Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Reveal your user name origin


misterNNL
 Share

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, JollySipper said:

That's a nice car...... Probably something not often seen there!

For sure was! No those years are kind of rare these days. They where never cared for since many old American cars was considered junk in the 80’s and late 70’s car was regarded worse than the earlier Ones.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tom,

The origin of mine goes back to the nineties when I was trying to come up with my first name (Acarnut). I have always loved cars, even since I was little, much the way other kids liked trains, dinosaurs or animals.  Problem is, I never outgrew it.

When I needed a new one, I just added a couple numbers to it.

By the time I had joined here, I was into Old Cars, so I tried that and I added the 27 to it as that is my wife's birthday. It was accepted - I had no idea there was another oldcarfan on here until I had seen his name some months later. GMTA!

My avatar is the Firebird because that was one of my first favorite cars and the movie Smokey and the Bandit left an indelible impression on me.

In fact, in my garage is a project 78 Trans Am that my kids and I are going to be working on as soon as I can get my work situation stabilized. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

I have always loved cars, even since I was little, much the way other kids liked trains, dinosaurs or animals.  Problem is, I never outgrew it.

Problem?  I don't see that as a problem at all. :D

This is one of those threads I envoy seeing reviewed.

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

First name, last initial, and critter since I thought it sounded good, plus a play on words from Crispy Critters cereal - sounds like a nickname from third grade, but I first made it up in 2011 when I joined the Hokey Ass Message Board (the H.A.M.B.). And if you've ever seen The Sunshine Boys, you'll remember "woids wit a K sound are funny". :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My user name? My parents came up with it!

Before I was born both grandfathers wanted the first grandchild named after them.. and my father didn’t want to name me after himself because I’d suffer Junior syndrome.

I was named Thomas because it was totally neutral!  
 

I narrowly escaped being Alfred, Hubert or Little Artie. It’s a good thing.

Edited by Tom Geiger
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I saw 4mula1 on the license plate of the most awesome F40 I have ever seen. I still remember how that little beast smelled. I was at the 2005 USGP in Indy. The car was from Michigan,  so it was a driver. Far from perfect, but awesome!

That was also the race very few cars ran in. It was terrible. The tire fiasco. 

Edited by 4mula1fan
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got hung with the nickname in school since most couldn't pronounce my last name and there were already to many Davids around. Funny thing is that my father had the same nickname when he was in school. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My user name was inspired by my favourite Hot Rod, Pete Chapouris´ California Kid which I also built in scale some years ago:

362181948_thekid.jpg.d974fa3027fefb185fb328541ce1e817.jpg

And I live in Cologne, Germany Which is Köln in german. In our local idiom (Kölsch) we call our home town Kölle, so California + Kölle = Koellefornia. (the german ö is pronounced "ø" and is written "oe" for languages which do not have mutated vowels).

And though I'm in my mid 40s now, I still feel like a kid, so I think Koellefornia Kid fits quiet nice...

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

Like "Keef Richards"?

Or Keef Hartley?

Somewhere in one of my early 1970s Rod & Custom mags there's a shot of a T-bucket with a rear window that spells out "Keef" - when I find it I'll scan it.

Edited by ChrisBcritter
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

Flew RC nitro helicopters for a couple yrs, always calling shops asking for more nitro 

And JeffB was taken lol

I thought it was because you were into drag racing. 👍😉

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 hours ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

I thought it was because you were into drag racing. 👍😉

Lol yeah I could see that !! Love watching the motor sports but usually only for the massive crashes or explosion 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thirty years ago I became a cop, and my agency assigned me my initials and badge number as my employee ID. Four years ago I took my retirement and moved west for warmer pastures and a retirement gig as a criminal investigator, but no matter how many other badges I am assigned, I will forever think of myself as ea0863.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Cool post. Mine is from the love of my life. Way back in 86 i was 23 in the Army stationed at ft knox, close to home, Louisville. A buddy and I was cruising Cherokee park. Seen a few groups of girls and could not decide which one to stop and talk to. Then i seen her, these yellow shorts on thicker tan legs. As i was walking up to her i felt like i was in a cartoon, you know floating 2 ft off the ground stars flying around my head. After talking to her and getting her name number and a little kiss i knew i found the one. My name is Tony and hers is Tina. Some times friends would say here comes " TnT". 

Edited by TNT
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 2/6/2019 at 6:56 AM, Agent G said:

I retired from police work and moved west. After becoming bored I took a job with a state police agency (Nevada Gaming Control Board) that refers to it's employees as "agents". During my indoctrination week, myself and several others were mentored by a pompous ass who kept referring to our new status as "agents of the board" . After hours of agent this and agent that, the vision of Men in Black popped into my head. Because it's a little known agency outside Nevada and the fact I live in 85 miles from Area 51, my moniker was a given. 

See the source image
 

Here we have IGC. Indiana Gaming Commission.  I was as casino/slot tech for 5 years. We had black uniforms, a few departments did. But the techs got the name " men in black."  Go to work on a game and the reps would say, here they come, here come the men in black. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bainford is my high school nickname. Back then, in our core group of friends there were two of us named Trevor. This occasionally caused some confusion ("Hey guys, were all meeting at Trevor's place on Saturday") so one of the guys said one of the Trevors needs a nickname. My last name is Bain and I was into Fords, so I was tagged with Bainford. It was a stupid and contrived name, and I hated it, which is a sure way for it to stick. Eventually it became my sole identifier. The name died when I left my home town in my mid-twenties, but when I joined my first internet forum in the early 2000s, I resurrected it as my screen name.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 7/29/2022 at 11:36 AM, Bainford said:

but when I joined my first internet forum in the early 2000s, I resurrected it as my screen name.

That's the second sure way to make it stick! 👌

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Mines fairly easy if your into college sports. I'm originally from Knoxville, TN. I'm a huge University of Tennessee Volunteers fan, born in 1959 = .Volzfan59

Go Vols!

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...