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Is old age creeping up on us???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Redbows35panel, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 6,590

    from Ks

    A buddy of mine decided to have a little fun with a pic of mine. Har har. :D

  2. You'll probably sleep better...
  3. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,889

    Harms Way

    You are a very sick dude !,....:D:D:D
  4. 2002p51
    Joined: Oct 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,362


    We did exactly that two years ago. My wife and I planned it all out. A two hour cruise with a potty break in the middle. 90% of it on two lane country roads. Ended at a nice lunch place.

    Only four cars showed up. Apparently most of the old poops around here prefer spending the day in a folding chair.
  5. badlefihand
    Joined: Apr 20, 2007
    Posts: 318


    The old man always said "you aint old till you start pis%ing on your pant leg."Now Im 70 and I think he had something there.
  6. Hey... it's hard to sleep when the hemorrhoids are itching!:eek::eek:
  7. 1959apache
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,635


    I am 23 and when you old geezers start keeling over I will be there to buy all of your cool cars and other crap (gas pumps etc.). hot rodding is not dead, there are more and more people that I know of around 20-30 now that are picking up the hobby... especially friends of mine that I am talking them into getting an older car.
  8. duke182
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 562


    way to go!
  9. Movinman
    Joined: Feb 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,090


    I see it this way as well down here in Fort Lauderdale. Yes, there are a bunch of older guys that tend to frequent the local Saturday and Sunday car dealership car shows or local cruise nights, but there is also a large group of guys my age (44) and younger, that bring there 20's to 60's hot rods and customs out to places like the Monterey Club where they can check out live music, hot chicks, and have a few beers. These guys aren't attending the local car shows, because they are out living their lives and driving their cars, most of which are daily's. We are blessed with nice weather down here, so that can be done. :D

    It seems to me that for the most part, the day guys don't know that the night guys exist, and visa versa. A funny story... we did cruise to a local wings and beer day time car show a couple of years ago, and we were treated like royalty by the car club that hosted the event. It was kinda weird. I guess they figured we stepped out of an old B movie or something. They would deliberately have us win some of the donated ticket number prizes that they called out all afternoon, and they made sure each one of us left with a trophy, to the chagrin of some of the other car owners who had more dough invested in their paint then we had in our entire cars.
  10. DirtyEd
    Joined: May 16, 2009
    Posts: 362

    from Dallas Ga.

    Its real easy to figure guys.I heard a quote the other day from a guy trying to explain his rod to a couple of local grey beards.

    A street rodder will call himself a hot rodder,but a true hot rodder will never call himself a street rodder.

    The fact that he was having to explain his car is why most younger car guys stay away from the older guys.There is always the bunch looking down their noses at what a young guy is doing.Most greybeards cannot accept that the hotrod movement has passed them by.I am building a chopped 51 chevy.The moment I mention the mustang II,custom 2 link rear and air bags I get the same old look and snicker from them.Think Im going back around?I am building a car for ME not the approval of them.I am 39 and kinda stuck in the middle.This is just my opinion and what I have came across.Until the older set opens there mind to other ideas and ways of making cars cool they will continue to see the same people everywhere they go.
  11. thorpe31
    Joined: May 4, 2011
    Posts: 166

    from nor-cal

    I couldn't agree more that open-mind is what got us fuzz and the show cars of the 70s that didn't run. Stay true to yourself because in a few years my grandson may be calling you the old codger.
  12. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    I always wondered what your Signature line in Latin meant!:D
  13. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    SLCK64 and CRXGAMES both get it.
    Good to see their side of this, because it's accurate and proof that "our" hobby will live on.
    I'm 46 years old, some days feel older, most days feel younger. Every day feel grateful.
  14. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,070

    from Germany

    I think you're point basically sums it up and is very well put. I think current cars are unrestorable. With CAN BUS systems you can't even swap electronic components because they have to be programmed into the system as I've just found out to my cost with my 05 GM. Pre-30s stuff requires very highly skilled engineering, and is pretty undrivable even when functioning well.
    I'm 43 yet the cars I drove on my youth were 70s and 80s European and Japanese junk because I couldn't afford anything better. I think people will always want 32 Fords.
  15. R A Wrench
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 509

    R A Wrench
    from Denver, Co

    At the Rocky Mtn Nats in Pueblo a good friend stated "welcome to NSRA sponserd by AARP" Seemed appropriate as the folks do appear older every year. However, I do see a younger crowd at many events like the Golden cruise nights & smaller shows.
    Myself & many friends try to encourage the kids to climb in & try out our cars, even ask them if they want to take it for a drive, that gets a good response.
  16. Now that's funny right there!
    Confucius say: He who goes to bed with itchy hemorrhoids wake up with "stinky fingers"!!!
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  17. SHUT UP.......We don't want them to know....they might be buried with the stuff....;)
  18. hemibird43
    Joined: May 3, 2009
    Posts: 78


    this has been a great read,some of you guys crack me up,yep life is like a roll of toilet paper,the closer it gets to the end the faster it spins by.

    when i was younger happy hour was a good drink and some food, now happy hour is a NAP!!
  19. REBEL43
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 709

    from TENNESSEE

    Maybe this poem about getting older will help.

