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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Lenney Glenn on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:10 pm:

I wonder what the ages are of those who post on this forum? Who is youngest? Who is oldest? What is the average age? I just turned 78.BTW I read the forum daily and have gotten a lot of valuable information about the model t.I am amazed at the wide reservoir of knowledge and experience that this group of people share with others. Lenney


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Robison on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:18 pm:

32


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommy coffey on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:19 pm:

Nine , two score and ten, speaking in Old Testament .
Lenney, come down here Saturday and help me crank my '21 for the first time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommy coffey on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:20 pm:

Lenney, I'll buy lunch. It's warmer down here too.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Walt Berdan, Bellevue, WA on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:23 pm:

70


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Otto on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:25 pm:

I'm 41 and the sons areally 20 and 19.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Lawson-Kingston,TN on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:26 pm:

46


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:28 pm:

68


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Lenney Glenn on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:29 pm:

Tommy,I will be there Sat. a.m.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Eckensviller - Thunder Bay, ON on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:35 pm:

32


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:35 pm:

Ages here range from teens to eighties, and I think a couple of the guys may be pushing 90. I think when this question came up a few years ago the posted ages averaged somewhere in the sixties.


I'm 75, but I look younger.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Cliff Colee on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:37 pm:

Mentally, 18. Physically, 67.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stephen D Heatherly on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:37 pm:

I'm 23


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:40 pm:

69 1/2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Raynor in Southampton on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:41 pm:

55 and one son who is 22 and helps out with our 15


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick Goelz-Knoxville,TN on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:44 pm:

77 and holding

Rick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Rosenthal in Cincinnati Oh on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:44 pm:

56. Already dead in dog years.
Regards,
Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James G Fisher III Peachtree City, GA on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:44 pm:

Just past my 20ish anniversary of turning 30 :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By brian korth on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:51 pm:

63


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By william Hedges on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:53 pm:

only 81


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tony Bowker, Ramona, CA on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 05:54 pm:

77 and counting


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick Cicciarelli on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:07 pm:

I just turned 39 on Saturday.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dexter Doucet on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:10 pm:

Forty two.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dean Kiefer - Adams, MN on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:11 pm:

22,676 days


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:14 pm:

The youngest member of the Dallas Lone Star T's is Hugo Richter, 102.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harris, Huntington Beach California on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:16 pm:

56


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian Eliason...........Whittier, CA on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:19 pm:

53 and I just got carded when I bought beer at the grocery store 1/2 hour ago.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Sims--Reed City,Mich. on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:24 pm:

73


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:25 pm:

60


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:29 pm:

14 - but I've had 54 years of experience at it ;- )


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John L Williams on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:31 pm:

Always a Model Ter - bought my first car at 9 (couldn't find a T) & my first T at 10 61 years ago! John


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Bourgeois on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:32 pm:

56 son 19. Grandsons that help are 4 and 2. I can't go into the garage without one or both.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Manuel, Lafayette, La. on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:39 pm:

70 but only about five years with a T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By gary hammond on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:50 pm:

The big 66.....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Pawelek Brookshire, Texas on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:52 pm:

63


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Eddie on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:53 pm:

59 and holding.....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ben jermainne on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:53 pm:

29


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Whelihan Danbury, WI on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:54 pm:

62, but some mornings feel a lot older.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:54 pm:

42 years younger than 26 RPU


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Eyre on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:56 pm:

I'm 47 my son is 16 and loves Model Ts as does his sister 14. Both have Ts of there own. I grew up in the hobby so have my children. Couldn't ask for a better family hobby. We haven't been involved as much lately on the Tour scene due to traveling summer sports. My dad has been involved since the 60s and is now in his 70s and still involved. It has been tough to see as many Model T guys leave us.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Bender on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 06:59 pm:

I'm 44 trying to get my son involved he's 17


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:11 pm:

74 1/2.Been messing with them for 52 years now.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scott Batta - Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:14 pm:

40, well I think that says forty. It might be 48, but my wife keeps telling me to make an eye appointment.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kenneth W DeLong on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:18 pm:

I'm 71 and while i don't look younger,i don't know what i want to be when i grow up!! Bud.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William Dizer on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:20 pm:

65 this April, been in T's since I was born, still have my grandpa's 25 coupe.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Chillingworth on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:37 pm:

65, but trying to maintain a body of a much younger age.

Rich C.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown North Central Arkansas on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:38 pm:

60, the first 8 years or so were pretty much normal, then 8 till 12, was dangerous but not too bad, 12 -17 was "how the hell did I live thru those years" 18 to 24 was the years "my guardian angel lost a lot of sleep" Then I settled down and worked the second most dangerous job in the US (Air Force Test Pilot is #1)till I finally retired at 55 from the Boilermakers. 12, 14, 16, even some 20 hour shifts take their toll, so I retired early. And my poor Guardian Angel may be getting some well deserved rest now that I mostly just play in the shop and do things with the kids and grandkids.. Got my first T when I was 17 years old. I have one grandson, showing some real interest. Started teaching him to weld and play guitar. There is still hope for the younger generation ... :-) :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Blanchard on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:39 pm:

