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Old 01-18-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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Every day when I review your threads and reponses I wonder just what is the average age of the guys/girls that belong and use this forum. Has it ever been determined? Just curious, thats all. And oh, my speedometer will hit 70 this year. Thanks.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:21 PM   #2
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I'm 42. Had my "A" for 12 years now and the V8 for 7 years.
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Just turned 38, going on 19. Been in an "A" Ford since I was about 5. Before that it was "T"'s.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:25 PM   #4
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i'm 18, and have been enjoying model a's for 18 years
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:49 PM   #5
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The way I do the math, I am 49 and 361/365ths.
My Model A experience started when my Dad bought a '31 Pick-Up when I was about 14. I found a funny looking gear in a box of miscellaneous parts and I felt the desire to find out where it went. Turns out it was the speedometer drive gear. Still have the Pick-up, the rear-end is currently in my Phaeton and that speedo drive gear still isn't working.

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Old 01-19-2012, 01:24 AM   #6
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It's a little old, but take a look at this and add to it if you want to -
http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showth...highlight=long

60 years young. First A in '69 29 CC Pickup, still have it.

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Old 01-19-2012, 01:29 AM   #7
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Not as old as "VERMIN," my Avatar pic. I'm 76, is that younger than DIRT? Bill W.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:30 AM   #8
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43, got my first A about 5 yrs ago.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:34 AM   #9
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:35 AM   #10
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im 73, been restoring model a's for 30 yrs, but got into the 49 50 fords in 63, raced them at the old saugus stadium near san fernando in ca. now im a little to sick to restore any more of them, so now i spend my time trying to answer posts and cause as much confusion as i can
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:37 AM   #11
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currently am 26
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:44 AM   #12
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65 feel like 25 thank the lord.
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:53 AM   #13
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44 next month,been a ford guy all my life,been into A's about 5 years.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:17 AM   #14
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I use to be one of the youngest a few years ago on Fordbarn, 52 now. Bought my first "A" in 2005 have loved Model A's from
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:17 AM   #15
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I'm 57. Was bitten by the Model A bug when my uncle taught me how to drive when I was 13 or so in a cutdown AA truck.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:17 AM   #16
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I am 62. Bought mine in October of last year.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:42 AM   #17
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I am 65. Started with the model A when I was 13, and my father and I restored a town sedan. My brother has that car now, along with a roadster and a pickup and 3 doodlebugs. My other brother has a doodlebug, as he cant see well enough to get a license. I have had a few dozen model A's, and now just have the tudor I bought in 1975. It brought my sons home from the hospital when they were born. (try that today with all the child protection laws) I threw a party for the car when it turned 80 years old. I have a lot of cars, so it does not get out as much as it used to, but is still on the road regularly. I started restoring cars full time in 1988, and have restored many model A's for customers. More info on my web site.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:28 AM   #18
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31 here... and I have a 31 coupe! I caught the bug (and the car) from my Grandad. I'm a pilot now but grew up spending time on the family farm and always loved wrenching on anything with a motor and spending time outdoors. I'm certainly having a lot of fun with the hobby and enjoying all the people I'm meeting in my local club. It makes the city life a lot more tolerable when you find a good church and other good groups (I.E. the local A club) to be a part of. Amazing how a feeling of "community" can draw people together and have a good time!
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:48 AM   #19
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I am 47, my family has always been into the Model "A" Ford see my avitar.
I am very fortunate that my parents , wife and my 2 boys love the Model A hobby.
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I'm 21. Restored my first A when I was 15.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:54 AM   #21
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I'm 65. These numbers are going to be skewed due to younger people being computer literate and as the age increases the litteracy goes down. So there are going to be many that won't be responding.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:57 AM   #22
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Was 66 Sunday Model A 6 yrs.
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I'm 70 & glad to see so many younger "motorheads" are into Model "A's."
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:02 AM   #24
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I'm 70, but glad to see so many "youngsters" taking up the model A hobby. Means my widow won't have any trouble selling the roadster. . . . When the time comes!!
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:23 AM   #25
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I'm 54 and bought my A 12 years ago. My Dad has always had A's. Ron
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:25 AM   #26
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I hope this does not skew the average computation, but I am 127 years old.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:28 AM   #27
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I'm 31 and have been restoring and repairing early fords since I was 18. Started with the 31 Victoria. I'm currently finsihing up a 39 pickup. You can find the progress pics on the early V8 page.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:44 AM   #28
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33 yrs old and grew up around the hobby/business from the time I was still loading diapers.

