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Steve
08-14-2002, 12:12 AM
We have all heard of "a pride of lions" and "a flock of sheep", but how about automotive equivalents? Here are a few ideas.......

A "pretence" of Camaros
A "hiss" of Cobras
A "roadblock" of mini-vans
A "troupe" of Midgets (Think about that one)
A "swarm" of 'B's
A "bore" of Oldsmobiles
A "herd" of Stags
A "pose" of Ferraris
A "squadron" of Spitfires
A "range" of Alpines
A "drool" of E-Types

You get the idea. Let's see how how ridiculous (or profound) we can get.

DougR
08-14-2002, 12:35 AM
a six-pack of Sprites? graemlins/thirsty.gif

aeronca65t
08-14-2002, 07:28 AM
A gaggle of Galants

A barrage of Bristols

An avalanche of Alpines

A happy herd of Humbers and Hillmans (Hillmen?!).

A loose lot of Lotuses (Loti?!)

A range of Rovers

A bunch of Bentleys

A ton of turbo-Tridents

A phalanx of Fords

A cadre of Cortinas

A dashing display of Daimlers and Dellows

A mottled milieu of Minis

A satisfactory sample of Singers

A wild, wooly whirl of Wolsleys

A vague variety of Vaxhalls

……Oh I could go on!

NMc (winner of alliterative poetry contest in third grade graemlins/yesnod.gif )

Basil
08-14-2002, 10:40 AM
A "Troupe" of Triumphs

A "Rash" of Rolls

A "Junket" of Jaguars

A "Mass" of Metropolitans

66 fhc
08-15-2002, 03:57 AM
A pinch of dashers
A pile of pontiacs
A syzygy of comets
A hale of Vauxhalls
A durge of Delorians
A jigger of Jaguars
A kennel of K- Cars graemlins/pukeface.gif

MattP
08-15-2002, 04:00 AM
An empire of Imperials

A mess of Mustangs

An encampment of Edsels

A pile of Peugots

aeronca65t
08-15-2002, 06:07 AM
Syzygy of comets? (I thought a milieu of Minis was a stretch!)

Steve
08-15-2002, 12:33 PM
A Skirting of Minis?

66 fhc
08-15-2002, 04:48 PM
A pair of Capris
a durth of Daimlers

Tiger
08-15-2002, 06:09 PM
A "James" of Bonds

William
08-15-2002, 11:52 PM
A bank of Silver Shadows? (think fog bank. A bit tenuous that one). A ring of Star Sapphires? (Armstrong Siddeley, obscure I suppose, but the easy ones are taken!) A court of Princesses. A squadron of Spitfires would most likely be met by a Staffel of (Porsche) Speedsters. A herd of Stags should watch out for a pride of Jaguars. Or a pack of Hunters. Of course, you only ever need one Escort.....
-William (English major. Sorry.)

William
08-15-2002, 11:53 PM
Oh, wait a sec. A pit of Cobras, naturally, and to continue on a theme, a pair of Aces is all you really need.
-Wm.

TerrierCarrier
08-16-2002, 07:36 PM
I have to add:

A Litter of Cougars (or Jaguars)
A Flight of Spitfires
A Run of Barracuda
A Warren of Rabbit
A School of Corvette Sting Rays
An Ambush of Tigers

Not strictly British cars but I was on a roll.

William
08-17-2002, 05:56 PM
Oooh! Oooh! Mr. Kottah! Mr. Kottah! How about:
A range of Dolomites?
A bottle of Genies?
A CC of Sevens? (oh, I need a graemlins/thirsty.gif )
An army of Invaders?
A constellation of Jupiters?
A shower of Comets?
and finally, A Square of Berkeleys?
-Wm. (boy this is fun!)

Steve
08-17-2002, 08:06 PM
Man, you're good! graemlins/lol.gif

A throw of Midgets
A corps de Esprits
A haunting of Silver Ghosts
A quarry of Chevys (like a rock)
A corrosion of Alfas
A kennel of Rovers

William
08-18-2002, 10:49 PM
As I recently started reading the Bond novels, how about a Casino of Royales? (the Bugatti. I know, that one's a bit shakey too. Cant win em all...) A holster of Berettas? (the Chevy) A tube of Neons? An innie of Audis?
-Wm. (oh, man)

Steve
08-18-2002, 11:09 PM
You're starting to get desperate now images/icons/grin.gif

Tiger
08-19-2002, 09:25 AM
An "Illumination" of Mazdas

A "Skein" (sp?) of Cords

An "Embassy" of (Dodge) Diplomats.

A "Fleet" of Corvettes

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Steve
08-19-2002, 11:00 AM
A school of (Rambler) Marlins
A scabbard of (Sunbeam)Rapiers
A bland of Camrys
An abomination of Azteks

Steve
08-19-2002, 09:06 PM
A fleet of Corsairs
An Isle of Capri
A portfolio of Bonds
A trust of Reliants
A cornering of Arnages

Tiger
08-20-2002, 09:03 AM
A "quiver" of (Plymouth) Arrows?
A "class" of (Opel) Kadetts?
A "season" of (Pontiac) Trans-Ams?