Just turned 48


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:39 pm:

75


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:47 pm:

62 going on 18.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By george house . . .caldwell county, TX on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:48 pm:

66 with half century of Model Ts. Center door, roadster, coupe, touring and C Cab getting restored as I'm getting worn out...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roar Sand on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:55 pm:

Bought my T 60 years ago at age 18


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darren J Wallace, Woodstock,Ont. Canada on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 07:58 pm:

50 this year!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Spofford on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:01 pm:

I am 39 years younger than my 1920 T. My dad got the car 6 years before I was born and I did my first work on it when I painted the rear fender with yellow paint at age 4. I still have the fender with the yellow paint on it and I still remember the welts on my butt as payment for services rendered.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Benjamin Morgan - Metamora, Indiana on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:01 pm:

34 nice to see there are a couple 20 and 30 somethings here.

Got my first T when I was 31.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Osterman on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:04 pm:

Turing 62 on February the 11th. The same date as Talbot (the inventor of photography) and Edison.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Thomas on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:10 pm:

56 Never too late to have a happy childhood


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tim moore, "Island City" MI on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:11 pm:

Tim Spofford wins...he is 136 years old.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Mazza on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:15 pm:

33


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Addington on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:16 pm:

62, 30 years younger than my TT


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Skyler Kimball on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:18 pm:

I turned 17 last August


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:19 pm:

75.



(I'm on the left.)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gilbert V. I. Fitzhugh on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:25 pm:

80, with a '14 T touring I just bought and haven't seen yet. My son is 52, with a '12 commercial roadster.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian Mettling - Dayton OH on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:25 pm:

32!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By P.J. Thiessen-Elkhorn NE. on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:27 pm:

37


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andy Loso St Joseph, MN on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:29 pm:

37


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:35 pm:

81



But I don't look my age! :-)
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Alan Pfau on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:37 pm:

58


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Sam Mendenhall on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:41 pm:

I will be 75 this May. Jack I didn't know we were the same age.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tim moore, "Island City" MI on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:41 pm:

oops math went the wrong way. Tim Spofford is younger than his car and not older. I blame my age...Grandpa was born with the Model T in 1909 and I was born when he was 52. That makes me 56, did I get this one right? That would make Tim Spofford 57.

Don't let my daughter the math teacher see this.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Chochole, Oswego, IL on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:44 pm:

45


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willis Jenkins on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:45 pm:

52 this March


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:46 pm:

67 been messing with T's off and on since I was 14. Dave


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Philip Berg on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:46 pm:

51


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Fuller on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:47 pm:

37


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Val Soupios on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:49 pm:

71


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Eyre on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:50 pm:

Hey Tim, at least you don't have grey hair like I do at 47. I have been gray since just out of high school. This math teacher knows you can add and subtract. I have seen it many times in our travels together. Fun seeing you for a visit last Saturday. Mark E.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark A. Usry on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:50 pm:

51 in May


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Don Allen on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:54 pm:

48 a few days ago.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Carey on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:55 pm:

72


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will Brown on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 08:58 pm:

79 and my first T is not finished yet, but it will be this year for sure.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry Davis Houston TX on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 09:00 pm:

85


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew Weaver on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 09:12 pm:

43


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry P on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 09:24 pm:

66 for now. This is my first T and just getting it going. Purchased the pile of half rotten scrap in 1991. I also hope to finish it this year.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Hylen- Central Minnesota on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 09:29 pm:

50


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 09:29 pm:

72 thinking I'm 32


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By bob middleton on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 09:37 pm:

Old enough to know better young enough still to do it
48 but been playing with T's since I was 20 and model A since I was old enough hold a wrench
Was always a Ford man


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael - Detroit, Mich on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 09:48 pm:

29


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Warren- Huntington, VT on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 09:49 pm:

41 for another few weeks...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Sullivan on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 09:52 pm:

75 in june. Dave in Bellingham,WA


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison - Rice, Minnesota on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 09:56 pm:

66


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wilson, Saint John NB, Canada on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:01 pm:

78. Our T was purchased by my father when I was about 22. Next owner will be my son-now 50- then my grandson-now 17. Definitely a family car


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charles Weisgerber- Vancouver WA. on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:07 pm:

63 in a few weeks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Travis D.W. VanGorder on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:08 pm:

35


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Colin Mavins Winnipeg,Canada on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:12 pm:

29 and holding But in reality 55 Cheers Colin


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Patrick in Florida on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:19 pm:

Physically and mentally, 23. Actually, 63. Four and a half years in the Marines, an hour and a half in the gym every other day, the love of a good woman and an occasional drive in a Model T helps ward off old age, somewhat. Jim Patrick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William bender on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:21 pm:

I'm 55 and wishing I was retired


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Patrick in Florida on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:21 pm:

PS. Been dabbling in Model T's for 47 years, since first purchasing my '26 coupe as a rusted heap in 1970 for $600.00. Jim Patrick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:28 pm:

In December I celebrated the 30th anniversary of my 39th birthday. But I'm doing very well for my age. My wife often tells me I'm childish. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stan Hoekstra - Katy TX on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:35 pm:

