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Art & Inspiration How many vehicles have you owned since you started driving?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rmorris, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. rmorris
    Joined: Jun 3, 2017
    Posts: 102


    It is time to pay insurance payment on my vehicles. It may be time to thin the herd. It got me thinking of how many cars, trucks, and motorcycles I have owned and insured in the 50 + years since getting my license at 16. I am at 40 and counting. My buddy is at 70 with his list tucked away in the top drawer of his Snap On Tool Box. He has Pictures of most of them. So it gets me wondering, are we Normal? How many have you owned since you started driving. ??? And can you list them. Do you have Pictures of them.
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  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,870


    54. Most of them are listed on my fabulous web page.

    edit: I mean, 63. Several aren't on that list....
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2019
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  3. Over 200 when I stopped counting 30 years ago. If I had half of them now, I'd be a multi-millionaire.
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  4. Ive owned somewhere in the neighborhood of 2000 vehicles. Many where low dollar auction purchases or freebees that went to the crusher. We have titled and driven a few hundred.
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  5. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,272

    Jalopy Joker

    I do not keep track but, have to admit that everyone responding above beats my list - guess the guy with the most cars wins (?)
  6. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 998


    The guy with the most cars still dies.
  7. I'm at around 600+
  8. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,881

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    89, not done yet.
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  9. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
    Posts: 1,515

    Sky Six
    from Arizona

    30 cars, 8 bikes.
    Jeez Louise, compared to you guys I'm a real slouch !
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  10. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 1,509

    oldiron 440

    I've had over 200 but at one time when I was married to my first wife I had nine cars licensed and insured, her and I were the only drivers.
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  11. crashfarmer
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,274

    from Iowa

    Several hundred.
  12. crashfarmer
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,274

    from Iowa

    Only one of the several hundred was new. I bought that one when I was 18. Learned that I hated car payments with that one. Most of the several hundred were broken when I got them. Cheaper to buy broken ones, more fun too.
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  13. Slackdaddy
    Joined: Feb 11, 2018
    Posts: 12

    from Maryland

    Lost count, but 60-70?
    Funny thing was back in the day when the VIN was only on the dash, I had 3-4 68-70 Javelins, had 1 title and insured,, just swapped the dash around to what ever one was running :)
  14. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,069


    8 that includes all regular cars my hot rod project and my parts car

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  15. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,046

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    There are some plan Jane's I'd not count, used up as just get-a-rounds,or the ones I built for others,,but 5 before getting a wife I like all of,only one I still have from then,. 18 station wagons as tow cars for more then that of racecars.
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  16. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,530


    Legally possessed probably 100+
    Actually owned and driven for any length of time 32 to 35 as I had a few real forgettable daily drivers about 25 years ago.
    Had a 63 Impala rag top that I stuck the 350 out of my 48 in when . had the 48 torn down to have a driver. Drove it for a few months and someone wanted it a lot more than I did minus the engine so I pulled the engine and sold it and put the engine in a 72 Chevelle that My wife drove for a year or two.
    Had a 57 Starchief 2 door ) ardtop that was the faded original green with green interior but didn't have an engine that I had traded for, Die straight and nice glass and interior. Wife said it was ugly and pushed me to sell it so I did and then she had a fit over the same car when she saw it and the guy who bought it had painted it jet black with a red spear just like I was going to. My buddy tells her "that is that green car you made him sell back-----". had a 48 Chevy coupe that I ended up trading for a 55 Chevy 2 door post (BelAir) Had guys drive 50 miles to look at it and then have a fit because it didn't have an engine when the add clearly stated no engine no interior. Guys I got it from were planning on making a gasser out of it. Traded it to Phil Lovejoy for something to drive and he finally sold it to someone. Had 3 different 67/72 Chevy short boxes go though my hands and never got to drive one of them. One didn't make it home as a guy offered me way more than I thought it was worth when my buddy and I were towing it home and stopped for gas and Pepsi. We dropped it off at his house and that was that.
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  17. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,228


    between 150 and 200. some were just parts cars . will add about 60 more in 20 years if i keep my pace.
  18. 1ton
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 399


    Do the ones that I bought and sold without transferring the title to my name count? It don't matter anyway, I didn't keep track. I once sold 22 cars or trucks in a month because that was easier than moving them to my new place. Only kept three, a 72 chevelle 402 bb, th400, posi, convertible with a/c. A 56 chevy two door hardtop with 396 bb, four speed and a 67 chevy k20 longbed. Have none of those now but have probably bought and sold 20 to 25 since.
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  19. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,337


    I did start a list, must be over 50 with a half dozen motorcycles, Registered is another story maybe 10-12. Bob
  20. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,732

    from Minnesota

    Over 500. Helps when you buy in bulk. Bought nineteen ‘55 Chevy’s at one time,11 Studebakers, etc.
  21. 1500+ with titles... lets not get into with out title...

    When I lived in Lake Havasewer AZ. I had cars spread out between AZ/CA/NV Then came time to move here where I am now most went to scrap yards and a few hundred went to other people, Probably lost track of a few hundred. There are several wish I could have kept but it is what it is.
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  22. ...just bought 3 more this week, so now I'm well over 300 counting parts cars, thing on my bucket list was to break 300...98% of these were HAMB friendly,...don't much like "new" cars..
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2020
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  23. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,721

    from Michigan

    Probably around 30 cars... I bought 5 new ones since '88....
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  24. 327Eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,514

    from Diablo Ca.

    I cant remember anymore. somewhere north of 300.
  25. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 2,922

    Dick Stevens

    I'm surprised how many have kept count of how many they have owned! I'm wondering if I can remember all of them. Some have also listed their motorcycles, so should we count ATV's, snowmobiles and race cars?
  26. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,647


  27. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 2,980

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

  28. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 4,654

    from red oak

    I`m not quite 50 and I`m at 11. Which also includes my wife`s as well. And that includes the 4 I had before I turned 21. Add 4 more if you includes the 2 kid`s cars. Still got the first one. Then there the 1/4 of a car I have as well.

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