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Old 12-07-2018, 06:09 AM   #1
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if too personal just don't respond! Not intending for this to go into editorials, long debates or attacks for asking etc.

What is your age? Mine is 71

Sort of testing about the spectrum of Model A interest. Down the road draw your own conclusions
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:33 AM   #2
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58 but feel like 85 some days............
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73 , and is it just me , or does time seem to go by so much faster now , why couldn't it feel this way when I was working ?
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:26 AM   #4
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66, I figure I'll be about 96 when I finish restoring the '29 I just started working on
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:30 AM   #5
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75 and still kicking. Really enjoy working on my 29 Roadster convertable!
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:39 AM   #6
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Well, I'm not telling -- but my '31 Pickup is 11 years older!!
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:03 AM   #7
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i'm 41
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I turned 70 yesterday and have had my '30 town sedan for 25 years.
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Just hit the big 70 !
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:18 AM   #10
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How about 83.
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:22 AM   #11
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I just turned 72 .
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:22 AM   #12
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I'm 82 and just started another Model A resurrection. It's a 30 PU to go with my 31 2-door. Jack
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24, I usually am the young guy in the bunch.
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:34 AM   #14
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85 don't do too much kicking
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:51 AM   #15
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I will be 83 tomorrow going on 28, still have enough energy to work
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:00 AM   #16
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71 and besides my 31 coupe i have a 41 olds coupe and 51 merc 2 dr.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:09 AM   #17
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75. Got my Ford in 1960. picture about 1962.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:10 AM   #18
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Closer to 72!
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:13 AM   #19
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Oldblueoval is that in human years or puppy dog years? Remember I know who you are!

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Old 12-07-2018, 09:20 AM   #21
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Just turned 78. My Model A is still older than I am!!!
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:24 AM   #22
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I will be on the 27th.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:30 AM   #24
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66 years young
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:35 AM   #25
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:38 AM   #27
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24, I usually am the young guy in the bunch.
I can certainly relate to that. I'm 19, purchased my car when I was 15.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:49 AM   #28
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I'm 87 and hope to drive my A to the MARC National Tour in West Virginia next May the good Lord willing.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:56 AM   #29
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i'm 70
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:59 AM   #30
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71 and starting to feel it.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:01 AM   #31
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67 and still farming full time.

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Old 12-07-2018, 10:05 AM   #32
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L-head.....why didn't you post your age??
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:10 AM   #33
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Real close to 69 and bought my first model T at age 11. And still got it. It was my first car.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:13 AM   #34
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81 and have 2 many projects. 1929 Anna Mobile, 1930 fordor, 1930 Cabriolet, 1931 Tudor and 1985 London Taxi with ford engine and transmission and left hand drive.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:15 AM   #35
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I'm 74.... Thanks for asking. Great question....

BTW: I found my 68C in 1969, so come this Spring I'll have been an A owner for fifty years(!)... I'm the Cabriolet's third owner, and it's the only A I've ever owned.....TallyHo!!!!!!!
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I' 86 and trying to finish a 1930 Tudor. I have a 1931 Sport Coupe waiting in the wings for my next project. Grant
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:23 AM   #37
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73, and still many projects to finish! Funny thing is when I wake up in the morning I feel like I am 18, and can do anything, at about lunch time I wonder how I did anything, and it is all down hill in the afternoon....
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82, feel like 81. Hope to drive my 31 to Canyon Lands Tour.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:31 AM   #39
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I am 75, but some days feel even older. But in my mind I am much younger. I just bought my A a year ago.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:41 AM   #40
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:41 AM   #41
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Somehow comforting to find we're mostly all a bunch of daft old farts. i'm 73.
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I’m 58, however most days I feel much older.
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I'm a few months shy of 80 and I can see where this is going. From the responses, it looks like our hobby is dominated by guys over 70. The market will be flooded with Model A's during the next ten years or so as we all croak because the younger generations don't seem to be interested in our treasures or don't have the space or the money. The fully restored trailer queens will go to the millenials who have the cash but no knowledge of how to work on them. The rest will likely waste away in garages or out in the back yard or converted to hot rods. This concern about how to preserve our hobby has been going on for some time now. Wish I had an answer.

