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I am afraid the old car group is gone.
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Ok guys and gals. I went to the 51 st. show for the Mountaineer Car show. It was in Maggie Valley for many years but moved to the Ag. Center at the Asheville Airport a few years back. In the past they sold out of vendor spaces and ran out of car show spaces. Today there was maybe 40 cars there and probably 90% of the vendor spaces were vacant. To sell parts was $60.00 a space, $20.00 to enter a car.
Everyone there had gray hair and no 30 year olds looking for that part they need. I think the old car fad if about gone. Will it be who has the oldest working computer or video game soon?
BTW I have a Pong in the box in the attic 1974 I believe, lol.
I know my son has no interest in any of my cars so I should just sell them.
What are your takes on the car hobby. There were no younger people at the show. It is amazing to see the change. I predict that the price of what we see as collectable cars will drop very soon. Just like when the Model T and Model A age group went away and the prices dropped.
David


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#2
I'm concerned as well as you. I've seen a good 15-20% drop in business starting this year after steady growth and plateau for the past 6 years or so. I posted on the concours Mustang forum, and got a wide response. You can read it here:
http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/ind...ic=17819.0

When parts vendors see their business begin to decline, then I believe it is the beginning of the end. To survive, part vendors have to expand to other lines or retire. I can count on at least 10 used Mustang vendors and/or repair shops that have closed down, some due to age of the owner.

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#3
The love for automobiles will always be with us.
We are a niche group....that has really kool wheels.
Everyone that takes a look at a 71-73 and says.....thats Bitch'n....what's under the hood??
There is no substitute for "old School". Who would have thought that a Hippy WV 27 window bus would go for $100k......right !!
I have enclosed a link that may help some of us deal with the neglect....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7vtWB4owdE

Guys......you have to drive you cars more......people forget how Kool those days were.
It helps us remember those special times in our lives.
Drive your car that you baby soooo much....... to work, to church, grocery store, involve your family, road trips, take a ride-cation.
It's you.....it's a kool Mustang...Chicks dig it.....ok.....I got that off of the 71' brochure....Smile

You get my point.....it's summer.... get your baby out of the damn garage and drive it........make Carroll Shelby Proud.....he loved this damn car !!!

HVY MTL
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#4
move to southern california always a lot of shows going on
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#5
Car interests are always changing. People need to find the next 'cool thing'. Very rare to have a cool car that lasts generations. Our cars are just a new big Rock in the stream that people notice, right now. In some years interests will move around our big Rock and find the next cool big rock in the flow. Just how things are and always will be. Enjoy it while it's here. 
Perfect example, I took my 67 Shelby and my 87 SSP to a few shows recently. Had more younger kids drooling over the 87. Puzzled me for awhile. But I realized how time is fluid and things constantly change to fit the ever changing interests of people who are looking for the next acceptable 'cool thing'. Drive them, enjoy them, educate everyone who shows interest.we are just a flash in the sky. Like most other already forgotten classics. I love showing everyone my classic and try to spread the enthusiasm to them. Maybe just one or two get my addiction but I try.

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Old cars are still very popular were I live and you see at least one a day driving around. Funny you should mention old computers. I have a working Atari 800xl computer circa 1985 that I love to mess around on.

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runninpony 
Heavy Metal, LOVE your comment, LOL

Old Mustangs never die, they just go faster!
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#8
Agree Heavy Metal there is a growing movement here in Oz of "driven not hidden". I only work 3 days a week now and have a 105km each way commute. I drive my 73 Mach 1 everyday.

On the first Sunday of every month here in Adelaide there is a Coffee and Chrome meet. The car park of the shopping centre is completely packed with pre 90's cars.


(07-06-2018, 08:12 PM)Heavy Metal Wrote: The love for automobiles will always be with us.
We are a niche group....that has really kool wheels.
Everyone that takes a look at a 71-73 and says.....thats Bitch'n....what's under the hood??
There is no substitute for "old School".  Who would have thought that a Hippy WV 27 window bus would go for $100k......right !!
I have enclosed a link that may help some of us deal with the neglect....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7vtWB4owdE

Guys......you have to drive you cars more......people forget how Kool those days were.
It helps us remember those special times in our lives.
Drive your car that you baby soooo much....... to work, to church, grocery store, involve your family, road trips, take a ride-cation.
It's you.....it's a kool Mustang...Chicks dig it.....ok.....I got that off of the 71' brochure....Smile

You get my point.....it's summer.... get your baby out of the damn garage and drive it........make Carroll Shelby Proud.....he loved this damn car !!!

HVY MTL

Adelaide

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#9
for my area there is one show in southern delaware that was hugh 4 day event. took 3 hrs to look at all the cars. i went as a spectator about 3 yrs ago and took me 45 minutes to see them all... sad too for it was a nice show. but the others large one's bring in tons of cars. ocean city md around 6000 2x a yr. delaware park casino early show is around 600+ and the fall is over 800. the locals are around 80+. and lots of walk in's.
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We have plenty of shows but there just are no young kids there any more. Our local mustang club posts all the shows each week on Facebook page. BTW I was only member there. Yesterday there were two older mustangs there a 67 and my 73. There use to be 50 show up. Not a single camaro no really special cars at all. The vendor swap meet area could hold probably a 1,000 spaces and there might have been 40 or 50 and they cost $60.00 each.
I have placed ads on craigslist trying to find some young person to help get interested in cars. I offered free space in my garage and teach them but no response.
My nephew was bringing in Nissan Skylines from Japan but can't even sell them.
I don't know if I will go back today.
David


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