83


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Perkins / St. Croix Valley Mn on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:35 pm:

63 and still 6 days younger than Mr. Pawelek!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wells, Hamilton Ontario on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:38 pm:

53. Freedom 55 is coming.....yeah right.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Reginald Urness on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:39 pm:

I am 89 tears old and have three model t,s. Bought my first one in 1950 and still have. Won an AACA grand national award.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert L. Rogers on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:46 pm:

56 going on 5. Never grew out of childhood.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Randy Glowacki on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 10:50 pm:

64, and it's later then I think


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Schedler, Sacramento on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 11:20 pm:

85 ...Just finished this:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By paul wilcox germantown wi on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 11:22 pm:

55


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 11:27 pm:

Medicare.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stan Howe Helena, Montana on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 11:29 pm:

74


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Corey Walker, Brownsboro TX on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 11:55 pm:

38


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By brass car guy on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 11:55 pm:

The good news is all my cars except for my Ferrari are older than me. I enjoy walking about the barn and looking at all those old cars.

I remember when my brother and I were the kids of the family now we are the elders, My brother just celebrated his 80th, and next July will ring up my 73rd. My 1st ride in a model t was wen I was 12. Still going strong. Just acquired enough stuff for my next project, a Fronty powered speedster.

just sayin'

brasscarguy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By chris becker on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 12:08 am:

39 for another month to go till I turn 40....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Pharis on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 12:13 am:

Just made 34 today!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ryan Fenrich on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 12:29 am:

I am 19, and hope to own my first T before I turn 20 this summer *knock on wood*. I think there are a few posters on here younger than me.

I am the opposite of you guys. I am 19 physically and 70 in mind.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 12:30 am:

I'm just 60.
Getting older every day.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warwick Landy Traralgon Australia on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 12:57 am:

47!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Troy Todd on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 01:01 am:

47, my Grandfather bought my 1912 when I was 2 and I've grown up with it. I'm really surprised at the ages on here. I thought I was one of the youngest. I certainly am at club meetings and car events.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 01:33 am:

52 for a couple more months.
First physical manifestation of a running/portable model T (building up old junk from old junk parts)? 20 years ago.
SO much fun and STILL dearly love that old pile of sh!t! Now I got more of 'em. Much to do.
The front axle and wheels in my mom's yard have been mine since I was 11.
I need to get that axle back.
Damn Roxy cat, I could type quicker if you'd get off my lap.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Cameron Smythe - Australia on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 03:14 am:

my youngest son aiden 10 and myself 44
and second pic is my eldest patrick 14 and myself


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dale Peterson College Place, WA on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 03:22 am:

61, first ride in a Model T was my uncle's when about 6, family has been with Model T's since Grandpa drove them in the 20's because he could with only one leg. Got my first one in 1992 and have 6 now. Four are running, the 16 RPU is getting close, then the 12 gets it's turn.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James E Bowery on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 06:52 am:

Jim Bowery Wellsburg,WV

I am 74 got my first T when I was 45


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Humphrey on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 06:59 am:

71


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By De Paepe Marc on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 07:02 am:

64 and son 21


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike mclean pefferlaw ontario canada on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 07:05 am:

62 starting the golden years ?????????


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Alan George Long on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 07:12 am:

I'm 64 and my Dad who started this addiction is 88 and still drives his 27 Touring cars on our rallies. He has owned the vehicle since 1942 and me my 26 Pick up since 1962
Alan


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 07:24 am:

64


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jerry knouse on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 07:31 am:

Old enough to know better !! 70


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis K Anderson on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 07:39 am:

I forget


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Baudoux Grayling Michigan on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 07:49 am:

51


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chadwick Azevedo on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 07:57 am:

XXXVI, I've been at model T's for a while considering I'm 3rd generation.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 08:14 am:

Just old enough to wish I had gotten to this hobby when I was younger...63


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Barker - Dayton, OH on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 08:25 am:

52


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Spadafore on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 08:34 am:

40


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John McGinnis in San Jose area, CA. on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 08:56 am:

80....doing this since I was 13. Member MTFCA #3538


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Brough on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 09:29 am:

61 and my 24 year old son is my eyes. Takes the WWI machine gun carrier out daily for a fun drive. He's converting my oil lamps to electric and seems to have formed more of an attachment to the T than to our WWII jeep. So, good for one hobby to have a second generation follow and not so good for the other hobby.

Heavily involved in both eras of military vehicle restoraction and both clubs have a common age and disposable income commonality. And the same concern... where will it be 20 years from now?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 09:31 am:

71-3/4 -- I'm a '45 model. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Rosenkrans on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 09:47 am:

63 - 27 yr old daughter heavily into the cars but Vet school doesn't allow her much time. 32 Yr old son likes the cars, but not really into them. Whole family also does WWII re-enacting with our Jeep, 42 Ford and Harley WLA.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 09:55 am:

WOWWWWWWW ! Nice to see so many names here that you seldom see posting on the Forum. Keep it up!! your input is most welcome.

