CATCHING UP ON SOME FAMILY NEWS

We’re talking sports and cars today … this IS a manly post!!!

The past few weeks have been a busy time for the Morgan’s. Two of our sons are playing basketball (Parker & Connor). This past weekend we drove about 400 miles round trip to play basketball in two different towns on Friday night and Saturday. (Mom, I’ve included pictures for you).

(Parker scores and is fouled)


Taylor had his pickup backed into while parked. The insurance totaled the vehicle. He was a little sad, since it was his first vehicle. We had put a lot of work into that old truck. He cheered up when he realized he could take his insurance money and pick him out something else. I told him he could find want he wanted as long as it was in the price range, wasn’t more for insurance and got better gas mileage (the old truck got 10 mpg wherever it went). He found a clean 2000 Firebird that gets 30 MPG. Insurance came out to be $1 less per month. (I have no clue how).

(Taylor looking sad in the top picture with his wrecked pickup and happy in the bottom picture with his new car.)

All the car shopping has got me in the mood to trade cars, too. We’ve been driving the Beast (Ford Excursion) for about 3 years now. The boys named it the Beast years ago because the ad that used to run advertising it said, “Anything you can’t drive over in this beast, you can hook a chain to and pull down.” It’s a great ride, but more vehicle than we need. We bought it to pull our camper trailer, but haven’t pulled it as much as we thought. I also find it funny that the Excursion was recently named one of the top 50 worst environmental cars of all time. That kind of makes me want to keep it. I’d actually love to find a nice clean used Z-71 Suburban.

So, have any of your cars ever had names? (ie. the beast)

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Shane Coffman says:

    Nice new wheels for Taylor!

    You’re speaking my language, Trey. We’ve named most of our vehicles.

    Just this morning, The Fonz (my wife’s Chevy Impala – license plate starts with FNZ…) sprayed all of its oil on the garage floor.

    Needless to say, I don’t think The Fonz is very cool right now…

    We’ve had Kermit (Green Saturn SL1), Snow White (White Saturn SL), and our own version of The Beast (GMC Yukon).

    Where I was a Youth Intern, they had (2) 15 passenger vans – Big Blue and White Fang.

  2. preacherman says:

    Did I just see the next Larry Bird in that picture? :-)

    Sweet car! I remember my first car. It was a 1974 ford farmount. A tank of a car. It was named Putt-Putt (Because it did nothing but Putt around with exhaust). :-)

    When I was a youth minister in Kansas, I actually bought a car for $1. It had an 8 track payer in it. The owner threw in some 8 tracks. I bought some fuzz dice (which was more than the car). I think it lasted about 2 weeks.

    Great post Trey. I hope you have a blessed week brother!
    In Him,
    Kinney Mabry

  3. Evan Williams says:

    Camp Adventure was awesome Trey we get to go to the Spring Break one right?

  4. blogprophet says:

    i have driven the “green monster” and “honkey”

  5. That Girl says:

    All of my daddy’s “work cars” were called, The Jewel

  6. Haley says:

    A friend of mine named my silver mustang the silver bullet at one point. And my step dad use to drive a 747 IL BMW that we fondly named Hank the Tank! Sounds like you guys had an adventurous weekend!

  7. Amy says:

    Jason had to by another car after we got married because I entered our marriage carless. He was driving a brand new, white, beautiful, camero. It soon became mine!! His car became a tiny, rusty, old red car that belonged to a girl we went to high school with. Her name was Pam…so of course, Pam became the new name of Jason’s junk bomb!! HEHE!

    Then I drove teal green Explorer right after Kate. Eventually it began to blow giant puffs of black smoke out the tailpipe and it very fittingly became…Blow Black Smoke. Only you have to say it as one word…very fast. We are so creative with our car names around here!

    Let me know if you come up with one of those Suburban’s. I’ve been in the market for one of those myself!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    So anything to do with sports is awesome of course.

    After we bought my little Aveo, we took it the next weekend to show the family & they just happened to name it the “Pregnant Egg”.

