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History How many years have you had your car on the road?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. putz
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 546

    from wisc.

    21 years for my 35 pontiac hi boy.........
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  2. primed34
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 1,127


    Had my '34 Chevy coupe on the road 37 years. I've had my '55 Chevy since 1970 but it hasn't been on the road in a while. I'm now working on getting it back out.
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  3. Latigo
    Joined: Mar 24, 2014
    Posts: 659


    Bought the 36 Plymouth from the original owner in 1964. Drove it home. Many others have come and gone over the years but I still have the coupe. About 55 years and still counting.
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  4. Me and the Roadster are at the 45 year mark!
  5. Pats55
    Joined: Apr 29, 2013
    Posts: 461

    from NJ

    The Avanti 33 years and 55 Chevy 17 years
  6. Built the truck in 2000 and the Fed in 2010 20190531_110838.jpg
  7. Off and on since buying it in the mid 80's. Then in around 08 it's been road worthy continuously.
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  8. Avatar car = 46 years.... Thats Mr Edsel Ford in blue shirt , he loved her & autographed glove box door. He told me don't change a thing.
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  9. coupe man
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
    Posts: 262

    coupe man

    Bought my ply in 1984.Been on the road since 1995.
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  10. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
    Posts: 871

    Stan Back
    from California

    Long Course.jpg

    57 years – some roads are faster than others.
  11. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,228


    I bought the 38 in my avatar in 73, it was a basket case. The Stude I've only had a couple of years:( I was married to my first wife when I built the 38, dated my second wife in the same car and now wife number three rides in it. She isn't a fan of fat fendered cars but does like the way the Stude is coming together:)
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  12. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,937

    from Iowa

    I'm at about a negative 2 years right now.....
  13. RonaldR
    Joined: Mar 22, 2015
    Posts: 27


    I got my 39 Ford Deluxe coupe in 1959, gave it to my son two years ago for his 50 th birthday, he's driving it around today.
  14. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 929

    from landis n c

    My 26 Ford coupe since Sep. 1997. Try to drive it at least 1 time a week...…….
  15. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    HYq2SbttQgeNAfh%02YAZQ.jpg 1960 Pontiac Bubbletop 9 months on the road.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2019
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  16. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,814


    I got my 37 Chevy p/u around 76 or 77 but finally got it on the road in 2000,I had other on the road longer but they are long gone.
  17. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,388


    We haven’t owned a long list of hot rods, due to lack of funds, or when the funds were available, lack of space. So, we made do with what worked for us during the teenage days, the simple 20 something days and revitalized 30’s. They were all daily drivers or alternate day’s, daily drivers. They were built to drive and drive we did all over So Cal, the California West Coast, Oregon, Washington, Canada, Nevada, Arizona, and into Baja.


    It is amazing that some of the owners here have kept the original hot rod from way back in the 60’s. Kudos to those owners. We had a fun time in the 60s with our small bunch of cars. Our mantra was build a Hot rod (or partial build), enjoy it, drive it, then sell it to buy another hot rod. We did not have the privilege of keeping the stash of old cars.

    But, as life kept hitting us on the head in the late 60s, other things came to front in center. A lack of garage space was also not in the cards for long term ownership. But, other big time things did last all of these years and #10 is still going strong.

    1. Our 1929 rusty black Model A Coupe 1957 fall for less than a month
    2. My first orange 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery drove for 1000’s of miles from 1960-65
    3. The 1958 black Impala from 1959-1964 for 1000’s of miles
    4. My 1949 army green VW sunroof from 1961-63
    5. The 1965 red El Camino from 1965 to 77 for 125k miles
    6. Our 1961 silver blue Corvair Coupe from 1966-68.
    7. The second red-orange 1940 Ford Sedan Delivery from 1970-76 for 1000’s of miles
    8. A cool sporty car that my wife had always wanted 1973-86
    9. A smattering of non HAMB cars from 1973-2019
    10. A very cool and accepting car culture wife, since (1966) 1968 legally.
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    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,974

    from IDAHO

    20 Years And Rolling On.... CHANGE 2014 027.JPG
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  19. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,223


    Next month, it will be 29 years with the Nomad in my avatar. I've driven it over 300,000 miles so far.
  20. After a build that started in 2003 , my roadster hit the pavement on Nov. 7 2011 on my 70th has 6500 fun filled miles
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  21. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 5,128


    My high school buddy has a 68 Camero that he bought a Firestone forever battery for in 75 and they don't like it but so far they have kept replaceing it.
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  22. cshades
    Joined: Sep 2, 2011
    Posts: 504

    from wi

    I bought the '40 in my avatar in 1988. Worked on it on and off for 9 years then my Gf left me right after back to the 50's 1997, I decided to throw myself into getting it finished and drivable. I drove it in primer the following summer and tore it back apart that winter for paint. Its got about 40,000 miles on it. I built my 41 coupe in 2000-2001 its got 35,000 miles.
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  23. R A Wrench
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 462

    R A Wrench
    from Denver, Co

    Got the 34 Ford Coupe in the late 70's, and on the road in 85. It has 80K on it. the 49 F 1 has been on the road for 8 years. Just sold the 61 Ranchero, owned it 40 years. I seem to hold onto things.
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  24. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 20,328

    Staff Member

    My impala for over 35 years

    38D20852-C7CE-47E1-8DD6-541C40037AA3.jpeg 1F378811-1B74-4F2C-AD2A-0CBCEC462ECF.jpeg
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  25. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,774

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Twenty years for this one. The boss loves it and won’t let me flip it.

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  26. ROADSTER1927
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,850


    17 and 18 unless you count my 50 ford pickup with I did in 73. Gary
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  27. cheap-n-dirty
    Joined: Jan 28, 2002
    Posts: 771


    32 pu srtart (400x285).jpg
    1981 from a back yard in Passadena,Ca

    cambridge hells canyon 033.JPG
    2013 sold to stepson. 240,000 miles later.
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  28. The coupe has been with me 20 years now. On the street and strip for 19 years. She was a drag car in the 60's. I wish she could talk and tell me about all the crazy days and nights.;)
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  29. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 11,260


    I built my Coupe 30 years ago and have been driving it ever since

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