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Hot Rodding and young guys. How many are there?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Anderhart Speed, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. DirtyWoody28
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
    Posts: 595


    25 years raising hell!!
  2. customtudor
    Joined: Mar 8, 2009
    Posts: 45

    from okc, ok

    im 25, building a 30 model a gasser and a 58 f100, any body my age around okc? pm or something! i need some hot rod buddys that can help out every now and then.
  3. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,221

    from Bozeman,MT

    I'm 31. I've been thrashing on my Deuce Fordor to get it going before I turn 32.. Been building hotrods since I was 14.
  4. eharnden
    Joined: Aug 13, 2008
    Posts: 33


    disturbing the peace since 1992, building a 36 chevy truck
  5. 29, into hot rods my whole life. Would do more but this whole war on terror thing keeps taking up all my free time.
  6. nick28
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 378

    from Kentucky

    29 here too, been into cars since 15-16, just got in to the old stuff a year or so ago. Building my first hotrod, a 28 A coupe.
  7. bigd4xman
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 740


    OH What the hell............... almost 25, been building since 13, ran my own dirt car at the time, started building full on race engines at 15, also for dirt cars that saw 6750rpm allot of the time. Own a 1963 F100 that I've also had since 13, its been through a stock look with original 6cyl, then 360/auto, then 4X4 with 360, then 460 standard, then 460 police/auto, now it is going back to 2wd lowered with a stock I beam axle, and STOUT 302 Tunnel Ram. Bed is all cut out now, just shortened bedsides, and doing the bodywork, have over 40 hours in the doors which aren't done yet. Just another form of addiction.
  8. Anderhart Speed
    Joined: Nov 8, 2009
    Posts: 356

    Anderhart Speed

    Wanted to share a little story that you guys might like.
    In 2007 (I think) the Jegs engine masters challenge was hosted at my school. I was asked by a couple of my instructors to assist in the event, like dyno setup, engine loading on dyno carts, stuff like that. I was pumped because I was asked, almost all of the other kids there applied to help, so it was cool. One of the gentlemen there brought Ed Iskendarian along. I knew who he was IMMEDIATLY and went nuts. I was running to all my friends and telling them "dude ISKY'S HERE!" Now, this is a car school. Everyone there at this event was in school for high performance automotive technology-a college degree program. Only 2 of my friends and other kids I talked to knew who Isky was, how sad is that. Well anyway, I was able to meet him, and man what a cool old guy. He would ask you your name, then shake your hand, then look at your hand. He forgot everyone he met, lol, understandably, but he remembered me because he asked what I was working on. I told him I had a 1930 model A. I was floored when I saw him the next day and he said "Hi John" haha. He gave a presentation that most of the Hi-Po teachers deamed mandatory. He pretty much just told his story of how he got started. I was so lucky to have been there and heard the story. The sad thing was about half of the people there (probably 50-75 or so) were falling asleep. The other half and the teachers were on the edge of their seats amazed at hearing a living legend's story in his own words. Just goes to show you, theres a lot of guys that are truly into this, and a lot that just want to play the part. Theres definalty a long future in hot rodding.
  9. Taylor Robinson
    Joined: Feb 11, 2010
    Posts: 20

    Taylor Robinson
    from Ferndale

    been interested in hot rods since i was little thanks to my dad, im 19 and just finishing tech school this is my life
  10. 1959apache
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,635


    22, started restoring cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the age of 6 with my dad, bought my first car at 13, which is the 40 plymouth I am rebuilding now. I am also working on a 59 apache
  11. ps junkslinger
    Joined: Apr 6, 2009
    Posts: 30

    ps junkslinger

    28 and been messing with old cars and had them before i could drive them.... Certainly don't feel youthful anymore thou...
  12. flatheadford
    Joined: Feb 8, 2010
    Posts: 1

    from Phoenix AZ

    im 17. everything i own is custom. 67 pontiac firebird, a mild street rod, and my 63 vw bus, and im trying to get a A sports coupe. we will see what happens
  13. merc-o-madness
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,544


    im 25 been wanting an old car since i was a kid. I got a 54 mercury sunvalley in my junior year of highschool, and my addiction is only getting worse

  14. trippleOGalex
    Joined: Feb 1, 2010
    Posts: 22


    im 22 from VA with a 1954 coupe deville and a 1993 fleetwood on 13in wire wheels
  15. 28, built lots of customs and 'rods, currently working on four... always looking for more and never have enough time... go figure! been wrenchin' as long as I can remember, grandfather got me into it... haven't stopped... at this point I wouldn't know how to stop, it's kinda like breathing... necessary part of my life...glad my wife understands that and actually has a project of her own on the go!
  16. Bagged n Chopped 40
    Joined: Oct 10, 2008
    Posts: 60

    Bagged n Chopped 40
    from Derby, CT

    Im 27 and built my first car (68 Chevelle) when I was 13 and finished it 2mo after I got my license (a lot of help from Dad) when I was 17. That cars gone and Im almost done with my second 68 chevelle but this ones way nicer and a lot more power. Then theres my after work waiting for dinner project a 40 dodge truck.
  17. kwmpa
    Joined: Mar 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,241

    Member Emeritus
    from Pa

    25....i have 11 cars from 1930-1954....currently trying to focus on my 36 3-window
  18. Tyrell
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
    Posts: 51

    from 203

    im 24 ive worked on quite a few cars
  19. Nelsen Motorsports
    Joined: Nov 14, 2009
    Posts: 63

    Nelsen Motorsports

    I'm 15, and my car is a 54' Stude with a Chrysler 383, 727, and 8 3/4 rear. I've had the car since I was 11 in Dec. 2005.
  20. Hotrod95
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,136


    Im 14. Dont own a car quite yet but have worked on a few. Right now im on a 1927 hotrod. Everthing we do, We do ourselfs. Check out my build thread
  21. WhiteDevil
    Joined: Jun 22, 2009
    Posts: 707

    from Wichita KS

    25 with a 1956 chevy
  22. bagged55
    Joined: Dec 17, 2009
    Posts: 4

    from lubbock,tx

    20 with a 55 del ray on air ride
  23. 18 with '54 ford. I've always been into customs, and I like hotrods aswell. I just really like customs. I'm putting my car on hold after this summer when I start at IU. After that, I'm gonna finish my car up, start a sporty build, and build a model A or a fad T.
    Joined: Feb 1, 2010
    Posts: 271


    Im 19 and own a 1963 nostalgia vw drag bug and a mild 63 ford galaxie. Im currently going to school to be an autobody technician and am graduating in three months.
  25. cm30
    Joined: Jan 5, 2007
    Posts: 156


    31 years young and have been building my roadster for the last 4 years. I can't get enough of it!!
  26. 56oldssuper88
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 213


    Im only sixteen i love old cars. Especially the 50s cars.
  27. UNSHINED 2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,122


    I'm 38; next year I'll be 37 ... I love it, my cars get older and I get younger.
  28. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 22,014

    from Michigan

    I'm 49 going on 17 this April. :D
  29. Choptophudson
    Joined: Mar 2, 2010
    Posts: 71


    going on 22 at then end of march, been working with cars since i could drive started really working on older cars when i went to wyotech. got out of wyotech 2 years ago been working on my Hudson since:D
  30. kevintothej
    Joined: Sep 22, 2009
    Posts: 143

    from Arizona

    25 years old and have been playing with cars since birth. I am a 3rd generation car nut and have worked the last 12 years at a car shop. I have been playing around with mini trucks but am finaly going to weed out my 4 Mazda mini trucks and dig into my 1942 2dr sedan.

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