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Brandan
Hagerty Employee

What do you call a group of Corvettes? Collective car nouns, real and imagined

There are some wonderful collective nouns used to describe groups of various animals. For example, a “murder” of crows or a “tower” of giraffes. They’re not official names, true, but language is adaptable, and if enough people adopt a word, then the term can stick. Plus, new collective nouns can be fun, and I envy those that get to coin new examples.

In that vein, I thought I’d come up with some of my own nouns that describe groups of certain cars. 

 

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jwiley
Pit Crew

A collection of Rolls-Royce Phantoms and Ghosts as a haunt

A group of Jeep Wranglers as a corral 

A grid of Porsche Caymans are a bask 

A lot of Chevrolet Bolts is a charge 

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Brandan
Hagerty Employee

Good ones! You cold also add Wranglers to the Caballeros in the rodeo.

RokemRonnie
Detailer

Yes, but is the plural of Lotus "Loti"?

BimmerBrad
Navigator

It would be a Stand of Lotus.

1970EuropaGuy
New Driver

How often do you see over 1 Lotus running? You can't have a plural.

LesIzmeaux
New Driver

Notwithstanding the other comment, absolutely.  And more than one Ford Focus are called Foci.   This one is hard to spell but easy to say: a Prius next to a Prius are "Prii?"

QuicVic
Passenger

For several years on various rallies, we non Ferrari drivers have referred to any more than one Ferrari on the road as a 'fiasco of Ferraris'

Maverick
Passenger

I think it should be called a "Wave of Corvettes"....owners are always talking about "Save the Wave".

goodrotties
Passenger

The late auto writer and race car driver, Denise McCluggage, suggested a group of Toyota Prius should be a "smugness of Priuses."

Okey78
Intermediate Driver

Based on what I see on the highway it could be a chicane of Priuses.

A2Maker
Passenger

Multiples of Prius automobile would be Prii.
not quite correct Latin, but that's Toyota's definition, so I guess it counts

Granny
Passenger

I must disagree about the Highlanders - it would of course be a "clan."

TonyT
Instructor

A group of anything from Great Britain could be referred to as a "grief." And of course, anything equipped with either Lucas or Bosch electrics could be called a "darkness." I like to observe a gathering of early two-stroke motorcycles as a "smoke." Watching videos of cars leaving car shows only to meet with disaster could qualify as a "crash" of Mustangs. But all of these things have but a single definition: sponges of money.

jshanna
Passenger

Or a "leakage" of MGs/Triumphs...

Jagman
Passenger

Why not a “Pace” of Jaguars? Of course, Grace and Space would also work!

Templar333SP
Passenger

An opera of Ferraris, a junkyard of Yugos, a politburo of Ladas, a gershwader of Porsches

Chazoo
New Driver

What's a "gershwader"?  Google wants to know...

BigD
Passenger

geschwader = squadron; gerschwader = ???

Jamie
Passenger

Many years ago Click and Clack of Car Talk fame held a similar contest and my fav was a “rattling of LeSabres”.

CaptBobbyB
New Driver

I miss those guys

Bratpane
Pit Crew

Car Talk plays old shows as podcasts released every Saturday.  It's so good.  In the most recent one Tom recommended that a doctor who called in get a Ford Probe after finding out he was a proctologist.  
Fatcat32
Intermediate Driver

A group of Toyota Highlanders is a "clan". Duh!

Mad_Goat_67
New Driver

A gathering of the goats- GTO party 

69goatconv
Passenger

We often refer to them as a "Herd of Goats".

knucklebusted
Intermediate Driver

A group of Buick Skylarks (and GSs by extension) is called an exultation.

 

A group of GSXs then would be an GSeXultation?

Hal
Pit Crew

Because a lot of Corvette people go on Cruises- how about a CRUSADE of Corvettes. 

BimmerBrad
Navigator

A Bevy of Bimmers. 

Arcticfox44
Passenger

Since a corvette is a small warship, "convoy" seems good. You get the alliteration. 

Ohiorick
Passenger

Seems to me it would be a “ convoy.”

Arcticfox44
Passenger

Since a corvette is a small warship, how about "convoy"? You get the alliteration -- a convoy of Corvettes. 

Ohiorick
Passenger

Beat me to it. Seems logical.
cal333
Pit Crew

I think we should go one more step with Corvettes...a "task force" seems OK too...all of the way from ZR-1 "destroyers" to the C8 "guided missile cruisers" and topping it off with the whopping L88 "battleship"...rare...expensive...conquering and feared by all would be combatants...

Grace
Hagerty Employee

oh, i approve of this. #doitforthealliteration
BillyBuick
Intermediate Driver

A grouping of Alfa Romeos is "The Family".

OncDoc
Passenger

Naturally the third-generation Buick Riviera’s (1971-1973) would be a “boat” of boat tails!

HASCpres2019
Intermediate Driver

Or perhaps a "flotilla" ?

CadDad
Navigator

A Flotilla of boat tails?

 

BillyBuick
Intermediate Driver

A group of Alfa Romeos is "The Family".

Dowstie
Passenger

Grenada’s, Yukons and the like....

 

Colony

EmmanuelNY
New Driver

flats (6) grouped would be a high-rise.

Copbait73
New Driver

VW Beetles would be an infestation?

rgmaria
Navigator

A web of Spiders 

MyAlfa
New Driver

Should a bunch of Alfa Romeos be "A

Tragedy?"

Or. perhaps "A Montague?"

How about "A Julienne?"

Willystruck
Passenger

A group of military Jeeps is a convoy.

Bruce_1951
Passenger

A gathering of Goats (GTO naturally) is called a tribe.

CaptBobbyB
New Driver

another one I have my reservations about.

MyAlfa
New Driver

Lincolns and Fords "Commanders?"

Debx2
Intermediate Driver

Apparition of Sprites

Rumble of Rebels

Assault of Armadas

Expedition of Explorers

Court of Judges

Rattle of A’s

Nuisance of Gremlins

Circle of K cars

 

GB1
Passenger

A bonfire of Pintos