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I am afraid the old car group is gone.
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(07-08-2018, 04:35 PM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote:
(07-08-2018, 02:53 PM)mach71351c Wrote:
(07-06-2018, 08:16 PM)nailpounder Wrote: move to southern california always a lot of shows going on

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The lack of shows is not a problem it is the fact that young people are not getting into the car world anymore. I have 4 or 5 shows each week to pick from and once a month the city closes the main street and all the car guys take the cars out and everyone eats and dances in the street.
At the show they announced they had two members pass away that weekend.
I would never move to California, lol. When people have visited here from California they are amazed how green it is. No big fires, no earth quakes, no high prices. I can be at beach in 3 or 4 hours have several ski slopes to pick from in winter and mountains all around can walk forever.
The Charlotte show swap meet is impossible to see it all in 4 days. Hundreds of acres of gray headed people walking around or in electric chairs. They have electric chair rentals. NO YOUNG GUYS OR GALS.
If I moved anywhere it would be Africa love it there been 14 times.
Bound to happen how many of you want a 1914 Model T that will do 35 MPH and hand crank? Just like now find a young kid that wants a 71 - 73 mustang. Not many. My son has absolutely no interest in any of them just wants new.
I spent 6 hours on the 2 post lift washing under the car pulled wheels and cleaned tires and hubs. First time in the rain in 26 years.
David

 Believe me I would not recommend moving to California.  As far as it goes the weather and the car culture is second to none.

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#22
Are we a dying breed? Nah, we just smell that way after a day under the car.

Most of the people from our era really liked the factory hot rods from around 1961 to 1971. The first really fast car I remember was a Red 1961 Ford Starliner with a high performance 390 (401 horsepower) and 4-speed. The first fast car I had was a 1963 Ford Galaxie with a 406 and 4-speed. These facory hot rods would beat most of the home-built hot rods.

Then along came oil embargos and environmentalists. And then in an effort to meet gas mileage regs cars were designed by computers to reduce air drag, making cars look more and more alike. We tried to relive our Glory days, keeping our era of cars alive.

Now, with modern engine technology you can walk out of a car dealership with a fuel efficient car that will out run the 406 I had back when. No wonder the kids today are losing interest in our era of cars when our cars don't handle as well and cost more to build and maintain than a new one. You see a lot of decal, stripes, and aftermarket wheels as they try to personalize the look-alikes.



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#23
I would encourage everyone in this forum to find a kid you know or are related to and take them for a ride. That is one sure fire way to keep them interested. You can't recreate the experience with any video game or modern car. I'll bet everyone on this forum has a story when they were a kid that caused them to appreciate these cars. Pass on the legacy. I made the mistake of trying to get my oldest son interested by going to work in the garage with me. I'm realizing with my youngest daughter it is the cruising in the car and car shows that are sparking interest...


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Ummm...my unforgettable moment is NSFW, and I think the father of the daughter might get a bit upset with me if I try and recreate that moment....

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I knew somebody would go there....there are those memories too


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Child safety seats don't work in a 72 mach
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My down fall was my brother who was drag racing Fairlanes and Falcons in the early 70's at US 30 Dragway in Thomasville, PA.
Then he got that 71'Mercury Cyclone Spoiler with 429 SCJ that got me hooked.

In 1971 the James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever, when they got the Mach 1 up on 2 wheels for the alley stunt....pure heaven.
Or maybe Natalie Wood was my down fall.......hhmmmm
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(07-11-2018, 11:48 AM)Heavy Metal Wrote: My down fall was my brother who was drag racing Fairlanes and Falcons in the early 70's at US 30 Dragway in Thomasville, PA.
Then he got that 71'Mercury Cyclone Spoiler with 429 SCJ that got me hooked.

In 1971 the James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever, when they got the Mach 1 up on 2 wheels for the alley stunt....pure heaven.
Or maybe Natalie Wood was my down fall.......hhmmmm

What is neat about the on two wheel shot is going in on one side and coming out on the other, lol.
David


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(07-11-2018, 11:48 AM)Heavy Metal Wrote: maybe Natalie Wood was my down fall.......hhmmmm

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I think you mean Lana Wood, she was the one from Diamonds are Forever, played Plenty O' Toole in that movie. lol They don't make bodies like that any longer- it wasn't made in a gym or with a surgeon. She is/was Natalie's sister and is still alive. How that Mach 1 alley scene made it past editing is beyond me. It was a great chase scene otherwise. I like where it quickly drives up onto the sidewalk and also some of the power slides through corners. In '71 movies were being cranked out for people to view in the theater. No one expected people to be able to analyze the movies frame by frame close to 50 years later on a home dvd/blu-ray player or computer. ha
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