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Which age group do you fall in to?

80-89
0 (0%)
70-79
12 (13.8%)
60-69
35 (40.2%)
50-59
25 (28.7%)
40-49
9 (10.3%)
30-39
2 (2.3%)
20-29
2 (2.3%)
0-19
2 (2.3%)

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crossboss

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #90 on: December 16, 2020, 01:46:18 AM »
My friend, whose first car was a 1968 Z28, thought of trying to buy another one, now that he is retired, but gave up on the idea as there were few Z28s around in 1970, and even few around today in Southern California.  As for kids wanting to drive a manual shift car, my niece stalled my Acura RSX Type S so many times that we had trouble starting it.  When her brother wanted to learn, I had him take out my Z28 and he couldn't shift the gears, so I told him to just keep it in first gear while we drove around the neighborhood, but we ended up stalled in the middle of the street.   The nephew hoped to drive my 1970 BOSS 302 that has manual steering, a Hurst Super-Shifter, and a 2600 lb. clutch, but he'd never even get the car started in the garage!  Oh well, you can't tell them about how much fun it was driving in a traffic jam on the San Diego freeway, slipping the clutch as you inched up the grade, going south out of the San Fernando Valley.



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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #91 on: December 17, 2020, 06:55:45 PM »
Just turned the big 60 and not sure about the saying that these are The Golden Years ? 30 or 40 looking pretty good right now ;)

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #92 on: December 18, 2020, 04:26:12 PM »
Happy Birthday!

I know how you feel and I think the G was added by mistake, it's just "Olden Years".
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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #93 on: December 18, 2020, 05:07:01 PM »
The average age of respondents thus far is 58...  (using the middle of each range as the ages)... 

Our cars range in age from 53 to 55...
09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
69 Corvette, '60 Corvette, '72 Corvette
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55-'56-'57 Nomads, '55-'57 B/A Sedan

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #94 on: December 18, 2020, 09:48:16 PM »
well i'm  66,  my camaro sickness started in high school (1973) with a   plum 67 ss 350 4spd. today I'm lucky enough to own 4 first gen camaros. But the best part is teaching my 19 yo grandson about these cars and he loves them. He takes care of his mothers 68 rs convt. so he kinda has a camaro.  He likes my 67 L78 and he will likely get that car when I can't push the clutch in any more. When he visits I let him  drive them all. Then he doesn't know which one he wants. His first two vehicles have been 5 spd's

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #95 on: January 01, 2021, 03:16:55 AM »
I'm 19, and my poppop gave me the sickness. I have been very thankful for the knowledge I've learned from him and continue to learn from him daily. Recently, he gave me several books about the 1st gen camaros, for example, chevy by the numbers, the 1968  camaro assembly handbook, and several others. I currently am taking care of my mothers 1968 rs convertible, and have been for the past couple of years. I go to school for mechanical engineering as well, so I love learning in general haha. My grandfather is also a member of the page, (plumL78). Excited to be here.

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #96 on: January 01, 2021, 04:36:45 AM »
^^^Amen Thank you BOTH!

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