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Old 06-14-2019, 06:52 PM
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Car names that you can drive on


On my commute home the other day I noticed a BMW 128, which caught my eye since I was driving on Rt 128. I was trying to think of other cars which could be driven on or in their namesakes. I figure there are three classes here that could work.
  • Numerical names - like the BMW 128, the Audi A4, or the BMW M5
  • Place names - the Hyundai Santa Fe or the Chevy Malibu
  • Specific locations - the Pontiac LeMans

So, how many can we come up with? I think we need to be a little strict with the rules; it has to be the full, official name of the car, and it needs to match the road or location exactly.
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I've driven a beetle over a beetle before. Does that count?
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:11 PM
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:17 PM
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But there probably aren't a lot of Alfa Romeo Montreals driving around Montreal.
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For an alternate definition of "on"

Pontiac solstice.
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Or the Mitsubishi Eclipse. You've got to really plan ahead for that one.
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My Volt runs on 240 volts, does that count?

(Well, charges off of. I think the battery is 300 volts.)
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Any numbered car can drive on that year/date/time with enough torture to the premise.
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Buick Park Avenue
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I assume that A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, and A7 all exist as roads in Great Britain. As well as the M2, M4, and M5. Are there roads that start with R, S, or Q?
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Ontario has a Highway 500, and Washington & Ohio both have a SR 500. Ford has a car called the 500.

Washington, Ohio and NY also have SR 300s, and Chrysler has a car called the 300.

Actually, Ohio has an E. 300th St. in Wickliffe (near Lake Erie).
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Ontario has a Highway 500, and Washington & Ohio both have a SR 500. Ford has a car called the 500.

Washington, Ohio and NY also have SR 300s, and Chrysler has a car called the 300.
I think these qualify.

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Actually, Ohio has an E. 300th St. in Wickliffe (near Lake Erie).
I don't think this would qualify. The street isn't an exact match.
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But there probably aren't a lot of Alfa Romeo Montreals driving around Montreal.
I wonder if there are many Chevy Monte Carlos in Monte Carlo.

Or Buick Rivieras on the French Riviera.

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And Chrysler Fifth Avenue.
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I assume that A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, and A7 all exist as roads in Great Britain.
Also in France and Spain. In Spain "A"s are autovías (freeways), "AP"s are autopistas (tollways), both multi-lane and with a central divider; we occasionally have one of each which run paralel-ish following and/or overlapping the corresponding N (nacional); those low numbers are expressed as Roman numerals for the nacionales but Arabic ones for the As. The French don't bother differentiate A from AP, if they've got multiple lanes and a divider they're As. Spain also has a few Rs with low numbers but I've only seen them around Madrid, I'm not even sure what the R stands for.
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I have a theory that whenever makers of light trucks get stumped for a new model name, they bring out a map of western North America and throw darts at it. If they hit a name they like, that's the new name. So we get vehicles named for the Baja in the south to Denali and Yukon in the north. I made a list of them, but can't seem to find it. Anyway a lot of these have already been named in this thread, but also

Baja
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Dakota
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Montana
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For whole brands of cars: Dodge (KS) and Pontiac (MI). Hmm, there seems to be a Cadillac also in MI. Oh, Lincoln (NE), Plymouth (MA), LaSalle (IL),

There are several DeSoto counties, towns and such.

You could drive a Hudson in a valley, but I suggest avoiding the river and bay.

I think driving a Mercury on Mercury is a few years away from being possible.
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You wouldn't get far, it would overheat almost immediately.
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I think driving a Mercury on Mercury is a few years away from being possible.
Saturns and Novas are even further out. And I'm not sure it's possible to drive on an asterism, such as Subaru (the Pleiades), Taurus or even an entire Galaxie.

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You can drive a Saab 93 and 95 on interstates 93 and 95 respectively.
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For whole brands of cars: Dodge (KS) and Pontiac (MI). Hmm, there seems to be a Cadillac also in MI. Oh, Lincoln (NE), Plymouth (MA), LaSalle (IL),

There are several DeSoto counties, towns and such.

You could drive a Hudson in a valley, but I suggest avoiding the river and bay.

I think driving a Mercury on Mercury is a few years away from being possible.
No, but you could cruise in a Mercury Turnpike Cruiser on a turnpike.
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I've hit a rabbit in my Rabbit.
While I don't doubt someone has hit a Mustang with a Mustang, has anyone killed a stingray with a Stingray?
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I'm pretty sure you could drive a Ford on Harrison Ford. He's 76 and I imagine he isn't as fast as he used to be.
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I guess you could drive a Lincoln Versailles in Versailles.

A Lincoln or Mercury Capri on Capri.

Mercury Monterey or Montego.

A Rolls-Royce Corniche on a generic corniche or the road Doha, Qatar.
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I can drive my Porsche 356 on...
  • Texas State Highway 356, for only 6 miles, in Irving TX
  • Arkansas Highway 356, for only 11 miles, from Bee Branch to Quitman
  • County Road 356, also known as Fred George Road, in northwestern Tallahassee, Florida
  • Georgia State Route 356
  • Indiana State Road 356
  • Kentucky Route 356
  • Ohio State Route 356
  • Pennsylvania Route 356
  • Tennessee State Route 356
  • Virginia State Route 356

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I'm pretty sure you could drive a Ford on Harrison Ford. He's 76 and I imagine he isn't as fast as he used to be.
If you want to drive a Ford Prefect on Ford Prefect, you'd have to go after one of the portrayers, e.g., David Dixon or Mos Def. If really desperate, then one of the fellows who did him on radio or stage.
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