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What's in a name? Vectra
« on: February 07, 2009, 01:37:46 PM »
   Does anyone know the origin and reason for naming a popular Winnebago RV "VECTRA" ?

  There are many automobiles and boats labeled by the same name. What does Vectra mean?

   Another important question to discuss during happy hour.  :)

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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 05:33:32 PM »
A try:
The Latin word "vehere" means wearing or carrying, dragging or transporting

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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009, 05:54:41 PM »
Mike - that's really very good!  Actually I don't have a clue, but it sounds good to me  8).

Continuing in the spirit of carson's post, what is the origin of Itasca?
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 06:04:04 PM »
I hate to break the bad news but Vecta is a type of plastic.

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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2009, 06:05:58 PM »
Itasca I've only found as name of some of places in the United States.
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2009, 06:07:36 PM »
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... Vecta is a type of plastic.

Was that a typo Tom, or did you really mean Vecta rather than Vectra?
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2009, 06:15:10 PM »
That was a typo Tom, I can't see with my new glasses and I can't type in the best of times.

Vectra (plastic)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vectra is a brand of Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) manufactured by Ticona (a subsidiary of Celanese)



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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009, 06:15:32 PM »
Tom, you are right: "Vectra is a brand of Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) manufactured by Ticona (a subsidiary of Celanese)"
I was routed to something moving as we had here an Opel Model called "Vectra". This model was available in different countries under different names. In the USA you have got the Vectra as the Saturn L-Series. It's all GM.
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2009, 06:33:43 PM »
Vectra; Large, noisy, smelly box, Native to America, can be found in most states,  there are unconfirmed sightings of Vectras in Canada in summer and Mexico in winter.

It seems possible that Vectras are migratory , they have been seen traveling with distant cousins called Bluebirds!

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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2009, 06:38:03 PM »
Now we know. Thanks Mark  ;D

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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2009, 08:19:06 PM »
My guess is that it is a corruption of a passive past-tense form of Vectio - which is meant to mean I have transported.  Ask GM - they started it with the Opels. ;)
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2009, 08:33:40 PM »
Most likely Itasca is derived from the lake of the same name. Lake Itasca in Minnesota is the ultimate source of the Mississippi River. You can step across the Mississippi where it exits the lake. Been there, done that!
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2009, 11:34:08 PM »
Vectra; Large, noisy, smelly box, Native to America, can be found in most states,  there are unconfirmed sightings of Vectras in Canada in summer and Mexico in winter.

It seems possible that Vectras are migratory , they have been seen traveling with distant cousins called Bluebirds!


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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2009, 10:10:55 AM »
Most likely Itasca is derived from the lake of the same name. Lake Itasca in Minnesota is the ultimate source of the Mississippi River. You can step across the Mississippi where it exits the lake. Been there, done that!

And Gary wins his choice of one case of his favorite eBeer  ;D

Itasca: County and Lake in Minnesota, into which flows the head waters of the Mississippi, and named on this account, Itasca, from the two Latin words veritas caput, "the true head."

Of course we don't know exactly what Winnebago Industries was thinking, but this is a likely origin.

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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2009, 10:35:19 AM »
Wow!  I didn't know the Indians spoke Latin!!
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2009, 06:49:40 PM »
Minnesota had some really erudite Indians, I guess.
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2009, 07:58:08 PM »
Them were some smart injuns  :P
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2009, 09:07:01 AM »
It is entirely possible one of the infamous Minnesota mosquitoes was wandering a bit far afield and attacked a Roman galley crew somewhere, perhaps off England or Ireland. Upon return to Minnesota, he could then have injected Latin blood into the local tribes. For that matter, a Minnesota mosquito might have carried a living Roman crew member back and dropped him into the wilds of Minnesota, thus bringing the Latin tongue to the Itasca indians.
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2009, 09:17:11 AM »
Now I thought the Roman Empire colonized North America - we do have Rome, Georgia (wait a minute  - maybe it was the Greeks, there is also an Athens, Georgia.)  Should have been more attentive in world history class...
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2009, 09:36:05 AM »
These postings have gotten just plain silly!
Everyone knows  Native Americans come from Italian decent, remember F TROOP? ;D
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2009, 05:10:43 PM »
We did not!! - but I still like pizza!
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2009, 05:44:53 PM »
Pizza is an American invention  I think.
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2009, 05:47:07 PM »
Talk about thread drift... Chinese food anyone?
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2009, 05:58:31 PM »
Talk about thread drift... Chinese food anyone?


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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2009, 06:19:56 PM »
Carson do you have any other questions you would like to ask this forum of witty, intelligent, informative folks?   :-\
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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2009, 06:21:56 PM »
Yeah, why are we keeping this thing going?   ;D

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Re: What's in a name? Vectra
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2009, 09:15:48 PM »
Did someone think that I was jesting about the Minnesota mosquitoes???   :o
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