Been working on old Fords ever since- in addition to building my personal cars I do customer cars as well.
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73.... if I remember right......
First Model A in 1974 after wanting one for 20 years but it was too far gone and I was getting moved around on the job too much so it had to go down the road. Next one was 27 years later, in 2001. Currently have a 31 Deluxe Coupe and 31 Huckster-to-be.

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Old 01-19-2012, 10:11 AM   #30
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I'm 31. got into old cars from my grandpa and his friends as a kid. Bought a 34 ford pick up when I was 15 and sold it about six years ago to buy my A.
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Going on 67.

If I had known I was going to live this long, I would've taken better care of myself.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:40 AM   #32
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I am 44.
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63. feel like 17, 'specially when driving a Model A bought #1 in 1986, still driving #5 & #7.
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Currently I am 32- just got my a 2 years ago, been hooked ever since!
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83 here. First A was a 28 Roadster when in High School. In the hobby since 1962. Currently have three A's, a Dec. 1927 Light Delivery, a Feb. 1929 Roadster, a March 1930 Deluxe Coupe, and hundreds of wonderful people I have met since 1962.

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I just turned 76 and have owned or restored over 20 Model A's and still have my 29 Special coupe since 1980 and the 30 roadster since 2005. Just finishing a 29 Town sedan for someone else and starting a 30 pickup restoration also for someone else. Always loved Model A's since I saw my first phaeton when I was 12. These cars keep you young.
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68. Got my Ford in 1960, when I was 17.
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I am almost 21 and have been collecting and working on cars for about 4 years now. I just purchased my 1930 Ford Model A Murray Bodied Town Sedan. My great grandfather collected Ford Model T's as well as Ford Model A's, but sold off his collection before I was born. According to my grandmother he had every year and model of the T's and A's in his collection. I think that is where I get my love for old cars. It's a fun hobby and am very glad to finale have a Ford Model A in my collection.

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I'm pullin hard out'a turn four on lap 70.
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I will respond for my father in law, as he and his wife are cruising the east coast. He is going to be 70 on 1/22/12, and has had his '30 coupe since 1955.
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60 in June.

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I turned 65 this past november. I got my first model A in the spring of 1960 at the age of 13. I was exposed and contracted the incurable model A disease at the age of nine, our 14 year old neighbor, at the time had a red stripped down model A. I have owned and and done all the work on several model A's for over fifty years.
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I'm 77 3/4 and probably the oldest to reply so far, but thankfully my health is still good. The first vehicle I drove was my father's 1930 International one ton truck, in around 1950. I have liked older vehicles ever since. I had a 1947 Plymouth in 1955, in my last year of college. I had a 1948 Plymouth between 1962 and 1966. After I retired as an Aerospace Engineer in 2002, in 2004 I got a 1930 Model A coupe from a friend in New Hampshire who restores them. This was followed by a 1930 Town Sedan in 2005. I replaced the first coupe with another 1930 coupe with a much better body in 2006. Both of my present cars are good drivers, and I drive them as much as I can. My 50 year old son also enjoys driving them, and we will often have both cars in parades. I am fortunate to live about 15 minutes from Berts in Denver, and Steve and Phil have been a big help to me. Fordbarn and Ahooga have also been a big help in learning about Model As.
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The first vehicle I ever drove was a 29 RP on my Grandfather's farm at age 10. The same pickup was my first car at age 16. I am now 67 and have a 29 CCP + 63 and 99 Corvettes and a 69 Sprint Car. Lots of retirement projects!
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My First Model A I owned was in the summer of 1947 and drove it 35 miles a day to work I currently have a 1930 Tudor a great driver, and a 1930 Roadster that is also a driver just over 50,000 mikes since restoration. Cars are the same age as I am Born in 1930
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:14 PM   #46
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I am 62 and bought my first Model A a 1929 Tudor Sedan in 1964 I still have it.
I am building a Model A powered speedster now with an original Riley 2 port on it.
I grew up with Model T's my father had several of them. He is still going strong
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I think this hobby helps keep you young.

