Where do you live? Wisteria Lane? Main Street? Elm Street? Or Farfrompoopen Road? What’s the wackiest street name in the US? You’d be surprised. What’s tops and what’s my favorite are two different things. Who lives on Farfrompoopen Road? Who would?
Having owned about 25 cars in the past 35 years of driving (do the math), I’m qualified to say I’ve seen my share of street signs.
Sorry. I don’t remember all the street signs I’ve seen down through the years, as most were nothing more than a blur as I passed by. Cars are to drive, right?
So I was particularly interested in Car Connection magazine’s Street Names Contest.
I’ve been to Hollywood and Vine, did a u-turn on Hooker Lane (just to be sure), and actually stopped at Yankee Doodle Way.
There may be more roads and streets in the US than anywhere else in the world. At least, paved roads and streets where you can drive a car.
The Car Connection and Mitsubishi Motors teamed up to have a contest for the wildest, weirdest, wackiest street names in the US.
Here’s my view of the finalists (all good) and the winner (not the best).
Seriously, what City Planner comes up with a name like Shades of Death Road? Am I missing something or was that planner simply related to John Carpenter and had an urge that couldn’t be controlled?
My favorite, which made the Top 10, but not the top, is Farfrompoopen Road. The sign implies there’s also a Poopen Road, but no photo was submitted.
There’s also an Unexpected Road, which, when you think about it, isn’t all that unexpected. Odd, yes. A finalist? No.
There’s also the intersection of Hardup and Lonesome. Lonesome? I can see that? Hardup? It’s nice to know there’s a local government with a sense of humor. They probably announced that right before raising taxes.
Speaking of intersections, there’s a corner of Count and Basie. If you don’t know who Count Basie is, then you haven’t owned 25 cars in 35 years.
John Carpenter fans logged more favorites in the Top 10 than any other genre, with Bucket of Blood Street.
The winner? Psycho Path. The Bates Motel is probably along Psycho Path, or nearby.
Click Here for the winners and photos.
On which street do you live?