I'll be 68 this year.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By bernie glass on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 09:57 am:

74 and still don't know anything


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Simmering, Afton, TN on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 10:03 am:

78


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ronald Bolser - Danville, IL on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 10:08 am:

64 tomorrow.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Spaziano, Bellflower, CA. on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 10:25 am:

Turned 56 on Jan. 25th.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Paetz on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 10:29 am:

64


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By paul griesse--Granville,Ohio on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 10:34 am:

74 next month---RE:birthdays "keep em coming!"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry VanOoteghem - SE Michigan on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 10:35 am:

Will be 52 on 2/20.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robbie Price on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 10:42 am:

I think this idea came from the FordBarn. I started to post the same question but wasn't sure you guys would be receptive since it wasn't model T related.
I am 51!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Evan in Paso Robles on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 11:08 am:

62 and 3 1/2 years cancer free! Life is good!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 11:22 am:

so far we are averaging 60.25 yrs


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 11:26 am:

With 139 ages posted so far, the youngest is 17, the oldest is 89, and the average is 58.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 11:27 am:

Hmmm... Did I miss some?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 11:28 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 11:34 am:

51 - or about as old as MTFCA :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Manuel, Lafayette, La. on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 11:47 am:

For the first 139 posters the average age is 58.67 years. That's assuming some of the convoluted calculations involved subtracting from the age of the car or adding anniversaries of birthdays are correct. That's a little younger than the previous survey according to Steve's recollection. I detect a trend toward youth in the hobby!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Manuel, Lafayette, La. on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 11:48 am:

Apparently Steve adds more quickly than I do or has fewer interruptions!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Bourgeois,Aldergrove BC,Can. on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 11:49 am:

Old Canadian here at 72.5 and still learning.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison - Rice, Minnesota on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 11:49 am:

Evan in Paso Robles, cogratulations on such a fantastic achievement. Keep at it sir.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Fischer - Arroyo Grande, CA on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 11:56 am:

I've never been in a group where I raised the average IQ, nor the average height. But at lease I can help raise the average age. 74 here.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Mullins Spokane Wa. on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 12:22 pm:

75 War baby not a boomer.First car Model A at 15 took driver test Pasadena Ca.in same car at 16.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Christopher Kramer, Woodstock, Ontario on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 12:25 pm:

26


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick J. Gunter -- Sparta, Missouri, USA on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 12:41 pm:

It is amazing how everyone just offers up their number so quickly. I don't believe this would have been a very long thread if most of us on this forum were women.

I'm 57 and have been interested in Model T Fords since I was about 12. I've bought and traded a lot of parts over the years but I still don't have a running Model T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roy Mathis, Van Buren, AR on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 12:53 pm:

71


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Warren on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 01:02 pm:

1956 Model worked on first Model T in 1966 (Dads 27 roadster pu)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Jorgensen, Batavia, IL on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 01:21 pm:

I am 64. Although I have liked Model T's since I was 5, I didn't own one until I was 60. Here is a photo of my first "car" - obviously a well used "hand me down". My second car(a 1965 VW)was a hand me down also.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick Ross-Maysville, KY on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 01:22 pm:

45 with my 6 year old son extremely interested in the T and always willing to help!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Govoni on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 01:42 pm:

49


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Anthonie Boer --- Klaaswaal NL on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 01:51 pm:

76 year young


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Blake, Kansas City on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 02:08 pm:

I'm 60 now and I just picked up my second T last week, a 23 low radiator from Dan Hatch. Dan is a great guy. Totally straight shooter. We're both wishing our memory banks were working better however. Right Dan?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 02:08 pm:

Ya' think it would be mean to post my age of 75 a second time, just to screw up Steve Jelf's tedious mathematical averaging?
(:^)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Dugger on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 02:13 pm:

83+2 days and going strong after a 4 way bypass in 2013 June. Normal aches and pains.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Deichmann, Blistrup, Denmark on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 02:32 pm:

Model '55


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDaniel Indiana Truck Logansport In on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 02:46 pm:

Maybe I can lower the average age and IQ a little at the same time. 53 (age not IQ)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George n LakeOzark,Missourah on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 04:02 pm:

65 Coffee anybody ??


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 04:13 pm:

Funny little machine with buttons says I'm 78. Into Ts about 10 years.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Page on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 04:17 pm:

74


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Freighter Jim on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 04:21 pm:

I am the same age as one of the Robert's that have posted above .... :-)


Freighter Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 04:30 pm:

People above and below the average are pretty much cancelling each other out. The average now stands at 58.5.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kirk Peterson on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 04:48 pm:

66
Just learned recently that Lindley ave which is the western border street of the burb where I grew up is named after Lindley Bothwell. I wish I knew that in 1966.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Doug Keppler, Fredon NJ on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 04:59 pm:

50 this year


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 05:00 pm:

60 & 3/4
Started collecting bits and pieces for T's and other great old cars when I was about 16 or 17.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Hjortnaes, Men Falls, WI on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 05:20 pm:

61. Need to bump that average up a bit


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Redelman, Kouts, IN on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 05:29 pm:

I'll be 16&1/4 this year if I had a birth day at the end of this month!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Susan Yaeger on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 05:30 pm:

A lady really shouldn't tell her age but... this probably gives you some idea! I'm the short one... showing an early interest in cars?!

