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mgbreis
Ryan Reis
Beatrice, NE
(202 posts)

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07/16/2008 11:07AM

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Re: It's not proper to ask in polite company but....
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: March 03, 2015 11:13AM

41 next month. By the way, was 40 the age for you guys where all of a sudden its like "How the hell did that happen? Wasn't I just in college?"

My 10yo has already called dibs on the Hillman. It'll be interesting to see if my sons actually have any interest as they age. I've got to be honest, there are times when I look at the 4 cars I have (3 too many) and the time and money that I sink into them, and think "I hope my kids don't get into old cars". Seriously.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1259 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: It's not proper to ask in polite company but....
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: March 03, 2015 05:29PM

You should check out "Louis CK - on turning 40" Ryan.
One of the funniest things that I've seen in a while.

Live like you mean it.
Fred


mgbreis
Ryan Reis
Beatrice, NE
(202 posts)

Registered:
07/16/2008 11:07AM

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Re: It's not proper to ask in polite company but....
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: March 03, 2015 09:48PM

I watched it Fred. Yep, that seems about right! Pretty funny! It's definitely true that in the last couple years I have started to absolutely dread doctor appointments.


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: It's not proper to ask in polite company but....
Posted by: Charles
Date: March 04, 2015 11:44PM

I will turn 76 this year, the only thing I do not like about it is, having to live with an old man. He is starting to so signs of his age. I will be working in the shop and he will move one of my tools and will not let me know where he laid it down. I will plan several task for the day and all he wants to do is sit around and drink coffee.

On the serous side I do have three old British cars and do not see any of my grand children taking an interest at all, there is no joy stick in any of them, now there's a thought, drive by wire.

I go to shows here local and have met a few younger kids with a great interest in the Rat Rods, about the same as us. I think the object is to be as Rube as you can with a driver. Some of the things they do is so creative it's almost insane.
charles
see some of you guys in Indy


DonB
Don Bonar
Prairie Village, KS
(80 posts)

Registered:
09/09/2011 10:06AM

Main British Car:
1971 MG-B 95 GM 3.4 V-6

Re: It's not proper to ask in polite company but....
Posted by: DonB
Date: March 05, 2015 09:44AM

Just turned 73.... but inside is still an 18 year old screaming to get out!

I came to this hobby/passion after driving a lot of GM iron, a TR3 B and a 61 Sunbeam Alpine. Early retirement was the incentive to first do the nut/bolt resto of the 1935 MG P type. Met lots of great folks , bought parts from 11 countries... but didn't satisfy the inside 18 Y/O hot rodder.

As mentioned by others... 2 son-in-laws with no interest in cars beyond the obvious utility. Guess that's the direction as new interests and passions lead them... they don't know who and what they're missing!!

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bsa_m21
Martin Rothman
Vancouver, Canada
(205 posts)

Registered:
01/06/2009 11:41AM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7V8 Rover 3.9L

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Re: It's not proper to ask in polite company but....
Posted by: bsa_m21
Date: March 07, 2015 02:03AM

About to turn 63 this year. Still have some hair and its not alllllll grey. :)

Been driving old British iron for as long as I can remember. Mostly motorcycles, Norton, BSA, AJS, Triumph, Enfield, Greeves and many more over the years. Had a 66 MGB back in the mid 70's. To determine road conditions, you just looked between your legs. Bought a new TR7 in 1980. Hoo baby. What a chick magnet. That was until a yellow camaro ran a red light and put the pass door into the middle of the car. Always wanted another one and finally got a TR7 beater back in 2004. Ten years later and its now a V8 and all prettied up.

Back in the early 90's I sent time in Africa doing some foreign aid work and fell in love with LandRovers. Back home a few years later I came across a '52 LandRover that had been sitting under a tree for 20 odd years. Pulled it out and 6 mth later it was on the road. It's still on the road today. It's the same age as me, so iff she can keep going, so can I. !!

Martin


34ford
Timothy Terry
Conway, SC
(8 posts)

Registered:
03/28/2015 06:01PM

Main British Car:
1967 Jaguar XKE 2+2 302 Ford

Re: It's not proper to ask in polite company but....
Posted by: 34ford
Date: May 21, 2015 10:55AM

Will be 68 in August 2015 but feel like a young whipper snapper


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2636 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: It's not proper to ask in polite company but....
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 21, 2015 10:40PM

OK Tim, I feel the same way, but using phrases like "whipper snapper" proves we're not!


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(726 posts)

Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: It's not proper to ask in polite company but....
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: May 22, 2015 02:21AM

The clock rolled over 70 this year but I still get a kick out of pounding on my car with a 5.1:1 power/weight ratio. I feel like I should have outgrown all that but it's more fun than ever.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1259 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: It's not proper to ask in polite company but....
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: May 22, 2015 10:08PM

I know what you mean Jim.
The lovely Lynne says I'm still not old enough to ride a motor cycle, and I have to agree.
The open road and a whole bunch of horsepower are the best drug ever!

Live like you mean it
Fred


alanmoor
Alan Moor
Tipp City, Ohio
(54 posts)

Registered:
10/18/2014 08:58PM

Main British Car:
'73 MGB GT Ford 5.0

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Re: It's not proper to ask in polite company but....
Posted by: alanmoor
Date: May 31, 2015 08:43AM

52. Today, with most cars requiring their first "tune-up" at 100,000 miles, most of the younger generation aren't forced to deal with the mechanical consequences of owning a vehicle. My first car was a '69 VW Bug P,O.S. If I didn't fix it when it broke (which was often), I was walking. And I think that was pretty normal for my contemporaries in High School. Cars broke more often, so even if you weren't trying to improve the car, you at least developed a passing knowledge of how things work. So since a higher percentage had mechanical experience, a higher percent became builders and innovators. I would expect this trend to continue as cars become even more efficient, powerful, and reliable, and government regulations continue to restrict our activities.


supernatural
jean gagne
St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
(5 posts)

Registered:
05/31/2015 10:55AM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Chevrolet 4.3, V6

Re: It's not proper to ask in polite company but....
Posted by: supernatural
Date: May 31, 2015 02:57PM

In this 70 years old body there is an 18 years old screaming to get out! Already been said but I can prove it!



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mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1478 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: It's not proper to ask in polite company but....
Posted by: mowog1
Date: June 05, 2015 01:34AM

Looking forward to meeting you at BritishV8 2015, Jean!
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