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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:52 am 
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To be honest, most below 35 are priced out of the classic market.
I was lucky and had a mk1 purchased for me at age 13, but wouldn’t be able to afford one at all now if purchasing outright.
I’d love a shot at an older motor, but it’s just not viable as everything is so expensive that’s not knackered.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:14 am 
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The misconception is assuming that young people would attend their dad's type of classic car event.

Attend any sort of show that includes 'classics' from the 80s or 90s and you'll likely see a lot more young people.


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To be honest, most below 35 are priced out of the classic market.


If there's a will, there's a way! I'm 34 and buying a car that's already restored was out of the question. Instead, I'm doing the restoration work myself, and learning on-the-go.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:46 am 
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I attended a big vintage show on Saturday past at the Rosemount Estate in Greyabbey. The Austin Register Club and the Down Old Car Club (pre 1957 cars) were out in force. Our group of upmarket ADO16, Minis and Morris Minors had numberous people viewing our cars and talking with us. The older cars I referred to above had little to no interest taken in them. I believe it is because people have no memories or linkage to these cars as they are before their time. The people I spoke with on Saturday all had soft spots for 1100 / 1300, Minis and Morris Minors :D :D :D :D

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:34 am 
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Proper old Minis (pre 80), BMW Coupes, 205GTi's and so on will always have a following. Allegros will have a hip following (already starting) and Gullwing Mercs...well. E30's are down with the kidz but in 10-15 years time a Wolseley 1500 or an Austin 12 will be of very limited interest. The days when most young lads had an interest in cars seems to be fading.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:47 am 
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davidscothorn wrote:
But have also been wondering whether petrol fuelled cars will go the same way as steam engines.


Of course they will, it's just a question as to whether people of our era will be alive or dead when it happens.

Personally I reckon it will be the former.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:17 am 
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The only way Classic Car interest will continue onto any future generation is ..IF someone comes up will a Car Game that they can play on their Phones that Feature Classic Cars Crashing & then Killing something & yes i know they already have that game (s) so the future for classic cars is settled.. so why worry ?.. enjoy your classic passion now because you cant take it with you :D


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I would question why we REALLY need to worry about this?

Time moves on, what our grandfathers found exciting & new is not necessarily what we find interesting, so why should the next generation be any different. Time moves on. There are still people interested in Georgian Silver or Victorian drainage systems, but these are a tiny minority, the interest in classic cars will become like these, minority interests for enthusiasts, not a mainstream obsession.

Before long, the idea of people travelling round cities in their own individual transport will be a thing of the past & the only people who use that type of transport will be work people who have to transport materials or machinery to site. Why would the majority of people be interested in old cars when they have absolutely no bearing whatsoever on their lives.

It isn't really "the cars" that we are in love with, it's the memories that we associate with them that has such a strong hold on us. Once the association is broken, they are all just hunks of irrelevant metal.

The only folks who need to worry about this are those who have invested their life savings into them. Because one day the majority of "classic cars" will be melted down for scrap value & turned into new generation matter transporters.

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There will always be an interest in classic cars... if u are born say 40,s to 60,s it will be in the main a late 50,s or 60,s car.. something u liked as a youngster but could not afford.. the same applies for example to those born 80,s to 00ties...with fast Fords,Renault and say VW of the period..the younger u are limits the interests in certain marques.. when u are say 60-80 years old u have lived thru a wonderfully exotic era of motorama...there are probably 60% less manufacturers of cars thesedays than there were at the turn of the 60,s..to me anything from a Sunbeam Tiger,MGC,Monteverdi,Mustang,Charger,Cuda,E TYPE,VW411le,Mercs and Cooper Minis float my boat..all 60,s cars that most youngster guys and gals have never seen or heard of .. why would they be interested in something unaffordable ..as opposed to me as a teen seeing loads of examples in the late 60,s-early 70,s.. foxy52


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Maybe the youngsters are not interested in classic minis like other cars .. Been to a few escort and ford days lately and it's full of youngsters modifying mk1 and 2 escorts . .... ken

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mk1 wrote:
I would question why we REALLY need to worry about this

Because one day the majority of "classic cars" will be melted down for scrap value & turned into new generation matter transporters.
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bloody hell didnt know this was happening .......I hiding my cars now!


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