How Rex got his name

I drive a minivan for work, and I drive a lot. It’s a great vehicle for what it needs to be, but sometimes I need to scratch that itch in my right foot and have a little fun. Years ago this yearning for some driving adrenaline led to the purchase of my Mazda RX-8. I won’t go into the details of why I bought this particular car except to say, right place, right time.

My daughter has always named whatever car I was driving, so it was natural for her to apply a moniker for this bright white sports car. She dubbed the car “Rex ate pizza” (I’m guessing from the RX-8 model, and the fact that we were on our way to pick up a pizza) which we shortened to “Rex”. Since then he has been a trusted friend, and he agreed to sit for a few photos early Sunday morning, as long as I followed his instructions and “made him look good.”

Hopefully I gave his vanity the distinction it deserves.


Nikon D800 Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm f/2.8 ISO 100  5 image HDR  1/30 - .5 sec