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Old 10-15-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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We all have one interest in common, but I am curious where other member's interests may lie and how many of us have other things in common. For instance, personally, I collect Stanley collectible woodworking tools, Have a vast collection of Laurel and Hardy memorabilia, and have a love for tall clocks, Herschede in particular. All this and the Model A Ford. I like swap meets, flea markets, yard sales and antiquing in general. Any other ways we can help each other?
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:43 PM   #2
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Old Impalas and Sunfish sailboats. I get things that were made in the millions so there will ALWAYS be parts.

Offshore fishing.
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:45 PM   #3
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I collect and restore military vehicles-from 3/4 ton Dodges down to WW2 bicycles. I've accumulated a herd of British motorcycles over the years,which I've restored,and then often traded for something else. I also like vintage target-grade .22 rifles,like old Remingtons,Winchesters, and Mossbergs. I have also gathered up a pretty good collection of Japanese WW2 swords.
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:53 PM   #4
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Horses and classical piano. Now honestly, how many cowboys play Bach and Mozart, and drive around in a '29 Ford?
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:00 PM   #5
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ANY THING FORD!!! Alos Vintage farm tractors(mostly john deere) BUT ANY THING OLD!!! AND GUNS

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I would say that I make moonshine but that would be illegal


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Old 10-15-2011, 05:38 PM   #7
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Lead singer in a rock band, collect WWII memorabilia and other vehicles, with a concentration of 60's Camaros. Graphic design is my business, but I love it, so I guess it is a hobby also.
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Wow what a varied bunch of people! I forgot to mention old bicycles and tricycles. I ride a '71 Raleigh Tourist, my grandson has an early 50's Murray, my wife has a two-tone and chrome ladies Hiawatha, single springer, another Siebert tricycle... the Bicycles are fun, because usually there is little wear, just clean up, oil and adjustments and they are good as new.
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There are other hobbies and interests?
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:27 PM   #10
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Mostly anything to do with old junk.I have sheds full of old gas pumps,tonic machines and coolers,candy machines,air meters,old garage equipment,signs,etc.I've had piles of old motorcycles,mostly british with a couple dozen Harleys thrown in.My dad had a plane,I really liked that,but I like toys that need no regular feeding to use them once in a while.I can drag out an old bike,tinker it up,and ride off for a few bucks.Then park it again.I have some RC planes,the mini bike and scooters I had as a kid,and lots of guns.My fathers side of the family were car salesmen and gun nuts.You got your drivers license at 16 and your pistol permit at 18.I had old trucks,but got rid of the last one this summer.I still have a few backhoes,bulldozers and tractors around.Motorcycles are my downfall,if I leave them alone I am OK,but once I get a taste I remember and am back at it again.I ride 75-100 miles most every night after supper in the summer.They are worse than drugs,at least there are help programs for drugs.The A's are kind of like that too.Instead of having just one real nice one,I have three on the road,one in a basket to do this winter,and always keeping an eye out for another one.
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Aside from my love of antique cars, I really enjoy photography. I like to combine both hobbies by photographing cars or parts of cars to do creative photography.
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I build plastic model kits while I watch tv. Mostly old cars and airplanes.
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My 3 Corvettes, Amature radio Nitro powered RC cars. And the Grand kids.
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anything that burns gasoline
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Wow what a varied bunch of people! I forgot to mention old bicycles and tricycles. I ride a '71 Raleigh Tourist, my grandson has an early 50's Murray, my wife has a two-tone and chrome ladies Hiawatha, single springer, another Siebert tricycle... the Bicycles are fun, because usually there is little wear, just clean up, oil and adjustments and they are good as new.
Mine is older than yours, 54 inch high wheel 1889 Royal Mail. It hurts if you fall off.

63 Corvette as well
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Dare I say FIERO?
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Antique airplanes including one powered with a Model A engine. Gar Williams
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If it is a Ford and it burns gasoline i have it or want it.
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Daisy air guns going back 112 years. Lots of Daisy memorobilia. Also have a couple of Daisy .22's. Actually built a small museum several years ago.

I've yet to shoot my eye out!
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Astronomy and telescope making. Another great hobby for a tinkerer:
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Daisy air guns going back 112 years. Lots of Daisy memorobilia. Also have a couple of Daisy .22's. Actually built a small museum several years ago.

I've yet to shoot my eye out!
Daisys were made just down the road from me in Plymouth. The local museum has a section of wood floor from the old factory,with about a million BBs pressed into it. My Dad collected daisys,and after he passed away, I kept an example of each type.
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Music. I also have a 1970's era Trabant, that is a very long story.
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I love collecting anything to do with Hopalong Cassidy.(The real king of the cowboys) My father worked at a creamery and all the drivers were issued Hoppy hats, that's what started my collecting. Also love antique restoration and old stuff in general.
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Photography, Ford Memorabilia (1903-1960 period), heavy metal concerts. Don't really have time for much else!
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Other hobbies, Antique outboards from 30's and 40's , Model T, Matchbox diecast toys ,machine tools , AND according to my wife JUNK! Bubby Sharp in KY
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interested in: almost any car or truck from Model T years through 1960s, brewery and RC collectibles, "Aladdin" brand oil lamps, license plates and plate toppers, old Starr-X bottle openers, Allis-Chalmers (and other) tractors, antique furniture; actually most anything related to history.

