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2 hours ago, alsancle said:

 

I mostly agree,  except when you have small dogs that don't like anybody (including most of the people in the family).

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That truck isn't going to be stolen anytime soon. 

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I spent over 30 year in Real Estate Business      Residential and commercial and appraisals for seconds       BR

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WELL-DUHH !!!

 

Its the license plate on my motor coach.

But I wont show it because those guys that cover up their plates may be onto something.

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When I joined AACA and this forum back in 2007 I had just bought a 1963 Buick Riviera so I created my handle and avatar from that. I sold that car a few years later and there have been many more as reflected in my signature but I still check the Riviera ROA forum every day.

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Growing up in the 50's and 60's and with the last name Dillon, the conversation invariably turned to everyone's then favorite TV Western, Gunsmoke and Marshall Dillon (James Arness). I got "Matt" Dillon often, and a couple of my friends were nick-named Chester. Anyway, the username pays homage to a great TV show. 

 

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Just been "Padgett" since before there was an Internet.

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I have a 1913 Lozier and have been interested in Loziers for more than 50 years.  I have other old cars too, but Lozier hold my prime interest.

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Longish story but when I bought my first Dodge PU some of the locals let it be known that the name should be  pronounced with the D and E silent since they were all "Big Dogs". Of course I wanted a vanity plate to razz them all but BIGDOG was already taken hence the BHIGDOG spelling. I've had the plate and used it as a handle ever since. BTW, my current 2500 Cummins diesel is the best truck I've ever owned.......Bob

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"Hudsy Wudsy" was the appellation that a very good friend gave my blue '49 Hudson 2dr sedan nearly fifty years ago. He called my car Hudsy Wudsy, not me, but the name holds warm memories for me.  It's an obvious corruption of the Rudyard Kipling rhyme about British troops fighting in the Sudan in the 1890s:

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear

Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair

Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy,

was he?

 

Far, far more than anyone would ever want to know about this episode of British Colonialism and the history and origin of this brief little rhyme here:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuzzy-Wuzzy

 

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3 hours ago, Hupp36 said:

36Hupp, Charter member of the  Hupp club  started in 1970.My  36  Model N in  out  of  a thousand  cars in  our  club, my  1936 N is the  only registered and  running on the  road. Plus its 1 of  21  produced. But  since I  was  gifted with  a 1927  Pierce Arrow  I  may have to change it .

 

Id leave it as Hupp36, PA could also stand for pain in the Ahhh - you get the point...

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4 hours ago, JACK M said:

WELL-DUHH !!!

 

Its the license plate on my motor coach.

But I wont show it because those guys that cover up their plates may be onto something.

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And of course we will never figure it out now.

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58L-Y8 is the model designation for the 1958 Packard sedan, hardtop and station wagon.  Oddly enough, I've never owned one.  Elsewhere on-line, I go by 58L8134 which is the serial number of the last 1958 Packard built, the end of the line.

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Like TerryB I wanted something easy for people to figure out who I was and with everything else out on the internet to have a name for and remember ( ebay, passwords for everything, etc.) my location is listed like everyone else so I feel that helps too. Keep it simple , it is about the message not the name for me. Also I won't list the cars/vehicles I have owned that are sold ( in the 55 years I have been collecting cars , who cares what I owned 40 years ago) and won't put the word GONE after it . when I see that it makes me think , Gone where? Did it get lost? 🙄

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In 1930 Fisher bodies were in tin and my daily driver for 59 years was/is a Pontiac, hence my car became Tinindian.  It seemed appropiate that an AACA handle could/should be Tinindian.

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It's my first car, a 1961 Dodge Polara 2 door HT that my Dad bought new.  Still have it and hope to have it back out in the next few years.

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3 minutes ago, Tinindian said:

In 1930 Fisher bodies were in tin and my daily driver for 59 years was/is a Pontiac, hence my car became Tinindian.  It seemed appropiate that an AACA handle could/should be Tinindian.

My first car was a 1951 Pontiac Chieftan which I called a “Tin Indian”.  Your username always makes me smile and think Pontiac.

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I picked a name that I stood a  chance of remembering.

 

Paul

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One night in 2007 sitting at the computer trying to come up with a name for my business I heard a pack of coyotes in the dry wash in the back of the property doing their yelping and caring on.  I said that it sounded like they were laughing, so the name Laughing Coyote came to be.  

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Back about 20 years ago my son was signing this Luddite up for the Internet and email and wanted to know what "name" I wanted to be known by. Not knowing, or caring, I said I leave it up to him and promptly ended up as Ozstatman. But what does Ozstatman mean? Well part of that goes back even further because years previousy I'd score his, and his brother and sisters, games of cricket, manage their soccer and basketball teams, etc. At one stage one of the coaches involved asked me to do the "stats" for one of the basketball teams. After that, and being able to demonstrate some mental arithmetic skills which seem to be generally lacking today, I was then labelled Statman! My son thinking he'd use that label for my internet/email found, like others have recounted, that the "name" was already in use. So he applied the suffix Oz(as in Oz-tralia) to statman and lo and behold no one else was using that name.

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My film production company is Taylormade Productions.  My last name is Taylor, so...

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When I was in my  20's I was travelling around Europe, I sent post cards to friends and family.  I signed them with my initials and OK, to my surprise, no one knew who the post cards were from....lol

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Besides having a life long interest in old cars,..  Since I can remember I have also collected antique brewery advertising from Brooklyn, NY where my relatives worked for many of the old breweries in the 40's and 50's.   A hobby that started with my father and continues to today over 40 years later. My Ebay handle since Ebay started as well.

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My given name is Curtis. An old friend at work nicknamed me Curti.  This was back in the  60's  It stuck. Even my mother called me Curti.   My eBay handle is Curti.  Can't get those short user-ID's  anymore.  There are lots of Curt's and Curtis's  but not many Curti's 

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