Military-Vehicles: Re: [MV] MB/GPW hybrid/MV Insurance replies

Re: [MV] MB/GPW hybrid/MV Insurance replies

Steven P. Allen (
Wed, 1 Oct 1997 14:16:52 -0500

>Do any Listers have names for their MVs?
>Mick O'Farrell - Ireland

Well, my only current MV is a M416, but it does have a name: Fred. Don't
ask me why: it just looks and acts like a Fred (no offense to any Freds out
there: I _like_ the name).

All of my CVs (civilian vehicles) have had names. My current Chevy 1/2
ton--Cynehelm--and my previous one--Cynewulf--are named after ancient
English royalty, and I've called them both "King" informally. My wife's
first car--a Chevy Malibu--was called "Queen" (to go with "King"); her
second--a big Bel Air--was "Penny," short for "Pennsylvannia," after the
battleship (several naval puns wrapped into one). Her current car--a
Cadillac--is "Catty" (NOT Caddy), short for "Catherine the Great."

My two old John Deere two-cylinder tractors (did you ever get one, Jeff?) go
by "Big John" and "Old John"; the neighbor's is "Little John."

When (please, please!) I get the halftrack I want, I'm sure it'll have a
name, but I don't know what it'll be yet. Should I also acquire a
Duece-'n-a-half, like I want, it will be "Pittbull."

Steve Allen, Rolla, MO, USA

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