really stopped collecting anything other than Model A related stuff a few years back, but the right find could always reverse that trend.
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Crude, crafty, country style wood stuff, stained glass, digging antique bottles, now just Model A doodling and over analyzing a very simple basic car and scratching the dog's back. Oh, and I "COOK!"
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Love metal detecting, outhouse digging (old ones not new ones) for bottles, working on most anything mechanical and working in my machine shop at home. They are not a hobby, but I also love the kids on my school bus route.
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I have been collecting model Texaco Trucks. Texaco started this once a year issue 28 years ago, I have all 27 of the previous issues, #28 is on order. They are getting harder to come by now that Texaco merged with Chevron and there are no Texaco stations anywhere I live or visit anymore.
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My 3 Corvettes, Amature radio Nitro powered RC cars. And the Grand kids.
You told us how many Corvettes, how many grandkids, or did you lose count? Maybe I could adopt one to scratch my dog's back, ride in the grumble seat, and test my cookin'
He's a Rat Terrier and knows the firing ORDER of my '29 coupe,"VERMIN."
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Love metal detecting, outhouse digging (old ones not new ones) for bottles, working on most anything mechanical and working in my machine shop at home. They are not a hobby, but I also love the kids on my school bus route.
The old outhouse sites is where you find the good OLD whiskeys.
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I write novels that no one but me will publish, and I spent seventeen years learning how to make black and white Anasazi pots. Bet nobody else does that!
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All things related to cars, not only model A's. I have a 1929 Durant, 4 Model A's, a 1929 DeSoto, a warmed over 6pack Charger. Then there's the garden, and plastic models of not only cars, but planes that the RAAF operated. I play golf, well not really play, but more walk a lot chasing a white ball as well as cycle.
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I use to play a lot of golf but found it interfered with my Model A projects. Frankly, I do not need any other things, I love the A's and have felt this way since 1962. At 83 do not think I will try to get involved with any thing else but Model A's and will enjoy until the day I depart this world.

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I collect antique clocks. Preferable Jeweler's regulators. Ron
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I read somewhere that Trabant bodies were constructed of something not dissimilar to toothpaste????
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Trains, model trains, pocket knives, ANY OLD TOOLS, air cooled VWs, clocks and looking at healthy women. 8^}
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If there are I'm not aware of them,,Ford's,,I'm obsessive! HRP
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Home shop machining and all things mechanical. I seem to always have projects since I retired from farming.Newest is 24 T.Also gun smithing and shooting.
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Well, since you asked ... Here was my first passion. That's me in the cowboy hat, of course.



Eventually, they got bigger.



Need something to while waiting for the evening hatch.



and something to do in the winter.



and something else to do in the winter.



and something else that isn't nearly as much as it was for quite a while.


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Antique radios, candlestick telephones, antique clocks. I used to live in Cincinnati so I understood the comment about Herschede clocks. Back in the day I used to go to the Herschede store and drool over the long clocks! Also, I have a collection of antique typewriters, and a collection of Marklin Trains.

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I collect motorcycle memorabelia, Ford "stuff" ("A" & V8), WWII memorbelia, advertising signs, guns, photography, etc.
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Aside from the Model A, other hobbies are woodworking which came in handy restoring the Briggs Body and fly fishing. Make my own fly rods, and flies. Think the most fun is finally catching a trout on a fly that you have tied on a rod that you have made.
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The Model A is not my only hobby, but it almost has been for this last summer. I also have two MGBs which have been feeling neglected lately. Besides cars, I am also into wood working, sailing, and amateur radio (N9WHH). My garage is so cramped for space I have to go outside just to change my mind!
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I'll get interested with everything from "A" to Z, but a lifelong hobby next to old cars, are these--
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Collecting cans with my name on them.

Used to ride motorcycles a lot but not so much now. Surfing the net can be fun because you never know what you will turn up. It is amazing how much information is posted. Like everyone else here I have to say I enjoy anything mechanical. Doing what they say can't be done. I am sure we all have done that.
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Anything old an interesting. I have great grandpas civil war reunion ribbons and grand ma's civil war pension letters, 20's-30's vintage toy fire trucks, old Stanley planes and old gas pumps. I really like stuff that has a story behind it.
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I am very heavy in Toy trains
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HO model trains, Varmint hunting with ultra accurate rifles, my family and my A's that are really family.
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I am amazed, astounded, jealous, and glad I asked this question and started this thread... what an varied group of people! I found myself thinking, "Yep, me, too!" to many of the hobbies and collections mentioned and I am in total harmony with all these obsessions. Wouldn't it be great to do one huge national garage tour?
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I read somewhere that Trabant bodies were constructed of something not dissimilar to toothpaste????
Actually made out of discard fabric and some sort of resin but yes, they were flimsy and throwaway. When they get wet the bodies get soft and you can actually push your finger into the panels creating a little divot which slowly swells back into shape...

This particular Trabant was one of about 15 bought and used by the Irish rock band U2 back in 1992 on their world tour as part of a stage prop.

Pictures are of the Trabbi in my garage with my '31 and the other is in front of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland where four other U2 Trabants hang in the front atrium.
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I enjoy studying the American Civil War and am an active member of the California University Civil War Roundtable. I live in a pre 1800 log cabin, and have restored my grandfather's 1930's gas station. The building that my business is located in was once an Auburn/ Cord agency and sold Atlantic gas. I have collected all kinds of Auto and petrol advertising since I was a kid, but especially porcelain and neon signs...back when people used to give this junk to you just for hauling it away ! Thank American Pickers for the end of that !
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Here's a few of my BB Guns. Interestingly enough, the producers of A Christmas Story will not allow Daisy to use the name/logo. The original story was "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" written my Gene Shepard, a sometime contributor to CAR & DRIVER. Gene confused the model 25 slide action BB gun with the Red Ryder Carbine as to the "compass in the stock" feature. Daisy made a very limited number of RR's with a "compass in the stock" for the movie. I have one.
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Sailing and the YouTube link is my latest passion;

Someone thought it would be a good idea to go up in an airplane with no engine........


