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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. 

 

Read the full article at Hagerty.com: https://www.hagerty.com/media/lists/what-do-you-call-group-collective-car-nouns/

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MGscott
New Driver

How about Triumph Spitfires as a Flight or a Squadron?

MGscott
New Driver

A collection of LTDs is a conglomerate

MGscott
New Driver

A group of Suzuki Samurais could be a Ichizoku

wilhelb
Passenger

Ok we are done here !

BAust
Pit Crew

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 A Pride of Cougars in my Den 👍

CaptBobbyB
New Driver

Since advertising execs gave the fake definition of Camaro as "Comrade or close friend" I guess a "Clan" would qualify. A Clan of Camaros has a good ring to it.

Okey78
Intermediate Driver

A pile of Leafs.

RR
New Driver

Why not a Raking of Leafs?

LesIzmeaux
New Driver

It would just be a Leafpile

Okey78
Intermediate Driver

A breakdown of Biturbos (painful experience there).

craneman60
New Driver

How about a Fleet of Corvette's since they were named after a fast nnaval attack vessel  ?

craneman60
New Driver

How about a Fleet of corvettes since they were named after a fast naval attack ship ?

steamboatwilley
Pit Crew

How about an infestation of Beetles (or Bugs).  It's tough to exterminate a Super Beetle.  I can't seem to get rid of my '73.

OldRoad
Instructor

Two or more Edsels would be a pucker. Two or more Pintos parked nose to tail would be an armed IED.

wdb
Intermediate Driver

Worst. Car. Story. Ever.

mhealy1
Detailer

Best one was the Subaru “cylinder head repair shop”. I thought that issue was a thing of the past until a friend bought one (used) last year and within a month had to-you guessed it-replace the head gaskets. 

DaveA
Detailer

It is a thing of the past, as far as failing prior to 100,000 miles in a Subaru is concerned. That being said, no head gasket lasts forever. Sooner or later, every car needs one.

William23
Passenger

a Forest of Tuckers.
 
a Battery of Chargers.
 
a Fleet of Corvettes
or traveling in a group...
a Convoy of Corvettes.
 
a Gang of Harleys® or
a Gang of Motorcycles.
LostLooper
Navigator

If you brought together a group of Trailblazers and Explorers, would you have an Expedition?

Brandan
Hagerty Employee

Pathfinders as well!

Fixavette
Passenger

A corvette was a ship.  So a fleet of corvettes make sense.  Corvettes, the small ships, had speed and maneuverability.  They were often used as escorts for larger ships.  As in a convoy which also makes sense.  So my vote is for fleet or convoy, previously mentioned.  Convoy may be best because our corvette club would make long road trips together as in a truck convoy.  Also makes you think of Smokey and the Bandit!

Ryandchristie
Passenger

I’m impressed with all that you’ve come up with but surprised to see nothing referring to “cats”. Such as a pride of Jaguars or a clouder (yes that’s the term for a group of cats) of Mercury Cougars, Lynx or even a collection of Bill Thomas’ Cheetahs. 
I don’t know that I can include any of Stutz’ cars here though...what’s a Bearcat?

Fyrffytr1
Passenger

A Trip of Goats (GTOs)

emeraleyes54
Passenger

Being a Baby boomer I have owned a Corvair spider, Camaro Z/28's, Datsun 240 Z, and many mundane vehicles when my life was to busy to be involved in the fun of this industry. About 10 years ago I decided to get back in and purchased a low mileage Chrysler Crossfire SRT6 Roadster. I have a great time driving this vehicle when I have the time which isn't as often as I would like, But when I do, I get great comments on it and plenty of smiles by passing motorists. So, why don't I see any encouraging print on this particular sports car. I look forward to your feed back if only in an email, but preferably in an article. Cheers Ron, Calgary Ab, Canada

AlanS
Passenger

For the Brits, a "flare" of Sunbeams and a "patrol" of Spitfires.

Zang
Navigator

Sounds like you've put some thought into this. I've referred to a bunch of cars as a "clutch" - even if they have automatic transmissions. Still have a Corvair, had many, ruminating on "flip." "Nader?" I like using the homonym with those Cavali... sorry, Cimarrons. Not sure that many will get it, though.

Brandan
Hagerty Employee

Flip was suggested by our resident Corvair fanatic, Kyle.

adambravo
New Driver

An enjoyment of Minis

An elegance of Bentleys

Aquadave
Intermediate Driver

A group of Ford Model A's would be the Alpha Group.

LotusGarnos
New Driver

How about a "bouquet of Lotuses?"

Judolym
Passenger

Swarm of (Super) Bees

finestkind
New Driver

Corvettes, hmm, would that not be a fleet?

senseiyco
Passenger

Where does my Challenger fit? Contenders? Team? Any other good ideas?

rushgator2112
Pit Crew

The Highlander comment was a joke, a reference to the 1986 film "Highlander". Well played, Brandan.

salsa96
Intermediate Driver

How about a “case” of 240Z’s as in “24ouncers” as we used to call them.😎

cal333
Pit Crew

Does anyone know where the front page photo was taken?...it looks like a museum display...credit to Brandan Gillogly with Hagerty...but no email contact info...

Brandan
Hagerty Employee

That's the National Corvette Museum.
wytown
Passenger

Seeing as a Macan is an Indonesian word for Tiger it would seem appropriate to be a Sarang of Macans (Sarang is indo for nest/den). 

 

Lynnwood
Navigator

A Crap of Matadors...

chsmith
Passenger

By now can there be any more new collections? How about:

A periodic table of Elements or

A confusion of Navigators.

Sonettman
New Driver

A gathering of Saabs is a “lamentation”.

Bunka
Intermediate Driver

Well, I drive my Porsche at the local Dealership rallies.  So we have 30-50 Porsches going down the highway single file or two by two, all years and models.  This is not clever and it is somewhat mundane, however, all I can come up with to describe this grouping of Porsches is best described as a "Parade" of Porsches.  Yea, nothing witty or clever, but very descriptive and a real rolling advertisement for the brand. 

Eaglefox1
Passenger

This is a stretch - Cooper’s hawk is a bird, so it would be a “Flock of Mini Coopers”.