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danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(577 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: danmas
Date: December 14, 2009 10:45PM

What more could a 15 year-old ask for - a hot rod sports car and hooters!
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alana
alan atkinson
10567
(232 posts)

Registered:
06/19/2008 08:06PM

Main British Car:
68 TR250 LS2

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: alana
Date: December 15, 2009 08:30AM

Understanding parents.

Other than that, I think he's all set ;)


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: mowog1
Date: December 15, 2009 09:11AM

I like the way you think, Dan!


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1113 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: December 15, 2009 09:13AM

Throw a beer or two into the mix in a couple of years and he'll be just like the rest of us.
You've got a bright, well adjusted grandson there, Dan!.......will he be your Indy co-pilot next year?


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: December 15, 2009 10:10AM

A fine looking young man there Dan. I think you're heading him out in a good direction for sure although the Hooters might be a bit early. I'm sure he's interested but is he really ready for it? Heck, I'm 62 and I'm not sure if I'm ready for it either.
Hope to see you both at Indy.


302V8
Pete Mantell
Sidney, IL
(87 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:47AM

Main British Car:
69 MGB 302 V8 Ford 302 '342' stroker 400HP 390ftlbs

Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: 302V8
Date: December 15, 2009 10:23AM

Nico is one lucky teenager!


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(577 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: danmas
Date: December 15, 2009 12:51PM

Actually, I didn't take him to Hooters. That picture was taken in the parking lot of a building supply store next door. When he comes to visit us, he loves to spend time in my workshop making things. We usually wind up making several trips to the supply store for materials for his projects. I built him a workshop of his own in Atlanta, but he still loves to work in mine because I have "more and better" tools to work with.

Here's a picture of one of his projects:
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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3947 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 15, 2009 04:23PM

Rushing that birthday a bit, Dan? If he's ten days older than my son, he won't be 15 'til January. ;)


Capt'n Moorgone
Mike Moor
Angola,IN
(114 posts)

Registered:
11/20/2008 07:05PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB 300 Buick

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: Capt'n Moorgone
Date: December 15, 2009 06:56PM

15? I thought Nico was 11 the last year! Damn time flies! Hope to see him in Indy!


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(577 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: danmas
Date: December 15, 2009 07:09PM

That was rounding error, Carl. He's actually only 14 11/12, or 14.92. He'll be 15 on Jan 9.

How can my grandson and your son be the same age, when we're the same age? Approximately, I mean. 69 is dang near the same as 52 isn't it?


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2683 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: December 15, 2009 07:17PM

My son likes the G-22 sniper & want's to know if you want to be his grand dad too... but he really wants to get to go to Hooters!


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5935 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 16, 2009 09:20AM

Heck with that, I want to know if Dan can be MY gran-dad.

Jim


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: December 16, 2009 10:22AM

Come on Jim, you really just want someone to take you to Hooters! We'll see if we can take care of that in Indy.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2683 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: December 16, 2009 07:44PM

Jim, what are you saying.... Dan's not that old. ;)


classic conversions
bill guzman

(294 posts)

Registered:
01/09/2008 01:58AM

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: classic conversions
Date: December 16, 2009 08:20PM

Dan is playing you guys, that is not Nico. This is Nico
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danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(577 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: danmas
Date: December 16, 2009 09:20PM

Bill,

Thanks for that picture! Nico is too fearless for his own good - that was about a 100 foot drop off on the end of that rock he's standing on. I just about had heart failure when I saw him roaming around out there.


classic conversions
bill guzman

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: classic conversions
Date: December 17, 2009 12:27PM

Me too! I was talking to him trying to keep him away from where he was seating.

Very nice kid, fun to talk to him. He was collecting rocks then.


MGB SS
Joe Schafer
Central Michigan
(150 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 06:46AM

Main British Car:
1971 Mgb 1991 5.0 Ford

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: MGB SS
Date: January 04, 2010 08:21PM

I was always of the opinion that kids should be introduced into these things at an early age with supervision rather than jumping into them at 19 on there own.

Dan I was in your area over the Holidays, We were in Pigeon Forge and on a whim we decided to drive out to Cades Cove, then up through Townsen and back to Pigeon Forge. If I had planned a bit better I would have popped in to say hello.

It is great to see you and Nico are close, all Teenage Boys need this stuff, a Friend, Mentor and Great Example to follow :)

Joe


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: mowog1
Date: January 04, 2010 10:03PM

Did you drive the Dragon while you were there, Joe?


MGB SS
Joe Schafer
Central Michigan
(150 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 06:46AM

Main British Car:
1971 Mgb 1991 5.0 Ford

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Re: Am I starting him too young?
Posted by: MGB SS
Date: January 05, 2010 09:29AM

Rick

No, the regular mountain roads were twisty enough for my 7000# Dodge PU. Great scenery though and Warmer than Michigan


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