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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:17 pm 
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Location: Up North were the roads are always quiet, and the sky is nearly always blue
Yesterday I attended the Grange over Sands classic car show, in spite of the weather there was a good turn out and as always this is a very well organised event.

Watching the Jazz band and the birds of prey while enjoying some excellent tea and homemade cake, I realised that the average age of attendees must be in their 60's, with out a doubt all with a great enthusiasm for their/ classic cars.

My question within 20 years will this be a thing of the past? :( :( :(

Personally I have family members that like their cars as long as they are on PCP and they can connect their I phone.... or am I just getting old and cynical.............. :lol: :D


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:36 pm 
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My 19 year old son has put 200 miles on our 1930s MG J2 This weekeed. Give them the opportunity and some will take the hobby up.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:38 pm 
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Certainly not on yer own there....

Rather have a monthy repair bill and free tax and some classic motoring that is owned by me than paying for somone elses car only to hand it back in exchange for another generic box...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:20 pm 
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I agree the average age is increasing, but the average ability to afford has reduced.
But have also been wondering whether petrol fuelled cars will go the same way as steam engines.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:39 pm 
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;) Mark, with a dad like you he have to :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:03 pm 
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mk1 wrote:
My 19 year old son has put 200 miles on our 1930s MG J2 This weekeed. Give them the opportunity and some will take the hobby up.


Mark , while we was at the Harewood hill climb the other Sunday , Two of the youngens walk past while we were watching the cars on the hill climb and said " Bloody hell they all oldens drivin them cars " :lol: :lol: :lol: Obvious they were from the show and shine in the field , 99 percent under 25 , Cars with funny suspension on , Soon as they drove on the field out with the polish and never stopped , I am sure if you brought your lad/lass up helping ya par with classics , You would be half way there :D :D .

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:31 pm 
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davidscothorn wrote:
I agree the average age is increasing, but the average ability to afford has reduced.
But have also been wondering whether petrol fuelled cars will go the same way as steam engines.

Our cars will become the stationary engines of today's shows. As I get older I find myself standing watching them more and more :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:24 pm 
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''As I get older I find myself standing watching them more and more''.

Ode to getting older??

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

W. H. Davies (1871-1940)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:30 pm 
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Yeah, a few people have been saying this recently. I just think we take it for granted that what we've been doing since the 80s will carry on BUT it's safe to say that the classic car thing has got to contract as a scene in future years as we all get older and I just don't see younger people taking the interest on in any significant numbers. I just don't think people currently younger than say 35 can even relate to cars from the 60s! It'll become as niche as the pre war car scene in 20 years I think but with so many 60s cars about it does make you wonder?? The vast majority of classic car drivers I see out and about on the road are a good bit older than me, in their 60s at least.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:57 pm 
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True, but look at the current trend of ' Hipsters ' who are into 50's motorbikes.....and there's always the young surf dudes who are into the classic VW campers......not forgetting the young ' Mods' who ( help ) keep the 60's scooter scene going....


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