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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bobg1951chevy, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. foolthrottle
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,269


    still kicken....... just not as high
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  2. I began this thread some 12 pages ago and believe it all boils down to this.
    Regardless of age, if we have the ability to be here on the H.A.M.B. site, then we're more fortunate than many other folks, in this world of ours.
    I have been known to moan and groan about health issues, mobility issues, hearing issues, memory issues, etc.
    For me, I only need to see one of our vets coming home to Dover, in their flag draped casket, my issues immediately vanish .... or so it seems.
    If we're 70 and feel 80, or 80 and feel 70, we're able to be here to discuss it, and that beats our other option.
    Guess I think these thoughts even more, especially at this time of year.
    Merry Christmas "MATURE" H.A.M.B. FOLKS, Merry Christmas to all H.A.M.B. folks.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2016
  3. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,999


    Well said. Merry Christmas to you, too.
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  4. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,259


    The old saying your only as old as you feel is a definite truism.
  5. image.jpeg Turned 69 recently and spent 4 days with another HAMBER(no wives)Went to H & H flatheads,Mooneyes,SOCAL where Pete Chapouris spent a whole hour giving two Rodders the "grand tour". What a wonderful,funny guy our host Pete Chapouris was.Finished up at Bobby Waldens speed shop.On Sat went to ElMirage dry lakes.Cost was $7.50 per person to attend a fantastic day of dry lakes racing.Weather was perfect; high 60's to mid 70's all day.Finished up on Sunday with nice seats at 52nd World Finals at Pomona.A great time was had by all.
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  6. F.O.G
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
    Posts: 259

    from Pacific,Mo

    Will turn 70 in March (I hope) been through 2 wars; Vietnam and 1968 Chicago; so I feel lucky to
    be doing so well. Go to the garage every day for my workout. Current project is a bucket with a
    425 Olds for scoot.
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  7. HotrodHR
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 209


    Grandview Speedway in PA is awesome dirt track racing!

    "Dirt's for Racing, Asphalt is for Getting There!"
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  8. HotrodHR
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 209


    Just remember...

    "Old Guys Rule! The Older I get the better I was!"
  9. don daddyo
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 231

    don daddyo

    Not old or mature, but surely got more experience...I'm turning 60 in 2017
  10. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,294


    63 in Feb....1 /12 years till I pull the plug on work (started UPS in 1973 ) and collect SS & pension (hopefully)
  11. Scott De Shields
    Joined: Mar 23, 2011
    Posts: 164

    Scott De Shields

    66 and still working on the old cars, just a little slower.
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  12. Splitbudaba
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
    Posts: 603


    Grew up 5 blocks from the Reading Fairgrounds in the 50's. Loved the flat heads, Bobby Abel was my favorite, that's why I'm currently building a 32 5 wlndow. Helped Curt Weller, in the 70's build his first modified coupe. From there I got into drags (keep the car a little nicer during use). Met Russ Smith around 2000, came in my shop and told some amazing stories. Miss the old days!
  13. Tom-MI
    Joined: Jan 9, 2006
    Posts: 47


    76 and still moving under my own power!
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  14. Will be 72 in Feb. still building cars .
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  15. Will be 71 in Feb. Still building two cars, an A and a 64 custom. Too cold now to do much (arthritis acts up a lot) so we are off to sunny FL for the month of Jan to catch up with friends and their projects then back home for the maple season in Feb. After that back to the projects.........
  16. bob b.
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
    Posts: 185

    bob b.
    from peoria az.

    70 here and still working and building. planning a2 day trip to cal. in the 41
  17. You old farts might want to join us on the old farts forum.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  18. thunderplex
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,184


    still kicken....... just not as high.

    Now that's funny.

    At 69-11/12th, I know exactly what you're, ...tawkin' ' bout.

    ...this response is my opinion, not an argument. Just my opinion.
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  19. The road to maturity is long, with many detours, but always interesting.
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  20. Mo rust
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
    Posts: 583

    Mo rust

    I'm 55 and my father is 83 and he still frequently puts in 10 or 12 hour days in the shop working on projects. He sidelined a 57 chevy pickup he was building to join me in a roadster build in October and now we are 10 weeks in, we've made a lot of progress. We are stalled waiting for a axle to be dropped or we would be a lot further.
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  21. suedestude
    Joined: Feb 15, 2004
    Posts: 106


    65 still building hot rods
  22. teejay99
    Joined: Sep 26, 2009
    Posts: 356


    71 in four days ........I'm aged like fine wine :)
  23. But don't leave stains on the carpet, like fine wine !
  24. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,256

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    :D If you leave fine wine in the bottle too long you get vinegar. :D
  25. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 16,059

    from oregon

    You know, when I was younger and stronger and more confident I never gave a lot of thought about hearing a siren other than to get out of the way. More and more whenever I hear one I say "someone is having a lot worse day than I am having".
    When I'm having the leg problems that I've been having lately and feeling sorry for myself, almost without fail, I can look around and spot someone struggling to walk into the grocery store, etc. If a person is honest with themselves (and paying attention), they will see plenty of examples proving things could be worse.

    Happy holidays to all my HAMB brothers and sisters.
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  26. Hi-Flying
    Joined: Jun 15, 2011
    Posts: 180


  27. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,787


    72, probably would have been younger, but I was really sick for over 4- 5 years.


    older I get: I tend to look at women more than I used to, I now can find beauty in almost all women.
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  28. Butch1
    Joined: Jul 24, 2016
    Posts: 20

    from Upstate NY

    72 years young, artificial heart valve, defib/Pacemaker implanted, several stents, Bypass surgery. Still interested in Hot Rods.
  29. pnevells
    Joined: Sep 5, 2008
    Posts: 515


  30. harleyddad
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 45


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