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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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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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
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.
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.