LINCOLN COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – It’s true in Lincoln County and it’s true all over America. We love our cars.
“We sure do,” agreed Godfrey Zellars.
Yes we do have a lot of warmth for our wheels, and when we’re this close with our cars, shouldn’t we give them a name?
“You have a name for your car?”
“No, no,” said David Dawkins with a laugh.
But yes, on Sunday, its National Name Your Car Day. 24 hours set aside to come up with a name for your ride.
“Never heard of it,” said Gerome Bolton.
“What do you think about that?”
“I don’t think about it,” said Bolton.
Not everybody thinks it’s strange or bizarre to name your car and around here that’s not unexpected. After all Lincoln County is named for a car; Lincoln.
So in this land called Lincoln, what do you call your Lincoln, or Chevy or Ford?
“I got a 2004 Ford expedition,” said Zellars.
“Perfect all right what’s it name?”
“What’s his name Black Beauty,” said Zellars.
“I sure do Iwewaka,” said Paula Archer.
“What is that?”
“It’s tribal is a Maori name,” she said.
“Correct,” she answered.
“Well my husband calls her Betsy,” said Christina McKullar.
“Yeah,” she said with a laugh
That’s a popular car name.
“Betsy,” said Heath Pilgrim.
“Another Betsy you like that name.”
“You got a name for your car?”
“Yes, said Robert Daniel
“What do you name it?
“Stonewall Jackson,” he said.
For Josh Shelton, car naming is a family affair.
“Actually this is my mom’s car Rosie”, said Josh,
“She has a name. Rosie,”
“Yes my car is Rico,” said Josh.
“So you named your car?”
“Yeah Rico,” said Josh.
National Name Your Car Day October Second, this is something you better not “dodge.”
Out there somewhere in Lincoln County, George Eskola WJBF NewsChannel 6