By Courtney Potter
That’s right—it’s National Name Your Car Day, so start those engines and take to the road, but don’t forget to start referring to your vehicle by its rightful moniker…
What’s that? You’re not exactly sure what to name your car? There are literally billions of options, it’s true, but never fear: We here at D23 are happy to help! We’ve devised a quiz to help you figure out which car from around the worlds of Disney (well, six in particular) has the perfect name to adopt for your own automobile. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! Buckle up and read on; you’ll find the answers at the bottom of the page.
1. How would you describe your car’s “personality”?
A) A real go-getter
D) Laid back
2. What’s your favorite thing about your car?
A) How adaptable it is…
B) That I can always depend on it!
C) Driving it makes me laugh.
D) The rockin’ paint job.
E) All its zippy bells and whistles!
F) Our memorable history together…
3. What’s your personal driving style?
A) Straight-ahead, to the point, and maybe a little hasty.
B) Clever and a bit cautious, unless faced with peril.
C) I know all the secret ways to get to any destination ASAP!
D) I take my time and enjoy the view…
E) Fun and fast! (Within reason, of course.)
F) I put my ride in gear and see where it takes me.
4. Which totally extravagant personal touch would you add to your car?
A) A new set of state-of-the-art rims and undercarriage LED lights.
B) An ejector seat—I’d love to play pranks on friends!
C) A microphone so people on the street can hear my hilarious jokes.
D) A killer sound system, including a digital keyboard.
E) An air canon so I can shoot snacks out to passers-by!
F) My car already has a ton of personal touches…
5. All told, how much time do you spend in your car?
A) I’ve almost become my car at this point.
B) Unless it’s up on blocks, I’m racing around town most days.
C) Driving is my job, so—a lot!
D) I hit the road whenever I like… or I don’t. Y’know. It’s cool, dude.
E) I’d spend waaaaay more time in it, if I could.
F) I’m always on call for friends in need—or the occasional Kessel Run.
Ka-chow! Your car deserves the name of a winner like Lightning McQueen from Disney and Pixar’s 2006 film Cars. Ambitious yet kind-hearted, determined yet humble, you’re a true leader when you take to the road.
Friendly, occasionally mischievous, but always full of heart—both you and your car are reliable and protective… so of course your vehicle should be named after the first iconic Disney car, from 1969’s The Love Bug!
Benny the Cab
If only your real-life car could talk, it’d have the perfect wisecrack for every situation—much like Benny the Cab in 1988’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Our one hope is that you pay a bit more attention to the rules of the road than Benny does…
The Electric Mayhem Bus
Like wow, man. You’re a total free-spirit, and we wouldn’t be surprised if your ride is covered with all manner of stickers and paint. So why not name it after Dr. Teeth’s transport of most heavy-duty proportions in 1979’s The Muppet Movie?
The Candy Kart
Vanellope von Schweetz’s Sugar Rush game cart in 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph has gummy-worm tire treads and a chocolate-covered wafer for a rear spoiler. Your car might not have all those yummy bells and whistles, but this is a great name for a sweet ride.
The Millennium Falcon
Okay, hear us out: We know that the “fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” isn’t exactly a car, but it’s the perfect name for an automobile that may look a little worn but always gets you where you need to go. We’re sure Lando, Han, and Chewie would approve.