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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. Will be 61 on Wednesday, body ain't stayin' young like my mind is. (bad arthritis) Work when I can, sit at the confuser when I can't work!
  2. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way

    Alright,.... Lets try this,.... How many young guys are looking for projects ?...... And how many do you have stacked up ?

    In fact, lets post up how old we are and how many projects we have squirreled away....

    62 This Week,..... And we'll call it "over 10" :eek:

    So lets use this to simplify things

  3. Bobert
    Joined: Feb 21, 2005
    Posts: 820

    Member Emeritus

    Wife has declared no more projects. In reality she is afraid of ending up with a pile of what she thinks is junk that she'd have to get rid of since I'm kind of "on the clock".
  4. my47buicksuper
    Joined: May 23, 2013
    Posts: 321

    from sunny fl.

    I'll pipe in I'm 26 and every one I hang out with is gray to white hair not to many my age building cars 47 Buick
  5. ESGEE
    Joined: Feb 25, 2013
    Posts: 606

    from Sweden

    Looks like it is 40-61 is leading, im just 41....
  6. Gonein60
    Joined: Feb 3, 2013
    Posts: 27


    22 years old, been obsessed as long as I can remember

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  7. I'll say "close to middle aged?" One on the stove,two on the burners.....
  8. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,053

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Closing in on 81, still like to run thru the gears, then put the cover back on---Ha!!!
    Good to see all the youngsters staying focused on the old iron, even tho they are on tight budgets.
    Yep!----Greybeards can always give some good advice, even in the twilight era----Don:D

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  9. 40Pickup
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 16

    from Denver, PA

    Limping my way toward 66. Most of our crowd are in their 60s with some younger blood thrown in.
  10. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,159


    57 today! Got up to pee and thought I'd check the HAMB! Have a great day, HAMBers!

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  11. Kcarey
    Joined: Jul 26, 2012
    Posts: 16


    I'm 20 with 2 projects.

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  12. thunderplex
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,181


    I'm 66 and most of my buds are between 57 - 67 years old.

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  13. dragonknucks
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 135


    I'm 26 and workin on my 2nd build.
  14. I'm 53, now get off my lawn!!
  15. 63 and currently have only one project that has been in the barn for way too many years but I have yet to pull it out and start on it.

    I still have several things to do to the sedan so it will be a while before the next project. HRP
  16. 31ford429
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
    Posts: 82


    I am 30 years young and wish that I was 16 years old back in 1950 so i could have lived the real hot rod era. So I say thanks to all you OLD gear heads for paving the way for the young guns

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  17. '48IHC
    Joined: Aug 4, 2013
    Posts: 224


    Currently I'm 23 and building my first ground up but I wouldn't call myself completely traditional as I enjoy a good amount of variety and can appreciate a car for what it is. However, I would much rather look at a traditional rod before a chromed out street rod any day of the week! Only have a handful of buddies same age as me that are interested in hot rodding that I hang out with. Also i have a few older friends that vary from mid 30's to the 70's who have been hot rodding their whole life. I strike up conversations with them as much as possible. Most of my friends i see often don't know what a carburetor looks like

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  18. 35, been working on old iron since my 20s.

    3 kids + 1 wife + 1 income = I'm blessed to have one project.
  19. I'm 38, have 1 driver and 1 project in the works.

    My father got me my first car (55 Chevy) when I was 9 years old. It's now my driver...
    My oldest son is 11. So the next project, will be his first...
  20. Hot Rod Jerry
    Joined: Oct 23, 2011
    Posts: 205

    Hot Rod Jerry

    Seventy in a couple of months. Been a hotrodder probably sixty of them. Have a 31 Ford coupe, 350 etc . Like they say, Drive like I stole it.
  21. chaos10meter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,191

    from PA.

    Old enough to not give a shit about what anyone thinks.
  22. b-bop
    Joined: May 19, 2008
    Posts: 870


    53/6 Took me 20 years to finish the first full build. But i never sacrificed my two daughters upbringing for my hot rod. I now have two grandsons that are both car nuts at 1 and 2 years of age. Hot wheels everywhere. Maybe each of them will get to work on one of the 6 projects that await in the back 40.
  23. DirtyDirk
    Joined: Sep 27, 2011
    Posts: 16



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  24. johnale
    Joined: May 22, 2013
    Posts: 91

    from Melbourne

    I'm 33!!!

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  25. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,899


    Still not old enough to know better.
  26. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    40-60, closer to the end than the beginning...:(
  27. Bob Scott
    Joined: Sep 16, 2012
    Posts: 20

    Bob Scott
    from St. Louis

    68 here and getting gears back in my head since I started kids in the 70s -80s. I had a number of projects during that time but never completed any because of soccer games, baseball games, softball games, soccer games, basket ball games, grade school, high school and college tuitions (private schools). Money was dern near non existent during that period much less time.
    I'm in great shape, better then average healthy 68 yr old......but what the hell does that mean when your 68?! :D;)
  28. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way

    This poll fascinates and depresses me all at the same time.......

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