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I am older than any Model A ever made. I was with Dad in September 1928 when he traded in his Model T and we drove home in a 1928 Fordor. Bought my first "A" in 1937, before I was old enough to have a drivers license, continuous owner since then. Made my first Ford dealer buyout of obsolete parts in 1947, all Model T parts then, Model A buyouts came later, and V8 still later. Time flies when you are having fun!
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19 and a few months which adds up to 78.
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Thanks for asking this! I am 65. Look like I am on the younger side of the average here.
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I'm older than dirt. Almost. Maybe. Oh, I bet you wanted years, not comparisons, right? Well, when I can't remember, my wife says that I am 77, almost 78. When I do remember, I'm 16, and the neighbor girl looks really hot! (Now she looks like a truck drove over her face, sure glad I didn't marry THAT one!) Wait, maybe my wife is right and I'm wrong, I sure have the belly for 77, it takes 15 minutes to pee, and by then it's time to pee again, and I can hardly see my, ooops, ... Well crap, now you have me really confused!!! Nancy, did I take my pills today?


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Just turned 69 last month which is now the "new" 50, LOL My Dad bought a 30 ccpu in 1954 in Everett, WA I walked with him to pick it up. Been in Love with Model "A"s ever since.
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I am 75-years old, but have the mentality and social skills of an 8-year old!! Having fun putting the finishing touches on my Late '31 Standard Roadster. There is a Late '31 Budd Pickup Truck living in my barn out in back.
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I am 56 & God has blessed me with a great life & an addiction for all phases of the Classic/Hot Rod & Exotic hobby! Loving every day.

God Bless & Merry Christmas
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Be 70 next month, my dad bought the 1930 OCPU I have in 1952.
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Am 64, but feel like I am in elementary school when comparing my Mod A experience/knowledge to most other Barners.
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84 got my first model A in 1953
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68 years old. Bought my "A" 38 years ago, ride my Harley as often as possible, and drove a '49 Ford Coupe 107+ mph at Bonneville Speed Week this year. Going back next year and go faster (I hope).
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72 just days ago.
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:35 PM   #56
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I`m a old Chevy hot rodder. I got into Ford`s to slow down, and bought my first Model A which I still have in 82. I`m 71

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I’m 25 and loving every mile in a Model A! Rolled my odometer to 70,000 earlier this year (or 170 or 270!) so I’ve put about 12,000 miles on my A since I’ve had it.
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I'm 81 got my first A in 1955 it was a special coupe. Restoring a 1923 T coupe
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I'm 74, Born in 44.
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38 here. Still balancing family time with the wife and 8 month old son, Working full time, and learning about bodywork for my model A (and doing the work). Hoping to be done with the car long before I reach the average.
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65 here.
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Okay Mr Roadster, number 28 you take first prize today. And a special commendation goes to DKS, number 27
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77. When asked, I reply, Yes I bought it new.
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I believe that Barnstuf # 44 holds that honor, being older than ANY Model A
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I was 78 this past July and have had my 1930 Coupe since 1957
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I turn the big seven - 0 in a few days. Not sure I'm pleased to be that old but on the other hand, I wouldn't have it any other way.
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I am 73, and bought my first Model A in 1964.....
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64 years and 4 months I’ve owned my A for 48 years
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I'm 86 and hoping to drive my 1930 Town Sedan on a return trip for the length on NZ next year....trying to regain my feet after working underneath the car takes a fair bit of effort but, needs must.
Summer has arrived here now, 20 deg this morning,so looking forward to going for a drive today to test my new floor mat ! Petrol now $2.23 a litre !
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I'm 73 and still enjoy my 30 Phaeton and riding my Harley. Love retirement
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I'm gon'na be 68 in a few months. Been into antique cars, '29 Chevy being the first, since I was 15. In between antiques it was 4-wheel drives,
muscle car and still into Harley's. Just sold my second '29 Chevy and will probably put my '31 deluxe roadster up for sale in the near future. That will leave me with my '29 roadster to finish up repairing. And I'll probably
keep it. I've always wanted a cabriolet or a 400-A. But, time is probably going to run out before that happens.....


