Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-11-2005, 04:01 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Rail26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: El Paso
Posts: 1,147
Have you named your Boxster?

I ran into a fellow Boxster owner the other day and during our conversation he kept referring to "Lucy". I couldn't figure out who he was talking about so I finally asked if "Lucy" was his wife. Nope, it was his car. His car was quite an odd color combination...purple with gold intakes and gold rims. Kind of Liberace for me, but he loved it and that is all that matters right? Have any of you named your Boxsters? Be honest.

__________________
'05 987 Basalt Black/Sand Beige
5 spd, 18" wheels
AH-64 Apache
RC-12 Guardrail
RC-7 Crazy Hawk

"If the wings are traveling faster than
the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter--
and therefore, unsafe" --Unknown
Rail26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2005, 04:29 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: orange county, ca
Posts: 248
Talking

"Have any of you named your Boxsters? Be honest.".............ahhhh, seriouly???..........No(Thats what happens when you match Purple with Gold intake and rims)...lol...
__________________

Last edited by spine911; 09-11-2005 at 04:33 PM.
spine911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 7,240
I do not name cars nor do I name the fish in my fish tank. Neither will come to you when you call their name, so there's no need to name them in my book.

That guy you met sounds as if he's one brick shy of a full load.
__________________
'97 Boxster (Black Hole for 42,000 Dead Presidents and counting) - 122k
New motor, transmission, suspension, and on and on and on it goes...
RandallNeighbour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2005, 05:45 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 201
The General "Lee"

Yeeehaaaa
__________________
2004 Boxster - Carmon Red/ Black-SOLD
18" Carrera Lt, Painted to match roll bars, PnP Rear Speakers, Sports Tailpipe
2004 Tonka Truck H2

05 S - looking...
lexuspilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2005, 05:54 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: auburn, al
Posts: 144
If you happen to run into the guy again please take a couple of pics to share w/ us. I'd love to see such an odd color combination! To each there own I always say. No name for mine as of now.
__________________
1999 Arctic Silver Metallic/Graphite Grey top/ tiptronic transmission
nautiquelfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2005, 07:55 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Rail26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: El Paso
Posts: 1,147
I will definately take pictures if and when I see him again.
__________________
'05 987 Basalt Black/Sand Beige
5 spd, 18" wheels
AH-64 Apache
RC-12 Guardrail
RC-7 Crazy Hawk

"If the wings are traveling faster than
the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter--
and therefore, unsafe" --Unknown
Rail26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2005, 08:19 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 201
Was this on our side of the border?

A boxster would make a sweet lowrider
__________________
2004 Boxster - Carmon Red/ Black-SOLD
18" Carrera Lt, Painted to match roll bars, PnP Rear Speakers, Sports Tailpipe
2004 Tonka Truck H2

05 S - looking...
lexuspilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2005, 04:01 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 435
true confessions - in past years we referred to some of our cars as noted:
1976 - Italy. called our rusty 1964 (?) Austin A40 "the mutt"
1978 - Italy. 0ur 1978, new Fiat 128 was "the banana car". Yup, bright yellow.
1982 - Italy. The turquoise Fiat 124 sedan (1600 cc) was "the tank". Indestructible.
1999 - US. The former rental car Taurus was "the Bull" (pronounced 'Bool')
The boxster - no name really. Was gonna put "LMNCLLO" as a rear tag, but haven't gotten around to it. Took it on the track friday at Turn 1 Motorsports (good folks). When you get the boxster on the track, the only name that comes to mind is awesome. What an incredible performer -
limoncello is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2005, 07:44 AM   #9
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Posts: 34
Portia

pronounced as "PORSHA", when i love her.
B*** then she brokes down
Porschev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2005, 08:00 AM   #10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Seattle is now home!
Posts: 398
Mine is "Stuie" I will let you guess why.
__________________
Everything is for sale

3.6, SC 'er and other parts for sale
JP-s-in st. louis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2005, 08:57 AM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 874
I creatively named mine "Blue", on account of the color. But after a particularly spirited ride this allows me to yell out..."Blue, you're my boy !"

I'm curious though whether folks think the Boxster should be referred to as a he or a she. Or are all cars like ships...a she.
__________________
http://i7.tinypic.com/24ovngk.jpghttp://i7.tinypic.com/24ow0id.jpg

06 987S- Sold
Carrara White / Black / Black/Stone Grey Two-tone

05 987 5-speed - Sold
Midnight Blue Metallic / Metropol Blue / Sand Beige

06 MB SLK350- Lease escapee
Iridium Silver Metallic / Black

We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true. - Robert Wilensky
SD987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2005, 11:28 AM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 120
No name

My first car was a 1983 Volvo 240 DL Wagon, light blue... I drove it in college in the mid 90s. The license plate was ZUE-1234, and so the car found the name "Zeus". It was the perfect college car, and it seemed everybody loved Zeus. If we were going somewhere, my friends would shout, "Can we take Zeus?"

No name for my Boxster, though. I dunno, I think if the car is funky and has an odd character, then a name seems to be appropriate. If a car is clean and new, then I think a name just doesn't seem so appropriate.
xavier405 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2005, 08:26 AM   #13
Registered User
 
Ronzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 748
I name the cars I care about. The Box is "Susie", because it's yellow with a black interior, like a black-eyed susan flower.
I have a white '64 MGB named "Blondie" for obvious reasons.
I think the first car I named was a '77 Jeep CJ7 I called "Boris". But he pissed me off when he left me stranded with a dead fuel pump one savagely dark night in a ski area parking lot 100 miles from home. So I took his name away and sold his miserable butt shortly thereafter. No more names for the utilitarian gear.
Ronzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2005, 09:39 AM   #14
Registered User
 
Perfectlap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,709
A girl I was recently seeing from a foreign country couldn't pronounce the S-H
sound and would refer to my "fancy" car as the Porch.
I had to tell her I couldn't see her anymore.
__________________
GT3 Recaro Seats - Boxster Red
GT3 Aero / Carrera 18" 5 spoke / Potenza RE-11
Fabspeed Headers & Noise Maker
BORN: March 2000 - FINLAND
IMS#1 REPLACED: April 2010 - NEW JERSEY -- LNE DUAL ROW
Perfectlap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2005, 10:37 AM   #15
Registered User
 
tqtran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 416
I don't think thats abnormal for someone to name their car if they are attached to it. I say, naming a car is not as bad as when people named "pet rocks"
tqtran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2005, 06:23 PM   #16
Registered User
 
donv's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: NW of Boston, MA
Posts: 697
My first car, a Rambler, was named "Ernie" by my friends and it just stuck. The license plate ended -ERN . The name seemed to just fit the car... and no car with the same tags on it have held the name since.

The Boxster has a vanity plate and some people refer to it by the name on the plate, but not me. It is always just "the Boxster" or "the fun car".

__________________
2001 Lapis/Black/Black, PSM, Rear Speaker Kit, Optima...
donv is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page