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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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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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Hagerty Employee

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

Pit Crew

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

Navigator

It would be a Stand of Lotus.

New Driver

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

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?"

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'

Passenger

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

Passenger

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

Intermediate Driver

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

Passenger

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

Passenger

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

Detailer

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.

Passenger

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

Passenger

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

Passenger

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

New Driver

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

Passenger

geschwader = squadron; gerschwader = ???

Passenger

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

New Driver

I miss those guys

New Driver

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.  
Intermediate Driver

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

New Driver

A gathering of the goats- GTO party 

Passenger

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

Pit Crew

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

 

A group of GSXs then would be an GSeXultation?

Pit Crew

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

Navigator

A Bevy of Bimmers. 

Passenger

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

Passenger

Seems to me it would be a “ convoy.”

Passenger

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

Passenger

Beat me to it. Seems logical.
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...

Hagerty Employee

oh, i approve of this. #doitforthealliteration
Pit Crew

A grouping of Alfa Romeos is "The Family".

Passenger

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

Pit Crew

Or perhaps a "flotilla" ?

Navigator

A Flotilla of boat tails?

 

Pit Crew

A group of Alfa Romeos is "The Family".

Passenger

Grenada’s, Yukons and the like....

 

Colony

New Driver

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

Passenger

VW Beetles would be an infestation?

Navigator

A web of Spiders 

New Driver

Should a bunch of Alfa Romeos be "A

Tragedy?"

Or. perhaps "A Montague?"

How about "A Julienne?"

Passenger

A group of military Jeeps is a convoy.

Passenger

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

New Driver

another one I have my reservations about.

New Driver

Lincolns and Fords "Commanders?"

Pit Crew

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

 

Passenger

A bonfire of Pintos