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A Stock Phrase that sometimes appears on T-shirts or bumper stickers. This started around 1980 with stickers and license-plate frames reading, "My Other Car Is a Porsche". The others are takeoffs, directly or indirectly, on that cliche of the times.


  • Ur-Example: "My Other Car is a Porsche."
  • In an early episode of King of the Hill, Bill wears a shirt that says "my other car is a lawnmower."
  • Comic Book Guy had a bumper sticker which said "My other car is the Millenium Falcon" given to him by a Harrison Ford lookalike, until it was removed by a car wash attendant.
  • My other car is made of meat.
  • In The Sandman, the Fashion Thing's broom has a bumper sticker reading, "My other broom is a Porsche."
  • Famously from So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish:
    "My other car is also a Porsche"
  • Several variants in Real Life:
    • My Other Car is Also a Piece of Junk
    • Advertisement:
    • My Other Car is a Mercedes
    • My Other Car is a Tank
    • My Other Car is a Starfury
    • My Other Car is in the shop
    • My Other Car is an X-Wing
    • My Other Car is Also Stolen
    • My Other Car is a Stealth Bomber
    • My Other Vehicle is in Orbit
    • My Other Car is a Broom
    • My Other Car was won in the divorce *teardrop*
    • My Other Car is a TARDIS
    • My Other Car is a Bicycle
    • My Other Car is a Chocobo
    • My Other Bumper Sticker is Funny
    • My Other Ride Is Your Mom
    • My Other Ride is a 67 Impala
    • My Other Car Betrays My Humble Origins
    • And so on, and so on...
  • Parodied in the Family Guy episode "I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar": My Other Penis Is A Vagina
  • My Other Car is a 12 foot transforming robot.
    • There's also "My other car is an [Autobot symbol here]" and there's a Decepticon variant. And sometimes the word is written out.
  • xkcd has a comic with a bumper sticker reading "This IS my other car".
  • The amusement park on the Moon in Futurama sold bumper stickers reading "My other car is a Porsche On The Moon!"
  • Advertisement:
  • "My other ride is a Striped Frostsaber."
  • "My Other Car Is a Pinto".
  • In Team Fortress 2's game assets available to players, a bumper sticker can be seen on the front of the Sniper's camper van stating "My other camper is a SWORD VAN!", a reference to one of KC Green's comics.
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  • Top Gear (UK) has had...
    • "My other car is a Porsche. (But unfortunately it's a 924 with flames up the side.)"
    • "This car isn't mine! (I just bought it for a challenge on a popular Sunday night television programme.)"
    • "Honk if you're also involved in an inexplicable race against some canoeists or something."
  • There's a Subaru commercial with a car sporting the bumper sticker "My Other Car is a Bike".
  • Not actually a sticker, but in Batman Begins;
    Some Guy: Nice car.
    Bruce Wayne/Batman: You should see my other one.
  • One issue of Nintendo Power magazine came with cards featuring the characters from Mario Kart 64, each with a message on their license plate. Mario's said "My other car is a dinosaur".
  • Dave Lavery, who makes rovers for NASA, has you all beat:
    • "My Other Car Is Still On Mars."
    • John Grunsfeld can compete on this, too. He called Car Talk for advice about a cargo van he sometimes drives. He was in the van at the time. It is the Space Shuttle.
    • Not as spectacular, but still space-related: Some of the people that worked on the New Horizons mission got bumper stickers reading, "My other vehicle is on its way to Pluto."
  • My other car has alerted the horde.
    • It probably disturbed The Witch too, didn't it? DIDN'T IT?!?!?!?!?!
  • My other car is the EVA-01
  • Made for a tank-crazy Rangerphile: "My other car is a Sherman".
  • Parodied in Young Wizards LiveJournal icons; specifically, "My other Mac is a Manual" (since many modern wizard's manuals are manifesting as computers similar to Macs).
  • Parodied, again, in Terry Pratchett's Johnny Maxwell Trilogy. The kids are in a graveyard, looking at someone's very showy grave, and Yo-Less comments, more or less, that the dead guy therein should have a sign up that says "My other grave is a porch." The dead guy in question, having died quite a while back, reveals in a conversation with Johnny that he doesn't understand this.
  • My other car runs on feet.
  • My other car is a Warthog.
  • A Dragonmirth cartoon has "My other steed..." version.
  • My other car is a Baneblade.
  • George Carlin suggested a sticker reading, "My other car is a piece of shit too.
  • Mummies Alive! - "My Other Car is a Chariot"
  • Many hockey teams sell bumper stickers, usually with their logo, that proclaim, "my other car is a Zamboni."
  • During a rehearsal for a play, one character had the line, "his other car really is a Porsche." On this occasion he messed it up, saying, "his other Porsche really is a car."
  • The Mixed-Up Life of Brad: "My other ride is a chariot." (The ride right here, meanwhile, is a Cool Airship.)
  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive: one of the stickers that can be bought and applied to a player's gun reads "My other AWP is a Deagle". This is a reference to a CS tradition of the Desert Eagle being a popular side-arm for people using the AWP.
  • A Fun T-Shirt, presumably for the less than health-conscious, reading "My Other Body Is A Temple".
  • In Season 5 of Canada's Worst Driver, one of the cars driven during some of the challenges was a Rolls Royce. As such, sometimes when they showed the display of Mike Butt's hometown, Regina, the graphic also had a logo on it stating "My other car is a Rolls Royce."
  • The Panzer Elite's Hotchkiss Tank commander in Company of Heroes will claim his other Panzer is either a Tiger or a Mercedes.
  • From Mystery Science Theater 3000:
    Joel: Jerry Van Dyke has a bumper sticker on his car. It says "My Other Car is my mother."
  • The Deathworlders features a spaceship named "My Other Spaceship is the Millenium Falcon."


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