TerrierCarrier
08-21-2002, 01:30 AM
Man, I'm getting desperate...this thread is addictive.

A "school" of Marlin
A "boatload" of Explorers
An "ill fated" Expedition (not strictly by the rules, but I couldn't resist)
A "flock" of Firebirds
A "pair" of Vans (Vans is the name of a sneaker manufacturer here in CA - I know if you have to explain it, it's not funny...)
A "train" of Ranch Wagons (going deep here, a Ford Station Wagon from the '70s)
A "tribe" of Navajo
"four" Aces (any more would be cheating...)
A "horde" of Marauders

Tiger
08-21-2002, 10:47 AM
(Basil, I hope you'll be acrchiving the list of responses on this topic)

A "circle" of (Citroen) Amis

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Steve
08-21-2002, 11:34 AM
A creep of 2CVs
A chorus of Singers
A nest of (Wolseley) Hornets
A lair of Vixens
A school of (Ford) Prefects
A staffel of Messerschmitts and/or Heinkels
A wing of (Bristol) Beaufighters
A pod of Beans (Bean motor cars were manufactured in Tipton, UK in the 20's)

Tiger
08-21-2002, 12:28 PM
A “book” of (Mazda) Carols
A “round” of (VW) Golfs
A “Connie” of (Toyota) Celicas
A “Six-Pack” of (Toyota) Coronas
A “Pair” of Glas’es
A “Constellation” of (Izusu) Geminis
A “Whole Lotta” (Chevy) Luv’s

TerrierCarrier
08-22-2002, 12:21 AM
You guys are shameless! graemlins/lol.gif

My wife says it should have been a "ship load" of Explorers

But there's more...

an "infestation" of Gremlins
a "hive" of Hornets (AMC)
an "arena" of Matadors (sense a pattern here?)
an "embassy" of Ambassadors
a "wreck" of Ramblers
a "ring" of Boxers
a "ring" of "Fieros" (apologies to Johnny Cash)
a "5th" of Thunderbirds
a "nest" Vipers
a "sprawl" of Suburbans
a "teapot" of Tempests
a "drawer full" of Citations
a "barber" of Sevilles

Steve
08-22-2002, 01:12 AM
A hades of Devilles
A bay of Marinas
A symphony of Allegros
A gross of Azteks
A state of Montanas
A polarisation of Magnettes
A podium of Victors
A chorus of Vivas
A palace of Viscounts
A warren of Rabbits (did we have that one already?)
A disposition of Sunnys

A nother Guinness (oops, sorry, how'd that get in there)

Tiger
08-22-2002, 09:06 AM
A "dressing" of (Pontiac) Catalinas

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Steve:
A chorus of Vivas[QB]<hr></blockquote>

Not a "Las Vegas" of Vivas? images/icons/wink.gif

A palace of Viscounts
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>[QB]A warren of Rabbits (did we have that one already?)
<hr></blockquote>

Yeah, it's getting complicated to check -- I've deleted a couple before/after posting due to someone else getting it first.

MattP
08-24-2002, 09:55 PM
While we are reaching...

Instead of Whole Lotta Luvs

how about a hunka hunka of burning luvs

an Exploration of De Sotos

Have we done a flock of Triumph Doves?

Class of Brats

Forest of Woodies

Steve
08-24-2002, 10:19 PM
A squad of (Isuzu) Troopers
A team of (Hillman) Huskies
A pelt of Sables

TerrierCarrier
08-24-2002, 11:05 PM
For a friend from the Miata forum (and elsewhere!):

A "magnum" of Miatas
A "meeting" of Miatas
A "mania" of Miatas

and, from my Miata Friend - Thanks Bill!

A "melee" of Miatas
and
A "mob" of Miatas

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66 fhc
08-27-2002, 04:52 AM
An invasion of Imps

A campus of NSU's

Being ridden out of town on a Railton

William
08-28-2002, 01:45 AM
Dont think I saw this one, but a bunch of McLaren F1s would obviously have to be called a grid, wouldn't they? Alternately:
A flair of Elans?

Charles #677556
08-31-2002, 02:59 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by William:
Oh, wait a sec. A pit of Cobras, naturally, and to continue on a theme, a pair of Aces is all you really need.
-Wm.<hr></blockquote>

Four of a kind beats a pair.. You need "Four Aces" to win ;-}
But that's not a "noun", is it? A "Quad" of Aces??

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William
08-31-2002, 06:20 PM
There's a reason why I don't play any card games except computer solitaire. I saw the mistake immediately, but never bothered to correct it. Oh well....
-William

LYLE
09-03-2002, 02:54 PM
The Dead Mans hand - a pair of Aces and a pair of 8's (ford v-8s, that is)

Scott Brunkhurst
09-04-2002, 03:19 AM
24 Hours of Le Mans.

SB