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49 I wanted any kind of vintage car when I was 18. Wife (48) loves the cars too , that helps. Oh the car needs a ........., ok honey that's fine.
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I'm 70, but my bought my first A at the ripe old age of 14


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I am 33, first car was a 49 Dodge. Last 4 or 5 years I have really gotten into A's and have gone on tours with some old timers. It's fun.
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66 here

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Im 18, and have been in model a's my whole life. And i plan on keeping it that way
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I am 47, starting looking at my grandfathers A parked on the edge of their yard when I was very small (helped my uncle move it inside about 30 years ago). Just got my A in Aug of last year.
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I'm 47 and I got my Model A 12 years ago. Hooked ever since.

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85 and folks keep asking "did you buy that car new?"
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75 years and counting! Bought my first A, a 68B in 1952, my second in 1959 which I still drive. Came home from the hospital in 1936 in my Dad's 40B pictured in the avatar. Gar Williams
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Bought my first and only Model A, a '30 coupe (in bad shape) at the ripe age of 70. The driveline was already done, so I was lucky. I'm now 73 and I've finished it. I seem to spend a lot of time under, over and inside it, constantly working on something. I look forward every day to getting out in my shop just to work on "Miss Tillie". We're going to get some snow up here so I'm looking forward to getting her out in it.
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turned "60" on the 10th. I've had my "A" for a year and 4 months and really havin fun with her (Bessie)
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I get to be 53 until April, I've had my '31 C/cab p/u since I was 15.
I just FINALLY got to drive it 'legal like' last Sunday night - all in one piece. Got a lot of bugs to work out, and get it back to the body shop to fix all my 'screw ups' (it's amazing how new paint can turn a guy into a butterfingers)
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Im pushing 74,got my 1,st A ,a S/W 160B for $75 in 1953.Now,15 A,s later Ive come full circle & recently bought another 160B as a stable mate for my 30 cpe.Ive always loved rebuilding & driving them.The best way to unwind is to get out in the A!
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Thanks, I must have said it right, so I suppose that we can both still do math.

Right now I am working on one of those Pete Buciak Chicago Shock Absorbers at Babbitt Bills.

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Old 01-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #61
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Crowding 71, got my grandfathers 31 fordor in 55, a 31 pickup in 67, a 31 tudor in 72 and a 30 tudor in 2010. Still have the pickup and the 30 tudor.
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I am 58 and have had my '30 Tudor for a little over a year. I started out with MGB's, and still have them too. I have always liked the British roadsters. I decided that I would like to have a Model A about 20-25 years ago, but never had the money to spend on one until now. I have enjoyed every minute of it. I like to tinker with it, drive it, and show it off.
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I am 60, and I have had an A Model since I was 13. I still have the same car.
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At a mere 52, I still look forward to a couple more decades with my Model A's.
Dad has a '28 pickup that I used to drive as a kid, and which he used as a spare car. A real rust bucket which he is now disassembling, and which I will no doubt someday inherit in just that condition. Twenty-three or so years ago he bought me a '28 Special Coupe which I have driven and worked on ever since. Just this summer my brother sold me the '31 pickup Dad had bought him at roughly the same time. Now I'm chasing twice the rattles.
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68 got my first two A's when I was 15. Still have one of them and trying to Ford it. (fix or repair daily) Loving it!
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I'm 22. Just got my A from my Grandpa last summer. Excited to get the ball rolling on it this spring!
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53 and have always loved old cars. Got my first ride in a model A when I was 4, bought my first one two years ago and got my second one last April. You could say I'm hooked. I have even dropped all of my hot rod and custom car magazine subscriptions.
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I'm 70 and got my first "A" when I was 20.

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43 here.. Started in the hobby when I worked summers and weekends in a model A restoration house while I was in college. I was the resident gopher, yard-ape, parts-monkey and general sandblaster roust-a-bout I got my first 'A' about 4 years ago and have been turning my garage into an "A" rescue shelter since then, taking in all the strays my wife will allow

