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Hot Rods Anybody else a lone wolf out there??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mikec4193, Feb 4, 2021.

  1. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,937

    from NKy

    Death Row Dave : Does not play well with others ! ☠️
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  2. 1952henry
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,010


    I dont dislike people, i chitchat with people at shift change, enjoy holiday gatherings, and the occasional visit to the tavern; I also like my alone time. At work, draglines have their own radio channel, which is nice. I dont care to listen to endless radio chatter about NFL games, fishing, or camping trips. In my shop, I like to hear the radio and focus on my projects. Being a lone wolf and NOT disliking people can co-exist in one's own mind.

    Plus, having been a Van Halen fan since their first album (I was 10) I like to crank the radio any time a VH song is played. With the passing of Eddie Van Halen, there will be no more new magic created on a guitar, as far as I'm concerned.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2021
  3. Hang in there !
    Remember, there’s always sheep.
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  4. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 3,738

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

  5. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 40,147


    LOL I'm used to hanging alone Troopers ride alone here so There was just me, myself and I driving around for 9-10 hours. Sure we used to argue quietly among ourselves but never came to blows. :rolleyes:
  6. Well if it wasn't for that No Club Lone Wolf I got from the late Buddy George (RIP) in 1977
    I wouldn't have made the 175.000 plaques I've made since then. Funny how everything has a beginning somewhere....
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  7. brianf31
    Joined: Aug 11, 2003
    Posts: 794


    I have never related to the car club type of guy that only builds one high-end nice car and only takes it to car shows while he sits around with his buddies in folding chairs with dusters in hand.
    I love the build and the shop time. I love driving it as hard as a teenager would and taking it to the drag strip on occasion. I don't make time for car clubs or shows but I ain't knocking it if that's your thing.
  8. hepme
    Joined: Feb 1, 2021
    Posts: 252


    I have been my entire life, until i met a guy many years ago who shared my interests and also was a vet. We did it all, car shows, drags, trips, whatever. On memorial day we drove our cars to Denny's and had a 2-3 hr. breakfast, every year. He passed over a year ago and on the last memorial day i drove my car to Denny's, but couldn't go in. Yeah, i'm back to a "lone wolf", but i'd give the car and a lot more to have him back.
  9. Bbdakota
    Joined: Oct 23, 2019
    Posts: 73


    Friends like this are hard to come by. Consider your blessings for the time and experience of having such a great friend. I've never had such a friend.
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,718


    For years I thought I was a lone wolf. In my old age I've learned people just don't like meo_O
  11. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,913


    59BuickWagon : So sorry to hear Buddy George passed on. I may be a bit of a loner , but Buddy was a friend of mine for many years. I would assume you are a friend of Roy Idman as well? If so, do you know if he’s ok? As has been said...” who the hell, is Buddy George?”, RIP my friend!
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2021
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  12. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,335

    Cliff Ramsdell

    Yes. No get off my lawn you kids
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  13. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,640


    I'm not very out going nor really a joiner. I do however meet up with a bunch of really knowledgeable car guys on Saturday morning for coffee and donuts. Luckily I'm able to get their ideas/assistance when I need it even though I'm really on the fringe. And I haven't been there in a while due to Covid and my wife's recent lung surgery but should be able to get back into things in early March.
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  14. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 3,760


    This quarantine can't last forever, can it?
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  15. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 2,091


    Yes, my friend Tom Carlson was that guy, I'll miss him a long time.
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  16. We seem to have three things in common...

    old cars
    Eddie Van Halen - saw VH at the Bismarck Civic Center in '77? '78? who inspired me to pursue the electric guitar hard (my other passtime)
    I'm originally from Mandan, ND

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  17. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 8,265

    from Michigan

    On the other hand, I sometimes I think it'd be really cool if the HAMB could have a common shop where any of us could pop in anytime.
    It would have to be a BIG shop.
    About 20 hoists.
    Every tool you can think of.
    Walk-in beer cooler.
    Teleportation machine.
  18. LOL quarantine? I have actually been quarantined twice once for scarlet fever and once for typhoid. This is not a quarantine. trust me. :rolleyes: :D

    I work alone for a lot of reasons. Mostly because because I live about 40 miles past Pig Snarf. That said my door is always open if you want to travel to the end of nowhere then go a little farther. :D :D :D
  19. Retrorod
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,032


    I’m not anti social but just don’t do much socializing. Clubs and groups are ok but I don’t seem to have the patience for it. It’s not for me. We always have too many projects going on and before my retirement I always had schedules, events and lots of socializing for work. Done with that now.
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  20. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,035

    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    Well my better half tells me there is a reason I have been divorced twice. Might be the reason I don't play well with others.
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  21. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 29,077


    At one time I was very active in the Car Club deal, and I'm thankful others are and keep things rolling, but I got burned out, and enjoy the Loner status now. Bob
  22. 1952henry
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,010


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  23. r2c1
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 190


    Since moving to the mountains I am really am a loner up here. No car people here.
    I have some I consider a friend , a couple are on the HAMB here, but they live elsewhere. I have a few car guy "acquaintances" that tolerate me for awhile. Have very little contact with most that I know.
    When I would make a new friend , it seems it doesn't take long for me to apparently piss them off.
    At least it gives me more time to finish my car....Ron
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  24. I hear ya.
    Getting along is an acquired skill.
    Just because someone asks a question doesn’t mean they want to know the answer.
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  25. You're referring to Roy Idman I assume - best known for his dozen different louver press dies? :) He looked fine the last time I saw him but that was over a year ago at Hershey.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2021
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  26. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,135

    Bert Kollar

    Glad to see I'm not alone. Since I was a kid building models, railroading or whatever I enjoyed working alone. Still played sports and had friends but its the building and problem solving that I enjoy, still is.
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  27. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,913


    Thanks for the response! Dang auto correct. Been a few years , since I have hung out with Roy. He’s one of my favorite friends, glad he is well!
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  28. 61SuperMonza
    Joined: Nov 16, 2020
    Posts: 489


    I am definitely a loner in the garage. The only one I will work with is my dad and my best girl. She is very tenacious and her small hands come in handy.
    Dad has so much knowledge that I know whatever he's working on will be done right. I cant say that about any of my friends.
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  29. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,867


    Been there. And it's not just car clubs. Have had the same experience in other totally different clubs/organizations. Therefore, I no longer belong to any clubs/organizations.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2021
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  30. Not so much a lone wolf. I don't belong to an official car club. But have some friends. We call ourselves the { Knuckdragers }. We do all the fun stuff like clubs do. We have picnics, attend shows, do garage crawls. But there's no monthly meetings, dues, or working at a car show. Yeah, we just do the FUN stuff. We are very close to each other. Even though we don't live near one another. So I'm more like this Wolf. lol Ron.... 155.jpeg 139.jpeg 143.jpeg .[​IMG]
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