This was probably a general chat BBS in Houston, Texas.
Below is part of a thread from users Sonny Peterson and Witchfinder General (the latter of which replies are omitted) from June, 1989.
Date: 06-05-89 (13:30) Number: 2805 To: WITCHFINDER GENERAL Refer#: 2797 From: SONNY PETERSON Read: 06-11-89 (20:45) Subj: SWIMSUIT Status: PUBLIC MESSAGE
We were in a Mitsubushi Precis, which is basically a Hyundai. (is that how its spelled?) No, this is one of those cars where the salesman asks how much you weigh before he lets you buy the car. It really behaved well, I must say. But I am superstitious. In order to keep a car running well, you must berate, insult, and abuse it daily. One must never, NEVER say "this sure has been a good car." 15 seconds after I said that about a Chevy I owned for three years, the engine locked up, threw a rod, cracked the block, and leaked oil and water all over the road. I had to sell it for junk ($50). So my philosophy on cars is to talk to them like they are scum, puss, and other disgusting things. If you do this, they perform admirably.
Subj: CUSSIN' CARS Status: PUBLIC MESSAGE
To actually IMPROVE the performance of your car, try something like, "You Disemboweled Piece of Mortified Shit, Vomited from The Loins of The Slimiest, Puss-filled Demons of Hell!" Now, I know what A.J. Foyt would say, but he can afford a REAL car. This is the way us 'sittin on the porch, waitin' for the check' people deal with car maintenance.