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Almost ready to turn 48 and I've had my A 4 years. I'll have to say I'm surprised at how young many of the respondents have been. I'm considered the kid of our club. I think perhaps the statistics here are skewed by the fact that is in an online survey and computer and internet use drops rapidly in the older age groups.
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Almost 78,Model A coupe was Valentine's gift in 62.Park in barn Feb 16 62. Decided in 06 to spend time on it.Would like to THANKS everyone on this form.(Shelly too)
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A 36 V8 er crowding 73 bought it 26 yrs ago and been driving it ever since up to 2 yrs ago, hoping its almost there to be running again,i really miss driving it. ken ct.
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64 and still going strong. First Model A, a CCPU, when I was 13 and still have it!
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12 years old driving the A,.at 17 high school I restored a 1931 Oldsmobile. and now have 3 Model A's 62 enjoy!
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I'm 31 and inherited my 1931 Coupe from my father, who purchased it as his first car when he was young. When I was born, I was driven home from the hospital in this A.
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Fiddy two here. Got the bug 2 years ago. One 29 Coupe and want more!
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80 my 1930 fordoor is older than me-makes me feel young.
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:31 PM   #78
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I'm 71, can you believe I traded my our SSR for our 1928 Phaeton, I've had the best time with the Model A, Joined the Model A Club in Owensboro, Ky. planning a tour to Rough River Lodge for lunch in February, sure hope the weather is right for the Phaeton. We enjoy the car very much....If I can figure how to post a picture of the car, I will.

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66 years young! But had A's on and off since I was 25.
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Me I am 49 and 6/12 years. I got my model A about 17 years ago.
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65+, had Model As since 1958, and still have my first one.

I am actively working to get it back on the road soon. I had to disassemble it years ago due to lack of space, and not wanting to let it get destroyed by being out in the weather. Last summer I realized if I did not get it back together soon, it probably would never be in one piece again. Having the time of my life working on that car.

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Old 01-21-2012, 02:48 AM   #83
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I am 49. I was probably about 19 when I first took notice of Model A's.
At 26 I purchased my 31 coupe.
Looking back I wish I'd had the resources of this site to reference before buying (heck nobody I knew even had a home computer)
2 chapters into the Judging standards & it occured to me...damn...all this car needs is EVERYTHING.

Since opening an autoglass shop at 30 yrs old I've put my project on hold many times. I fact it's been a series of short, furious, bursts of action, but then always pushed into the corner after a few days as fresh business comes in the door.
I haven't devised a plan yet to finish this car before retirement, but it's on my mind constantly.
Perhaps at 50 I shall hang out a closed sign...keep paying rent...JUST work on the "A"...and run till the bank account is dry
In the meantime...this site has alot of good people who keep the spark alive & we're a lucky bunch!
The car is in front of a body shop where I worked. That was taken right after I bought her!
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:43 AM   #84
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I'm 52 i own 2 model a 's but its the people we have met through the cars that make this movement what it is
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41..... Having been raised in a Model A family I've grown up around the Model A all my life. Some of my best memories as a kid in the 70's revolve around our 1930 Model A Ford Tudor.
Raising three boys of my own today I hope each of them have great memories of their Dad and the 1930 Model A Tudor the way I do.
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I am 48 Years Old.
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41 here, I have been in the hobbie since I was 13. Rod
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I'm 69. I have owned Model "A"s since I was 13 years old.
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56 going on 15.... into old cars all my life, Model "A" owner for last 7 years, love it, drive the wheels off it & the wife, kids, and grandkids all enjoy
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48 in April. The A has been in the family as longer than I have!
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Im 57, my dad had a Model A when I was 18, got to drive it and the odd occasion I had to fix it, I have owned my 1928 Model A Tudor for 6 years and enjoying every minute of it
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65 and had Model A's since 1978. Only problem, can drive only one of them at any given time!!! Real good hobby. Met a lot of great people over the years as a result of having the Model A Fords.
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im 23 and got my first a about 4 years ago...seems like theres a bunch of us around 20!
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I`m 57 Had a `for 25 years. Got the bug when I was 12.

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I m77 and feel 97 had my coupe about 10 years model T before

have patrotic garage (red pu white car blue modela)
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58 and counting!

And, I've been a lover of horseless carriages, Model T's and Model A's all my life... but never had the money to get one of my own, or the time to enjoy driving one... until recently.
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I'm 53 and have been enjoying this friendship for 12 years. I have three A's and love driving them everywhere I can.
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I am 74 outside still 20 inside, and have been Model A'ing since 1964. I do not plan to ever quit since I also plan to live forever and I am doing a good job so far...
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I'm 45 but like it says I was born too late. It comes down to where and how you grew up.
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Are you guys twins?
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I'm 43 years old and a petrolhead since i was born. Tinkered with my father as a little boy on his old Volvos and i played only with model-cars.
Now the cars are no longer model-cars.
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67. I've had my first A for 51 years.

