In remembrance to Philippines Pride, Car racer Enzo Pastor (RIP), I’m writing in something in relation to a buddy’s interest – Racing. Not too long ago, he and his brother, Don Pastor, a car racer himself have told me some fun facts on the relevance of car designs to fashion.
Here are few more fun facts:
The famous Formula 1 just started successfully and the news machinery around the new season is covering every part of expert knowledge and updates one can think of. Surprisingly, a rather uncommon story on Sebastian Vettel’s car nicknames made a circuit: The multiple world champion revealed that he calls his new car in season 2014 “Suzie”. Hence, global car classifieds player Carmudi investigated into the more personal side of the racing sport and picked out the ten most outstanding car nicknames in motorsports history.
|Red Bull RB10 (Formula 1)||Suzie||2014|
|Vauxhall Ventora||Big Bertha||1974|
|Cadillac “Spider”||Le Monstre||1950|
|Cadillac Coupe de Ville||Clumsy Pup||1950|
|Alfa Romeo 6C34||Disco Volante||1952|
|Ak Miller’s El Caballo de Hierro||Ensalada||1953|
|Chaparral 2J||Vacuum Cleaner||1970|
|Porsche 935/78||Moby Dick||1978|
|Samuri Engineering Datsun 2407||Big Sam||1971|
Reuters motor racing Correspondent Alan Baldwin says, “Drivers tend to develop a relationship with their cars. A car is an extension of themselves. An out of body experience, I’d say. It’s quite normal for car drivers to give their cars names. They may not publicize it though“.
Even though Sebastian Vettel’s affinity for nicknames has made it to a running gag in the scene, the tradition of nicknames in motorsports dates back to the beginnings of the sport itself. However, some of them were worth recording for obvious reasons, whereas the origin of the name is often as irritating as it could be. The Spanish word for “salad”, for instance, served as a nick name for the famous Ford hot rod “El Caballo de Hierro” which competed in the “Carrera Panamerica Mexican” in 1953.
Stefan Haubold, Global Managing Director at Carmudi comments, “Cars can have quite an emotional value for their owners. And I can say that for I am in that business. These nicknames are quite a testimonial to how cars are treated. Not just as sheer objects, but rather companions.”
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