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From this to Model A's, a wise choice for an old man.

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In prison, an uncle learned to make fake bark from a mixture of water, newspapers, casein glue, and applied it to shot glasses, hooch bottles, etc. The texture was created by use of a dull table knife, and then brushed with shellac.
DO ANY OF YOU KNOW HOW THIS IS DONE? I'm studying up on doing woodgraining, and would like to accent it with fake bark. P.M. me if you wish.
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Antique tractors,leathercraft,hotrods.
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besides antique cars, just about snything antique. enjoy restoring furniture etc. also fixing up rental homes. still dable in writing and voicing some commercials (a former profession) and also collect wooden toys, Rat Fink stuff, signs (current profession) and building/restoring mini bikes and stuff to spoil the grandkids with + building model cars.... usual "guy tuff"
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Great hobbies is what keeps us alive. Something fun to get out of bed for every day.
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So, I got to thinking about my hobbies - and the list was long - so I pared it down to the ones that drive my wife nuts (just kidding - after 25 years, she figures it's just the way I am.)

So other than the Model A Hobby
  • Singing Barbershop - Member of the Barbershop Harmony Society for 10 years, member of the Chain Gang Barbershop Quartet for 5 years. The quartet has sung in the local production of The Music Man in 2010 (14 shows), but the best experience was being able to serenade my wife on our 25th wedding anniversary at one of the finest restaurants in town!
  • Polishing Rocks - not really lapidary, but close. Tumbling a set of rocks takes about 5 weeks for a good smooth finish. The piles of rocks are placed in trays around the house and at the office for people to 'play with'. When the time is right, I turn these into jewelry on a person-to-rock match, only after I have gotten to know the person well enough to make the match.
  • Collecting Weather equipment - specifically antique barometers. I'm a meteorologist by profession (another hobby for pay situation )
  • Collecting song books of the Model "A" Era - Community singing was the norm in the 20s and 30s. Many songs from the era are politically incorrect and would never be sung in public venues today. My hope is to one day create a song book that could be used at MARC/MAFCA meets.
  • Scale Models - after a long day, nothing quite like putting some small pieces and parts together to form scale models. Makes me feel closer to the creation / production of the original.
So there you go. Whatever my mood - that dictates the hobby.
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My first hobby since the ripe old age of 1, Toy Trains, got my first electric train for my first Christmas. Still have it. I am in the process of unpacking my trains and building a new layout since being on a hiatus for the past 6 years. I threw together an quick 4x8 layout to get the juices flowing.

I also enjoy "Blues" and playing the Blues Harp(Harmonica)
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I love british motorcycles, early pre-unit triumphs and i had a bsa victor 441 in high school love to find another 1966 or 67 model....love the 50's style hot rodding that was done in the 1950's---flat powered,,,remember that as a kid....basically like anything i can get running thats been sitting along time....love to take apart things and put them back together!!
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In addition to old Fords, I collect jukeboxes, pinball machines, slot machines, soda fountain and soda machines, vintage advertising, petroliana (gas & oil items), and 'neat old stuff" to display in the garage! Here are a few pics of my garage, The Hot Rod Grille.

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My favorite hobby? When? I Loved working in a mine for a while. I loved restoring old Chris Craft, Mahogany speed boats. Until there were no more cheap, easy to be had ones. The same is true of flipping houses, suddenly every body got the idea. Funny, I was never bitten by the motorcycle bug. And then there was flying and my own C-172, till a student crashed it, sigh! Guns and gunshows? Love em', but Jersey de facto ended that! I reallly loved operating a small organic farm for a while till the land, much of it I didn't own was built up and I couldn't shoot the deer that were eating my soy beans every night. The I restored the two tractors, a Ford 8n and a AC mod B. All in all, A lot of great memories. Many of which no one will ever experience again.
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My lawn and my Model A are my passions.
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I try to collect original Model A parts that other people take off of their cars and replace with chinese junk.

Also have a 1926 Chevrolet Touring that I have been collecting parts for what seems like decades.

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I am very varried in my interests! I work for a Harley Davidson dealer and antique motorcycles are probably my #1 addiction. I am also into old Jeeps (I have a CJ7 a CJ5 an M422 and a M38), old Johnson outboard motors, AMX's, guns, guitars, old farm engines, and pretty much anything with an engine!
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Growing up my Father owned a hobby shop so you can imagine how cool that was.
Plastic models, then radio control air planes, then motorcycles, then beer, then women, ect.
Now antique tractors (1935-36 John Deere B's and 1940 Ford)
Harley flat heads ( 1934VLD-37ULH-46WL-47U with side car)
And anything else old including: Gas pumps, pictures, guns, farming tools, and my 1929 Model A sport coupe that I cant wait to finish.
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In addition to old Fords, I collect jukeboxes, pinball machines, slot machines, soda fountain and soda machines, vintage advertising, petroliana (gas & oil items), and 'neat old stuff" to display in the garage! Here are a few pics of my garage, The Hot Rod Grille.

