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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. 21 street rods aint for me

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  2. i am 27 or 28. good lord the beer is getting me to much right now...time to go work in the shop...
  3. buckd
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 335


  4. Just go to any car show or cruise in my area and you will see why I voted for 40-60 and you can include me in that group.
  5. Capt'n
    Joined: Jun 29, 2013
    Posts: 6


    My body is 57....ish but my spirit is still learnin to shave. I had my first custom when I was 19 (dropped and raked 64 T-Bird) helped co found an 53-56 F100 club in SoCal at the age of 22. Still driving a 54 F100 Panel. I'm willing to admit it's a sickness for which I hope there no cure. I think this rodding virus will spread to our youth if we are willing to teach them as our elders taught us when we first got infected. ;)
    Joined: May 6, 2012
    Posts: 325

    I've been thinking, and I know more rodders in my 40-60 group... But maybe that's b/c those are just the guys I hang out around...
  7. Harvey29
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 176

    from kansas

    Just turned 26 today had to go up one box:rolleyes:
  8. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,822

    T&A Flathead

    37 , but closer to 38. Been a traditional rod/custom guy since I was 15.
  9. nimrodracing50
    Joined: Oct 3, 2011
    Posts: 68


    The poll almost proves it,old guys rule.
  10. nimrodracing50
    Joined: Oct 3, 2011
    Posts: 68


    I'm 63 and can still get under the car, I just need a little help getting back out.
  11. mikeallcars
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
    Posts: 1,316


    Im 58 ,have friends in the hobby 30 to 70 plus
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,476


    I'm 62 - had to take the '50 to a Quik Lub to get a grease job - can't do that anymore -back is shot! But I'm still cruisin.
  13. ginuine555
    Joined: Jun 17, 2006
    Posts: 104

    from louisiana

    I'm 60. Have friends my age and older still working on the old cars. Fortunate that both my sons enjoy working on my fifty with me and want to get there own projects.
  14. I turned 24 a few months ago, have been building a late 40's era Model A Roadster since i was about 20.. have been driving a slammed '75 Holden Kingswood since i was 16.

    A few of my friends are into old cars, but mostly 60s - 70's stuff. Some would love to have a hot rod but none have the skills, or the place to build such a car.

    I only know one kid whos got a Model A Coupe and he probably only has that because his old man owns a rod shop about 2 hours away. Never met him but seen the car once and some photos pop up on the net from time to time..
  15. 77...almost dead? Still building cars!

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  16. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    I'll be 69 shortly and started with this madness when I bought a '40 2dr at 12 years old. I've owned over 200 cars/trucks in the meantime (not all drivers of course) and have always prefered the traditional style. Got semi-lost for a few in the 60's going drag racing but having a '32 5w lurking in the back of my mind helped retain my sanity.
    When I was in high school I met an old guy about 70 that had a flathead powered T roadster. He was the first one to tell me "it's never too late to have a happy childhood".

  17. spiderdeville
    Joined: Jun 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,134

    from BOGOTA,NJ

    try average income level
  18. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 775

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    I'm 50. My dad is still going strong at 77. His latest is a little T roadster running a B Banger.
  19. hippy killer
    Joined: Jan 11, 2011
    Posts: 210

    hippy killer

    28 here i like his idea
  20. rustang
    Joined: Sep 10, 2009
    Posts: 710


    I'm 51 now.....hard to believe it has gone fast....I still love to builds though, hope that never goes away..... :)
  21. synchro7
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 338


    I'm 66 and have been doing the hot rod thing since I was 14. I don't see any and in sight. Only time I'm happy is when I have 2 or 3 projects going at once. It makes for slow building due to spreading the money around, but what the hell.
  22. gicknordon
    Joined: Oct 11, 2012
    Posts: 64


  23. slim sammy
    Joined: Mar 17, 2009
    Posts: 20

    slim sammy


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  24. Wildbill29tudor
    Joined: Apr 16, 2013
    Posts: 460


    24 here, nothing has ever gotten me like the traditional hot rod scene, I have been in to cars all my life down to the point that at the age of two my mom said I would sit in the bath tub and pretend to be driving and shifting gears lol, I have had a few muscle cars but the hot rod bug bit me and I'm infected for life. I don't have a single friend my age so to say the least everyone I hang out with is on average 20 years or more older than me
  25. I am 68, still building' started at about 10. I learned to weld before I was 12. I hope to die with more than one unfinished project!
  26. D-man313
    Joined: Mar 17, 2011
    Posts: 1,156


    I'm 18 and hang out with guys all over the age spectrum. Just got a younger buddy hooked. Go around to all the local shows and I'm the youngest guy there driving my own car.

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  27. LWEL9226
    Joined: Jul 7, 2012
    Posts: 294

    from So. Oregon

    73.... Started learning to weld about 14 or 15, worked at welding 50+ years, still learning.... Built my first engine (flathead) in 1961 or 62, glued everything together with a ton of Permatex, (didn't want any leaks). I really feel sorry for any poor sucker that might have tried to work on that engine after me... :D
  28. 30Fordnerd is lying about his age to partake 'o' the HAMB.
  29. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way

    Wow,... looks like the majority of us are on either 2nd and 3rd base,.... or passing 3rd base heading for home....... Looks like we better try to help out the rookies in batting practice if the old game is to survive....... IMHO.....

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