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Old 01-25-2017, 09:13 PM   #81
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Wow! I'm encouraged by all the youngsters on here...1950...
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:33 PM   #82
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:49 PM   #83
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:17 PM   #84
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My twin sister and I arrived 1-16-36. Not counting anymore. old enough now!
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:24 PM   #87
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Born in 17 something or maybe 18 something, not sure. Couple centuries ago, I think, at least one, maybe two. Is this going into my fake ID file? Need my SSN now? Out of luck there as still trying to find one which works.

Oh, you're just wondering, I see.
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Old 01-25-2017, 11:21 PM   #88
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1936 Still injoying my 1931 closed cab pickup and 1931 Leatherback Vickie
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I'm female and proud of my age. 1942
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1978. Been in the hobby for 5 years now. Never met so many genuine people in all my life.
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Old 01-26-2017, 12:25 AM   #93
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February 1991. =)
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Not sure what year I was born but I remember being there when they discovered rocks...
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Old 01-26-2017, 01:27 AM   #97
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:04 AM   #98
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Since I'm procrastinating on other things I should be doing - I put the first 90 valid responses into a spreadsheet to crunch the numbers.

The average birth year is 1952.

The median birth year is 1949.

In all honesty I almost expected it to be older. (based on my perceived makeup of my local Model A club.) The folks my parents age (mid 60s) are almost on the younger end of the spectrum.

Of course there are lies, damn lies, and statistics.

You could speculate on folks in their 50's and 60's being more computer savy than those who are older (as a generalization) and thus have a larger presence on this forum. People in their 60's were in their 30s and very much a part of the business world when the personal computer went mainstream. (early IBM compatible, the Commodore 64, and Apple II come to mind) and have had more exposure to electric typewriters, keyboards and computers in their lifetime. Folks in their 60's are also closer to retirement and have disposable income for an extra car or hobby such as the model A.

People younger than their 60's do not have the disposable income, time, or space to support a car hobby like the model A which is my biggest guess as to the younger generations being underrepresented. Popular interests differ among age groups also. (such as generalizing millennials as being more interested in video gaming and digital social media than automobiles)

Baby boomers are next in line to inherit these cars from those that drove them when they were relatively new in their youth. (the greatest generation) and the numbers of the greatest generation are sadly dwindling faster every day.

Of course you can run around all day and infer things from these numbers and talk about the who and why of this hobby and how its going to change. That dead horse has been beat for a long time so I'll stop. Interesting though!

I'll end my run-on musings by commenting that its cool our hobby promotes communication and friendships that transcend age barriers, life circumstances, experiences and disposition.
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:15 AM   #99
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1954, not far off average!
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Old 01-26-2017, 03:16 AM   #100
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Since I was messing around with Excel I had thought to make a histogram of the data for fun. I took a graduate level statistics class in college 13 years ago as a geography grad student and used to be a pro at this stuff. Since I've been flying airplanes for a living since then I've forgotten how to do most of this stuff but after another member made the request to show more detail I decided to give it another shot.

Its interesting how you can make data tell you a completely different story depending on how its portrayed. The mean (average) birth year of the first 90 valid responses is 1952. The median is 1949. (half the responses are higher, and half responses are lower) When I grouped the responses by decade the picture showed a different story. There are a greater number of categories above the 1940's birth decade which supports the mean and median numbers but the 1940's are the most represented by a single group. If that makes any sense?

Again - Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics. Remember that when listening to politicians and fact checking.


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