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If I lived back there I would have to get a daily fix even if just driving by and absorbing the atmosphere......Neat stuff.
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If I lived back there I would have to get a daily fix even if just driving by and absorbing the atmosphere......Neat stuff.

Hey Pete,

Thanks for the kind words! Actually, I would invite you to stop in for a root beer float or chocolate malt from the soda fountain and a few games of pinball. The fun of having the Hot Rod Grille is having friends drop by for a visit!

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Model A's and motocross. Thats all I've ever done
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How do you get friends like that!? The place is filled with beautiful women!
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In addition to old Fords, I collect jukeboxes, pinball machines, slot machines, soda fountain and soda machines, vintage advertising, petroliana (gas & oil items), and 'neat old stuff" to display in the garage! Here are a few pics of my garage, The Hot Rod Grille.

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Jim, if I had your garage, I would get absolutely nothing done, as I would just be sitting out there letting my eyes soak in the many pieces of candy...

...and that second round of pictures... I noticed all your 'friends" that drop by are attractive female types. You do have a good eye!

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I'll get interested with everything from "A" to Z, but a lifelong hobby next to old cars, are these--


Wow, thats like the slot machines in the Twilight zone episode "The Fever" Which really creeped me out for some reason. Its a one eyed monster!!

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Ice Cream,and I use my model A to get there.Just did Penn State Creamery.
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Thanks for the kind words! Actually, I would invite you to stop in for a root beer float or chocolate malt from the soda fountain and a few games of pinball. The fun of having the Hot Rod Grille is having friends drop by for a visit!

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You have excellent taste in friends....I'll keep the invite in mind if I ever get back there...Thanks.
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Thanks for the kind words! Actually, I would invite you to stop in for a root beer float or chocolate malt from the soda fountain and a few games of pinball. The fun of having the Hot Rod Grille is having friends drop by for a visit!

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Very nice collection of "Interests"!!
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Me too! Here are two of them:

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http://www.amazon.com/Swallow-Dog-Ra...9114368&sr=1-1

Plus, I'm a Civil War reenactor. I'm the guy in the background with an 1861 musket cocked in my arm. We're guarding a mess of confederate sympathizers, especially that shifty one on the ground. This was taken with an actual 1860's camera.
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In reality this is just a hobby for me. I am a fourwheeler. My Jeep was in a couple mags this year. In fact just grabbed a JP mag off the newsstand this morning and there it was again. Can't wait to get my 28 rpu on the road though.
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Right now most of my hobbies are taking a back seat to raising two girls (5 and 2) and peparing for their newest sibling to be born early next year. Plus, since my A's my commute vehicle, maintaining it takes up a good bit of time and isn't optional.

But in my limited spare time, I collect Edison cylinder records and players and Z scale trains, though I don't have the trains set up at the moment. My MAME cabinet (a very fun, kind of geeky project where you build an arcade cabinet that can play a lot of classic video games) and electo-mechanical pinball machines are other hobbies.
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"I'm a Civil War reenactor. I'm the guy in the background with an 1861 musket cocked in my arm. We're guarding a mess of confederate sympathizers, especially that shifty one on the ground."

is this a great hobby or what? our common interest in Model As overcomes the deficiency of you being on the wrong side in the War of Northern Agression.......
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Me too! Here are two of them:

http://www.amazon.com/If-Only-Season...9114319&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Swallow-Dog-Ra...9114368&sr=1-1

Plus, I'm a Civil War reenactor. I'm the guy in the background with an 1861 musket cocked in my arm. We're guarding a mess of confederate sympathizers, especially that shifty one on the ground. This was taken with an actual 1860's camera.
newshirt .....................
That photo looks so real, that it is scarey !
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i have recently gotten a 100 year old wooden fridge in great shape . then i found two pinball machines one from 1969 the other from 1982 both work. only needed some minor fixing. then i found in someones garbage a 1982 Popeye upright video game . works great. but you still can't beat playing with a Flathead.
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In my defense i have made some useful posts. Not many though. And those are things i do when not attempting to repair my car. Or going to a boring job that will probably be replaced by a machine soon.
(By the way spam is where you try to get people to buy things. Not my thing, i hate that)

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I like gas station stuff to hang on the wall.
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I have been fortunate to have been involved in just about everything with racing or modified engines...You name it, I have done it.
LSR (land speed racing) has been at the forefront most of the time..Although I have been pretty much a spectator since 1956, I joined a team last year that is fielding 3 cars this year.
I also do hound hunting, bass fishing, fast draw shooting, photography,
ham radio, partying, maintaining a tourist railroad's radios and toodling down back country roads in my hot rod at 20 mph so I can see the nostalgia..
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My other hobbies are flint knapping, gardening, pizza and bread making, ice skating and ham radio (although currently inactive) among other things. Too many irons in the fire sometimes !
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I started out almost 30 years ago with a 1929 Pontiac in pieces and soon found a 1925 Model T Speedster that was done. I sold the Pontiac and bought the T. A couple of years later I found a 1930 Coupe and had to have it. I sold the T and bought the A Coupe. I also started collecting and restoring old Victrolas and radios. Here I am all these years later and I still have the Coupe and a nice 1930 Town Sedan. I had and sold a nice 1931 Deluxe Tudor also. I have also amassed a large collection of old phonographs. My ultimate dream is to build a C-Cab style Model A panel delivery and logo it with the RCA Nipper and phonograph. I am still searching for the body plans. UPS used this body style in the past but I haven't had any luck with them finding out about the body plans. If anyone else has any old wind-up outside horn style phonographs or parts available, please contact me with a private message. Thanks!!!!
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Love the Piper J3
I have a 1/4 and 1/3 scale versions
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I have a 1926 Gilbert&Barker gas pump and some scale model cars, most are Fords naturally. I also have a J3 cub RC model that needs restoration (a good winter project).
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Still sitting here wondering how you guys do all those exciting things. Bored of cars, i want to try something new.
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Wow...So many hobbies.

