Have you named your car? According to an American auto care centre, most people have a nickname for their vehicles and in a recent survey, Betsy came out tops.

Have you named your car? According to an American auto care centre, most people have a nickname for their vehicles and in a recent survey, Betsy came out tops.

Precision Tune auto care centre ran the competition on its website and at its outlets. More than 400 people responded. About 21 per cent used human names for their cars, like Connie Celica and about 14 per cent gave their cars a name variation of its colour, like Blue Flame and Rose Red.

Christine from Virginia called her car Connie Celica. “This was my first "sports" car. She was bright white with a sun roof and an oh-so-pretty model that deserved a classy name,” she said.

Tracie from Texas called her 1994 Ford Ranger, the Danger Ranger. “She's been through numerous close calls, mud, muck, hitting a deer, and still runs like the day we bought her,” said Tracie.

Richard from Augusta called his 1978 Impala, Pala. And it was really very simple. “The "IM" fell off so I began calling it PALA...” he explained.

A customer from Oklahoma called his 1998 Mercury Sable the Holy Roller. “I am a pastor and I believe in rolling through life with the Holy One, and that is why my car is a Holy Roller,” said the minister.

Do you have an interesting name for your car?