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Where were you in '62?

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  1. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    Guess you were a snazzie(sp) dresser back in the day..:D
     
  2. NickJT
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
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    from S.E. PA

    For a second there I thought you stole my life story but then I realized the Chevy's around here never lost to any Fords and we had Philadelphia's finest to deal with.

    Other than that, I was mostly trying to figure out how to get close to Christine while my buddy and I were working on his (and his dad's) Henry J gasser and taking it to Atco.
     
  3. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    Deuces
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    from Michigan

    Ha!.. Women and cars go great together, don't they??..:D:D
     
  4. Kirk Wilmes
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
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    from Altus, OK

    I was negative 23
     
  5. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
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    graduated HS '62....running my C/G '49 Chevy; 303 Olds/Cad 3 spd...no front bumper.....pegged pants
    good memories of years gone by....
     

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  6. ricktard
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    from spokane

    in balls
     
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  7. CTO
    Joined: Oct 17, 2012
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    I was running my last 1/4 midget race in Pomona CA. I still have the car.
     

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  8. Where was I in 62.... probably crusin thru the drive-ins in my 51 Chevy or my 54 Ford. 62 was a split year for me.
     
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  9. Mad Mouse
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    Phu Bai Viet Nam, camping.
     
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  10. Normbc9
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
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    They made me leave my '37 Chevy coupe at home too. But I did back to drive it and still have it now.
    Normbc9
     

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  11. barryvanhook
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    Started that year at Ft. Bliss, Texas, driving my '40 coupe w/flattie and having a ball! Ended that year sneakin' and peakin' in SE Asia, which necessitated my dearly loved coupe to go down the road to a friend in my old unit. Don't know what happened to it after that. This pic was taken one Sunday at the old Ascarate Dragway in El Paso.
     

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  12. Falcon Sprint
    Joined: Oct 1, 2012
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    In February of '62, I was born in Lakewood, New Jersey.
     
  13. wade57
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    from BC Canada

    I was still in liquid form:)
     
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  14. Deuced Up!
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    Not even a glimmer in my Momma's eyes yet. But what would be my first hot rod 22 years later was rolling off the assembly line somwhere: Tudor Hardtop Nova.
     
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  15. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
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    from Oregon

    I was in high school and not old enough to drive, but always looking for older guys who would let me help on their cars!
    PS-That picture is SE Portland, Or. That's the Steel Bridge in the background, (behind the Ford-owl sign) and I-5 on the left in the picture.
     
  16. tinhunter
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
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    I just turned 16 in jan.62, fresh drivers license and started a new job with C.P.Rail as a steam fitter apprentice. first set of wheels was a 56 Plymouth that the old man sold me which lasted a whole 3 months. It wasn,t even close to a hot rod so I sold it and moved up to a series of shoe box fords. As I recall, most of my friends were running Chevys and I just loved showing them the benefits of flathead ownership. life was much more basic then, Cars, gas, parts,women,beer, and smokes...and you could do it all for a couple hundred a month.
     
  17. Dan in Pasadena
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    7 years old, 2nd grade at La Colima School in Whittier, CA. Missed the bus to go home so I decided to walk! I followed the bus route I knew, not all that far but half way home a dog chased me and I ran the rest. I actually beat the bus to my neighborhood!

    Got a heavy duty "talking to" about why I hadn't gone to the office instead of trying to find my own way home.
     
  18. In San Jose California 10 years old my vehicle at the time was a homemade go cart with a opel four speed trans mounted crossways with a old reefer motor to power it with a centrificle clutch my dad a truck mechanic built it for me would go like hell had a lot of fun out running the other kids with their factory carts not much to look at but sure was fun on sundays at the ball park parking lot where we ran them
     
  19. Junior at David Douglas High School.
     
  20. well I was 8 years old and setting on the corner listioning to the wilson brothers prectice playing.
     
  21. RobErnst
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
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    Half way through I was conceived by two loving parents who have since gone over the Rainbow with Dorothy and Toto after 40 years of marriage and 4 brothers 1 sister. Still don't know how they put all of us through Catholic school and college. I can barely afford ONE kid.

    Posted using purple crayons (and the Custom H.A.M.B. App) !
     
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  22. I turned 3 and was watching cool cars go by from my pushchair and tricycle. JW
     
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  23. Dating and fixing to marry the hottest carhop in town! Still with her and she's still hot!
     
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  24. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
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    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    It was the summer I got my drivers license,the freedom it brought is unforgettable
    I bought a 54 Ford that was in a wreck and began to put it together,good memories
    For sure.


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  25. kenymac
    Joined: May 8, 2008
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    The picture is not Seattle. It is Portland, Oregon as hwy 26 is the western route to the coast. And Seattle to the north on hwy 99 at the time. Which is now I-5. Still a great picture of the old cars.
     
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  26. Man, I’m depressed. You guys are really making me feel old.


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  27. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    from Oregon

    I love an old thread .:)
     
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  28. BoogittyShoe
    Joined: Feb 18, 2020
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    BoogittyShoe

    Just breathe.
    (You just need some "inspiration")
    "inspire" - from Latin "in" + "spiritus" ("to breathe ")
    Just "be".
    We are human "be-ings".
     
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  29. sliceddeuce
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    In the rear seat of a '60 Plymouth wagon.
     
  30. thehazguy
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
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    Let's see, 10 years old in July of 62 Riding my bike and running around the woods. Life was simple.
     
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