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Old 02-03-2019, 12:49 AM   #21
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There are still jokes made about the Chevy Nova down along the border (I lived in El Paso for many years), but it didn't have a thing to do with any unusual intercourse activities -- basically, in Tex-Mex (which is the variant of Spanish spoken a lot down there) "No va" means "doesn't go." Which, you will admit, is both a funny name for a car, and also kind of bad advertising... ;-)

And it WAS a Chevy -- which at the time, weren't exactly the most reliable cars on the market, though I don't remember the Nova being particularly bad in that regard (unlike the Vega)!
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:44 AM   #22
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SJ Games recently posted online (I cannot remember where at the moment, possibly Twitter or Kickstarter) the name change from Sunday Drivers to Crash City was a result of a legal situation, likely a case of intellectual property.
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:13 PM   #23
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Blue Ghost,

SJ Games recently posted online (I cannot remember where at the moment, possibly Twitter or Kickstarter) the name change from Sunday Drivers to Crash City was a result of a legal situation, likely a case of intellectual property.
Phil mentioned it a couple places, and yeah, it was a trademark thing. I never really bought into the myth that it was angry older types who forced the change. I just can't picture SJ, having just won his legal battles against Metagaming, caving to a bunch of humorless fossils. :D
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:33 PM   #24
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Phil mentioned it a couple places, and yeah, it was a trademark thing. I never really bought into the myth that it was angry older types who forced the change. I just can't picture SJ, having just won his legal battles against Metagaming, caving to a bunch of humorless fossils. :D
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:52 PM   #25
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Blue Ghost,

SJ Games recently posted online (I cannot remember where at the moment, possibly Twitter or Kickstarter) the name change from Sunday Drivers to Crash City was a result of a legal situation, likely a case of intellectual property.
Oh cool, I got you covered this time.

Post from Phil Reed referencing the name change of Sunday Drivers

When I saw that several days ago, I bookmarked it and immediately thought of this discussion.
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:56 PM   #26
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Tom H. and philreed,

Thank you for the replies. I have known about the USPTO TESS for several years. I was too lazy to use it to search for Sunday Drivers. :o)
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:09 AM   #27
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:54 AM   #28
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Oh cool, I got you covered this time.

Post from Phil Reed referencing the name change of Sunday Drivers

When I saw that several days ago, I bookmarked it and immediately thought of this discussion.
Very cool. Thank ya kindly.
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