Where did the name of the car?

  Where did the name of the car? Each of us, as soon as we hear the name of a car, having their own associations. But in all these names we "hear" and the powerful roar of the engine, and streamlined forms, and the grace of iron horses. "Porsche, Ferrari, Ford - roaring, entailing, mellifluous words ...

It seems that those who get lost he called a new miracle of motor-vehicles, for a long time picking up these charming words, thinking, choosing ... And here and there - the founding fathers, without sophistry, just gave their "children" as their names, which, appears to be a bright future has already been concluded. For example, enterprising Italians, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Ferrari, to perpetuate their names in the Apennine no less beautiful machines. Is that avtomagnat Farina coyly added to the names of his nickname - Pinina (Shorty), from which it happened - Pininfarina. The Germans Opel and Porsche also not lag behind, but the French general, was not equal - comrades Chevrolet, Peugeot, Renault, Citroen forever remain in the memory of a grateful humanity.

However, there were people and more modestly, calls his offspring to honor not himself, but other famous people - for example, Cadillac (the founder of Detroit, the French governor of Monsieur Antoine de la Cadillac Moota), or Lincoln, the famous American president. Well, these machines become under their "government" namesake. Distinctions and one racer named Emil Jelinek, acquired party car "Benz" and called them for some reason not to honor a loved one, and after no less beloved 10-year-old daughter Mercedes (which translated from Spanish means "luck"). Now it's pretty prophetic name has lived for more than a hundred years in the stamp machine, uslazhdaya our ears. True, we pronounce it correctly, because the emphasis should fall on the second syllable. Well all right, but not on "Jelinek" travel around.

  Why do I need geography, my machine is

But the Soviet automobile industry, in contrast to zabugornoy, tended not to name their own, and by geography. Our roads were filled with "Moskvich, Volga, Lada (which in the export version was renamed" Lada ", so as not to remind the impartial" Gigolo "). And from our foreign colleagues in the geography of two: Is he recalled that "Isuzu" - a Japanese river, had departed in a Bose "Plymouth" yes "Pontiac", named after American cities, which, in turn, got its name from an Indian tribal leader in ottawa .

Even with the abbreviated "them", in contrast to our MAZ and KrAZ, also not particularly. While, for instance, there is a reduction of BMW, which means they were not "fighting vehicle thieves" and not even "The Fellowship can all" and "Bavarian Machine Works. Tender name "Fiat also stands prosaically:« Fabrica Italiana di Automobile Torino ». Here we can recall and Nissan, where "No" - short for "Nihon" - Japan, and "san" from "sang" - industry. And, incidentally, a big word "Jeep", is also an acronym - from the «general purpose» - «universal purpose," the common people "gee wee". So to mark its military production firm Willis Overlend.

  I roll on the national car

However, there were also originals, narekshie your car and did not name, and not an acronym. For example, Japanese Matsuda, who called his car "Mazda" in honor of the Zoroastrian god of light. But it must be noted that the modest Matsuda slightly probed: there is clearly not the last role was the consonance of their names. But the German engineer Horch entered yet smarter - when he was dismissed from the board of directors of the company also created "Horch, he founded another company, as well as the rights to the name (its the same name!) No longer had called it" Audi " which in Latin means the same thing as "Horch" in German - "hear".

Flashed knowledge of Latin and the Swedes from «Volvo» - the name translates naively "I roll". The Germans, with their usual precision and practicality, called his iron horse just "Volkswagen" - "people's car". The British, who their car beauty and power of reminded large wild cat, they called him "Jaguar".