Great topic. I'm surprised at how many have responded to this thread who I've seldom seen here!
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55 years old. My first experience with a Fordor was when I was in high school at 17 yrs old...my print shop,teacher Tom Parker, Hollywood High School and his wife Sue owned it...they were in their early twenties. My mission now is to get kids in the high school where I teach in Yakima, Washington interested in Model As.
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Ron in Quincy...were you familiar with George Breitwieser of Portola...my father-in-law who owned this A before my wife and I decided to keep it in the family. he owned the Pullman House Inn in Portola and the hardware store in Blairsden for a number of years.
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67. I've had my first A for 51 years.

Great topic. I'm surprised at how many have responded to this thread who I've seldom seen here!
This thread was orginally a year old (1/28/12) before being brought forward yesterday.
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I'm 41 until August 2013, My 31 150B woodie has been in my family since 1939. I have fond memories of riding in it growing up and learning to drive it at age 11. It developed an engine crack and dad parked it 25 years ago. Dad passed away in 08 so in Feb 2011 I dragged her out of the barn, put an engine in her and have been collecting parts and information ever since. I drove her a few times before I had to seek work out of the country and now can't wait to come home to start on the rest. Feel free to check out my photo albums under my profile.
I really like the FB and everyone here. This is a great venue for learning and sharing.
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OK Guys, I had nothing better to do so I crunched some numbers:
Result is, we Model A'rs on the Barn come in at an average age of 55 years.

age brackets are:
Under 25 yrs 8%
26 - 35 yrs 8%
36 - 45 yrs 10%
46 - 55 yrs 20%
56 - 60 yrs 9%
61 - 65 yrs 12%
66 - 70 yrs 14%
71 - 75 yrs 10%
Over 75 yrs 9%


55% of us are under 60 years and 45% over 60 years and that works out at over 5000 years of experience amongst us.
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I am 65. Started working on Model A s with my uncle when I was about 13 or 14. He moved out of state and I let making a living get in the way. But I have been back now 10 years or so. Still manage to work on cars with my uncle across the miles when I can. Love the cars.
I am amazed at all the young guys. We don't have many 18 to 40s guys into Model As around here.
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I turn 34 this month.
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I an 70. Not gonna git old, just gonna keep having birthdays. Tillie was my first Model A. Been working on her - restoring and repairing since 1971 - I think that's 41 years. The hood was painted and installed last fall. The bed goes to the blaster today and the fenders are ready for paint. Goal is to have her finished by late spring or early summer.
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48 until next August, Model A owner for 8 years.
I think its really cool that we have more than one octogenarian with us as well as a few members still in their teens. So much that can be learned from both groups.
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I'm 61 and bought my first Model A a Briggs Fordor this Summer. Last Fall I bought a 30 coupe. I had been racing and restoring Harleys for 40 years until I had a heart attack and quintuple bypass 4 years ago and decided to give up riding bikes. I recently retired and needed a hobby. I'm really enjoy rebuilding and driving these cars.
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I am 69. I am a retired farmer. I too was was a motorcycle rider and builder all my life. I bought an A 7 years ago and restored it as a driver with mods. We have now put 16,000 miles on it. I love driving the A and we enjoy the companionship of other A and old car people. I also have a T (for sale) and am starting to build a traditional flathead A-v8 roadster (Brookville body) Thankfully I am blessed with good health and hope I can continue.

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I am 59 years old and have always wanted to buy an A cabriolet, God willing

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I am 62. Been enjoying Model A's since 1958 or so. Bought my first Model A in 1966 and still have it. The people I have met in this hobby are the greatest friends one will ever have...Long live the Model A/AA Ford!

OK MurphyJ...NOW GET TO WORK...YOU CAN FIGURE OUT THE AVERAGE AGE NOW!!!!

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I'm 81, bought my first A at 79.They are just a fun car! I don't buy green bannanas any more, "just in case" But do buy parts for my A. I drive the old girl 2-3 times a week. Charlie
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I am 68 and have had my Town Sedan for 4 years
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i am 46 now, and take the Next step to 47 late April.. Got my first A about 3 years ago, but have been interested in model A and other old Ford cars since the middel of 80..
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I'll be 67 in Feb. Had my A since 06. It was my retirement project. I have foold with old cars all my life. My Dad said I cut my teeth on A 9/16 wrench.
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I will be 79 in April. I am thankful that my health is good. I got my 1930 Town Sedan in 2005 and my 1930 deluxified coupe in 2006, both in restored condition. They were both driveable when I got them, and I have done a lot of work on each. I drive them whenever I can, year round. My favorite is the one I am driving at the time.

