REO Speedwagon

The name REO Speedwagon comes from the most famous creation of classic car designer Ransom Eli Olds - his eponymous Oldsmobile. It is one of a long tradition of bands named after vehicles, such as The Lambrettas, and of course the king of them all, Jefferson Starship who in their previous incarnation were known as Jefferson Airplane and before they were famous, as the original but often forgotten Jefferson Ultra-light Hang-glider.