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Hot Rods The Good Old Days

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by denis4x4, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,750

    from Colorado

    Pulled this quote from a WSJ essay on nostalgia and it seems to fit HAMB members perfectly:

    This kind of nostalgia has neurological roots. Researchers have found that we encode more memories during adolescence and early adulthood than any other period of our lives, and when we think about the past, this is the period we most often return to. What’s more, as we grow more distant from past events, we tend to remember them more positively.

    Happy New Year
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  2. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,419


    We are actually living the good ol days, most just don't know it yet.
  3. Chicster
    Joined: Aug 5, 2018
    Posts: 259

    1. Missouri H.A.M.B.ers

    I'm old and the days are good so I guess I'm living in the good old days.
  4. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 5,565

    Staff Member

    When you get to a certain age, everyday you wake up is a good day, old or otherwise.
    It’s all good.

  5. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,593

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Amen to that!!
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  6. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,828

    from Alabama

    MMMnnn :rolleyes:

    Let's see...
    The smell of Mama's cooking.
    The first big fish you caught.
    The smell of your grandmother's perfume when she hugged you.
    Making that walk down the isle one Sunday
    Shooting your Dads pistol with him for the first time.
    That special Christmas when you got what you wanted
    That first car
    The sound of that V8
    The eyes of that girl you ask out and she says yes
    First Kiss
    First other things
    Seeing your child come into the world
    Yep....These are things to remember
    Last month when you had an emergency on the toilet because you ate too much cheese.o_O
  7. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,023


    I still get flashbacks, do they count?!
  8. 3W JOHN
    Joined: Oct 8, 2015
    Posts: 952

    3W JOHN

    Nothing about 2020 will ever be considered the good old days.
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  9. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,036

    from oregon

    Getting your first one of these at 12 years old, the iconic 76 Union antenna ball.
    Then it turned ìnto an addiction, those things got stuck on EVERYTHING all over this little kids hometown.

    Got my minibike at 13, started a path of financial destruction that lasts to this day.
    Made by Ben Hunt Mfg. in Walla Walla (yes) Washington, had a Mac-10 go kart engine.
    It was the fastest mini in my group of young hellraisers.

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  10. NWRustyJunk
    Joined: Jan 2, 2017
    Posts: 402


    These are the good old days....wait....wasn't that in a Carly Simon song??
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  11. Romanceofcrime
    Joined: Nov 30, 2020
    Posts: 23


    Let’s get out of 2020 and get back into the good ol days!
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  12. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,450


    I'd be content with go ol' 2019....
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  13. I consider my youth in San Francisco, 1956-1958 to be my best memories.
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  14. I personally don't think these are the good ole days of the future. My opinion is everything seems to be going downhill fast.
    But ....we will see. Only I probably won't be around then to judge it.
  15. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 9,422

    jimmy six

    They are right now! I have more spending $$ than I ever had when I worked. I have more time to spend in my garage working on what I enjoy; and I get to watch my garage/cable TV every afternoon on the western channel when The Big Valley comes on and I get to see Linda Evans when she was 19.....;)
    I also have a garage light my son bought me with blue tooth speakers to listen to Sirius 50-60’s radio any time I want using my I-Phone.... New s**t ain’t half bad.
  16. My Dad used to say: " They weren't the good old days, just the old days, there wasn't much good about them." Being born in 1906 and living through the dust bowl/depression (which lasted for years in the Plains states), WW II and all the trials and tribulations that accompanied all that, I sure understand what he meant. As the pictures posted on this thread indicate, there was terrible economic disparity in the earlier years, just like today.... the "haves" don't realize (or care) how much the "have nots" don't have.....sad.
  17. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,024

    seb fontana
    from ct

    2020 got old real fast..
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  18. moparboy440
    Joined: Sep 30, 2011
    Posts: 643

    from Finland

  19. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,946

    Jalopy Joker

  20. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,184

    from Michigan

    I think I was born nostalgic.
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  21. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,965


    Hey Denis,

    Nice find on the article. It was not necessarily the early adult hood that made life grand, but meeting someone you were going to share the rest of your life with through thick and thin. The idea of being able to do just about anything you wish to do, travel with a fabulous companion, seeing eye to eye on most things, and being alone with her, made it possible. The So Cal coastal location was also a big part of just being. It took you away from all of the hustle and bustle of the big cities and metropolitan areas. Trying to create a niche for our young lives was worth it.

    Those were the eye opening, brain remembering things that will continue to pop up in our conversations and memory banks. Any photos of that time period accentuate the idea that we had a heck of a ride along the way. Maybe it was the repression from our parents that made us go out into the big world with eyes wide open and absorb what we enjoyed. For us, it was a new world order and our lives were just scratching the surface to try and get where we thought it should take us.


    So, for us, being college students, able to travel all over So Cal, then expanding our horizons to include Baja, Mexico and Northern California made the chase all more rewarding. Then as a newly married couple, independence and freedom was the utmost enjoyable items that we had together. New friends, new places to go, and new horizons were all in front of us back then.
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    Those last years of college, the chase, the newly together stage, and the adventures we created together were the ones that we remember the most. If someone was able to turn the clock back, it was that time period between 1966 to 1975 living the ultimate So Cal coastal life that would be in the forefront. There were hot rods, surfing and motorcycling along with rock music and great traveling destinations. It was a lifestyle all set in place for us twenty somethings with the whole world (and life) ahead of us.
    125k miles worth of excitement and tons of fun, caps that time period.

    Don’t get the wrong idea and hopefully any psychologists reading the information will have their own opinions as to what, where and why. But for us, that time period was the peak of our long standing relationship and it made us stronger to go against just about any form that lay ahead for us.
    Now, that we are in the future and against some powerful world wide pandemic viruses, the bond is what makes us stronger.

    Happy New Year... Stay safe
  22. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,680


    Bingo Trent! So much of our lifestyles, college football, daily life tools, entertainment options, college football, the homes we live in, world travel options, college football, ease of finding & purchasing the stuff we want, advanced medical knowledge, college football, paying bills online and online banking, the ability to work from home (non-covid related), I mean this is a really long list! (Please refrain from the urge to get political)
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  23. thomas.parker197
    Joined: Dec 29, 2017
    Posts: 52


    We aren't far enough in to 2021 to say that. Remember when we still had food and electricity?

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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  24. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 4,723

    from Ioway

    "If you want to bring back the good old days, just turn off the air conditioning."

    (Or the heat, depending.)
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  25. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,184

    from Michigan

  26. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,983


    The good old days for me is when I was 13 to 18 and going with my dad and uncle to all the old junkyards getting parts for my 37 Chevy p/u,my dads 39 Plymouth and 55 Ford and my uncles 40 Ford 2 door sedan. Every time I hear music from that era my mind goes back to those day and I had the best time of my life then,nothing in the last 15 years will be considered the good old days.
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  27. Norris McCarty
    Joined: Apr 19, 2007
    Posts: 326

    Norris McCarty

    I have to agree with those that say “today” is the good old days, however, growing up in the shop of my dad’s Ford dealership in the 50s and 60s is priceless. I’ve so many images of those days etched in my brain.....wouldn’t trade it for anything.
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  28. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 2,549


    I consider every "yesterday" the good ole days...and today is the good "new" day.

    The secret to happiness (for me) is to be grateful for what you have. I've had a great life, with very few regrets...and certainly have a hell of a lot "more" than I deserve:D
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