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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%)

Total Members Voted: 126

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BULLITT65

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2013, 07:03:41 PM »
interesting poll.

1slow64, what does your 19yr old drive to the cruise-ins?
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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2013, 09:11:06 PM »
I'm 37, own three Camaros and my 4 year old son is definately a car guy.  All he wants to do is play with his Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars.  When we go to car shows/cruises or vintage races he can name nearly every single kind of car we see.  He knows the names of all the Trans Am race cars and their drivers from the 60's/70's.  There can't be too many 4 year olds that know who Mark Donohue and Roger Penske are, in addition to George Follmer, Parnelli Jones, Jim Hall, Sam Posey, Dan Gurney, etc etc.  When we go to Indycar races he can name all of the drivers when he sees their corresponding cars in the paddack or on the track.  I've been teaching him this stuff since the day he was born.  Cars are certainly his favorite thing just like his dad.  Here are pictures of him driving and washing his own Camaro two summers ago when he was 3.  I know he will help keep the hobby and our Camaros alive when he gets older.

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2013, 09:26:55 PM »
Man enjoy, best pic I've seen in here so far .


Looks like the "old guys" are starting to catch up in the poll !  highway gears.

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2013, 10:10:45 PM »
Im 63. We have just one camaro in our family. The kids are all off with families of their own now, and my grandkids are not really into cars. Pity, thats ok, the wife and I will try to stay in our 20's as long as we can. And now that we're both retired, we can enjoy the car hobby even more.   ;)  Happy holidays everyone.

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2013, 11:54:27 PM »
Thanks for extending the "top stop" limit.  It won't let me change my response, however.  I am counted as "over 60" but I belong in the "mid-septuagenarian" bracket.

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2013, 12:17:08 AM »
There is an option in the poll setup that allows for the changing of a vote.  I don't know if the poll creator can see it but it is available on my screen.

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2013, 12:30:48 AM »
well, if we are including future Classic car enthusiasts I have to throw my son into the mix. This pic was taken when he was 4, (he is now 6). He loves calling out old cars as we are driving down the road or at a car show, and has taken it to the next level and is able to point out the year of certain makes and models. (he knows the differences with the tri fives and how to tell them apart). I never had power wheels growing up, just a couple of hand me down pedal cars, so when the time came I got him a nice one off of ebay for cheap.. :D.
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Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

BULLITT65

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2013, 12:31:57 AM »
here ya go
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

BULLITT65

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2013, 12:34:23 AM »
and when ever I wash the cars all my kids rush out with there "rides" to wash as well...
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2013, 12:57:26 AM »
In 1969 I was 13 years old so buying a new camaro was out of the question, but in 1971 I met my sister's boyfriend. Rick he had and still has a 1966 427 425 hp corvette plus a 1955 chevy with tunnel ram intake. No one in my family was into cars, an my dad drove a Ford station wagon. Because of my soon to be brother in law sparked an interest in cool cars. I bought my first 1969  Camaro in 1977 and I still own it.
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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2013, 01:05:49 AM »
There is an option in the poll setup that allows for the changing of a vote.  I don't know if the poll creator can see it but it is available on my screen.


I do not have the option.  Only options I have are adding options or clearing the votes and resetting them back to zero.
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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2013, 07:17:27 AM »
So, let a kid sit in your car at the next show...

I have let both of my 18 year old Grandsons drive my Camaro and they love it.  They're both off to College right now though and the car's put away for a long winters nap. And I've given a bunch of the younger ones rides too, they love it when I "git on it".  I've attached a pic. of the one older Grandson when he was about 4, I had a '89 Camaro  at the time and let him go up and get the trophy.
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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2013, 07:21:53 AM »
OH, and yes, my '67 is my own personal "Time Machine"!
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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2013, 01:36:02 PM »
Like I've recently posted: let them kids get in there and "play" with the tools. A disturbing trend with the younger guys coming on my department is they have no mechanical knowledge what so ever. Or any other trade---too much xbox. I had a young guy scared to check the battery on a truck ,thought he'd get shocked. I yelled are you @#@ with me  ? He truly was embarrassed. Had to show him he would be alright. Double major from college, turning out to be a good firefighter and knows the trucks now. I introduced another one to the $$ savings in doing your own auto repair--he's now assembled a nice little garage in money saved---and proud of what he's working on. I guess having a father who was an industrial mechanic paid off a bit.(not always fun)

Bigger picture, problem solving and analytical skill sets are developed ,not to mention knowledge in physical science---explain how and why. Plus the 'cool pictures' when they were little! And your spending time with your kids.  win-win at any age

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Re: Age Groups of Our Hobby
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2013, 01:48:28 PM »
  A couple of years ago I swapped out the 3/4 cam for a slight grind above stock for my restored L35. My 'rough idle' days are over.
The early 20's  kid across the street was hanging around and watching how to work on an old car. He laughed and told me, you guys change cams for performance, today we (younger) just change chips. I told him "you may be right, but back in the day to maintain these old machines, that's when men were men and the sheep knew it"   ;D

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