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HandiVanMan

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Location : Calhoun, Ga
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How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by HandiVanMan on Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:13 pm

I often wonder how all of the members came up with their nicknames.... I thought that I would start a thread on how all of our members came up with their nickname and if there is a meaning for it???
I will start it off by how I came up with mine... I saw DanTheVanMan's nick name & thought it was cool so kinda borrowed the VanMan from Dan!!! I hope that he don't sue me for copy right infringement lol!
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G-Man
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Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by G-Man on Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:27 pm

All my vans have been "G" series van hence the name G-Man
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Vanish
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Location : Hesperia Cal
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Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by Vanish on Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:36 pm

For Me .. There was a 3 'erd Gen Chevy van in my town when I was a Kid .. That said Vanish on the side of it .. Looked really Good .. it just kind of stuck ... and when I needed a screen Name .. I thought why not !!!!


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Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by Guest on Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:37 pm

Getting out and cooking over an open fire, fishing, fresh air, cold beer and old cars...What can I say, I'm a campin'fool who also loves vintage tin.

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cl350rr

Number of posts : 286
Location : Virginia Beach
Registration date : 2011-07-31

Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by cl350rr on Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:44 pm

mine came from a race bike I built years ago, i use it alot
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Twinpilot001

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Location : spokane ,Wa.
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Post by Twinpilot001 on Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:04 pm

well?? Im just about like "Campin Fool" as I always have enjoyed the same -yet with Guns also- yet my nickname comes from mant years / hours = as a commercial piloy driving twin engine piper navajos =Pa=31 stuff!!thru any weather god & nature could dish out. always by my self & usually readin some kinda Hot Rod magazine on "auto-pilot" also - hehe - im blessed too having lived thru all the weather, Ice , thunderstorms, even some hurricanes !!= Still Takes = two fans to keep me cool!! likely should add ive driven aircraft from piper cubs to 727 boeing jets to lears . heeh I do miss all too.OH well - gettin old lead me to campin, shootin & vanning!!=Happy Vannin
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Donn

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Location : Long Island, New York
Age : 59
Registration date : 2009-04-05

Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by Donn on Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:20 pm

It was my Mother's idea Very Happy
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itruns

Number of posts : 1601
Location : Chicago, IL
Registration date : 2008-07-03

Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by itruns on Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:02 pm

I was trying to get Yahoo Groups to accept some kind of username. Tried several names and they were all rejected. I had just gotten the rust bucket parts van drivable, so I entered 'itruns' and got accepted!

Could not believe how totally easy it was to join this and other forum message boards after going through that gauntlet.

btw - my other username is 'AlwaysSober' which confuses the HELL out of that board's users.

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Digz

Number of posts : 3705
Location : United States Six Lakes MI
Registration date : 2008-05-17

Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by Digz on Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:03 pm

I've been workin' in dirt all my life. Since I got on the internet in the late 90's I've been Digger or Digz no matter where I was.. just to lazy to change it up,,lol
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Big W

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Location : Saskatoon,Sask,Canada
Age : 53
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Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by Big W on Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:08 pm

Big W...It's the first letter of my name (capital letter W) or Big W. My wife said it's meens something else... but we won't go there...lol.
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itruns

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Location : Chicago, IL
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Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by itruns on Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:44 pm

Big W wrote:Big W...It's the first letter of my name (capital letter W) or Big W. My wife said it's meens something else... but we won't go there...lol.

Thank you for not going there Laughing
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RodStRace

Number of posts : 3016
Location : Chino Valley
Registration date : 2010-01-21

Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by RodStRace on Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:05 pm

Does it have something to do with 4 palm trees? Laughing

I've had various nicknames over the years. When it came to picking a screen name for a forum years ago, I decided that I wanted an avitar and name that sort of went together and covered my interests. I chose a character from Spinal Tap that looks sort of like me (Derek Smalls) and used another character's name (David Saint or St. Hubbins) as a basis for the nickname.
I've got a Rod project ('40 Plymouth) a Street car (shortened to St.) and a Race car (71 cuda), hence Rod St Race. I use it on various car forums.
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Nightmoves

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Location : Old Hickory Tenn.
Age : 56
Registration date : 2008-11-17

Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by Nightmoves on Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:08 pm

I've worked midnights most of my life.A huge fan of Bob Seger,and own a '60 Impala(which he mentions in the song) Night Moves.So,it all fits together.
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Location : Kevil, Kentucky
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Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by wideload on Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:33 pm

I got mine from the guy's I worked with back in '73. Was building an addition to the back of my tool box to keep my welding helmet in, went to lunch and when I came back someone had written WIDELOAD across the back of the box. It just kind of stuck. Funny that back then I didn't weigh but 160#'s.


