I have a couple of close friends with older boys that have not acquired dads taste for Model T's. It is my understanding that if the family, especially the wife is interested in the cars, there is a greater chance that junior will follow.
As you know that is the case in our family Larry. My wife shares my interest in cars and generally attends swap meets and shows with me. For us it has always been a family experience. Thankfully our son Chandler has picked up this passion and at the age of 15 is now a sponge, soaking up information about old cars.
I feel very lucky to have a family that shares my interest in old cars and wants to participate in the hobby too.
Larry, like Chris l have to say l am lucky too, my wife loves her T ( sadly the wrist pin has made a mess of the bore in # 1 ) and my kids all enjoy their T's, when they are old enough for their licenses they will drive them legally, instead of how we currently drive them - illegally !!!!
I think your statement is spot on.
My wife is very involved and loves them as much as I do. The boys? Well, one (Now 29) was already teenage when I we got our first antique car. He is more interested in Harleys, which is what we were into when he was growing up. He has an appreciation for the old cars, but when it comes time to spend his own money on toys, it's on his bike. The younger son (Now 22) grew up helping us restore the Model A and was teenage when we got my TT. He likes it, and knows how to drive it, and definitely has an appreciation of antique cars, but his main interest is in '67 to '79 F Series trucks.
My wife is definitely into old cars.
She drives them, attends swap meets and has helped get our kids interested.
This summer I taught two of our grandkids to drive T's. The kids are 10 yrs old.
Works in our family!