I was into collecting 50's and 60's and early 70's Rock and Roll music...what the heck I am going to do with 1600 45's and 800 albums...

I also collect Lionel and MTH elecric toy trains mainly in the Union Pacific and Great Northern lines...

Like Orange Crush items; Cal Poly memorbiela; researching Civil War ancestors for those who want to know about their ancestors; 9th US Army Infantry living historian at Fort Simcoe, Washington State...

Old steel beer cans, gasoline memorbiela mainly Standard Oil Company of California, Gas Pump restoration

1928-1929 Model A Fords

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Route 66 Preservation / Restoration & Education!! For a hobby and for charity (I do not charge for my time!)

I have one of the biggest websites in the world on Route 66 - and I spend EVERY DAY talking to people about Route 66 and helping them with travel, grants, education, how to grow their business / town and anything else I can to help promote the route.

Just love it!!


Me putting the 'UNION' lettering on the side of the gas station in Needles CA:


A newspaper article about us doing work at the Skyview Drive In - Litchfield IL:


Working on the fencing at the Skyview Drive In - Litchfield IL:


Painting the Refreshment Stand at the Skyview Drive In - Litchfield IL:


Doing an interview on KHPO Channel 5 News in Phoenix about Route 66:


Hanging a sign at the Boots Motel in Carthage MO:


Fully restoring the neon sign at the 66 Motel in Needles CA:


Me speaking at Ignite Phoenix in front of 900+ attendees about Route 66:


Working on a Phillips 66 gas station restoration in Tucumcari NM:


It truly is a passion of mine!! Want to know ANYTHING about Route 66 - just ask me!!!
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It truly is a passion of mine!! Want to know ANYTHING about Route 66 - just ask me!!!

I live about 40 miles from the start/end of route 66 in Santa Monica, CA. I hope one day to drive my Model A from Santa Monica to ??? on Route 66. When I was 12, my family drove from New York City to Los Angeles (home) in a VW mostly on Route 66. My son and I drove from Dallas, TX to Los Angeles about a year ago in a rental truck. Much of that trip was parallel to or on Route 66. Lots of interesting things to see on the highway.

Beside my Model A and wanting to drive it on Route 66, my other hobbies are gardening, photography, computers (I build my own) and sports (both watching and participating).
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Poking around old mines. Last one was the Granite Silver Mine, in Granite, Montana. But I used to be a miner/guide at the Sterling Hill/ NJ Zinc mine inn Ogdensburg, NJ. "Play" machining of parts for the mod.A . I used to be a Toolmaker/Modelmaker. I can't hear the sound of a plane's engine without looking up. Used to be a pilot too. Now, I just spend too much time on the computer.
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Collecting flashlights that were manufactured before or during the 4 years of Model A production. 178 and still finding some I don't have or in better condition than I have.
Eveready is by far the bulk of my collection.
Typical era Eveready (Photo from ebay)

I give a like new era correct flashight to members of my local Model A Club when they show their freshly restored car in fine point judging.

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Number one hobby is getting up each morning. I enjoy FORD'S, wood working, wood turning (turned a mahogany steering wheel for my "T"), model trains (have vintage Lionel that is currently stored), growing Rose's (Currently 50+ bushes), collecting older movies and Amateur Radio. Hope to one day install a mobile in both my "T' and "A" and work the Route 66 amateur radio Special Event. Creating unfinished improvement project around the home.
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CUSHMAN SCOOTERS I have been very lucky to have road, shown, built, sold, and traded over 350 bikes. I just finished a 1958 eagle last week. I am getting older and slowing down a lot. I have traded Cushmans for a restored 1953 F-100 a 1932 ford roadster and now I have six early fords. I also have vintage bikes Wizzer bikes mustang, Scat-kitty, Doodle bug, allstate moped plus others. Cushman have been very good to me my wife and I have got to travel around the U.S. and meet some very nice people. I still love Cushmans and old fords and read the ford barn ever day.
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There are some great interests here!

Beyond my 1919 T and 1931 Town Sedan, I collect airline miles
- not on purpose - it happens because of my job.
It was over 130,000 miles for each of the last two years.

Other small collections are:
A few glass negatives of steam engines that were made by the Mason Machine Works in Taunton MA.
A WWII uniform that belonged to my wife's uncle.
A few sets of HO trains (engines, cars. buildings, etc.) that used to be part of a 6x8 foot layout that was not moved about 30 years ago.
A bunch of auto repair manuals (Chilton, Motors, Audi, Alfa Romeo, 1987 Buick , etc.) - that should find a new home -

I also spend some time making and repairing simple furniture.


