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Hot Rods How old are we really?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 40FORDPU, Dec 29, 2019.

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  1. up to 20 years old

    6 vote(s)
    0.5%
  2. 21-30

    23 vote(s)
    1.8%
  3. 31-40

    96 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. 41-50

    167 vote(s)
    13.4%
  5. 51-60

    262 vote(s)
    21.0%
  6. 61-70

    385 vote(s)
    30.8%
  7. 71-80

    290 vote(s)
    23.2%
  8. 81-90

    19 vote(s)
    1.5%
  9. 91 plus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. jamesu
    Joined: Sep 5, 2009
    Posts: 9

    jamesu
    Member

    79 80 in August 24 when I see a pretty girl;)
     
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  2. UnkkaBobby
    Joined: Jun 17, 2019
    Posts: 32

    UnkkaBobby
    Member

  3. Lil32
    Joined: Apr 4, 2012
    Posts: 1,423

    Lil32
    Member

    71 in March 2020

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  4. Sum54ford
    Joined: May 24, 2012
    Posts: 114

    Sum54ford
    Member
    from St. Louis

    AA2DC695-FC8E-48FC-B5D7-1A814FE2C880.jpeg I’m 34 but I’m still keeping the 50s alive everyday at my house!
     
  5. dan griffin
    Joined: Dec 25, 2009
    Posts: 474

    dan griffin
    Member

    84 in March, my brain says tire smoke but my body says nap time.
     
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  6. Shamus
    Joined: Jul 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,177

    Shamus
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from NC

    78 on Tax Day!!
     
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  7. Finn Jensen
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 634

    Finn Jensen
    Member

    75 last November. It doesn't seem possible!
     
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  8. Speaking of encouraging younger folks into the hobby.....I seldom go to car shows that are just shows with no swap meets anymore, but the last one I drove my 32 coupe to I did encourage some young boys. I was nearby when I noticed them looking it over with their mom. So I went up and asked if they would like to sit in it. They were thrilled, even their mom wanted to sit in it. Lots of questions asked. They didn't harm it at all, just enjoyed it. So, if you see a kid or younger person eyeballing your ride, let them sit in it and appreciate it, I doubt they could do anymore damage than you do.....as long as you are there watching them.
     
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  9. 56Don,,,,Amen brother,,,,,that goes a long way .

    Tommy
     
  10. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,550

    denis4x4
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Colorado

    55.4% over 60 years old says more about this hobby than many want to admit.
     
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  11. Boodlum
    Joined: Dec 19, 2007
    Posts: 347

    Boodlum
    Member

    Seventy-one tomorrow.
     
  12. Daron Craig
    Joined: Jun 28, 2018
    Posts: 79

    Daron Craig

    I’m 36 and the younger (than me) generation drives me insane with their entitlement and cry baby tendencies. I think I’m part of the last group that includes real men.


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  13. george cato
    Joined: Sep 29, 2015
    Posts: 7

    george cato

    45....


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  14. Depends, At the red light in my nailhead roadster 16 with a learners permit, In my Custom chopped 51 Merc 18 with my girl by my side, in my Chopped 39 tub conv. at the Drive-in movie or restaurant 25, In real life in any of my cars 78 and hoping like hell, I don't have to push it.
     
  15. Cleveland Coupe
    Joined: Aug 16, 2008
    Posts: 70

    Cleveland Coupe
    Member

    57 years young......
     
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  16. Nemosgarage
    Joined: Sep 21, 2009
    Posts: 132

    Nemosgarage
    Member

    64 and still going but just a little slower.
     
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  17. Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
    Posts: 556

    Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Member
    from Hays, Ks

    I'm still a 12 year old Dumbass, according to my Mother.
     
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  18. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,261

    6sally6
    Member

    Nice 'stache!
    6sally6
     
  19. Let me ask my oldest sister - who was born in 1949 - how old she is....and I'll deduct accordingly........
     
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  20. redoxide
    Joined: Jul 7, 2002
    Posts: 564

    redoxide
    Member
    from Scotland

    Its great to see that hot rodding is a lifetime condition. :)

    56 this year .. sometimes I worry that the hobby might have run its course for me but I cant think of anything else I would rather do, the occasional loss of enthusiasm its usually followed by a period of high activity.. Im working up to the latter right now, just need to step away from the computer and brave the cold in the garage lol..
     
  21. redoxide
    Joined: Jul 7, 2002
    Posts: 564

    redoxide
    Member
    from Scotland

    Luke, there isnt anyone here who hasnt went through that senario. We all started skint, persevered through the tough years, paid the bills and scrimped and saved, but the hot rod will was strong and we held firm. Just by doing stuff you learn stuff, These days ts probably easier than ever to build, All you need to do is pick up a computer, log in and search the info. Its all here . Back in the days before computers we had to network to find stuff, It was harder to find then when there was more of it that it is now .. I am from the UK , I used to attend swap meets and chase up folk who had put modern running gear in there early Fords , usually found that the old stuff was still behind there garages and sheds waiting to be scrapped.. 40 years later, I still dont have many buddies who can mentor me but I have built and maintained a few cars for myself and other folk, Its easier than ever with the internet to do it in relative isolation. Dont be put off, good things come to those who wait :)
     
  22. LOWDUG37
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 863

    LOWDUG37
    Member

    age,62 , act,25
     
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  23. Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
    Posts: 556

    Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Member
    from Hays, Ks

  24. Sisco Kid
    Joined: Jun 7, 2019
    Posts: 25

    Sisco Kid

    I'm 75 and have no plans of giving up being a Hot Rodder. It is impossible to do once it gets into your blood.
     
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  25. samdjr74
    Joined: Feb 8, 2016
    Posts: 157

    samdjr74

    I'll be 46 next month.

    My kids who are 7 and 8 are very much into cars. I think the hobby still has the attention of the younger generation.

    Now my other hobby, model trains. Well at 45 I'm one of the youngest in the group by 2 decades. That's a dying hobby
     
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  26. Chavezk21
    Joined: Jan 3, 2013
    Posts: 627

    Chavezk21
    Member

    51 going on 15...
     
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  27. jimpopper
    Joined: Feb 3, 2013
    Posts: 100

    jimpopper
    Member

    61 and still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
     
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  28. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,215

    mgtstumpy
    Member

    OMG, 60 and getting older by the day
     
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