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Hot Rods in School

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by EnragedHawk, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. My son drove his '54 Chevy sedan through high school, one day I asked if anyone says anything about his car? He said the only thing they say is "isnt that kinda old".

    We have alot of work to do!
  2. EnragedHawk
    Joined: Jun 17, 2009
    Posts: 1,046

    from Waco, TX

    Yesterday my students were griping that their day's work had no real-world value. I showed them what I did over the weekend.

    Last edited: May 19, 2014
  3. spooler41
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,099


    I grew up in a magical time, the mid 50's. I started high school '55 at Benson Tech
    in Portland Ore. During our freshman year we were able to sample a few different
    trades. There was the Carpenters shop, the Aviation shop , the Electrical shop, the
    Machine shop ,the Automotive shop and the Sheet Metal shop.
    I found in later years ,the experience gained during that first year of H.S., served
    me well time after time, through out my adult life. All of the tech programs were on
    top of the usual High school classes like ,Math ,History, English ,social studies, ect, ect.
    I think the schools in America need to return to this model , not every student is destine to go to collage. Every student should be prepared to have a back up plan or
    enough skills to earn a living and be self sufficient .

  4. Justin N
    Joined: Jun 28, 2013
    Posts: 75

    Justin N
    from Kentucky

    I've only been out of high school for 2 years but when I was there one kid drove a 69 Camaro occasionally. Aside from that there wasn't anything cool in the parking lot. At the time I had interest in old cars but was more into the lifted trucks so that's what I had. I've since changed and wish I would have had an old hot rod to drive to school. I had one teacher that was a big car guy but aside from that my school didn't have much to offer when it came to hot rods. I only had 1 other friend in school that shared the same interest.
  5. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,457

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Put myself and 3 classmates through 2 years of community college with scholarships I won welding. Still use my welding skills as a side biz when I can, and more than once fell back on it when my desk job wasnt cutting the bills. Its really a shame to think in 30 years we will have a society that has no clue how to maintain anything
  6. pila38
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
    Posts: 763


    Nice to see I have some fellow teachers on the H.A.M.B. Owning a hot rod tends to make me one of the more "interesting" teachers in the building.
  7. terrarodder
    Joined: Sep 9, 2005
    Posts: 1,101

    from EASTERN PA

    Not a car shop guy but I graduated from carpentry shop in 53, got a job with the carpenters union, retired in 62. Somebody got to build roads for those big wheels to drive their fancy cars from their fancy homes to their fancy jobs. Basic trades are need in todays life. Bring back shop classes to schools.
  8. terrarodder
    Joined: Sep 9, 2005
    Posts: 1,101

    from EASTERN PA

    I forgot to say I am a hot rodder from the early 50s, built my first one in 52, a chopped and channeled A with an Olds engine. teen dick.jpg

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