    ~Allix~

  9. kim says:

    hey remember my old pontiac grand am. my friends called it rocketfire (partially because of parker) and white lightning. i am glad to be rid of that old thing.

  10. cdj says:

    When I was growing up, we drove a 1983 DIESEL Chevy Suburban. It was painted Blue with Silver stripes (the first time) and when we got it repainted it was white with blue and silver stripes…very sweet ride! Anyway, we pulled our camper everywhere we went and it would blow black smoke out the back when we went up steep inclines. It was the LOUDEST thing you’ve ever heard, so we started calling it The Tank and it stuck! We had that thing 10 years and finally my parents sold it and upgraded. For years we would see it around town and I have to admit as much as I hated that thing in the end, it made me a little sad to see someone else driving it.

  11. Donna says:

    I had a chevy conversion van when my kids were young….the kids called it “Big Kahuna”….I liked the name…

  12. sherry fisher says:

    I had a 65 Fastback Mustang 2+2candy apple red with white racing stripes …called the Mouse. :)

    A blue 82 Cutlass we called Beauregard.

    Sure wish I had that Mustang back now :( It was a gem!

  13. TREY MORGAN says:

    Love all the car names.

    Kim – I do remember Rocket Fire.

    And yes, Sharla, you have to be old to drive a Buick. At least 60, I think.

  14. Liss and MOMMY says:

    Our kids call our the ‘bourbon’ it started when they were little and couldn’t say suburban. I find Cody and I still saying kids go get in the ‘bourbon’.
    Like the new red car Taylor, How fast does that thing go?

  15. cemotosnack says:

    I had a two tone brown Nissan Maxima … 1982 called the Milk Dud.

    a 1990 Purple Honda Civic called the Skittle.

    and now drive a black 2000 VW Bug that has kindly been named “the trash can”

  16. johndobbs says:

    Trey… did they really total his truck for a crumpled door? Wow.

    Well…good for your son. I love the car he picked out. It looks really cool.

    I’m drooling over the new Mustangs … I don’t know why but they are just calling my name. And with my old van too much vehicle (as you stated) and over 100 grand miles … maybe the time is near.

  17. Stephanie says:

    I am so glad to know that there are people that name their cars. My husband thought my family was CRAZY. We named my mom’s first suburban….BETSY….and then her second….Now we name the car’s by the color … Like Ol’ Blue….But I carried on the tradition…I call my van….BETSY….Don’t ask me why…..Let’s just say that my family’s last 2 dogs where both named “Rebel”… I guess when we find a name we stick with it…

  18. Mommysmart says:

    I can’t believe that I am commenting on a post that you called “a manly post”. Anyway, we used to drive my grandparents ford. It was gigantic and for some reason Jefferey Henderson saw us in it and referred to it as a “mommamobile”. So now whatever I drive is the mommamobile. I would say that the giant white minivan certainly fits its name.

    Taylor,
    Love the new car. Don’t tell your dad but those cars are “babe magnents”.

    It’s always fun to see your boys growing up so fast!

  19. Brienne says:

    I will always remember Nuwanda, the Wonder Truck (yes, you have to say the whole thing or it doesn’t count), with fondness, since she gave herself so that Kyle wouldn’t get smooshed when he had his wreck.

  20. Monalea says:

    I loved the pictures even though I’m not your mom. Ha!

    We once had a church van we dubed the anti-Christ and wanted to change the tags to 666.

    Monalea

  21. Timbra Wiist Owner/Photographer says:

    yeah, i’d be happy too if i was driving that sporty new thing. . . . at 1/3 of the gas price!!!! we got a new car, i have a longer than necessary post about it, the insurance is the same, the gas mileage is the same, even the color is the same. . . but the car payment, let’s see. . . we used to owe $350/month, now we owe nothing. . . NOT THE SAME and MUCH BETTER!! i used to call my first audi the silver bullet, but just as a joke when people asked questions like. . does your car have a name?

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