My wife collects English china tea cups and helps with one of my hobbies.
She is a gourmet cook and I like to eat good food.
We also have a small wine collection - nothing fancy or expensive - just stuff we like and purchase in medium quantities.
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Jeeps, woodworking, metal working, glass art, concrete countertops, the curse of the "hey I bet I can make that!
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Steam Locomotives and most anything related to trains. I have played trombone since I was 14. Played in big bands, Dixieland bands, and brass choirs. Still play on occasion. Played blues harp in a few bands over the years. Amateur Radio operator, (N8HGN) Collect brass HOn3 and Texas and Pacific RR . (Homesick native Texan)

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Besides Model A Ford stuff , I collect Vintage Fountain Pens and Disney from 1930,s to 1950's. Will trade Model A Ford parts for vintage pens. Need not work.
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Playing the ukulele and just now learning wood turning
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enjoy building KOI ponds and landscaping.
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dumb,

may I suggest sky diving or hot air ballooning? not very boring and a real eye opener!
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Ford Powered boating 1957


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Antique cars older the better, 1903 Cadillac is the earliest I've worked on. Interest in Steam engines, cars etc and Magic tricks. Seem to read alot about 20 books a year. And of course Model A's since I was 12.

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Fords,31,47,48,70, Cockshutt tractors, John Deere tractors,Gas station stuff,firearms,RC planes, stationary engines,antique furniture,antique women,and anything else unusual or cool.
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Pvt pilot, woodworking, riding my Harley and my part time job.
My employer has a love for old tractors, last count was 60, from early 20's to mid 50's.
My job is to keep them all running. Lot's of fun.
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English motor-cycles and shot guns. ken ct.
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Great to know what folks do. Lots of interesting folks here. I stay pretty busy, I do:
most anything with a motor interests me, Currently building my Speedster, Powered Paragliding, built that myself, Motorcycles, have owned many over the last 40 years, Woodworking, trying to get good enough to make some furniture, Fly Tying and Fishing, Precision Shooting, used to be on the State Rifle Team, Home Shop Machining. I built my Barn/workshop by hand. 24x36 traditional timber frame, and timber frame Porches (12x40') on my home. I want to build a Vertical Log Cabin for retirement in a few years.
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Cross-stitch; oil painting and pen & ink art; crossword puzzles; reading; collecting old kerosene lamps; collecting cardinal figurines; studying the Bible; serving on numerous boards of a variety of service and community organizations.
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My first answer here was glib, but I do have other hobbies and interests: old houses (restored a couple); philately (pre-War II US); painting and drawing; collect pocket knives and old compasses; but my obsession is Model A's.
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I like history about the civil war,ww2,old houses,old buildings, old cars and old clocks. I love to look at the elegant lines and craftsmanship that went into these creations. Hobbies are playing the drums,hammer dulcimer, flying remote control helicopters, building motorized bicycles,building computers, building my t-bucket and my newest obsession my model A. At least my wife likes the model A as well. She wont ride in the t-bucket she says it is too noisy. Like to shoot as well. Bought my first .45 1911 and would love to own one that was produced and carried during ww2 era ,but cant afford that right now so still dreaming.
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Antique cars, metal crafting and vintage racers take up all my waking hours. After seeing all you guys' hobbies, I resolve to get a life. Actually, I enjoy any chance to take in the wonderful scenery in Missouri, especially in a Model A, reading history, studying and dreaming about flying, family and grandkids. I love talking with (listening to) older people and wise and interesting people (there lots of this kind of people on fordbarn). I think it would be interesting to interview and document a cross section of the disappearing generation. I hope this subject comes up again next year, so I can tell about my hobby.
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Well it would appear that most of the folks here collect old. From the Civil War on up things made back in these eras and up to the Model A period were made of quality with the long term in mind. When you own and drive a Model A you realize you are driving a piece of machinery many men and minds built and built well. I collect old! Old cars, old gas station and auto repair equipment. Alignment racks, drive on brake testers, tire mounting and repairing equipment, old engine rebuilding equipment, Motor Service, Auto Trade Journal, Automobile Digest, and Motor magazines since the twenties. Also any companies that produced and distributed tool catalogs and tools
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Old Cushman scooters, early Honda motorcycles, old Volkswagens, old signs, and penny peanut and gum machines.

Any thing that runs on gasoline.

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I have too many hobbies that are impeeding the progress on the Model-A.
I bought a '52 Farmall tractor just after starting the model-A and rebuilt it.
Took my youngest son to a few car shows, and he was instantly drawn to Mustangs. It doesn't matter the year, but he loves Mustangs, so when I came across a deal that I couldn't pass up, I bought a '66. We work on it together, and have turned it into a nice driver.
I do a bit of home remodeling, built a mahogany boat, restored an old boat (a couple times), and built a decent little HO train layout for my son.
I enjoy yardwork and I coach a little league team in the summer.
In the winter I like to hibernate, get fat and watch Patriots football games.

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I do some Sport biking.
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Pvt Pilot and enjoy flying open cockpit planes. Also like building & flying RC planes. Needless to say, I also enjoy driving and working on my Model A Pickup.
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I've got one of these on my desk at home.

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Anything old that catches my eye, anything gas powered, antique motorcycle memorabilia heavily ensconced with Indian Motocycle. My wife says I should have a reality show, 'As the Hoard Grows'.....Ifin I didn't want cremated Id be buried in an A, but I did tell the wife to blend my ashes in paint and spray me on something old.....
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I also have the full collection of Texaco Truck Banks (30 so far) issued one per year since 1984

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I spend my free time surfing, fishing, building bicycles and longboard skateboards and growing stuff (vegetables) - agriculture. Professionaly, my areas are industrial heritage, etnography and anthropology.
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I collect licenses plates and antique auto accessories and small nos model a parts for my dealer room display case .
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I used to be a beekeeper, I used to play golf, I used to fish and hunt but I gave it all up to work on the A and be a grandfather.
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I collect memories and stories - not done yet!
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My current work. 1966 Econoline Pickup
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Duck calls and Decoys, shooting sports and hunting. I am a MAFFI Trustee.

