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Art & Inspiration Another Car, an Addiction Problem

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wicarnut, Nov 18, 2022.

  1. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 8,806


    It never ends, this lifelong CarNut addiction. Here I am at 75, sold off my Hamb cars, still have 2 OT hot rods back in Wi.,1 OT in Az.I'm definitely thinking / procrastinating on selling off my lifetime accumulation of car "Stuff" tools, collections, etc. So........ what do I do, got the "itch", start looking around, I end up buying another car I don't need. Very lucky for me my wife understands the "Need/Want" deal and she encouraged me to find something for me here in AZ, our snowbird nest. We love the Winters here but I really miss my mancave/garage/hobby cars, the Snow/ Cold not so much, the Summer shows/cruises/racing as a spectator now back home in Wi. is what I do. Here in Az. I'm in a resort/rv park, the park has 101 rules, one being can't work on your car in your driveway under the carport, I have no tools or work area, hopefully I can make some new friends that have a garage/some tools, etc. I can now join in with cruises and local car show activity, Woo Hoo ! I'm a happy man, this is a big deal for me. Guessing I'm not the only guy with this problem, looking to make some new Az. friends with similar addiction/ problem. Hello, My name is John, I'm a CarNut.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2022
  2. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 23,556


    Yeah, let’s not talk about it. The first rule of Fight Club is……..
  3. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,100


    so what’d you buy?
  4. cabong
    Joined: Nov 29, 2005
    Posts: 782


    Might you be in Winslow, and did you buy a flatbed Ford ??

  5. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 8,806


    Neither, but I do have a V8 60 midget I'm restoring. I bought a Kool cruiser, Cannot talk specifics on purchase as it would most likely end this thread, I'm looking to make some new friends in the valley, I'm in Apache Junction, the east side of the valley. Check my albums for some of my history.
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  6. Admission is the first step in recovery. :p

    Although, as addictions go, this hobby is WAY more expensive than opioids or cocaine :D
  7. SS327
    Joined: Sep 11, 2017
    Posts: 1,505


    I hope there is no cure! Hi my name is Denny and I’m a car nut!
  8. Congrats on the car. Have fun. I handle the addiction thing a little differently. Kid that adopted me stores his 65 Stang road racer in the shop. Car has all the trick suspension mods, a high winding 302, C4 automatic with Gear Vendors over drive and a 4:11 rear. He never drives it, says it's too boring. So when I get the itch, I just tell him I'm going to check his tires for flat-spotting, disconnect the battery tender and go for a drive. After about an hour the itch is scratched. It's a win-win for me. He keeps the tank full, does the maintenance and even has the instructions to operate the overdrive taped to the dash(says he doesn't trust my memory... lol). All the gains without the pains....
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  9. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 8,806


    You're a lucky man, Agree ! all the fun free of the rest of it, Good things happen to good people, Enjoy !
  10. I too suffer the same addiction....or similar. The SEGA racing group calls it Quaincain. I'm selling off some hot rods so I can spend more on an old school race car. I'm in Chandler, near 101 and Elliot with lots of room. Give me a PM and we can get together.
  11. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 3,091

    oldiron 440

    All addictions are managed to some degree but never totally recovered. Some are quit cold turkey and some are managed, like over eating, I believe the automotive addiction falls into that category. Some can manage some can't...
  12. Straight Axle Guy
    Joined: Oct 21, 2018
    Posts: 68

    Straight Axle Guy

    I can identify with your addiction!!!!!
  13. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 17,012

    from oregon

    That may be, but you're not the only one!;)
  14. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 3,204


    My addiction got scratched a bit today. My son brought over his latest project for some minor fixes, in my heated shop.
    I got to do a few things I really like to do, instruct him and guide him on how he did a few things I know how, but he wanted to learn, and then watched as he did the things I didn't really want to do.

    It was a great day!
  15. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 8,526

    from Michigan

    It's comforting to know that I'm not alone in my desire to succumb to my addiction and escape the doldrums and stresses of this present day world by immersing myself in the altered state of traditional hot rodding.

    Journey to the Center of the Garage!
  16. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 5,257


    Just get a newer V8 - manual (must*ng, challeg*r, vette, camar*) and beat the hell out of it. Let the next guy restore it.

    Yeah yeah it's a crazy idea, but If you can't work on it in AZ......
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  17. I have just retired ... almost 1 year now. :eek:

    As this year has progressed I find myself doing more and more on my cars. That includes considering a full resto on my '64 Ford, which I have owned and had on the road for the last 26 years. In my head that is a BIG project. Reading through this it looks like I need to 1st admit that I am a 'car nut', and then work on my recovery ;)

    I can share my addiction here with peace of mind that I'm not alone....:cool: Phew...!!!

    Thanks for sharing Wicarnut. Enjoy your new machine.
  18. The first step is admitting you have a problem. No problem here. B9189844-A7A7-406F-8A35-0C2244193E37.jpeg That’s not all of them….
  19. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 5,257


    Love it. Couple well placed arborvitae bushes it would all disappear from any Look-ee Lou's. If you're away from town even better.
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  20. I’m way out of town, can’t see any of my cars unless you drive through my yard, including from the main yard/house
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  21. Mo rust
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
    Posts: 726

    Mo rust

    I'm addicted to the point that my wife teases me that I need an intervention. I can't seem to stop buying projects and parts to build the cars that I keep dreaming up. Today I'm trying to work out shipping so I can buy a pair of 31 Vicky doors that I want to use on a 31 pickup.
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    Joined: Dec 19, 2015
    Posts: 288

    from Canada

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  23. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,609

    from Zoar, Ohio

    I too spend winters in an Rv park in Florida. I do miss having the old clunkers down there. I think I miss more the winters spent working on my stuff in the garage. I don’t miss snow and cold. Am more active in Florida walking biking fishing beaching. I suppose it’s more healthy. Can’t afford to drag a car down there. Storage and transport is outrageous. It rough having to retire. :)
  24. Hello My Name Is Bill & I Am a Car-Nut:rolleyes:

    What do you do when you 88x56 building isn't big enough to handle your addiction.....You hide a container behind it, so you can fit two more!:D

    Truth be told, next spring I will put a sloped roof on it & cover it with the same metal as the building so you won't be able to tell it is a container

    God Bless
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  25. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 6,387

    Staff Member

    Ahhh..... the Self Confession posts.
    Addictions are a battle between want, need and reality.
    I want it, I know I don't need it, but the reality is you will find a way to fulfill that want feeling.

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