Why it is important to promote our hobby; Have you've been to a model T or model A event lately? it's sad, they have dindeling numbers, They are a dyeing breed, and that's whats waiting for us twenty years down the road. think aboat it , most of us are from 40 to 50 years old, shure they are some guys in their twenty's and thirty's, but they are the ones hardest hit by the recesion, lately ,I don't get the calls anymore from young kids that want a model A body, they can't afford it , they are just trying to pay the rent and feed themselves.Many have had to sell their project cars just to survive, I have on the other side seen a large number of guys in their sixties and seventies getting back into the hobby, these were the guys that were careful with their money and did'nt get wipe out by the recesion. they like our stlye of cars because you can build your own car in your garage and not pay some shop 40 to 60 grand to build it for you, they can drive their cars every where and not have to buy a toy hauler to protect their 15,000 dlls paint job. Our stlye of cars also brings back memories of the cars they use to own as kids. Happier times when the world was'ent run by greed and status symbols. Even street rodders are in trouble, and are paying for their sins, for years we were the social outcasts of the hobby, they would scorn at our cars and state that our vehicles were unsafe and shouldent be allowed on the road. To many of them, their cars were a status symbol, and the game was to see who could spend the most money on a car. They were always worried aboat being in vogue, and what the new stlye of the week was. Now they are running in droves , trying to sell their vehicles, and finding out that they are only worth a third of what they invested in them, some are slapping on coker radials with the hope that their cars will be cool again. I have nothing agaist street rods, they are an important sector of our hobby, they are very funtional cars that can be driven every day if you so choose, the problem is they forgot how to have fun with their cars, they show up to show and fight each other to power park, the minute they open the door of their cars, they break out the dust mop and their main concern is what people will think of their car, instead of enjoying the vehicle and driving the piss out of it.