List of nicknames in motorsport

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Vehicles[edit]

Cars[edit]

When given to roadgoing production cars, this list only includes cars that had nicknames given to them during their racing career

Motorcycles[edit]

Motorboats[edit]

Engines[edit]

Machine types[edit]

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Events[edit]

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See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ referring to its color scheme when the car was rebuilt following its infamous 1992 Bonneville crash
  2. ^ As they were built similar to the stock car racers used in the NASCAR Grand National
  3. ^ Nicknamed for its tendency to leak fuel, a clear reference to the warship that sunk during the Falklands War.
  4. ^ Given by Ford executive
  5. ^ Given by Carroll Shelby
  6. ^ given as an insult by Ettore Bugatti, owner of arch rival Bugatti
  7. ^ Named for its height (40 inches)
  8. ^ Given by Carroll Shelby
  9. ^ in reference to its success in African rallies
  10. ^ in reference to its success in African rallies
  11. ^ Later became known as the "Ford GT Mk. IV"
  12. ^ Nicknamed for its poor handling
  13. ^ portmanteau of rotary, its power output and Crighton, after Norton's team development chief, Brian Crighton
  14. ^ In reference to the revolutionary enclosed canopy which became common in hydroplane racing
  15. ^ Given as until 1998, both ran under the same championship, also the Sebring race traditionally followed Daytona.
  16. ^ Given for their dominance in the series.
  17. ^ Given during their time as McLaren Can-Am drivers
  18. ^ Given for its accident prone nature of the race, despite taking place on unsuitable circuit.
  19. ^ Given by spectators as they felt that the official name belonged to the original circuit, not that of the new layout.
  20. ^ Given as an insult by spectators who regard it as a poor substitute to the original because they were seated farther away to the original layout
  21. ^ Given as an insult by spectators who regard it as a poor substitute to the original because they were seated farther away to the original layout
  22. ^ Given for the fact that BDRC is the circuit owner
  23. ^ given due to its popularity with the sport
  24. ^ due to the strong high beam lights cutting through the night.

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