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Foreshadowing the Future- State of the Old Car Hobby 1972

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5 hours ago, plymouthcranbrook said:

Perhaps because the forbidden is more enticing?

Maybe 'Wet Paint' signs on the cars instead of ropes?

 

Craig

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2 minutes ago, George Albright said:

Junk will always be junk. Look at the quality of 1980s cars  even in like new condition. Like new junk. 

Exterior paint finish had come a long way since the 1960's.  Go to the autowreckers today, the paint still shines on most of those 80's and 90's cars.

 

Craig

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1 hour ago, George Albright said:

Junk will always be junk. Look at the quality of 1980s cars  even in like new condition. Like new junk. 


well according to the article junk will always be junk in regards to postwar cars haha

 

I might point out that 80s and 90s cars are still in daily service and can go hundreds of thousands of miles (3800 Buick’s, etc) without any major work.

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15 hours ago, GregLaR said:

Ha ha! Yes, the context of time.

 

Here is, probably, one of the most valid reasons for the 1970's launch of the collectible car hobby: " It happened in 1971 when then president, Richard Nixon, closed the gold convertibility window and severed the link of the US dollar to gold’. " And a charity auction in a tent at Auburn, Indiyanna drew national attention.

 

Its never just one event and needs a more universal context to understand. As a friend of mine used to say "otherwise its just an anecdotal tale".

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5 hours ago, ericmac said:

That's one of the beauties of the Gilmore Car Museum; they don't rope off anything.  They didn't even rope off the pair of 540K's that were there a couple years back. So what happened to the cars? Nothing. They were fine. 


After he downtown parking in Carmel this year at Pebble.......I had to paint TWO fenders from ladies pocketbooks...........and the car was a fresh 100 point restoration before I parked it. Don’t ask what it cost to fix.............the car won “Most Elegant Open” ..........nice to have your perfect car damaged. When I shoved the lady sideways who dragged the pocket book off the car she got pissed off.......so I offered  to let her to pay for the damage and she calmed down. People are plain stupid............

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On 12/29/2019 at 9:13 AM, 8E45E said:

I have already seen them in old car museums, roped off so you can't touch it.

 

Craig

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I was going to say because they are one of the first to be really successful they would be the first ones in a museum collection and now the above picture proves it. These cars will be highly collectible with the save the planet crowd. Moonbeam where are you?

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25 minutes ago, 60FlatTop said:

"We thought you wouldn't mind if we posed by your car after we found our ball."

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More like, Hope you don't mind if we tee off using  your radiator cap as a golf tee! 

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50 minutes ago, Pfeil said:

More like, Hope you don't mind if we tee off using  your radiator cap as a golf tee! 

 

You gotta play em from where they lie.

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1972 was the year I bought my first 1934 Ford, a 38 year old car in need of restoration.  The oldest car I had purchased at the time.

From then until 1979 they were "Antique Cars", then they became "Investments".  I still think of them a two lane road antiques.  I like

them better on two lane roads than in the garage.

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You realize that a Prius has a 1.5 liter gasoline engine ? Can see one blow up on Roadkill. How about a Smart Car (looks like a motorized wheelchair to me).

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5 hours ago, Pfeil said:

More like, Hope you don't mind if we tee off using  your radiator cap as a golf tee! 

OR, hey lady, if you're going to stand on my hood, at least take your shoes off !

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34 minutes ago, padgett said:

You realize that a Prius has a 1.5 liter gasoline engine ? Can see one blow up on Roadkill. How about a Smart Car (looks like a motorized wheelchair to me).

Oh I think a smart car will be in the museum too.

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and what was the squirrel driving ?

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32 minutes ago, padgett said:

and what was the squirrel driving ?

 

Actually it was a crash barrier test and no one was driving. The car hit a concrete barrier at 70mph.

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16 hours ago, Pfeil said:

 

Actually it was a crash barrier test and no one was driving. The car hit a concrete barrier at 70mph.

 

I saw that test on one of the car channels a year or so ago.

It actually did fairly well. Not that I would want to be the dummy.

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1 hour ago, JACK M said:

 

I saw that test on one of the car channels a year or so ago.

It actually did fairly well. Not that I would want to be the dummy.

 

  Jack, after the conclusion of the test the analysis of the vehicle stated that if there were occupants in the vehicle that they would have died in the crash. Hard as it may be after seeing the windshield had not popped out. Even so that little car is probably much safer than many of our seat/shoulder belt and much larger antique cars right up to airbag regulation vehicles in most cases.  

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I've been in AACA long enough to remember the panic when the 1955-1958 years were accepted (they added 2 years each year to move from a 35 year to 25 year cut off) and when the 1965 Mustangs were accepted.  Major panic in both of those years that the club would be run over by both makes.  It never happened.  Great each new year of AACA cars with open arms.

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On ‎12‎/‎31‎/‎2019 at 7:03 PM, 61polara said:

I've been in AACA long enough to remember the panic when the 1955-1958 years were accepted (they added 2 years each year to move from a 35 year to 25 year cut off) and when the 1965 Mustangs were accepted.  Major panic in both of those years that the club would be run over by both makes.  It never happened.  Great each new year of AACA cars with open arms.

I remember around 1972, Richard Langworth started up the Milestone Car Society, which was basically a postwar continuation of 'significant cars' from 1948-1964 where the CCCA left off prior to the second world war.  As I recall, before he extended it to 1970, they would not accept Mustangs as they were technically 1965 model year cars.

 

Craig

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