What are these cars anyway?!

Notice the brick streets... yikes!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marty Bufalini - Grosse Pointe, MI on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 05:32 pm:

67 on April 28th. Now that you know, I'm expecting either a gift or a card with cash in it!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Spaziano, Bellflower, CA. on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 05:41 pm:

'46 Kaiser (might even be a Fraser) on the left, and a '51 Nash Ambassador on the right.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Murray on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 05:52 pm:

65 this year


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Saggese on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 06:01 pm:

I'm 23.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Thomas M. Edfors on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 06:30 pm:

65 in November but with a new hip put in two weeks ago I hope to feel twenty years younger when the car season arrives. Drove in my first Model T, a 1919 Roadster, when I was 14.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Williams, Humboldt TN on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 06:39 pm:

Wow. Lot of people younger than me. I'm 58 next month. Right in the middle.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will Copeland - West Melbourne Florida on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 06:39 pm:

59 and still kicking.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 06:54 pm:

59 1/2. Been working on T's since I could walk and hold a wrench. Still learning something new every time I go to the garage.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Fischer - Arroyo Grande, CA on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 07:20 pm:

All joking aside, I'm happy to see that our average age is as low as it is. And I'm especially gratified to see how many genuinely young people we have in our midst.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gerald Blair on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 07:24 pm:

55 last November, drove my first model t when I was in my 20's wanted one since grade school when the school bus went by one every day setting beside an old barn, the car and barn are gone now.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Freighter Jim on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 07:42 pm:

Michael S,

Great profile image !


Freighter Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Freighter Jim on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 07:45 pm:

Mike R in Spokane,

Great profile image of you & your little girl ? I am guessing .....

It is very encouraging to see young guys posting ..... :-)


Freighter Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Lloid on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 07:47 pm:

Well 53 and been tinkering with the model T s for about 4 years so far. Had model A s for 20 years and wanted a T the whole time. Finally bought the first T and now have two good runners and a pile of parts 3rd one. Might eventually get smart enough to just sell off the one in a basket and buy a runner and make my bad back and knees happier. Still work 65-70 hours a week, the basket case doesnt get much attention with my schedule.Tim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Horton, Utah on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 07:51 pm:

81. Ole Gert followed me home in 2011 and will probably have her completed in another year or so. First car was a Model A that I traded a litter of pigs for back in 1950 or so. My son has a 1930 Model A, restored and has spoken for Betsy, my 23 Roadster. Life is good!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron in Central Massachusetts on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 08:08 pm:

I'll be 50 this October. I started working on Model As with my Dad when I was 5 years old. Got my first doodlebug when I was 8 years old and still have her today. Bought my first Model T when I was 35.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Cameron Whitaker, Oklahoma City on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 08:23 pm:

I'm 28 myself, but have really been involved in the hobby since I was 20 or so :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Howard C. Sullivan on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 08:36 pm:

In another 24 years I will be 100..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerome Hoffman, Hays Kansas on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 10:25 pm:

57 in three weeks. I do look younger than that.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael McGeorge on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 10:33 pm:

25!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Cameron Whitaker, Oklahoma City on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 10:37 pm:

What I always think is interesting is when I drive the T somewhere, and some bystanders come to observe it and ask someone much older than I am if it's their car. The surprise on their faces to see someone so young with a such an old car is priceless!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Dunlap - Orlando, Florida on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 10:42 pm:

I'm 50, and my boys ages 25 and 22 began working/tinkering on dad's 1926 pickup in 1995 when they were just 4 and 1. They still help me a ton. My grandson is 21 MONTHS old, seems to know more about Model T's than me, and is itching to help me start restoring our new rusty old 1923 touring.

Model T

Model t


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren F Rollins on Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 10:46 pm:

I have been fooling with Model Ts since my backyard neighbor showed up with one when I was 14. (!926 coupe) That has been 64 years ago. Time flies when your are having fun.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Greifhahn - Elmwood Park IL on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 12:22 am:

74


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 12:29 am:

25 or 6 to 4 ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dale L Myers on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 06:08 am:

71


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Young in Mays Landing, NJ on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 06:39 am:

56 and been messing with T's for about 7 years now.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 07:17 am:

53


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Lenney Glenn on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 08:05 am:

The response to this post has been amazing.I had no idea of the age span or the global span of T'ers. I would like to see this response graphed and posted on the forum. I don't have the time at present to do it, as I am busy wiring the controls for an asphault plant, but when finished I will do so(if someone doesn't beat me to it and I hope they do).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dean Kiefer - Adams, MN on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 08:05 am:

Steve, Susan just brought the average age down. She appears to look only 4 years old?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Hoops - Burton,Texas on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 08:21 am:

82


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John V. Dow on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 08:44 am:

68


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold R Carpenter - Fair Grove, MO on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 10:35 am:

77 and still enjoy working on my T's although time has been scarcer this year due to health issues in the family.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joe Van Evera in the U.P. of MI. on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 11:09 am:

68

Sorry to say I "wasted" the first 40 years on other stuff until my first T came along.... Well, not really. Had loads of fun with scooters and bikes and sports cars, but Model T's.... Now there's a bundle of fun, I can tell ya!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darel J. Leipold on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 12:35 pm:

I bought my 1910 T 70 years ago at the age of 14. Here is the story.

