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Old 11-27-2021, 09:05 AM   #1
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Default At What Age Do You Give It Up?

We have a Club Member, he's 97, Drives this '31 Tudor. His adult daughter is right-seat, always. No need to take away his key, he'd just hot-wire.
Enjoying the Holidays

His name is Tony!!
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Old 11-27-2021, 09:09 AM   #2
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One answer is never. The other is that you will know when it is time.
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Old 11-27-2021, 09:10 AM   #3
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Wow great….hope I get there that well
Age isn’t the measure it’s abilities both mental and physical
Keep going my friend!
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Old 11-27-2021, 09:15 AM   #4
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We all have an expiration date stamped on us somewhere. We shouldn't give it up until that date.
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Old 11-27-2021, 09:39 AM   #5
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Old 11-27-2021, 09:39 AM   #6
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Old 11-27-2021, 09:40 AM   #7
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In a World full of unbelievable bad news...day after day...it's nice to get a piece of good news.
Keep going Tony, you'll know when it's time to stop

"I what to be like Tony", is a good motto
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Old 11-27-2021, 09:54 AM   #8
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Not a lot of our members born before The Model A was produced! He could be our oldest member! Congratulations Tony!
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Old 11-27-2021, 11:02 AM   #9
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I'd say it's time, no matter the age, when you lose interest. If the A sits and deteriorates and it makes you feel bad to look at it, its time to sell. If you are still getting someone to wheel you out to the garage to tinker at 106 yrs old, keep at it, you haven't lost interest.
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Old 11-27-2021, 11:37 AM   #10
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We all have an expiration date stamped on us somewhere. We shouldn't give it up until that date.
That is very true
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Old 11-27-2021, 12:06 PM   #11
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It also depends on where you live. If you live in an urban area it is more dangerous because the speed and bad habits of today’s drivers. If you live in a rural area you probably can keep driving longer depending on your physical and mental acuity.

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Old 11-27-2021, 12:49 PM   #12
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We have a club member in the Santa Anita A's of Arcadia, California who is in his mid 90's and looks like a man in his 60's. An amazing man, still drives his modern car and his Model A. Last I heard he still goes hiking in the mountains. He served in the army in WWII, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and crossed the Rhine in a rubber boat under fire. He was recently honored by throwing out the first pitch at Dodgers Stadium and wearing his Ike jacket that still fits. Ken is an honored treasure of our club.

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Old 11-27-2021, 02:17 PM   #13
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Adapted from flying:

One of two things will happen.
One day you will walk up to your Model A not knowing it will be your last time.
One day you will walk up to your Model A knowing it will be your last time.
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Old 11-27-2021, 09:53 PM   #14
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Mister Moose, I like that !
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Old 11-28-2021, 03:04 AM   #15
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I remember this one from a while ago.
https://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/18/...-year-old-car/
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Old 11-28-2021, 06:47 AM   #16
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My daughter when she worked at the Va.Hospital, kept a Model A Horn and Quail on her desk.
The ol timers came by everyday to pick the items up and hold. Now and then they would carry them to the men who couldn't get around.
They never gave up.
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My daughter when she worked at the Va.Hospital, kept a Model A Horn and Quail on her desk.
The ol timers came by everyday to pick the items up and hold. Now and then they would carry them to the men who couldn't get around.
They never gave up.
Your daughter should be commended Wick. Obviously a kind person. Wayne
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Old 11-28-2021, 08:26 AM   #18
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My give-it-up date is the day I go on the wrong side of the dirt.
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Old 11-28-2021, 10:52 AM   #19
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Son: "Dad, do they have Model A's in heaven"?

Dad: "Of course Son, why do you think they call it heaven"
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Old 11-28-2021, 11:16 AM   #20
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Similar to Bob Bidonde's post... that day will be I am no longer on the sunny side of the sod.
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