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I'm 59 years old.

It looks like folks in their 70's are the majority.
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I'm 84. My folks brought me home from the hospital in their black '30 Tudor Model A.
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:56 PM   #76
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I will be 72 next month.

I am currently installing a factory 4 way power seat, that will be replacing a factory 2 way power seat. Keeps me busy and I love it. It is the perfect hobby to keep you alert, sharp and flexible.
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I will be 55 in a couple of months. Dont own an 'A' yet, but hope to someday.
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58 but feels like 42. Been in our local Missouri valley since I was late teenage years.
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39.......wish I would have got my model A 15yr earlier!

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70 years old. My Model A is 19 years older than me, and still in as good a shape as I am.
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I am going on 82 and still driving the 1929 Business Coupe I got at 16.
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I am 27. Oh Hell, who am I kidding? Add 40 to that. = 67. Bough my 1929 Tudor a year and a half ago.
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Not as good as I once was, but as good once as ever I was ,coming 75 But an injection of salt fever few years ago Has turned the clock backwards, So counting down instead of up , Summer time in NZ,Hot & dry,
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Iím 27 and have had my A for 5 years. I was president of my chapter for a year and have been on the board since. Not as active though as I once was.

Makes it tough when the local club does events on weekdays, and the big national events are not friendly to those who work (unless they fly and donít bring an A, I guess).


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68 in a few weeks, entered the hobby when I was 10 years old. Bob
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70. Spending most winter days in the shop finishing a 28 Phaeton. Hopefully a spring debut.
Don't worry about the future of the hobby. Looks like the average age of Model A owners is , say, early to mid 70's today. 10 years from now the average age of Model A owners will still be the same, and so on into the future. Old guys like us like Model A's, along with a few younger guys. I see the trend simply continuing as is.
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Mike, you are a very smart man! I just hit 70 and ten years from now the youngster at 60 will be be taking good care our A:s
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Age 73. Model A owner for 57 of those years.
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68, bought my 30 coupe 1 year ago and must say enjoy it immensely.

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64. Pushed my coupe home when I was 15 yrs.old
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I'm as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth.
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I'am 73 and have owned and driven Model A's since 1958. have had and drive the same 29 coupe for the last 51 years. Neither it or I are restored!
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Iíll be 35 in a couple months.
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60, but look much younger.
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I'm 57. This is a picture of my Dad and I at the MARC National meet in Indianapolis in 1970. In the second picture, the truck and I are at the MARC National meet in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2012.
Dad will be gone 33 years in January, the truck is still here, both are much loved. Thanks Dad.
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I’m 45, got my Model A when I was 13. Dad let me drive his sedan when I was 11- been hooked for a long time.
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:56 AM   #102
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65 years old
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69 Iíve owned my Tudor since 96ish.
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I'm 66. Bought my first A 20 years ago.
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Old 12-08-2018, 02:37 AM   #106
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I can certainly relate to that. I'm 19, purchased my car when I was 15.
Well I can relate as well.

I am 69, bought my first A at 13 and finished the frame off at 21. I was always the youngest at the shows, and meetings. Now when I see a young guy involved it does my heart good, and I have to go over and talk to him.

I am still doing Model A's. I really believe it keeps me going and young.
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Now 47.

First rode in a Model A in 1998.

Bought my first Model A in 2012. 32000 miles driven on that one, in nine countries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCbkUphkEJw

Second Model A bought in 2013. Only 2000 miles on that, but increasing daily.

