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Old 05-31-2018, 01:55 PM   #1
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Whats your van

In the spirit of and b/c of "Rionapo"...what is the story behind your SMB/4x4van name? and it is supposed to have 'name' on the end of the thread....ahhh technology...and my fingers...

Sportsmobeebs; ...my daughter (now 30) was nicknamed 'beebs' when she was born (maybe from baby, who knows now) most everything in our world we love has the name 'beebs' attached to it...my wife and I call each other beebs (which in print is weird b/c we are both Chris/Kris and should have different nicknames you'd think), all vehicles have a form of beebs attached to it, and many of our friends have beers attached to their names...so Sportsmobeebs just fit...and Sporty for short even more sense...
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:00 PM   #2
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G'day,

Vehicle name/number plate is EROS,
Greek God of Ĺove. My interpretation,
Love my van, love 4 wheel driving.
My previous 2 boats, sold, were call EROS.
Some people conjure other wierdness, I'm
married 40 years, 4 beautiful children.

Cheers Doug.
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Old 05-31-2018, 05:56 PM   #3
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Chester

Not the most original. When we purchased our van we had just moved from the country into an uppity neighborhood in the middle of town. We had a nice lifted Ford Excursion when we moved in. About a week later I had located a 4x4 converted EB E350 Cargo van. We left on a Friday morning with the Excursion and came home Friday evening about 5:30 driving through the neighborhood at peak time when everyone was getting home. ALL THE NEIGHBORS were mean mugging the van (it had full tinted glass so you couldn't see us driving it). Unbeknownst to us as we were new to the neighborhood. There was a rather large issue with people houses and cars getting broken into. So naturally the cargo van cruising the neighborhood at 5:30 on a Friday night became suspect.

The name started with creeper van, then evolved into Chester the.... well you get it. Then our 4 year old twins caught wind of the name Chester and it stuck. Silly story but that's how the name came about.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:02 PM   #4
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Le Moose.


I'm no stranger to large vehicles. In my 20s, I drove 10 wheelers. I had to back it into the yard each night about 75 yards, and hit a diagonal parking spot. But that was mumble mumble years ago. So, when I got my long wheelbase I knew it was bigger than my Astro, but didn't think it was as big as it is. Driving it home, the word "Moose" was said a few times. It stuck.
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:37 PM   #5
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My old '87 is named Gertie after Gertie the Dinosaur, Windsor McCay's early animation (1914).


I am an animation professor. I work mostly with 3D now, but I have traditional and 2D experience. I'd eventually like to start a mobile animation program to travel to small mountain towns where some schools only have like 6 students and teach/inspire kids to look into technology based fields. Animation is a great way to get the young'uns hooked. So someday if I ever get Gertie stable, we'll give it a go.
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:04 PM   #6
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Tardis because it is bigger in the inside than our last van.
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Tardis because it is bigger in the inside than our last van.
SO larrie, what do they think when you drive that thing into the future? I am sure still impressed!
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Bigly - because it's massive, immense



The first meaning, says Stamper, was to mean “with great force or violently or strongly.”

The second meaning, which has been more popular in recent centuries, means “boastfully, haughtily or proudly.”
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Jiminy as in Jiminy cricket because of the 7.3 diesel and the noise it makes.


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My current boring white Transit van is named Vanilla. I can't remember why.
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