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Roman

Number of posts : 822
Location : Nor Cal
Registration date : 2010-09-10

Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by Roman on Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:57 pm

It's just me...
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DanTheVanMan
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Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by DanTheVanMan on Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:20 pm

HandiVanMan wrote:I often wonder how all of the members came up with their nicknames.... I thought that I would start a thread on how all of our members came up with their nickname and if there is a meaning for it???
I will start it off by how I came up with mine... I saw DanTheVanMan's nick name & thought it was cool so kinda borrowed the VanMan from Dan!!! I hope that he don't sue me for copy right infringement lol!

Think your safe on that one! Hahaha! Kinda honored really!

DanTheVanMan was given to me. Had one in High school, had another in college, one while in the Army, now two of them because I'm retired and have the time.

Always had one, always will!

When you grow up in a small town in Michigan, nick-names tend to stick with you for life!!

Dan-TheVanMan Very Happy


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66BC

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Location : Los Angeles/ Reseda, CA.
Age : 38
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Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by 66BC on Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:38 pm

66BC stands for 66BeachCruiser. I use 66BeachCruiser as the username at VCVC and just shortened it when I got over here. I'd really like to change it to the complete name so it could be the same on both sites but I don't know how or if I can. 66BeachCruiser is strictly for the 66 Sportvan that got passed down to me from my dad, which I still own. It always carried a custom wooden camping style interior with a fabricated freeway cruiser type top. I love cruising the beach down here in Los Angeles, especially in anything vintage. Can't wait till the day when she is prestine, white walls, chrome, shiny turquosy color and white ragtop so I can be even prouder cruising her down the coast...and camping of course.
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BajaCharlie

Number of posts : 620
Location : Knott's Berry Farm
Registration date : 2010-01-07

Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by BajaCharlie on Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:42 pm

from my Baja Bug that I daily drove for several years.
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BvrWally

Number of posts : 941
Location : Earlyville,Ohio
Registration date : 2008-05-19

Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by BvrWally on Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:23 pm

We had everyone in our club wanting "Chenille" lettered back patches for their club jackets & vests. When they arrived, since they were done in "Old English" script, they were some what hard to read!!!!!! One of our members said, "Beaver Walley Vans!" I took it for my screen name, as an alias!!!! Thought it somewhat appropriate, since I had ordered the patches????? lol Remind me to get a photo of it!!!!!
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bumpbug

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Location : Riverside ca.
Registration date : 2010-01-16

Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by bumpbug on Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:33 pm

I have one of those big 4 seat off road cars with plenty of suspension that is also street legal. Love to go fast across the desert, we use to put 500 miles on it in a weekend in the dirt. We would camp at barstow ca and head to state-line ( Primm ) have lunch and fill up and head back 99% through the desert in one day plus other places. The buggy had a big VW motor in it so bumpbug was what I have used for years. My other one is funtrkr, for my 4X4 vehicles I have owned. I had the personalized ca. plates for a long time and let them go when I got tired paying the extra fee's for it. Still have the original blue and yellow plates in my garage.
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Zuffen

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Location : Sydney Australia
Age : 64
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Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by Zuffen on Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:13 am

Zuffen is the first half of Zuffenhausen, where Porsches are built.

My wife owned a 1971 911 for almost 20 years and I use the car's nickname as my user name as it's easy or me to remember and the car prompts me to remember my password.
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dix
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Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by dix on Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:58 am

easy one here my last name is Dixon so Dix. kept it simple

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Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by Guest on Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:39 am

dix wrote:easy one here my last name is Dixon so Dix. kept it simple

Could you please elaborate on that a little bit for us??? Very Happy
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Linoman

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Location : Holland, MI
Registration date : 2010-06-14

Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by Linoman on Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:04 am

I spent 25yrs in the flooring industry where I specialized in the installation of real linoleum, the more complicated the better,hence Linoman. When I get to doing the interior of the Super8 it will have a custom linoleum floor & maybe door inserts.
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HandiVanMan

Number of posts : 1867
Location : Calhoun, Ga
Age : 51
Registration date : 2010-04-11

Re: How did you come up with your nickname???

Post by HandiVanMan on Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:26 am

I to had a nickname & was called other names by my friends & family when I was growing up in Georgia... Some of them ok & some of them not so ok!!! Most of the not so ok caused a few ass whippings lol!
These days I still have my nickname that my family & friends call me along with the badnames!!! I guess no matter what state or country that you live in or are from all of us has nicknames or atleast has been called a few names lol!

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