Fret not young chaps, there's a quiet body of whipper-snappers interested in this madness, even whose day-jobs are about Machine Learning, VR, self-driving cars, and other techno-gadgetry. I've immodestly said many times, if you want to get noticed, a Model A trumps any dern Lamborghini, wherever you are. And I built mine with my own greasy, scarred hands.

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Age 80 feel like 50 can do like 100 but still going!!!
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I'm 64 and just retired yesterday. Ahoooooogah!!
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Congrats Hoogah! Enjoy......
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All i have to say is I am glad for you guys, myself I can't stand it. So I got a flat (new tire and tube) my son took it apart and tube had ever so small pin hole, no nails or nothing
looked like a defect so i patched it. 4 hours to mount a measly 6-00-16 not counting sitting down time. gotta be kidding. I have mounted dismounted thousands of 10-00-20
11-00-20 truck and bus tires and now can't even do a toy tire. And I'm the same age as my only set of wheels....UGG
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61 bought my a 20 years ago
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Looked up life expectancy for males in the USA, and several of you, including me, are past your sell-by date. Is that because you, or we, own old cars? Or, is that because we are too stupid to die? Well, whatever, congrats if you reached 77! You beat the national average.

Now me, at almost 78, I'm building a 24 T roadster hot rod. I must be a special kind of super stupid!
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81, I have been Model A'ing since 1964...
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I'll be 83 in another week, thought it was time so just sold my 29 coupe as it was getting tougher to drive because of my height of 6-2 and buying my old car back which is a 51 Ford custom fordor with plenty of room for my legs.
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I, and my 1930 Town Sedan, which I was able to restore when I was in my sixties, were both born in the decade of the '30s. I barely made it (1939).
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60 And i'm not sure how that happened so fast.
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Just returned from my "Birthday Ride" in the '29, Nice clear, cold day here in Delaware.. of course any day is good for a ride.! kb (70 today.!!)
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No Model A but do work on them. 1921, 1925 T's and the 48 in my avatar. 62.5.
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I'll be 74 in a few days time. Still restoring old cars. Renovating is a better word because I like to have a bit of patina, otherwise I am too scared to drive them and get them dirty.
Thoroughly enjoying my age, though arthritis has slowed me a bit. Count myself very lucky to still have my wife and kids and grand kids around me, unlike some.
Best thing I bought other than our cars is a 4 post hoist, so I don't have to get up and down off the floor! Some days that really taxes me.
Still working full time in my company that makes automotive and hardware chemical products. That gives me the ability to have a large workshop and house the Auckland model A club rooms in my factory too. Plus it keeps my brain active,
Latest cars are a 1953 3 litre Alvis (They still build British fighting vehicles) and a 1962 3.8 litre Mark 2 Jaguar.
That's enough from me!
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52, got my A 1.5 years ago but my Dad had a couple of them in the early-mid '70s so the bug has always been there to one extent or another.
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58 but feel like 85 some days............

Physically at 58 that's most days, for me.


Mentally it's often 58 going on 18.... Except for when real life interferes.
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41 years young , got my A 4 ish years ago and merry Christmas
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Iím 42 and have been enjoying model Aís for 12 years already!
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72, I got my Tudor in 2008.
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I'm 19 years junior to my A.
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73, spending the kid's inheritance on my 29!
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I just turned 49.
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I am right there with many of you. I am 71 and plan to retire at the end of this month. I purchased my 1st Model A (an AA) in 1972. I hope to drive each of my Model A's when they turn 100!
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66 years old. First useful Model A was a '29 Special Coupe in 1968. '31 Victoria now.
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Heading toward 72 next birthday! Always said i would grow old but not up. still laying under my model a twisting bolts!!!
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I will be 65 in a few short weeks... Got my 28 roadster ~25 years and 50K miles ago. My daily driver when there's no "salt" on the roads. Basically a old guy who still gets a big charge out of driving his ratty blue roadster way to fast.
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80 Don't know how to act, never been this old before.
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68 years old. still have my first A i got in 1966...1929 standard coupe.