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Antique cash registers and antique scales. Candy machines. Classic Chevy's and Model A's. WWII gun sights and bomb sights. Waterford crystal. Railroad things, including a BN caboose, which is our weekend get-away. And, whatever else strikes our fancy.
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Wood working(Complete cabinet shop in garage), Fly fishing, Fly tying and fly rod making along with traveling.
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Dogs, cats, and 50's-60's JAZZ...
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Family geneology, car models, passenger steamships, wood burning steam locomotives and coins.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:47 PM   #144
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I'm restoring an antique house built in 1915.
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I love british motorcycles, early pre-unit triumphs and i had a bsa victor 441 in high school love to find another 1966 or 67 model....love the 50's style hot rodding that was done in the 1950's---flat powered,,,remember that as a kid....basically like anything i can get running thats been sitting along time....love to take apart things and put them back together!!

Recently got into vintage Harley Davidson's and indians if you know any for sale please contact me.....thanks gump
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1922 Indian Scout and books associated with the marque. Next project is to build a trailer using the 21in A rims that I can tow behind the Tudor. Anyone got some pictures of what trailers looked like in the late 20's and early 30's".
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I am new to my second love but I have a 1983 fl harley for 23 years and it was my love till my A hope to have as much fun with my tudor
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:03 PM   #149
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Well...being raised in an auto salvage yard and body shop formed me into a life long car builder...but only as a hobby...not my career. I was a private pilot for 25 years, accomplished construction builder of homes and shops . I enjoy woodworking and at one time built and sold 100's of unique birdhouses (wrens only). I also enjoy flying RC airplanes and choppers. Always had auto shop nearby. Oddly enough my career was in law enforcement and corrections....from a beat cop while attending college in 1972 after military to the Director of Correctional Services for 28 years...retiring from same in 2006 at age 57 to play with my toys. I am now enjoying my A and T restoration. Quite a leap from 500hp to 20 and 40!
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:22 AM   #150
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In no particular order. My interests are: Model A rod bangers, Sportfishing off of the SoCal coast. I used to run a passenger carrying sport boat, Vintage 356 Porsche which I still have one, Ceramics, I have an MFA in ceramics and still like to spin a pot or two. My last hobby is steam locomotives, 12" to the foot scale. I am the mechanical officer on a 1942 mainline Santa fe Steam locomotive of the 4-8-4 wheel arrangement. www.sbrhs.org. I am looking for another hobby to fill in my free time. Whoops, forgot my 16 cat buddies. No dogs right now.
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I enjoy collecting antique pocket watches and antique pistols. But like my antique cars, I can only afford the cheap versions. Thats my hobbies.
My interests are pretty women, but at my age, its a one way street..
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Just two....

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I enjoy fly fishing. Sometimes its tough to choose between fishing and cars. Oh yeah and I have a girlfiend also which seems to take some time! haha
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Is anyone interested in the Can Am series from the 60"s, I have some interesting memorabilia from that era.
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Model A's for three generations in my family.

  • Driving and working on my Model A is my fun hobby.
  • Flying my high performance aerobatic RV7 is my exciting hobby.
  • Rebuilding our 1934 farm house is my expensive hobby.
  • Running our mini-ranch is my responsible hobby.
The Model A is a regular at the feed store.



Kids are grown, so it is me, my wife and our Australian Shepherds.


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Staying alive, O-gauge trains, guns, street rods, and fishing.
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Seems a lot of us like 'toy' trains...interesting.


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Besides owning a 1929 AA CCPU I am totally restoring the truck. My other hobby is Drawing parts of the truck that I have not been able to find drawing of. A to find out if parts are able to be repop in better quaity than the parts that are being made.
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I have a couple single engine airplanes and enjoy driving my '29 tudor to the airport to get a different view of life. Also ride a Harley and a Corvette convertible. Toy box is just about full!
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I've mentioned restoring refrigerators before, but here is a short video of my first restoration.

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HO Model Railroading, Architectural History...particularly early Federal Period, Painting as Art...sketching, still life, Landscape, taking care of our farm...
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Magic, Reading, Working on all kinds of Car Projects. Model A Club.
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my wife and I worked in scoring at Watkins Glen during the Can Am races..I clearly remember the white vacuum cleaner - if you know what I mean
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I am new to vintage cars, so the obsession is just taking root. Lifetime of hang gliding. Anything related to dogs. Playing acoustic guitar.
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Collecting model A parts, going out to my storage buildings and handleing said parts from time to time and posting on this forum.
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Cool 41 Ford GP/Military Test Model Jeep

This would be my Hobby at present time.Plus I Love to Fish. Hello I forgot I am new here my name is CW and I am glad to be here!!!
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1961 DBD34 Gold Star......looks good when it's standing still and even better when it's running "
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History,,, traveling to UK, saw Winston Churchills WW2 bunker, a must see!
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I collect that sort of item. What do you have?
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Grandchildren, O-gauge trains, Ford Mustang, firearms and fishing.
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House renovation, gardening, archeology, reading, cooking, cycling, running, swimming, sightseeing, history, photography, antiques, buying and selling. I love to dance, too, but do not do so much of it anymore. Live music and theatre. I also enjoy my full-time job and socializing with friends. I love to do things with my wife and children. I probably forgot a few things here and there. I have been trying to learn Chinese. If I could add anything, it would be learning French as my daughter lives there and my son-in-law is French.
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Drumming (i play in an original rock band) collecting vintage military firearms uniforms and gear, reading about wwii history, shooting, Hiking, camping, skiing, fabricating, rock crawling, hot rodding, and drinking beer.

