Hello car guys! Car fanciers. Car fans. Car junkies. Car lovers. Car aficionados. Car buffs. Car fanatics.
Anything but car enthusiasts. That word is just awkward. And so generic. Like the food at Taco Bell. You guys deserve a name that is like the Beatles of music. A word that takes the checkered flag. But hey, I’m just a girl. What do I know? Nothing about cars. Is it two-door or four-door? What color is it? Is the mileage low enough to get out of town without worries? Those are my concerns in the motoring universe. But I love you car connoisseurs. Rolling art professionals (hubby came up with that one). I just spent ten days with you here in Scottsdale/Phoenix at all the car auctions, parties, and events. You are intensely devoted to these rolling works of art. You are ardent lovers of these mistresses. You deserve a better name. So let’s ponder this.
Autophile: like bibliophile or Francophile. You know…lover of.
Accelerator Appreciator: no explanation needed. Pedal to the metal.
Fancier: a person who breeds animals, plants, etc., especially in order to improve the strain. Don’t car guys sorta do this?
Motor Votary: a person devoted or addicted to some pursuit.
Motor Rooter: a loyal and enthusiastic follower.
Hood Habitue: a habitual visitor to a place.
Spark Plug Swain: a male admirer or lover.
Jack Junkie: not that you have a strong craving to jack up your car…it just sounds good.
Auto Adventurer: you encounter risks and adventures.
Pedal Patron: a person who supports cars with money.
Dashboard Devotee: a zealous follower of the car religion.
Airbag Aficionado: do you talk too much? Do you inflate when you collide with another car enthusiast?
Payload Pundit: what is your carrying capacity for car experts?
Engine Eccentric: erratic, peculiar behavior, personality and/or beliefs. Are we talking about the engine or the car guy?
Wheel Worshippers: adoring reverence or regard for the car.
Tachnophile: speed lover. What are your RPMs?
Auto Advocate: cars are your case!
Carburetor Connoisseur: do you have Weber carburetors?
NOx Nut: what’s plugged into your exhaust system???
Gearhead: a British term.
Auto Admirer: sometimes this is done secretly, right?
Blinker Tinkerer: for those of you with old cars.
Motor Lunatic: a quote from Norman Dewes, Jaguar test driver.
What name sparks your plug?