1946-96


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Killecut on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 12:47 pm:

I bought my first T, my 14, at Hershey 1975. I was 31. At the time people were saying T's were all done, only old guys liked them, there was no future for them. When I went on my first national tour I was the youngest guy there. You here the same thing on this forum now. Check the ages on this post. The demise of the T is greatly exaggerated.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marv Konrad (Green Bay Area) on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 01:08 pm:

Just days away from 71... There is a MTFCA post/thread recalling my earliest T (actually TT) experiences. Thread is titled "My Dad's Legacy". The truck is in various stages of restoration, as I am able to accomplish, one step at a time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Heavner on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 01:17 pm:

68. Since I was in my early teens, I have always wanted a Model T. A few years ago, my dream came true.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Deats in South Jersey on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 02:22 pm:

72 last month. I have always wanted a T, but didn't have the chance to acquire one until about four years ago. I finally got my second one last year and got It running about six months ago. I have worked on and driven many antique and classic era cars but nothing is like the feeling I get from driving the Model T.
Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john f stephens-marcle on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 02:31 pm:

brand new to the model t world, just bought my first one, which was delivered in Dec. on my 59th birthday.....now that's a present !!! I've wanted one since I was 8,an elderly neighbor had one as his only car, never even sat in one, till I purchased this gem. cant wait to finish the rebuild and join y'all on the road.....I have everything to learn, and this club and website are the greatest .just applied for membership in the tarheel t's, just thinking I finally own one makes me smile.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Zachary Dillinger - Charlotte, MI on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 03:03 pm:

33 and have owned my T since I was 29.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 04:04 pm:

John f, welcome to the fun or the affliction/addiction/madness/insanity of the model T! :-)
I know exactly what you mean about your smile.
Darel & Marv, Great write ups!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Lynn on Friday, February 03, 2017 - 09:47 pm:

50, still cranking. Nice to read what people have to say on this tread.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Anthony J. Marino - League City, Texas on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 07:57 am:

69


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chester A Vander Pyl on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 10:10 am:

I'm 74 and I learned about Model T's from my Grandfather, Frank Mossberg, who owned Apco Mossberg Co. and designed and manufactured many of the tools and accessories used to keep Model T's on the road when they were new. It was fun learning about Model T's from some of the people who were responsible for designing and making many of the tools and accessories that kept the Model T on the road originally.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William Goodheart, Edwards, NY on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 01:12 pm:

I am 76, bought my first old car in 1964. It was a 1936 Ford coupe. I sold it in about 1968, the guy I sold it too still has it, although it is a hotrod. Got into "T" in the 1990s, when my father in law had one which I have inherited. Doing a restoration now. 1919 touring, non starter. The body is all done, working on the chassis.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 01:30 pm:

For those who never knew Model T's as new or regular drivers, they drive very
much like a glorified go-kart. What former child won't find that attractive ? I believe
a lot more people would be into T's if they had the exposure to driving one. Be
that crazy old car guy on your block !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willard Revaz on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 02:33 pm:

If I live to be 100, 3/4 of my life is over!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Leffler on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 02:50 pm:

62 With 2 Model Ts a 1927 touring and a 1923 coupe . This is my 27 th year with Model Ts


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allen Banks on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 02:51 pm:

51. Me in our 23 . I was 5 years old. I'm now the owner.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allen Brintnall on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 03:54 pm:

79. I have had this 26 tt for over 30 years just sitting with the motor out and needing some TLC. Just about to sit it in place and hope it will run.
Allen, S W Mo.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 07:24 pm:

I'm 55.
I've Been fooling with Model Ts for 40 years. I brought my 1919 basketcase home when I was 15 years old in 1976. When I joined the Puget Sound Chapter I was the youngest member... and remained the youngest member for many years.



It was the first car I ever owned and still have it.



: ^ )

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By paul iverson freeport ill. on Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 08:57 pm:

I am only! 60 my uncle Pete is 99! He likes riding in the T but it's a lot easier for him to get in the A! he can still drive but he scares me!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike conrad on Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 12:54 am:

41 bought my first T at 15


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nevin Gough on Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 12:57 am:

51 and owned my T for 12 years.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jem Bowkett, Spalding United Kingdom on Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 02:36 am:

68.
Been a Ford nut from age 12 when my brother bought a 37 V8 cabriolet. First car was a 38 cabriolet. Started collecting T parts in my 20s, bought my T age 31. Only got 1 T plus an A & a V8.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wightman on Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 03:00 am:

38 years younger than my 1912 touring....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Freighter Jim on Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 06:46 am:

Darrel J,

That article & your accounting are a great read !


Freighter Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chad Marchees _____Tax Capital, NY on Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 07:45 am:

Might as well join in to try and bring the average down to the younger guys, LOL.

