Street Names Contest Winners!

February 20, 2006


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Apparently, a lot of you went nuts over TheCarConnection’s Wild, Weird, and Wacky Street Names Contest, at least if we judge by the number of entries that flooded into our digital mailbox — more than 2500 arrived since the competition was launched last December. And though we officially closed things off on February 1, we’re still seeing a few stragglers offering up some last-minute oddities.

 

We’ve seen lots of Deer Licks, Bone Licks, and more than a few Yankees, Doodles, and Dandies. There are a surprising number of This-a-ways and That-a-ways, as well as a few places around the country where you can Haviturway. We’ve seen the macabre, including Shades of Death Rd. and Bucket of Blood; the musical, like the intersection of Count and Basie; and the unpronounceable,Zzyzx Rd.

 

Many of the names made us laugh. How can you not grin at the intersection of Ho and Hum? There were plenty of groaners, as well, like Farfrompoopen Rd. , and the intersection of Stroke and Acoma, in a retirement section of Lake Havasu, Ariz .

 

You have to wonder who would want to live on a street named Broomrape. And clearly, we wouldn’t be inclined to drop in on the folks on This Ain’t It Road.

 

Politics can be expressed in a street sign, it seems. There’s Nixon/Bluett, in Ann Arbor , Michigan , and the corner of Clinton and Fidelity, in Houston . Actually the latter falls into two categories, for naughty names abound, at least in people’s minds. We could just about hear the snickers as folks hit “SEND” for entries like Morning Wood and Kitchen Dick Road .

 

But some wild, weird, and wacky street names stand out from the rest, and we found that with rare exception, the top choices of TheCarConnection’s editors and managers matched the result from last week’s Reader’s Poll. Combining the two tallies, here are our winners:

 

First Prize goes to Psycho Path, a mad little private lane in Traverse City, Michigan . Our grand prize winner was submitted by Michelle Logsdon, who will soon be driving around with the help of a brand-new Garmin C330 portable GPS navigation system.

 

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2000 Chrysler 300M

Second Prize was snagged by Divorce Court , a divisive boulevard in Heather Highlands, Pennsylvania . Thanks to William Cook, who will receive a version of Microsoft’s Streets and Software, including a GPS unit that can be plugged into a laptop computer.

 

Third Prize goes to Farfrompoopen Rd. , which we’re told is the only way to get to Story, Arkansas ’s Constipation Ridge. Thanks, and a copy of Microsoft’s Streets and Software package to Jeff Clements.

 

Our winners also receive life-size reproductions of their entries suitable for mounting on their walls OR the nearest corner post.

 

We’re also providing those street signs to the top two runners-up:

 

The intersection of Lonesome Road and Hardup Road , in Albany, Georgia , submitted by Lynn Bensy. And another smile-generating corner, the intersection of Clinton and Fidelity, in Houston, Texas , which we received from J.D. Montfort.

 

By the way, if you do come up with more funny street signs, send ’em in. We won’t have any prizes, but we’d still love to see what you come up with. And keep an eye out for the next big contest at TheCarConnection.com.

 

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