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Which age group do you fall in to?

60-69
29 (23%)
50-59
57 (45.2%)
40-49
25 (19.8%)
30-39
11 (8.7%)
20-29
1 (0.8%)
0-19
0 (0%)
70-79
3 (2.4%)
80-89
0 (0%)
90-100
0 (0%)

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cook_dw

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Age Groups of Our Hobby
« on: December 11, 2013, 01:30:23 PM »
A couple of comments in another thread Mecum z28  about how the younger generation is losing interest in the muscle car age.  So just figured I would find out roughly what the age groups actually are here.
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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 01:35:53 PM »
    Well...I replied with my age but I still feel like I'm in my 20's. At least my wife tells me I still act like I am  ;)
Hey...who said you have to grow up!
 You only go around once in life so when my time comes to depart, I want it to be like sliding into home base and saying "that was one heck of a run"!
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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 01:46:05 PM »
    Well...I replied with my age but I still feel like I'm in my 20's. At least my wife tells me I still act like I am  ;)
Hey...who said you have to grow up!
 You only go around once in life so when my time comes to depart, I want it to be like sliding into home base and saying "that was one heck of a run"!
Mike
I agree! It´s not how old you are, it´s how old you feel inside that counts!!
.... I feel like 25 everytime I burn some rubber with the Camaro! :)

I also think that the reason for the next generation loosing interest in this hobby is due to the costs....
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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 02:37:01 PM »
Natural order of things :D   Not many guys out there wearing " Flat heads Forever"  tee shirts any more ,and I have a box of old(vintage) hot rod mags where some looked down on "hopping up" these new V8's. On a good note , if you pick up a Good Guys mag looks like  the birth of Rat Rods is keeping the hobby alive and well. And some are done well ( some truly junk) ,all rolling art none the less. Over the top 6 figure street rods soured folks for a while then the hobby came back strong. Same is happening with the muscle cars. Opinions vary, my dad likes creating something from nothing--give him a shell and he's happy, he's more into gassers and his 38. I'm into restoring an old Day 2 car ,my 27 year old is into Hondas. In the true spirit of the hobby, these tuner guys are the next generation of Hot Rodders. Hitting junk yards ,swapping labor, creating something from nothing. They love the old iron , just unattainable $$ ( the 19yo is into college, no time for cars, he likes old Ford trucks)


Common thread is the love of getting in the garage ,going to the parts store and crossing your fingers it fires up with no leaks ! timeless.ageless ;D

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 03:26:13 PM »
So, let a kid sit in your car at the next show...
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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 03:28:12 PM »
Expanding the upper age limit of the poll might produce some interesting trends.  Sixty was so long ago that I have difficulty relating.

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 03:55:03 PM »
So, let a kid sit in your car at the next show...
That just maybe the answer.  I remember sitting in my uncles brand new 67 Firebird and him letting me drive it around the block when I was 13.  I've been hooked on F bodies ever since.  I'm going to make sure i give some young ones some rides this summer.
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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 04:03:01 PM »
Expanding the upper age limit of the poll might produce some interesting trends.  Sixty was so long ago that I have difficulty relating.

Added more to the upper range.
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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013, 04:16:20 PM »
 When I get to that age many years from now, I'll select the 80-100 range after I get my motorized dual battery F-body looking wheel chair and go 'cruzin for the grannies in my ward. By then I'll have that real aged patina look  ;)

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2013, 04:44:02 PM »
So, let a kid sit in your car at the next show...

yes-my dad did one better a few years back. He was showing 2 Anglias at the time. The blown  one caught the eye of a kid with severe disabilities. Helped get him from his chair to the car ,strapped him in and gave him a ride around the lot. I was not there but was told you  couldn't wipe the smile off that kid's face.

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2013, 04:51:27 PM »
So, let a kid sit in your car at the next show...

yes-my dad did one better a few years back. He was showing 2 Anglias at the time. The blown  one caught the eye of a kid with severe disabilities. Helped get him from his chair to the car ,strapped him in and gave him a ride around the lot. I was not there but was told you  couldn't wipe the smile off that kid's face.

That is awesome..  Your dad is very cool for doing that.  Thumbs up!!
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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2013, 05:55:29 PM »
Well, I guess I'm on the younger end so far.
I believe the un-affordability of first gen Camaros is the reason for fewer young people getting involved. Young people still love them, but you cannot just go out and pick up a fixable, useable car for 2 or 3 grand. Those days are long gone. 2nd or 3rd gens may be their best bet...for now. I think you can buy a running, driving 90's Honda for a few Hundred bucks and still have some cash left for bolt-ons.
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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2013, 06:05:58 PM »
I'm in the 50-60 age range and I have a T-shirt that says; "Still plays with cars."

You're only as old as you feel.
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2013, 06:19:40 PM »
I'm only a couple birthdays from 50. I always figured with my kid going off to college I'd feel a lot older ,not the case ,feel years younger. My wife feels the same way.

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2013, 06:50:57 PM »
just turned 44. my 19 yr old son is into muscle cars big time. he spends more time at the cruise-ins than I do nowadays....
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