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Where were you in '62?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sqeaky Hinge, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Sqeaky Hinge
    Joined: Oct 10, 2011
    Posts: 303

    Sqeaky Hinge

    I just found a cool picture from what I can tell is 1962 in Seattle...check out the '60 Impala...rollin deep in the weeds....badass.....

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  2. 26Troadster
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 600

    from Texas

    i was still on the bottle, hell i was born in 61.:rolleyes:
    i love the pic.
  3. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,727

    from Michigan

    In N.S.W. Australia... I was 2 years old!.. :eek:
  4. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,935

    from Tampa, FL

    Freshman high school. Getting zits, into pop music, girls and cars. Only the 45s were easy to get. Never heard of 'Nam or worried about the draft, but feeling the national panic over nukes, WW3, the Ruskies and the cold war. Gary
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  5. Blk210
    Joined: Feb 9, 2008
    Posts: 185

    from New Market

    That's awesome but isn't that a 61?
  6. I was 2 also,probably lying in a cot screaming for a feed.
    Cool pic though.
  7. LSR 2909
    Joined: May 10, 2012
    Posts: 606

    LSR 2909
    from Colorado

    It's a 60'
  8. 58prostreet
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
    Posts: 64


    It's a '60. That's a '61 wagon ahead and to the left.
  9. truckrod
    Joined: Aug 14, 2010
    Posts: 63

    from akron,ohio

    In 62 I was in kindergarden.
  10. Terrible Tom
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
    Posts: 573

    Terrible Tom

    I was a Sophomore, but you hit the nail right on the head. I hated high school and being a teenager, I guess. If I had it to do over again........
  11. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    I always try to date old pics by the cars, looks like you got an easy one with the billboard. I was impatiently waiting for 15 more years to pass, so I could get my license when I turned 16 :D
  12. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,727

    from Michigan

    That almost looks like the Ford Rouge Plant on Miller Rd..... Where deuces rolled off the assembly line back in the day...
  13. I had just graduated and the whole world was in front of me. Now ( for the most part ) it's all behind me !!
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  14. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,253

    from ohio

    I was 11, my life was building AMT 3in1 kits, Rod&Custom and all the other car magazines riding my bike with the ballons rubbin the spokes. I would save two bucks from mowing lawns or picking up bottles and go to the drug store and buy a model, have a Coke and hamburger and still have change left over. Never see those days again!
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  15. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    In the spring I was a senior in highschool. In the fall I was an apprentice steamfitter. No cars yet but 3 years of Hotrod Magazines for dreaming.
  16. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 10,003


    In '62 I was near Seattle at Ft. Lewis and Yakima Firing Center.
  17. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 549


    It depends on the time of year. I was either still in the womb or just a baby because I was born in August of '62 and riding around in an old MoPar. Some things never change!
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  18. Stroker McGurk
    Joined: Feb 17, 2012
    Posts: 291

    Stroker McGurk
    from Canada

    10 years old...This was my ride @ 50 cents/ job I ever had

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  19. 1962 I graduated from high school, on a whim moved from Buffalo to Ashley Indiana to work in my uncle's dry cleaners. Bought my 41'Ford convert. in FT. Wayne and learned about cruising the drive in burger joints. There were none where I lived and they were all over in the midwest. Great memories the two years I lived out there.

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  20. Dr.Kerry
    Joined: Aug 22, 2005
    Posts: 448


    Wasn't even thought of yet..... born in 69.
  21. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,500

    from Owasso, OK

    Clad in very traditional white cloth diapers.
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  22. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,217


    I turned five in '62 we lived in Seattle WA, a small village in Mexico and Eugene OR
    in that order while my father went to school and did his field studies.
    when in Seattle we would visit family, one of my uncles built plastic models and after each visit us boys would get to choose one to bring home.
    that uncle was always into hot rods,
    it's probably his fault I am too.
  23. not sure if I was even swimming around pas nuts. he was born in '57 I didn't come long till '81
  24. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 549


    Let's see fenderless, big and littles, solid front axle and showing off the engine. You already had hotrodding in your blood.

    By the way that's a neat reel type mower.
  25. ardyboy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 664


    10 years old, building models and watching the sleds cruise the main drag. Saturday night jalopy races with my pal Larry and his uncle.
  26. spiertb
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 247


    I was a Senior in High School, had already had a '55 Ford 4 door, a "57 Fairlane 2 door post, and was driving a red '59 Galaxie hardtop, pumping gas for $1.00 an hour, mowing lawns for $3.00 and trying to scrape together some money for teacher's College and a career of trying to teach 7th and 8th graders Science. Syl
  27. I was 2 years old. My parents had two cars, a '49 Cadillac and a '50 Cadillac.
  28. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,476

    Engine man
    from Wisconsin

    Due to Japan and Germany being flattened in WW-II, Pittsburgh was the industrial capital of the world back then.. I remember going to grade school walking past American Bridge and watching them make the pieces to the Golden Gate bridge..


    I don't think you were watching parts of the Golden Gate bridge being built in 62 since the bridge was opened 25 years before that. Well before WWII started.
  29. Road Oiler
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 146

    Road Oiler

    Behind the '59 Ford Wagon
  30. ZRODZ
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
    Posts: 449


    I was in the Air Force in Sacramento. My ride was a '48 Ford Coupe with a '55 Y block, dropped axel, '39 top loader that I replace about every other week it seemed, good times.

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