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Folks Of Interest Average age of the Traditional Hot Rodder (poll)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Harms Way, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. 25 and younger

  2. 26-39

  3. 40-60

  4. 61 to almost dead....

  1. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way

    Alright guys,... this has been weighing on my mind for a while now, So I thought we would try to collect some data..... Now I've never tried to do a poll before so we'll see how this works out..... I am trying to find out what will happen in the future of Traditional Hot Rods... are there enough young guys to carry the torch ?.....

    So here is the question,.... Your a typical Traditional Hot Rodder,.... How old are you ?...... How many young guys, middle age guys, and old guys ?.. If I screw this up , Maybe someone can show me how to fix it.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2013
  2. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way

    You can just take the poll or add a comment to it,... Let us know about the age range of your car buddy's.... And the passion level of your friends as well as yourself,.... If you hang out with old grey hair galoots. Or if your mentoring the young bucks....

    Seeing we can't "sticky" this. For a little while, maybe the comments will keep it up for a while....
  3. Id say its in the midle
  4. I bought my '47 at 24 just out of undergraduate and have been at it ever since, but now I have to check the 40-60 age box and I feel old

  5. Jebo
    Joined: Apr 24, 2007
    Posts: 137


    30 here

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  6. Most of my car friends are in the late 50's to late 60's range. But I also have some very enthusiastic traditional hot rod friends that are in their 30's. I must say it is good to see some younger folk get involved.
  7. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,921


    I am (69) and do most of my work sitting on a stool with wheels, but I ain't close to dead yet ! :eek::D:cool:
  8. With 26 guys responding to the pole it appears us greybeards are in the lead,,but I fear it ain't a good thing to be in this group!:rolleyes: HRP
  9. I'll be 70 in Nov, only feel OLD when I roll of the sack in the early a.m.!
    Hot Rod/Custom projects helps keep my the old blood moving!!
    I have seen a lot of young folks 20's-40's at the car shows, that's a good thing.
  10. hotrodderhaag
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 2,121


    wellll. im 26, all my buddies are 30 and older. alot of grey hairs... not to many younger guys into it, around here anyways. i build mine as tradition as i can, with the resoures and good friends i have.
  11. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,033


    70 and still at it--keeps me occupied--see all ages involved in our area
  12. dynaflash
    Joined: Apr 1, 2008
    Posts: 506

    from South

    I am 56 but not 100% traditional. I like muscle cars as well

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  13. EnragedHawk
    Joined: Jun 17, 2009
    Posts: 1,080

    from Waco, TX

    26 here, and while my current build is not exactly traditional, I love traditional rods. That's the whole reason I hang out here so much.

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    Joined: Aug 1, 2011
    Posts: 44

    from Alabama

    Just turned 27 last week....
  15. fsae0607
    Joined: Apr 3, 2012
    Posts: 871


    32... Will die with a wrench in one hand, beer in the other.
  16. papajohn
    Joined: Nov 2, 2006
    Posts: 875


    I am at that awkward stage in life. Getting grey hair, but still getting pimples.


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  17. Greezer
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 19

    from Arnold MO

    I'm 68, President of a car club and your survey is right on with our membership.
    old farts, older farts, a few young farts.. but they all love cars and get along like a family.
  18. Greezer
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 19

    from Arnold MO

    "I may grow old but I refuse to grow up!"
  19. 68 retired and still having fun driving the flat fed...... oh by the way my hero is 86 year young Elmer Snyder still drivin a flathead FED!!! Flatheads help keep ya young!!
  20. SRMN8R
    Joined: Sep 2, 2010
    Posts: 22

    from Central VA

    I'll be 50 next month, and my best car buddy is my son who will turn 16 next month. He's a real traditional rod kid... loves flatheads in early Fords, wide whites, and can pick out the sound of Smithy's a mile away. Makes me proud!
  21. Slicks
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 373

    from denison tx

    I started when i was 12 now 73 still going strong
  22. three months short of 80...
  23. jkeesey
    Joined: Oct 12, 2011
    Posts: 652


    Wow, so far I'm 1 of 2 people under the age of 25.
  24. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,748


    "61 to almost dead"?

    You should have balanced that with "Still shitting yellow to 25"
  25. Bill Nabors
    Joined: Jul 24, 2011
    Posts: 283

    Bill Nabors

    I am 66 and building a 32 ford roadster, 40 coupe, 40 sedan, 55 F100, and a VW dune buggy. I also have a 78 HD chopper.
  26. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,287


    Just turned 70...some of us older guys may not be able to wield a wrench as we used to (tendonitis, etc.) but we can pass on our enthusiasm to younger generations (though I have completely failed with my 2 sons-in-law!!)
  27. domtorres3
    Joined: Jul 9, 2013
    Posts: 3

    from Milwaukee

    Bought my 49 im 23. But i was raised around hot rodding so im skewed.
  28. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,648


    42, been at it since age 12. Tryin' like hell to pass the torch to the kids.
  29. Not even a month in to 30
  30. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,649


    I'm 62, my Grandson is 15 months old and will get to finish all my projects. Found my '30 Roadster body in 1962, yes progress has been slow. Bob

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