I'm 43, been in the T hobby on and off for almost 12 years now (heavily in the past 4 years though) and still haven't driven our pickup more than a mile. I vow to change that soon.

I am amazed by the amount of computer abled elders on here, my grandmother, rest her soul, would be asking me how to change the channel to watch her soap operas, and why I am typing but no paper is in the typewriter.

It is great to see that technology has truly brought us all together.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jonathan Delancey on Monday, February 06, 2017 - 02:07 pm:

Just turned 19. My 1919 Roadster is my only car!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dean Yoder, Iowa City IA. on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 09:05 am:

71


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed Smith on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 09:17 am:

I am 64. Addicted to T's for 45 years.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 09:45 am:

I am 62. I started with Ts when I was 13 and some might say that I haven't smartened up yet.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Drew Link on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 01:02 pm:

I am 36. Have always wanted a T, now I have a 27 Canadian Coupe. Now I am looking for a roadster to complete my T dreams!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 01:19 pm:

79, but I work out.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jeff cordes on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 11:30 pm:

Learned to drive a T at 7 in the pasture in a 24 truck my grandpa bought new 7 miles from our farm. Still driving the same truck 30 years later. Below is dad with grandpa's truck. dad with the truck


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Les VonNordheim on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 11:52 pm:

77 and still having fun.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rod Letcher - Eugene Oregon on Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 12:38 am:

75 and am on my 9th "T" with as many as 4 all at once. Retire in 06 and started collecting car, have acquired 24 various makess to date, the most being the "T"s. I am a much saner person now.

Rod


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 03:29 am:

Well, back in 1971, I finally got the Model A (Ma Green) running that I started working on in 1967, when I was in 8th grade, On the road in time to drive to my high school graduation;


And here we are last year, sitting in Barney--Did I advance any??


OK, us back in 1978 with Ma Green, I did finish her. Still have her; I'm the second owner of record.


OH, my age? Well this year I will be 64--but I have no idea how I got this old. What do I want to be when I grow up??? Hmm, Younger???


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joseph A. Stearns on Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 05:15 am:

Well you are only as old as you think you are. I am 79-- BUT it is all about YOUR ATTITUDE and that is the ONLY thing you can control.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Skip Anderson, Bloomington, MN. on Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 09:23 am:

70, but who cares when you are having fun. Sold a Model A last year and it was worse than having surgery. Oh well must be time to down size. Everything is getting older, me included.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Noel D. Chicoine, MD, Pierre, SD on Friday, February 10, 2017 - 08:19 am:

Just turned 63. Purchased our third T last fall. Waiting for warmer weather to work on it


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Eubanks, Powell, TN on Friday, February 10, 2017 - 09:07 am:

Jim Eubanks 75, got my first T in 1959 and learned to drive it in a cow pasture.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Scholz on Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 11:32 pm:

Started driving (off & on) my 14 Touring, 68 years ago at the ripe old age of 10. Dad got the T from his uncle, Ed Burr of Sturgeon Bay, WI,in 1946, and Ed bought the car from Henry. The T remains mostly original, (new top) and a fair amount of patina. We usually do about 9 or 10 car shows plus 2 parades, every summer on northern Wisconsin.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter B. Ratledge on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 07:53 am:

I just turned 77 on Feb. 8. I saw my first Model T in a scrap pile for the war effort for the second world war in my home town. I bought my first Model in 1962. It was on a farm with a 6 inch tree growing up through the floor. I got it running. I have had a Model T ever since.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 09:15 am:

Since I last checked the average has climbed a little. It now stands at 59.3. Ages range from 17 to 85.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chuck Lebeda, Humboldt, SD on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 09:36 am:

67


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 09:42 am:

Hugo Richter in our Dallas club is 102 years old. I suspect he may be the oldest North American Model T person.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Dean, Charleston, WV on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 09:49 am:

I'm 31.

I inherited my '26 Coupe from my grandfather a few years ago, but I've been wrenching on it since I was in single digits. I plan to start my 1 1/2 year old soon. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:06 am:

I suspect our average would skew higher if so many experienced Model T guys in their eighties and older weren't computer averse. I often mention the forum as a source of information and the response is a blank stare.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Lenney Glenn on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:23 am:

Steve, thank you for giving us the average age of T'eers. I am happily surprised to find that this is not just a hobby for us "over the hillers". BTW there has been several suggestions that this forum be split into categories..I wonder in which category this post could have been found ? Everyone of those who responded except those only interested in age would have missed this post, which has greatly enlarged my conception of the Model T world. Thank you Steve.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Alex Falconer, Saskatchewan, Canada on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:36 am:

Just turned 53 last December.

Got into the hobby about an year and a half ago, but was always interested in T's from an early age.

Probably inspired by an old photo of my dad, his brothers and a couple of neighbor kids driving a whole mile to the country school with a '27 cut off touring, circa 1949.



My dad is the second from the left, in the back, his younger brother in the middle and his older brother driving.

And we still have that car here, it's just not driveable at this point... but hope to rectify that soon.

