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Folks Of Interest Slowing Down

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J.Ukrop, Feb 23, 2024.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 2,878

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    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    Slowing Down


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  2. oliver westlund
    Joined: Dec 19, 2018
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    oliver westlund

  3. 48-760
    Joined: Dec 15, 2009
    Posts: 146

    from OH

    I don't go to many car shows since my cars are drivers. The last show a young man about 10 was very interested in my car. I invited him to sit in the car and he was thrilled to do so, the look on his face brought many thoughts of my youth back.
  4. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 17,369

    from KCMO

  5. sissyboy
    Joined: Jan 13, 2020
    Posts: 1


    Thanks for the read as it is still winter and my projects await.
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  6. y'sguy
    Joined: Feb 25, 2008
    Posts: 704

    from Tulsa, OK

    well done.
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  7. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,711

    from Denton

    I would of like to see a picture of the father & son in your car
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  8. BigRedRivi
    Joined: Nov 22, 2022
    Posts: 39


    Very Nice! I too try to share with the younger generation, and unbeknownst to me until years later I turned my nephew onto old cars as well. After his graduation from high school I lost contact with him, years later we reunited and he told me that I had gotten him into old cars. My dad had gotten me into old WWII airplanes and I had gotten an automotive coloring book as a kid that also got me into cars, as it had a page on Art Arfons Green Monster for me to color. Too Kool!
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  9. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 12,321

    from Zoar, Ohio

    His young son sounds like a future hot Rodder.
    Great experience thanks for sharing.
  10. Huge props @J.Ukrop !!!

    That young man will remember you...that car...that moment... FOREVER!!
  11. TerrytheK
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 1,318


    One of your best posts yet.
  12. Mr48chev
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  13. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 9,707


    That's so neat.
    Not only will the young man remember that moment but I'm sure you will too.

    It really is a special moment when a youngster takes notice and expresses his or her joy at the mere sight of an old car owned by you, me, us. Hard to explain the feeling. But it's a good one.

    I was driving my black lowered 1951 Buick Roadmaster Riviera slowly along the service drive of an expressway one quiet summer afternoon. Houses lined the far side of the road. Children were playing in the yard of one of the houses. As I approached, one of the young boys leaped to his feet practically jumping up and down and yelled, "Wow look at the cool old car!" And the other kids came running and yelling too. Their exuberance touched my heart. I waved and blew my horn and I think I was still smiling a mile down the road.
  14. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 9,707


    I think I'd rather have my car be complimented by a child rather than any adult. There's never any doubt that the child's compliment is pure and real and true.
  15. SS327
    Joined: Sep 11, 2017
    Posts: 2,673


    I would have blown that kids mind and offered to take him and his dad for a ride around the block. But it is great you did what you did!
  16. Its always nice seeing the next generation of Hot Rodders finding interest in our old stuff. My old man would have made sure to ask the Dad if he would like to take a picture with his boy in the car. I think this is his favorite thing to do at car shows, planting that seed a little deeper.
  17. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
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    41 GMC K-18

    Bravo Joey!
    "Everything old, is new again"
  18. Joey , what a great experience for the young man and for you, too. This is something you will always remember.
  19. S Baltera
    Joined: Mar 24, 2009
    Posts: 28

    S Baltera

    I always tell the trophy trolls ( LOL ) the best and biggest trophy I ever got was the 2 kids in the back of a mini van with 4 thumbs up.Wouldn't trade moments like that for the world.
  20. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 3,370


    I was at Steve's Antique Auto, back when it was still in GR, during their summer weenie roast and a bunch of kids were riding their bikes by the hangout. So they got talking about cars with the old farts, talking about how to get into old cars even got a shop tour.
  21. Tow Truck Tom
    Joined: Jul 3, 2018
    Posts: 2,036

    Tow Truck Tom
    from Clayton DE

    Thank you Joey.
    Puts me in mind of one Sunday with my T pulled into a cul de sac to check the water.
    A youngster on the sidewalk politely asked, "One question, Where do you get a car like that?"
    I directed him to the local bookkstore, and told him about Hemmings Motor News
  22. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,833

    jim snow

    Excellent story. Thanks for sharing. It may be the cars that bind us it’s also the people.jmho. Snowman ⛄️
  23. Great story. Thanks for sharing.
  24. Those are the kind of moments and interactions that make having a old hot rod even more satisfying. Good for you Joey.:)
  25. Shutter Speed
    Joined: Feb 2, 2017
    Posts: 942

    Shutter Speed

    Kudos Joey!
    There’s something in the air..
  26. I only do 1 show for sure a year. And there are 1000 cars and 100,000 people... I cross out the "do not" in the "please do not touch" portion of the window sign. And let kids climb all over it all day. The look on their faces when you let them sit in it is priceless! I don't have kids and probably won't, so a little bit of joy I can bring to the kids is well worth it.
  27. Dan from Oakland
    Joined: Jan 16, 2009
    Posts: 189

    Dan from Oakland

    Always let the kids sit in your car and honk the horn (if you have one) !
  28. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,270


    @J.Ukrop Great story! Thanks for sharing, and more so for caring enough to make a good impression on that youngster!
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  29. Jim Wood
    Joined: Jul 13, 2022
    Posts: 66

    Jim Wood

    My first thought was take that kid for a ride! Nothing cooler than that first ride. He would never forget it.

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