April 30, 2014

Does FIAT really stand for "Fix It Again Tony"? The real meanings of 32 famous car names...

From Mental Floss' weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John Green looks at the origins of many popular brand and model car names...


  1. To MentalFloss: About the short-lived Chevrolet "Nova"...It means "new" in Latin, but I heard it wouldn't sell in--was it Italy?--because it can also mean "no va" which is "doesn't go." Can you expound on this story?
    Otherwise, I liked your quick blurb on car names.