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Old 12-10-2018, 02:28 PM   #137
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I’m 72, have had our 1929 Sport Coupe for 40 years. Got my first Model A in 1961.

If you have a well maintained, fairly priced Model A there will be a good market for it. Don’t worry, just enjoy it. Enjoy.
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:45 PM   #138
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I just turned 87. I gave up golf, skiing, running and other such activities but I still enjoy working on my "A". I do however now remove the rear wheel separate from the hub when working in that area.
A 10 mile bicycle ride on a nice day is not out of the question.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:28 PM   #139
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75. Have had my '30 coupe for 5 years. Been active in the hobby for 57 years.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:49 PM   #140
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73, I have had my 30 Coupe since 1964, it was my Christmas present from my Dad.
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I am 50. My 30 Coupe was a gift my Dad when I was 14. I think I will get it out this weekend and teach my daughter to drive it....in a really big empty parking lot.
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:45 PM   #142
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58 years young.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:19 AM   #144
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:23 AM   #145
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I'm 76,had my A since 1961,don't see many young people,sad!
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62 with a mind of a 15 year old.
Took over custody of my A last August, love the car but really get a kick out of the owners of A’s. Salt of the Earth
The Model A’s have been around for 90 years now, they have outlasted all of their original owners. They are older than most of their current owners. They will be around long after we are all gone. Someone will take care of them for the same reason we all do now.

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Old 12-11-2018, 12:56 PM   #147
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I bought my first Model A in 1964 (29 special coupe).
I got married in 1973 and my wife and I bought a 29 Tudor (Agy). It's been in and out of the family, but we own it again.
Also have a 1929 Briggs body pickup that I purchased from a good friend's estate.

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Old 12-11-2018, 07:29 PM   #148
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Also have a 1929 Briggs body pickup that I purchased from a good friend's estate.

?? Neil: You mean a fordor converted into a pickup?
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:20 AM   #149
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Old 12-13-2018, 04:22 PM   #150
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Younger then some of you at 72, heading for 73 in March. Looking forward to the drive to West Virginia in May with my beatiful young wife of 66. She keeps me feeling young!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mike,
I did not realize that Briggs built pickup bodies too.
Here is a picture if my pickup and the Briggs tag that was attached to the cowl.
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39 and got a few model as
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:49 PM   #156
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My 31 Tudor was 16 years old when I came into this world.
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Mike,
I did not realize that Briggs built pickup bodies too.
Here is a picture if my pickup and the Briggs tag that was attached to the cowl.
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Thanks Neil. I just learned something new! mike
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I will be 76 shortly.
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:29 AM   #159
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Turned 70 this past July.
Bought my first "A" in 1978. Still have it. Late 1931 Deluxe Tudor. Has potential to be fine points car. Purchased 5 more "A's" after that.


Currently helping one of my grandsons restore an early build (April 1, 1964)
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81 + and feeling it this past year. Did the Fairfax model Train show with my 30 Cabbie for the 29th time.
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almost 82 and restoring a 1923 T coupe.
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I have had friends eMail me that they have followed this thread and that my post number 44 in this thread indicates I am the oldest participating fordbarner, a position with no future. Sheila at MARC headquarters told me well over a year go I am the longest term MARC member, another position with no future. To all you young men who have passed retirement age and are still active and going strong, I salute you. Stay busy and stay involved.