And of course my old cars and related antiques....

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Other than car stuff, I do gun stuff with an emphasis in machine guns.










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Well let's see besides old car stuff, I collect blow torches, books & magazines, family history, Gibson tractors, Wisconsin Motors, blacksmithing, movie stills,lobby cards, old cheese cakes (no,not the kind you eat), model trains,old toys, old sheet music..why don't you ask me what i'm not into...it's a shorter list benny
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1 wife 7 daughters, 17 grandchildern, 12 great grandchildern, 11 gas pumps, 50 oil bottles, 30 railroad lanterns,1 Model A, 1 56 chevy, and much more. John
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Antique snowmobile. A 1966 OMC Snow Cruiser with original 21" track, seat; fully restored.
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A 75 MGB, a 57 Chev Bel Air, model railways, a prize winning yard, and most important five grandchildren.
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I am the son of an ABC (now the USBC) triple Hall of Fame bowler. I quit bowling when I was 19 at the urging of my dad (he was afraid I would have trouble with my wife-to-be as serious as bowling was to me). 25 years later I started again. After a year I had a massive stroke. The stroke ended my guitar playing days that I enjoyed beyond words that took the place of competitive bowling. i returned to bowling about 9 months after the stroke with a 279/724 night bowling with my good friend Lou, also a Hall of Famer. Now, I bowl with an ex-tour professional Joe Nuzzo, the best amateur bowler in the country (maybe the world), Adam Barta, and 2 more Hall of Famers, Danny Guerrieri, and Rich Skelton. Last year we nearly set a national team record, falling only some 70 pins short. I could have someone post a picture if anyone wants to see what real bowling looks like.

I do still try to write lyrics and play some but my days of intense blues guitar are finished, thanks to the congenital arterial defect that caused the massive stroke.

About a week ago I jotted down some lyrics about a drag car in a blues/rockabilly style for some humorous fun with Adam and Pete Barta, whom I bowl with on Wednesday evenings. This past Wednesday evening I just missed shooting 300 my first game (thanks to a couple of ten pins), while Adam rolled 300, and then I should have shot 276 the second game but a couple of 10 pins foiled my game, while Adam shot another 300 (his 179th), and then I just fell short again with 279. We set the league high team set and game that night.

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Older chainsaw rebuilding and using. Great enjoyment finding them, solving the problems with them and setting them up to cut wood and supply people that can't afford or get their winter wood in any longer.
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As a teenager I used to build plastic car models in the winter when it was too cold to work in the garage (Vermont) then work on my '40 Buick in the summer. I found that the change from fine motor skill work in the winter to course motor skill work and vice versa was interesting.

These days an an older person, I still like cars and have two. My primary hobby interest includes things made of metal or wood and involve mechanics. I fly planes (PA-32) spend a lot of time following my daughters volleyball sports team, nurture a good marriage that I'd like to keep, and relaxing with manual labor around the yard.
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400 antique clocks are hanging around my house and I just keep a few running
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My first interest is owning and driving Model A's and T's, number 2 is owning and operating steam tractors, and number 3 is "G" scale model railroad. Got lots of other hobbies but these are the main ones.
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Pontiac autos and Southeastern Native American history...
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Besides being a Model A and T collector, I have several other classic cars. I also have been collecting vintage wrist and pocket watches for over 40 years as well as general antiques and collectibles. I also have a room in my house that I call my toy museum, where there are probably 1000 or more model cars and trucks in various scales, as well as a hord of car parts that I thought I really needed to buy at the time I did. some of which are also on display. I must have been reincarnated from an earlier time, to be so in love with old things.
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I collect older cap guns from the 50's and 60's
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Boy do we have a wealth of talent on this forum!

I enjoy computers, computer graphics, digital photography, and videography. I am fairly competent in Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, and Lightwave.

When I was younger I was very much into model making especial of WWII armor. These skills translated very well when I needed to draw plans and reconstruct the crumbling body of my 1928 original steel skinned Huckster.
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I also enjoy woodworking. Now that I move my roadster out of my woodshop, I can get back to doing some. Here are a few pieces I've done:



Beautiful work!!!!

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Old 12-10-2014, 12:11 PM   #194
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Too many interests. Cars, 4 Model A's, 35 Ford cp, 37 Chevy cp, 55 Chevy Bel Air, 55 T-bird. Also collect Antique brass National Cash Registers, gas pumps, hand crank victrolas. We also pull a Jeep with our m-h & go Jeeping in Moab Utah twice a yr.
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:48 PM   #195
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In an earlier post, I mentioned cars, cash registers, trains.I’m also interested in military history.I’m a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, so I march in parades, attend military funerals, etc.Had over 100 ancestors who fought in the Civil War (both sides), including two that were prisoners at Andersonville.As for cars, 29 phaeton, 31roadster, 55 First Series Chevy pickup, 56 Nomad, 56 Chevy Sports Sedan (4 door hardtop), 57 Corvette, 84 Chevy pickup, 87 Wrangler, 88 Corvette, 2010 Ford F 150, 2012 Lincoln MKX. Note: have never had all of them drivable at the same time—my goal in life.
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:37 AM   #196
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My '57 Chevy
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:48 AM   #197
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Let's try this again, with pictures this time
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