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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Encinitas4, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Encinitas4
    Joined: Aug 28, 2011
    Posts: 35

    from California

    I recently had my second son 24hrs ago. Talking to him telling him the many things we are going to do together. One of the firsts was obviously we are going cruz the coast with his brother and I in the 62 merc. Which then led me to think. The question of the night: What car on the road today, will be a classic his generation buys,restores,cruises,etc..? Anyone?
  2. FastAndLoose
    Joined: Jan 31, 2009
    Posts: 206

    from Warren, PA

  3. Bilt
    Joined: Jun 23, 2011
    Posts: 311


    Congrats on the boy!!!

    Funny you posted this since I was thinking the same thing the other day. I was thinking of an idea for a late model car built like a traditional sixties custom. The problem I was having was most two doors built today are considered sport style cars. Camaro, Mustang, Challenger.... which is a market that already exist. I would prefer a V8/rear wheel drive but a larger style two door. I was at a loss for anything being produced that fits this style. A Chrysler 300 in a two door, Ford Crown Vic in two door, or Dodge Charger in a two door.

    The fact is the kids building these import four banger front wheel drive things is the closest thing I could think of as being the same as those which were putting a flat head in a model A and cutting it down for weight and racing on the weekends.

    Maybe some CEO of one of the big car companies will bring back a two door, V8, rear wheel drive car thats not considered a sports car but a car like the 49 Mercury!!! Something worth cutting into and building a laid back cruiser. Because a Prius will never make a cool bubbletop!!!!
  4. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,931

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    There aren't any currently built cars that his generation will rebuild and modify.

    It is rapidly getting to the point where used cars just don't lie around any more. When they are too used up to repair they are parted out and the remains are crushed and recycled.

    That is entirely fitting when you look at some of the stuff they design and produce these days.

  5. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,950



    "What car on the road today, will be a classic "

    A 62 Merc comes to mind

    Other than that, the honda's and Loylola's of today won't last long enough to become a classic. The factory won't be making any of the 40 computers it takes to run them and besides that, the recycled coke can tin bodies will be long rusted out.

    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    Just expose them to the hobby when they are young. Kids love old cars. My sons are into it.


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  7. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,301

    hombres ruin

    Well done brother. Congratulations on the new edition.
  8. Encinitas4
    Joined: Aug 28, 2011
    Posts: 35

    from California

    Thanks for for the congrats fellas. Couldnt be happier now I have to sons to pass the disease onto
  9. vivalahotrod
    Joined: May 6, 2007
    Posts: 743


    Remember diseases can be cured but HotRod DNA is in the blood for life.

  10. knotttty
    Joined: Sep 2, 2010
    Posts: 422


    congrats to you and your family..... great times ahead for you all.....

    as far as your question goes.... I would have to say...... none...sadly....

  11. bigfive
    Joined: Oct 3, 2003
    Posts: 648

    from south L.A.

    Congrats! I'm next!
    All trucks... Cars... Chrysler 300, proly the ugly ass "pt cruzer ", I think hondas since they were popular a few years ago and much was printed on um, mustang, camero, challenger...
  12. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way

    Congratulations !

    (The 82ish Camaro's,... It will be a sad time in the automotive world)
  13. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,281

    from Missouri

    Plastic cars? I think not. Fortunately companies like Brookville are here to provide new steel bodies and they can keep building traditional hot rods if they so choose. Will they go out of style? Hard to say at this point.
  14. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,099

    from Burton, MI

    I have a '95 Caprice wagon. Getting another this week. Classic? I dunno. But I sure do like em!
  15. I like the one Mooneyes used to have.
  16. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    Congrats on your son!
  17. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    I think that Dodge Magnum wagon might live on, also maybe the HHR. Hard to imagine any modern cars holding up to the elements, but some will.
  18. Build a pair of A's in primer, make one a banger the other an AV8.
    When they get old enough they can pick the color . Oldest son gets first choice or mabey best grades....
    Congrats in my family the apple did not fall far from the tree.
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  20. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,099

    from Burton, MI

    Those HHRs are garbage. They look cool but that's where it stops. Pure crap.
  21. 39 All Ford
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 1,531

    39 All Ford
    from Benton AR


    I am going to say that very few cars built today will be on the road 30 years from now, their electronics will be too complicated and costly to maintain, and once all that plastic goes to hell there will probably never be enough of an aftermarket to support a restoration...

    I think that the age of "restoreable old cars" has past. Besides, the very few cars built today that I even like a little weigh in excess of 4,000 lbs.... not hot rod material.... If they made "boats" in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, they are making "bricks" today.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011
  22. truckncoupe
    Joined: Apr 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,427


    Congrats on the new boy!!!! How about the remake Camaro's, Challengers maybe?
  23. Hdonlybob
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 3,924


    And add another Congratulations on your Son !!!
    Classic in his early years of driving ?? Boy, hard to say on that one. Most of today's stuff is crap...
  24. nailhead terry
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,455

    nailhead terry

    Thats great my son is 21 and that boy plays cars with daddy when he's not chasing girls and drinking with his buddies .But the good news is I have 3 beautiful girls and maybe one will marry a car nut then I can set at the hospital and discuss what hot rod we will build my grand baby !congrats I love my stinking son

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