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Happy New Year to all on the Ford Barn!
I'm 58.75 and I've had my one and only 30 standard coupe for 7+ years.
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I recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of my 14th birthday. Bought my Model A Tudor 42 years ago and painted it and installed new interior and still own the car.
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:35 PM   #170
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Just turned 63 a week ago.
Had my A four years, my '57 Chevy for well over 40, drive my A almost everyday, poor Chevy misses me.
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75 happy new year old guys and young.
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At 37, i'm probably one of the younger Model A owners. I inherited it from my grandfather about a year ago. I'm determined to get my 1000-Mile patch this year! Also, I took over as president of Sooner Model A Club in Oklahoma City this week, so I'm also among the youngest current club presidents.
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Turning 28 here in a few weeks. Bought my Model A (29 Fordor) a couple of weeks ago and haven't quit tinkering with it since. Girlfriend believes that A's are an old man's sport but hasn't missed an opportunity to come out to the shop and admire the old gal.
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Turning 28 here in a few weeks. Bought my Model A (29 Fordor) a couple of weeks ago and haven't quit tinkering with it since. Girlfriend believes that A's are an old man's sport but hasn't missed an opportunity to come out to the shop and admire the old gal.

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71 next month. We're a hobby for dinosaurs !! lol
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I am almost 82 (march 2019) but still I get there (a little slower perhaps). "The Road Ahead is Much Shorter, than the roads behind."
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Recently turned 62. Got my A from my Dad, who bought it when I was 3 or 4, so I don't remember a time when it hasn't been around. It is the first car i ever drove - at age 11.
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You should have started a poll.

I'm 38.

I've owned my Model A since I was 18. Now I have several V8 Fords that have been added to the collection.

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82 in August, same 31 coupe since I restored it in 1985, took 6 years
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37, but I've been in love with the Model A since I was about 3...
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What is my age?, comes with a story. I am a high-school teacher, I joined the Model A Club to hang out with adults. They are all old. My new two new best friends are in their 80s. After an endearing day of school with freshman, I rush to the garage to work on a car with my "new" two best friends "in their 80s". I walk in and they're playing, "You want to see where the shark bit me" and "You want a "Hurtz donut"". I am 57, 44 years older then my 80 year old friends. I feel sorry for my senior high school girls. We boys never mature.

By the way I won the Hurtz Donut, 80 year olds are whimps.
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I am 75. There are a lot of things I can still do but no longer feel like doing anymore. I am cleaning up my '29 Tudor and have hired a guy to do what I don't feel like doing, which is refinishing the underside of the "Jalopy"!
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TI am in my 75th year, celebrated my 50th in 2018 with my truelove, bought, restored, and still own our only Model A '31 coupe in '72 when we barely had two nickles to rub together and cleaned the frame (and everything else that needed it) using two B&D drills + wire brushes.
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72 and have had my 1929 cabriolet since ‘58 or 59. Working on it today and took it around the block to test recent repairs. New Thomas head on it.
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52, plenty of time left to play with old iron.
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48 years young,
Little personal note my grandfather was 48 when my dad was born, unfortunately never meet my grandfather. I hear he was quite the tinker and owned several Model A's in his time. You know what they say, every other generation, my dad could give a rats a$$ about cars.
One of my favorite quotes from an older gentleman when I was younger:
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Try 72 on for size. Purchased by first "A" in 1978 - still own it and have added quite a few more to the fleet over the years. Great hobby!
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Little personal note my grandfather was 48 when my dad was born, unfortunately never meet my grandfather. I hear he was quite the tinker and owned several Model A's in his time. You know what they say, every other generation, my dad could give a rats a$$ about cars.
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76 here.
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I'm 67. Sometimes I feel so old it takes me 1 1/2 hours to watch 60 Minutes! :😜
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70, but always point out I am the youngest part in my Model A.
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I'll be 55 in about 9 days.
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I recently turned 46. I have been tinkering off and on since I was 15.
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If you're asking for mental age I probably qualify for teenybopper. If you want physical age all I'm going to say is 1945 was a looonnng time ago.
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Will be 74 in April. We have owned our 1929 Tudor since 1968. We have owned a few model A Fords before 1968 and owned many more since.
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I was 34 when I got my A. I had to have it ready for my wedding, so no time was available to waste RESTORING it. By then I was 35. Kind of odd that a 34 year old guy wants an original A. I don't care, it's my money, and my car. What I like is what counts not some hot rodder. Although, I do have a streetrod.


I'm 58 now.
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