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I'm 48.
Got my first "A" about 18 years ago. (basket case '30 ccpu and still working on it).
Second "A" about 2 years ago. (nice '29 tudor, but needs engine work)
Third and fourth "A" just this past summer.(one nice '30 tudor that needs engine work, other one is a '31 coupe that's totally disassembled but worth the headache.
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I'm 41 or 42. Can't remember and to lazy to do the math.
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The big 50 here Started at 13 turning wrenches in the family auto business(repair, auto body, restoration, racing) Off to college, career, family with cars only as transportion. Back in the hobby 4 years ago with the model A
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I'm 77 today, Still own my 50B that my dad & I bought in Feb, 1962. Did a total restoration, won lots of prizes from 1966 to 1969. Now I just drive it & enjoy it.
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I am 75+ Started out with a 1932 Chev sedan from my uncle to drive to school. Then a Morris minor,Mini minor,33Chev pickup,49 Meteor(Canadian ).Model A coupe came from all over,bits here and there in 1979. Came together in 1981. Nice to see so many young folks coming up behind us old crocks.
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I'm 58, Interested in Model A since I was 12.
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I'm 45 dad had A's around and ford tractors, must be hereditary addiction

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I'm 54 now, staring 55 in the eyes! Got my 28 sport coupe in 2010 and a 31 slant window in 2011. Sold the slant window last June so I could buy my 31 Victoria. I can't imagine not having an A to drive. It is my therapy for this hectic world.
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44. Should have done this 25 years ago.
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I was at a red light the other day in my 31 coupe, and the guy in the car next to me said, Nice Looking car,....did you buy it new ? .
He was not far off.....I'm 75 .
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66 couldn't afford a Model A until about 5 years ago. Got 2 and enjoy them both.
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I just turned 28 . I had an A when I was 19. got my second one last year!
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I'm fifty one and have been in a model a since before I was born my father started restoring in the late 40s and I started handing him wrenches they tell me at two. I have had many A's over the years but my roadster ran for the first time Christmas eve of 1960, and I had to re restore it in the mid 90s after a major accident I will never part with it until my youngest son gets it from me. We had at one time a 28 pheaton brother has now, 12 t touring 29 roadster , 31 slant sedan ,my roadster, 31chevy cabriolet, 41 Chevy two door,numerous mustangs and two Shelby to name a few. I now have only one and that is enough after 40 years.
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I'm 68 and going ..., well pretty strong! I bought my first A 3 years ago. I got it cheep in an auction. I found out why it was so cheep! Most part on the car needed rebuilding or replacement! I got seriously tired of reading about other people actually driving their A.s. So I went looking for a running A, found one and I love driving it and the grandkids love riding in the rumble seat.
When I was a kid, we had two AAs for farm trucks and that was my first exposure to them. I remember them sitting in the field with their grill shells sparkling.
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I am 50 and have had at least one Model A for almost 30 years.
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I'm 58 and have three 1931 Model A's, 2 Model T's and a bunch of Dodge Brothers from 1920 to 1936 and at least one car from every decade from 1910's to the 2000's. My 40 Ford Tudor we have had since early 1965. I run around with a great bunch of guys and gals we affectionately call the "T-Bums". Life is great!
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Turned 88 in july 2012. First a model was 11 years old in 1940. Tony
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I just turned 28 . I had an A when I was 19. got my second one last year!
Flop, not sure you bought enough metal to call it a car..... more like you bought parts.

(and I don't count since mine is a "B" but I'm 50)
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Turned 88 July 31st. Got first A summer of 1940. It was 11 years old. Still going strong. Tony
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67 years young!
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I am 75,have had 16 A,s since 53,around 14 F-H V-8,s & 4 T,s.Now down to 2 A,s.Very dependable & easy to repair when needed-which is not very often.
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I'm 50.
Bought my 31 coupe in 1988.
All it needed was everything...so apart she came.
Chassis done... but I'm still in the welding/patching stage on the body.
I made some progress over the holidays, but my day job takes priority over the Model A, so it'll by a while yet before I can drive it.

Reading the various entries it's really encouraging to see that younger folks out there are caring for Model A's. There was quite alot of talk a few years back of the "younger generation" will never appreciate an original Model A, and instead would only want the cookie cutter small block, chopped, yadayadayada.
I think a bunch of you have proved them wrong
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I'm 35...