  20. gasolinescream
    Joined: Sep 7, 2010
    Posts: 614


    I panicked as i thought i had a grey pubic hair until i pissed through it and got a haircut growing out my ears!! For christ sake i'm only 44!!! My cars older than i am:eek:
  21. The Bomber
    Joined: Dec 10, 2005
    Posts: 547

    The Bomber
    from mass.

    err, have people forgot to look at all the posts on the site showing rat rod
    runs or runs with both rat or unfinished cars. They're being driven by a lot
    of young guys who are also dressing like guys from the 50's , along with
    rock-a-billy bands( young guys) and the young chicks, pinup or otherwise.
    BTW, I'm an old guy who also thought we were endangered until they came along.
  22. The Bomber
    Joined: Dec 10, 2005
    Posts: 547

    The Bomber
    from mass.

    BTW, " don't grow up, there's no future in it." Just keep acting like a nut,
    or young carnut and you'll feel like you're 18 everytime you get into your
    car.......except when you try to squirm out of it,( tradeoff).
    Happy Motoring!
  23. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,652


    At most events we attend it seems the crowd is indeed the older folks. Most have been hot rodders for many years and still enjoy it. I do see some younger folks with very nice cars as well. At 68, I don't go to as many events as in the past (especially big events)but still enjoy building the cars and taking them out for a spin or using them for daily errands to hardware store, grocery store,etc. The last 3 I finished I said every one was the last one ( did 3 this year -40 woodie,40 coupe and 40 delivery) Will take a month or so break and I'm sure I'll start another one--keeps me occupied and something to do instead of watching TV or other stuff. Would hate to just sit around all day with nothing to do but yard work.
  24. 55Hydramatic
    Joined: Apr 24, 2011
    Posts: 459


    Well Im 18 and I know that I am NOT getting out of this hobby anytime soon, Although I would also consider it an addiction. Old stuff is the only thing I will drive! I restored my first truck with the help of my dad when I was 15. I'd post pics but its not HAMB friendly because its a 72'GMC. Im workin on a 55' GMC right now and I am having a blast with it. When I was in highschool my friends and I all drove old trucks, we had our corner with all our cool cars and the rest of the parking lot was full of those tin cans. Im always looking for old rusty stuff when Im out in the woods...In fact I found a door that looks like its off an old ford coupe or something that I need to go get...
  25. Thumper
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,610


    Old age didn't come creepin around kicked the fuckin door open....reminds me of what my Dad used to tell me......dammit.....hang on a minute I gotta go piss.....
  26. I'll be the old geezer whistlin at your daughter while dragging his Moon oxygen tank--It's all about bucks and parts--when both are hard to come by the cheap new crap is the low hanging fruit. Also--most guys in my age group (30's) I know seem to think that if it can't be run by computer it must be antiquated crap. Sad
  27. HellRaiser
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,241

    from Podunk, NE

    Hmmmm....I've outlived the usefulness of my dick (RIP), so everything else is immaterial.:(:eek::rolleyes:

  28. k9racer
    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
    Posts: 3,091


    Back to the top just in case the thread goes 12 or so pages. We might fall asleep before we can read it.. Thank You.. Bobby..
  29. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    I'm still trying to figure out why they started letting all these old people go to my class reunions ! :eek:


  30. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,361


    Kickin the doors off 70, I understand the age issues, I am very blessed to have a great bunch of bros in my c.c. who help me keep my heap going. I will have the pedal to the metal untill the big trumpet call is heard. We do our best at events to involve the younger set, at the H.A.M.B. drags Xderelict was letting kids set in his modified and the kids were blissed. Also Rob Lee was giving rides in the Hot Rod Lincoln that were visibly changing peoples lifes. I see a real resurgence in trad rodding and this forum is the #1 factor in that issue. Viva La Hamb! Yeah kids, Grandpa still likes to rock! ~sololobo~

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