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Where were you in '62?

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

  1. MO54Frank
    Joined: Apr 1, 2019
    Posts: 269


    Second grade. Already loved cars way back then.
  2. Started sophomore year in HS. Gave up football for the opposite sex, cars and beer.
  3. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,297


    Riding in Dad’s “A” with Mom at the wheel : A5A9DA80-2579-4818-A2F0-402B5C44027A.jpeg
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  4. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 686


    I was 4 years old siting on my Dads lap and steering his '49 GMC with a 331 Cadillac engine .
  5. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,360


  6. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,118


  7. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,558


    I was in Jr. High School, dropping my pencil & looking up the girl's dress setting behind me. lol
  8. 13 yrs old, carving my first Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild entry.

    car 1, 1962, 12yrs old.jpg
  9. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,466

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Setting at the kitchen table making this.
    Perfect timeline. 1962.
    I was 9 yrs old.

  10. Listening to Elvis. I was 12 then.
  11. roadsterdonpat32
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 73


    U S ARMY,in Hanau Germany
  12. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 4,679

    from Oregon

  13. I was 13, living in Natick Mass., learning about custom cars from those small car magazines. I think we were still doing the duck n cover dance.
  14. Terrible80
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 755


  15. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 948


    Didn't get there until Feb. of '64. Split '62 between finishing Jr. year in California and starting Sr. year in Hawaii.
  16. killbilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 247


    Over at my Aunt and Uncles house ...Monticello,Ky...playing with my cousins ...there's a cool 60 falcon sitting in the driveway..plain white 2 door post wheels/tires ..traction bars....think it had v8 emblems on the frt fender belonged to my cousins fiance...Jack Roush
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  17. I was sitting on the steps leading to our driveway. Across the street sat this kool coupe.[​IMG]yeah it was 62, I was 12 years old and I remember dreaming of this Coupe. Finally in May 2016 I got the opportunity to buy it[​IMG][​IMG]it sees,the light of day after being put in hibernation in 2004. One of the best cars I’ve owned. And definitely fun to drive. And yes I’ll be 7-0 soon. Just a kid trapped in an older body and lovin every minute of it.
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  18. klawockvet
    Joined: May 1, 2012
    Posts: 375


    I had a 53 F100 with a warmed over 292 and a 33 five window project that ran off and on. I took a summer job with a small private school group that went from Socal to the World Fair in Seattle. I drove the 53 and hauled camping gear. The were four cars on the trip but the only one I remember was a 55 four door Chev wagon with a 6. It was my first trip to the PNW and we had a great time. I do remember that on Sunday all the stores were closed. Couldn't even get a carton of milk. I wish I could go back to those times and live on my 1.25 an hour job. Got through the summer and headed back to Utah. Come October I thought I was going to be drafted and fighting commies in Cuba. Thinking about that trip brings back some good memories of a simpler life.
  19. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
    Posts: 1,525

    Ron Brown

    I was a professional pigeon hunter, killin pigeons in the neighbors barns for 10 cents apiece.....Yup a paid pigeon assassin at 9 years old.
  20. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,105


    8th grade waiting to get my "sun down drivers license." 14 year olds could drive in SC until sundown. Madras shirts and no socks wegan loafers.! High water pegged leg pants..............if you were kool......overalls and button down collar oxford shirts!
    You had to be there to understand..
    "BOOMERS"..invented cool......sorry millenials!
  21. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,715

    from Tampa, FL

    Freshman in high school. Folks still had the white over maroon 1953 Desoto 4-door, from new. Later they moved up to a light metallic green 63 Tempest slant 4, auto, also with 4 doors. That's how my exciting life of cars started. Later, I won a Yamaha 80cc dirt bike in one of the Revell-Testor's model car contests. My first wheels! No payments! Still slow!

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