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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 19, 5:48 PM Thread Starter
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Today there was a big show in my area that I normally attend with my car. Feeling under the weather for the last few days I decided to just go and park where the cars drive in with my DD. It's the perfect spot you get to see the cars and hear them run also as they drive by. There's all kinds of cars from hotrods to muscle cars and even some of the new stuff. Sitting there it seemed that the cars that drew my attention the most were the modified muscle cars from the 60's and early 70's that had a little rumble to them like mine does. The one big thing that I noticed was that 99% of the cars were driven in by the older crowd (50 and up). If you never tried this it is a good way of seeing the cars and hearing them too. You know when you walk around at a show you say to yourself I'd sure like to here that running.

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Hope you start feeling better soon Hank.
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Prospect? I was there.
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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 19, 7:00 PM Thread Starter
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Prospect? I was there.
Yes, Prospect one of the best shows around the area.

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Hank, my brother (The Deejay) and I would set up our lawn chairs just beyond the registration tent at Chevellabration every year. Neither of us had our rides ready for the road, and we got lots of ideas for color, engines, and exhaust by observing the cars as they came into the show. Good times, I miss it............and him.
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Hot August Nights, arguably the largest car show ever, is great for checking out rides and demographics. It seems like almost all the muscle cars are owned by us ''old guys'.

I don't know if it's a money thing, or just where the interest is.



BTW, get well soon.
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I have three kids in their 30s and none of them even own a car. None of our friends kids are into cars.
As far as the 50-70s cars, they are special to us elder folk but not so much to the average person in the younger generation.
Whos going to want 50-70s cars when we start to kick the buckets?
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Gee guys thanks for all the Well Wishes. They normally get around 700-800 cars during the day and I read they had like 1200 cars come thru yesterday. I know while I was parked there I saw a few with New YorK plates on them. I think the age group is just all us old farts that had these cars when they were new reliving our past but there's nothing wrong with that.
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My girlfriend brought her SS to the same show yesterday..she was car number 657
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OLDER CROWD - 50 and UP??? Should I be offended?
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OLDER CROWD - 50 and UP??? Should I be offended?
I hope not I'll be 69 in a couple of months. I think there's more older guys on this website than we think there is.
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I keep wondering if the hobby will die off when we die, I'm 61. Seems as people die their cars go to more older people. I don't see a large percentage of younger people (this includes my son) wanting to take these cars on.
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I keep wondering if the hobby will die off when we die, I'm 61. Seems as people die their cars go to more older people. I don't see a large percentage of younger people (this includes my son) wanting to take these cars on.
That's probably true. It almost seems like it runs in cycles. For me I started driving in 66 ordered my first new car in 69 a Chevelle SS. Always loved muscle cars and normally had some kind of toy in the garage. Our era is slowly coming to the end and the newer crowd either wants their Hondas or the new era of muscle cars or nothing at all. I guess afterall you can't really miss something you never had in the first place.
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