Alex


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Robinson on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 05:59 pm:

I'm 85 and didn't realize there were so many youngsters on this forum!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ken bechtel on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 07:18 pm:

I'm 65 . sorry for running the numbers up Steve. Ken


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Seamus M Hnat on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 08:00 pm:

I am 21, my name is Seamus.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Martin Vowell, Sylmar, CA on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 06:38 pm:

Been playing with Model T since 1973, that's when my dad and I started working on my car...and here I am at 65 and still working on that my car...again. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard C Held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 07:35 pm:

I'll be 64 in May


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Luke----central TX. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 07:56 pm:

15


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Alex Dragone on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 08:26 pm:

26


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andrew Beyer on Friday, February 17, 2017 - 08:57 pm:

48 years old. Bought my 1924 coupe October 2015.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison - Rice, Minnesota on Friday, February 17, 2017 - 09:25 pm:

It'd be interesting to see a histogram of the ages to see if it is a non-normal distribution. Bi-modal, skewed, or normal. With the average where it is, and with history as we know it, you'd expect it to be skewed on the high side, but could it be bi-modal with a certain age group showing a lower number of observation. I.e. Are the 35 +/- 3 years too busy raising kids and yet there are enough occurrences to cause a bi-modal situation.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Severn - SE Texas on Friday, February 17, 2017 - 11:26 pm:

I'm 82. Hey, I'm with you John Robinson. Who said the hobby is running out of young people. I feel better about the future of the Model T after reading this thread.

Billbill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Findlay on Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 12:10 am:

I'm 64 and have 4 T's. My son is 32 and has 2 of his own. He got his first T, a 1912, 17 years ago. I got into T's a few years after that because he was having too much fun!
Here's a picture of his car a few years ago. It's undergoing restoration right now. Ken



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Donahue on Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 01:10 pm:

I'm going for the oldest NEWB at 64!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Lewis on Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 01:38 pm:

I'll be 64 in July. Grew up with my dads '14 touring in the garage.Got a T chassis when I was 12. Still at it.....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Mills_Cherry Hill NJ on Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 01:48 pm:

I'm this many.............:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 02:28 pm:

80
Amazing! The teenagers I knew with model t Fords are in their mid thirties!??
I was 80 the 26th of last month.
Had four model T Fords, so far.
I've had my '26 touring 24 years and am working on another speedster, am working full time so it may be a while.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Lenney Glenn on Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 03:11 pm:

I've already mentioned my age, so I wont mention it again because of skewing Steve's average. I am gratified to see so many younger people in the hobby, but I am also pleased to see so many who are well past the retirement??? age still going strong. I think this country is losing a great resource of knowledge and experience when it sets aside and ignores its older generations. Let's keep working and driving our model T as long as possible. Some of the best advice and best model T stories I have heard has been from model T'ers older than myself, and I am in my late seventies,


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Lloid on Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 04:55 pm:

With all of the ages and the wisdom on the forum this will help all of us keep our cars going for the next T owners someday. Not ready for my A s or T s to leave though... Tim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Galen West - Halfway OR on Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 11:43 am:

In 3 weeks I will be 76. I got my first t when I was a teenager. A great hobby.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Doris, Arizona on Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 12:35 pm:

I'll chime in for the record.
Am 64 and a model T newbie.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 01:01 pm:

We're getting older. This morning's average, with 243 reporting, is 58.89 years. A couple of responses were too clever for me to figure out. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Barclay in west Michigan on Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 01:53 pm:

58


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Eyssen - Abilene TX on Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 03:05 pm:

Well: I will add to this post, and Steve can up the average. Be 82 this May 30th. Still have my first T, a 15 touring, that came to live with me in 1954.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Fischer - Arroyo Grande, CA on Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 04:12 pm:

"A couple of responses were too clever for me to figure out."

Steve,

A couple of them were pretty mysterious. I finally deciphered George Mills' puzzle. If I'm right, those 8 cars are all '49's.

8 X 49 = 392

George is easily the oldest member of our group. There goes the average !

Dick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Neil Martin on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 04:13 am:

Hi Dick and Others,
I would think George M is indicating a 1949 birth year which makes him 67 this year. I can up him by 10. I am a 1939 model and bought my first model T in 1964.My family now have a 1911,12,13,16,18 and an 18TT (see profile) plus other makes including my 1908 Reliable Dayton, ex Donnie Brown, the MTFCA famous speedster builder......N.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darren Overcash on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 01:06 pm:

38


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Brian Beatty _Kansas City on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 01:36 pm:

I currently round to 53.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Mills_Cherry Hill NJ on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 02:54 pm:

Bingo, took a while for a nibble...hah

They are all 1949 cars...

Top row....Ford, Pontiac, Cadillac, Dodge...

Bottom Row....Kaiser, Hudson, Lincoln, Studebaker...

:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 01:08 am:

Hey George? I mean,....sheeeesh! It was just a simple question! Are you like that at home too? (:^) (;^)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Szekeres on Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:19 pm:

43. But I had to ask my wife to be sure. I guess it's that important. The important part is that my soon to be 9 year old son William is very determent to build a T racer for himself. He got 4 wheels so far at our local swap meet. He worked hard for that $400 in the garage what he spent on not video games or shoes but T wheels...


William got his wheels for his racer


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