The "getting the young'uns on a bike" thread brought up something I've been thinking about for some time, that being the future of the vintage car hobby. My wife and I took Disco Jr. to a small local car show a couple of weeks back, and the average age of the people there and the car owners was probably about 60. I commented at the time that it seems like the vintage car enthusiast is a dying breed. I'm 40, and while I love old cars/trucks (and boats and motorcycles), it seems that people my age and younger aren't getting into it like people older than us did. I have a 1966 Ford Truck that I semi-restored, a 1965 boat, and I had an old Beetle too, but I don't know too many people that have old stuff or have any interest in such things. I suspect part of it is cost or that people don't want to deal with the quirks of older stuff (the recent thread on buying a vintage Mustang as opposed to a late model one comes to mind.) I think part of it too is that the cars we grew up with for the most part don't have the romanticism that the older cars from the early 70's and earlier had. The example I gave was "who would want to restore a 1985 Cutlass Ciera they grew up driving?" I don't know why - it just seems kind of sad to me.