My dads a carpenter.absolutely no automotive role model.Awesome dad though.
We did my buddies late 31 coupe that his mom and dad dated in(57) his first car .
Loved it,BUT he let me drive his T touring..and I was hooked.I have had very fast cars but something to be said about taking your time and enjoying the ride.
There is just nothing like these old cars.
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I am 65 and played in a model A roadster thet was on jack stands and used to cut wood [belt off left rear wheel turning a circular saw blade] since I was 4 years old...shifted the throttle lever 1.4 millon times making engine noises......cried when grandpa traded it for a chain saw [an early McCullough weighting as the A].....
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72 - 10 years younger that my A
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85 still playing with old cars 6 model Ayes working on a 48 ford coupe plus others yes i am an old car nut ben retired 25 years drove my first car my brothers 30 metel back vicky in 1940
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While pushing past seventy in years, I truly feel eighteen when I drive or touch my Model A.

In 1956, my dad in a suprise move after dinner piled the family into his Nash and drove to a huge estate that was being demolished. We walked into a darken carriage house and amongst the gloom and shadows stood a mint 1928 Leatherback Sdn. "You need something to do after school Mike", I heard my Dad say as I stood with gaping mouth. As it happened that sweet car came home right then and there. Fifty years later I rejoined the Model A Highway and found this stellar bortherhood of Model A enthusiasts. For me nothing quite meets the fun my wife and I have on the Highway. And, a huge thanks to the Ford Barn for its tremendous help and my wife for her understanding and participation.
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I'm nearly 65. First ride in an A was 1957. My brother's 30 Roadster. Got my A 2 years ago
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I'll be 68 in a month, have 4 A/AA's. Bought my first in 1959 for $20 and still have it =a 28/9 ccpu. Built a 29 tudor a few years back and now building a 30 AA truck. Have a doodlebug made from leftover parts also. All are running,
some better than others. I really enjoy reading the forums about what other people are up to with their model A's. It's all good stuff!!
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I'm 63 and bought my first model A in 68, but cut my teeth on a model T that was my first car at age 11. Still have it. Been a Ford man all my life.
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37 years old,, been around Model A's since I was born,, my dad always had a couple and was restoring a roadster. When he passed away in '98 I inherited his cars and in the last few years have gotten obsessed with Model A's...

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I'm 59, long-time interest in old planes and old cars, old cars are cheaper. My in-laws have been into Model A's and Model T's since their dad bought the family Model T in the 60's, I had to get "qualified" in the T before I could marry into the family. Bought our own Model A 22 years ago and added a few more since then.
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Im 18, bought mine about a year ago and have been loving it ever since. Well worth the 3 summers it took me to save up an buy it.
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I'll be 49 next month. just took possession 2 days ago when dad left this world ,We have been trying to put it back together for 2 years bummer is he never got to drive it.
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I'm 37. I've had my model a for 4 years. We had old cars while I was growing up
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I am 83 with 2 A's had my first A at 18 still driving and going strong Gord B by the Bay
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I,m 46 Still don't have my own model a but my fire department has had our 1928 aa sense new and i have drove it for 20 years For the past 2 years Ive put in charge of researching and putting it as close to original as possible. Thanks to you great people I'm getting so munch help . The best group of people i every had the opportunity to meet Thanks
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64 plus here. Purchased my first Model A in 1979. Am finally restoring this one hopefully to National Show standards. It is a 1931 Late Tudor Deluxe Sedan.

Also preserving three original unrestored model A's that have each scored over 400 points in recent national meets. Working on an early 1931 roadster pickup to show in Touring Class and a late 30, early 31 AA157.

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I'll be 79 this year and have owned and driven the daylights out of my A-400 for over 40 years! LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!! Especially with my wife of almost 58 years sittin' in the passenger seat "navigatin"
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I'm 34, Dad is 64 :-)

Only got the A this year. Both my boys love it too though (Solomon is 2.5 years and Van is 5 months old).
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I'm 69, my dad is 92 and my son is 43. We bought the car 15 years ago. It took the first eight years for us to turn it into a driveable vehicle. My dad also had a '29 cabriolet while in high school.
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i'm 71, got my first A when i was 14, have had lots of them, have 3 now
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There are a few of you who have posted your ages more than once in this thread. . It's no fun gettin' old.
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I am 60 just bought my second A first one was when in High school sold at graduation and have regreted ever since glad to be back
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