NATIONAL NAME YOUR CAR DAY | OCTOBER 2
National Name Your Car Day on October 2nd encourages a special commitment to your wheels. It’s time to give your trusty automobile what it really needs, a name.
Many of you most likely remember Herbie the Love Bug, Lightning McQueen from Cars, Kit from Knight Rider, General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard and Bandit from Smokey and the Bandit. These are just some of the famous car names that are known by millions of people.
Make a day of it. Take the ol’ jalopy out for a spin, a nice wash, and shine and then just maybe you will select a signature meant for one so reliable. After all, you spend all that time together and take such good care of each other, isn’t it time to give those four wheels a name?
HOW TO OBSERVE NAME YOUR CAR DAY
- Pick out a name for your car if you haven’t already.
- Show pictures of your jalopy with that new name on a sign placard for all to see.
- Tell the story behind your car’s name.
- Take your Betsy, Arnold, Chuck, Delores out for a spin.
- Use #NameYourCarDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL NAME YOUR CAR DAY HISTORY
In 1990, television feature reporter John Pertzborn from St. Louis created National Name Your Car Day. The day honors his 1954 blue and white Buick that “shakes, rattles, and rolls.” The car’s name? Elvis.
Name Your Car FAQ
Q. How many people name their cars?
A. According to a 2019 poll conducted by autowise.com, 40% of people name their cars?
Q. Are cars more likely to receive a female or male name?
A. Most people who name their cars give them a female name. According to Autowise, 53% identify their car as female vs male.
Q. Do people name other types of transportation?
A. Yes. Humans have been naming sea-going vessels for thousands of years.