, finally got it so she named after her. Been together ever since..MontieSeptember 1, 2010 at 9:58 pm #236386Dale SchumacherParticipant
Cool story Montie – here’s to another 40September 2, 2010 at 8:05 am #236387edward ericsonParticipant
Thanks for the fix, Paul.
We named our car Bridget within a month or two of her arrival here. Don’t think the last guy had a name for her.
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