A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 13, 2015
“My other car is a Zamboni” (hockey saying)

“My other car is a Porsche” is a classic bumper sticker. “My other car is a Zamboni” (the Zamboni ice resurfacing machine cleans the ice) has been a popular license plate frame and bumper sticker for hockey enthusiasts.

“My other car is a Zamboni” has been cited in print since at least 1988.


Wikipedia: Ice resurfacer
An ice resurfacer is a vehicle or hand-pushed device used to clean and smooth the surface of an ice sheet, usually in an ice rink. The two major manufacturers are Resurfice Corporation, which sells Olympia-brand machines, and Frank J. Zamboni & Company. The first ice resurfacer was developed by Frank Zamboni in 1949 in the city of Paramount, California. Zamboni /zæmˈboʊni/ is an internationally registered trademark.

Los Angeles (CA) Times
Charlie Brown: “Well, how was hockey practice?” : Snoopy: “I don’t think the coach likes me. . . . He told me to stand in front of the Zamboni.” : Name Is Icing on the Cake of Success Story
June 04, 1988|STEVE HARVEY | Times Staff Writer
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Along the way came a fan club (at Michigan Tech University), the race horse (the aptly named offspring of Icecapade and Sweeping Beauty), and the novelties such as a license plate frame ("My Other Car is a Zamboni").

Los Angeles (CA) Times
OBITUARIES : Frank Zamboni; the Man Behind That Odd Machine
July 29, 1988|BURT A. FOLKART | Times Staff Writer
Frank Zamboni, who lent his peculiar name to an outlandish ice-resurfacing machine that 40 years later remains part of the exclusive vernacular of hockey fans and “Peanuts” aficionados alike, died Wednesday. He was 87.
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The spreading Zamboni fever led to the formation of a fan club (at Michigan Tech University), a race horse named Zamboni (Icecapade out of Sweeping Beauty) and novelties (a license plate frame that says “My Other Car Is a Zamboni").

Google Groups: rec.autos
Zamboni (really, now!)
Eugene Liu
12/29/89
In article <52...@tekig5.PEN.TEK.COM>louism@tekig5.PEN.TEK.COM(Louis Mahn)
writes:
>It’s fairly common to see bumper stickers that say. “ My other car is a
>Porsche,” or “... Mercedes,” or even “... Pinto” or “... also a pile of
>junk.” I saw one on a Mazda 626 that said “My other car is a Zamboni.”

28 November 1993, The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC), “Zamboni,” pg. 16-G, cols. 1-2:
They also buy Zamboni pins, embroidered patches and license plates that say: “My other car is a Zamboni.”

Google Groups: alt.music.alternative
Infectious Grooves
Kevin Murphy
4/29/94
(...)
“My other car is a Zamboni”

Google Groups: rec.sport.skating.ice.recreational
My other car is a zamboni
Dan Elliott
6/17/96
Anyone know where I can get one of those bumper stickers.  If theres one in a store near you, email me and I’ll give you money if you mail it to me!

Eyes On The Prize (Montreal Canadiens)
30 GREAT HOCKEY QUOTES
By Robert L on Aug 5, 2006, 2:51a
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“My other car is a Zamboni.” — Hockey Saying

Google Books
Zamboni:
The Coolest Machines on Ice

By Eric Dregni
St Paul, MI MBI Pub. Co. and Voyageur Press
2006
Pg. 116:
Other Zamboni merchandise has included license plate holders ("My other car is a Zamboni") and Beanie Babies ("Zambeanie Babies").

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Saturday, June 13, 2015 • Permalink