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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by plym_46, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 4,018

    from central NY

    I attended a local show yeaterday, not having pre registered I was parked i the overflow with a lot of muscle and poney cars. I saw a father and son walking the row and it seemed Dad has a penchant for Mustangs as he was fussing over a couple of nice early ones.

    The son about 7 or years old came down the row and stood open mouthed in front of my 46.

    Then he yelled out Hey Dad, Dad, DAAD, finally getting his father's attention he pointed at the car and said "This is it, this is what I want, this is right down my alley!!! I love these fat fender cars."

    Well I spoke to that young fellow for about 15 minutes, he asked a lot of smart questions, he lite up like a lightbulb when I opened the door and told him he could get in. He sat there behind the big steerig wheel with a big grin on his face for about 5 minutes. Looked at his dad and said those Mustangs are nice but can we go find some more of these to look at??? Father said yes, and after he thanked me he said again "Right down my alley, gonna have one some day!"

    Hope he does, hope dad gets his mustang also, but I gotta feeling the kid is going to get his way.
  2. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,037

    from Michigan

    That's so cool.
  3. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


    There is a young mind with a deeply etched memory thanks to you. You may have changed more than his car preferance, maybe his life, a future car builder, collector, designer, business owner? did good:)
  4. Scarred for life! Poor kid will never be the same. He's become one of us now. Excellent work!

  5. I'm sure that feel good! You might just have saved this kid from beeing sucked into the bottomless abyss also called PS3 and the internet!

  6. jipp
    Joined: Jun 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,112


    what a cool story. im impressed at the young man.. very cool.. i agree you planted a seed that will never leave now and only grow.. very cool.
  7. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    Great story. Good on you for furthering the cause, dude. :)

    Every show that I bring my old heap to, I let kids get in it. Their parents are always shocked that I would allow them to do this. Doesn't surprise me with all the "look but don't touch" signs plastered on every other vehicle. I hope that the memory lasts with them long enough til they are able to get into this great hobby themselves.
  8. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

  9. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,127

    Deuce Daddy Don

    "Thats neat"!!-----Reminds my of my son 40 years ago!!!
  10. Cool, nice job.

    I was at a gas station in my Model A one day and a 4X4 truck pulls up. The guy says his son saw my car and wanted to pull in and have a look at it.

    My reply was "Thanks, You think he might want to sit in it?" as the guy turned to ask his son, I heard the passenger door slam and this kid comes scrambling arount the front of the truck looking at me with a big grin.

    It's a good feeling.
  11. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,340

    from Indiana

    Always let a kid sit in your ride if he asks and is respectful. We are going to need the next generation of "hoodlums" to sell our junk to when we ship off to the nursing homes!
  12. lukey
    Joined: May 27, 2009
    Posts: 668


    I couldnt tell you how many kids have sat in my 58, and when i take the kids and thier parents for a quick joy ride around the fairgrounds its just amazing. I pick my kids up from school in my 58 and i always end uo giving a bunch of kids rided home in it. Its just as much fun for me as it is for them.
  13. tonkadawg
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 162


    My son (3) and I have been hitting a few local car shows and it's guys like you that we run into that make our day. Very cool!
  14. jrose7004
    Joined: May 2, 2010
    Posts: 156


  15. SquireDon
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 600

    from Oregon

    The best comment I ever heard at a show was a show & shine done at a Nursing Home. One of the Residents came out, was an old lady in pushing a walker. She went right up to a guy in a '56 Chevy parked next to my Ranchero, the conversation went like this:

    Old Lady:"Is that a '56 Chevy?"
    Car guy: "it sure is."
    Old lady:"My goodness. I used to own one of those. It was Green & white. Worst car I ever owned."
    Car guy: "........"
  16. Mayor of G-Vegas
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 507

    Mayor of G-Vegas

    Keyword RESPECTFUL..... Some of these kids today (and there parents too) I would like to let sit in my car .... Then slam the door on there leg - Mayor
  17. PhatCaddy
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,453



    That usually means they are speechless.

    Or a smile, which does mean they are speechless.

  18. BillyG
    Joined: Sep 30, 2009
    Posts: 98


    I agree, you did a really nice thing. Can't help wonder where the young man heard the term "Fat Fender"? Gotta give something to the Dad too! Or maybe there's a Grand Dad in the boys life. Either way cool story.
  19. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    Thanks for taking time with the young one. I always let the kids hop in and I answer questions. They truly are the future.
  20. Labold
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,219


    Hell, I'd like to sit in it too!
  21. Danno I
    Joined: Aug 15, 2011
    Posts: 11

    Danno I

    super story, and so great of you to take the time and to allow the young fella into your ride. I'll bet he'll be talkin about that day for many a years to come.
  22. davidbistolas
    Joined: May 21, 2010
    Posts: 962


    My wife's 89 year old Gramma came over to the house a while back and saw my '51 project in the drive way. She said "Is that a '51?", I said "Yup". She said "We had one of these in '52. It was a piece of #%*king sh^t."

    How do you react to that?
  23. Mr cheater
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
    Posts: 503

    Mr cheater

    didn't see this happen but heard about it from a friend. An older lady stick's her head into a 1964 impala and says smells like a 64.
  24. fedsrule
    Joined: Sep 5, 2011
    Posts: 27


    we ask kids all the time if they want to sit in the dragster. We have an old open face helmet and goggles for them to wear. Then we ask the kid if he wants to do a wheelie and I'll lift the front end up. That always gets a huge smile.
  25. An old hotrodder walked by my roadster with a big smile on his face and said " we had a lot of fun with cars like that".
  26. grazy
    Joined: Jun 21, 2008
    Posts: 223


    I was at Mid-ohio sports car course last year my son & I were looking at a row of sports cars when in rolled a georgeous can-am car it was loud made everything shake it pulled up reved twice & shut down.The owner of the car and I watched a young boy sitting in a stroller the whole time wide eyed watching the noisey beast holding his ears. I was worried he would start crying.Much to our surprise when the car shut down we saw the boy stand up in the stoller put his hands up and began clapping up above his head . I looked at the car owner and said "that boy is scarred for life now" .He smiled & said "we can only hope so".
    Joined: Aug 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,222

    from Colorado

    I was at the Rocky Mt nats and a kid and his grandpa asked if he could take a picture in front of my car.I said you can sit in the drivers seat ,put your elbow out the window with your other hand on the wheel and pretend you are driving. When you go back to school you can show your buddies what you did this summer.Man that kid was so excited he had a hard time wiping the smile off his face to look cool for the picture.I took several pictures with his camera and both of them also. His grandpa returned later and thanked me.He said the boy thought his visit from Arizona at grandpas was going to be boring and thanked me again. I said no problem,it was my pleasure.
    Joined: Aug 22, 2011
    Posts: 1,247

    from mass

    Great stuff guys. Good point by Cool Breeze about being nice to kids cuz they're the ones that are hopefully gonna buy are old junk !!!! If we don't it'll all be worthless
  29. Mike
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,535


    Another youth corrupted and ruined!

    Good on ya!
  30. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755



    As a parent to a young boy myself, thanks for taking the time to make his day like that.

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