In 2002, we had a data loss due to a terrible hosting company and an inexperienced host (me). Luckily, I did backup the server a few times from 1999 to 2001, so I am able to go back and see some vintage HAMB from time to time. Last night while researching some numbers, I ran across an old post that I thought would be fun to share.
On April 13, 2001 I was in my second year of grad school and this site was in its 6th year. My post of the day read:
What’s your favorite period? I’m a early 50s/late 40s guy on both hot rods and kustoms… I dig subtle lines and themes on both hot rods and kustoms… Things were much more purposefull and functional back then…
I like the late 50′s and early 60s too, but….
Hot Rod: Doane Spencer
Kustom: The Barris Bros. ’40 Merc
Things haven’t changed much for me. I still love the early stuff the most and both the Spencer and Barris cars are amongst my favorites. There’s something warm about that to me… Even so, I had just as much fun reading the responses to my post as I did relishing my own consistency. You can follow me down memory lane here:
You’ll recognize a lot of the usernames in the thread as most of these guys are still with us and still posting regularly. And I guess this post is really dedicated to them… So speak up old timers – How have your tastes changed?