What Kind of Car Would You Be and Why?

In honor of my new book, TANK, set to release on May 17, I figured this month should be dedicated to Modes of Transportation! Seeing as how Tank rides a motorcycle, I thought, why not? And, my middle son’s nickname is…you guessed it, Tank, and his favorite thing in the world right now is fast cars! He’s only three. How do boys and their toys start so young?

Anyway, when I was in college I applied to be a RA. Me, a Resident Assistant, what a bad idea! But, somehow, miraculously, I got the job. During this process of applying to be a RA is when I got my first REAL dose of job interviewing. I had to answer some questions in front of a panel, do some other tricks like stand on my head. Okay, not really, but it sort of felt like it. But one thing I remember very vividly in the interview process was I had to answer a series of questions, essay style. And one of the questions was If you were a car, what kind would you be and why? 

Now, I’m not a car person like my son or my husband, but I didn’t have to think too much on this. If I were a car I would be a pink Jeep Wrangler. A Jeep Wrangler is an all terrain vehicle, rough and tough enough to get the job done, and pink, because well, I am a female after all. I wrote that answer ten years ago, and still, to this day, my answer stays the same.

Now, I’m mother of three, and everyday life throws something at me that by the grace of God I have been rough and touch enough to get the job done, and somehow, someway retained a little bit of my femininity. A very little bit, but still, it is there.

So my question for you is…

Erin Bevan


  1. What a great question. Hmm, I love your answer, because as a mom, I too have to be rough and tough and get the job done. But I love the antique cars, especially a Bentley. Because they were graceful yet powerful. So I’m going to go with that. Good luck with your release!

  2. CB Clark says:

    Cute blog, Erin. If I were a car I’d be a four-by-four pick up truck. I like getting away from civilization. Also, I’d be strong enough to roll over anything that gets in my way.

  3. Erin Bevan says:

    Oh, that’s a nice answer! Graceful and powerful. Love!

  4. Erin Bevan says:

    Haha! I never thought of that, but I like this answer a lot. Don’t let anything stop you.

  5. Entertaining post!! I guess,like you, I would be a shiny 4×4 fully loaded SUV (Durango – Red cause it’s my favorite color other wise I’d go with you pink). LOL Tough enough to take me to the hiking trails in any weather! LOL

  6. Best of luck with Tank. Sorry about two comments, my fingers are too fast, I wasn’t done. LOL

  7. I’ve always wanted a Miata or an MG. I’d be a convertible. Fun in the sun!

  8. Amity Grays says:

    Fun post, If I were a car, I’d be a Bug because that was my nickname growing up.

  9. Erin Bevan says:

    That’s right, Tena! Let’s get things done!

  10. Erin Bevan says:

    You be careful! Wear your sunscreen and have fun!

  11. Erin Bevan says:

    I love it, Bug!

  12. I love your post! In my book (to be released May 26!), three of the male characters drive cars that reflect their personalities: hummer, BMW, and corvette.
    Personally, I’d choose a convertible. Any make or model convertible. BMW, corvette, do they make hummer convertibles? 🙂

  13. Erin Bevan says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of those, but I think with enough money, you can get anything you want! Just throw about a million to the Hummer company! Then you can get one. Pocket change for us writers. 😉

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