- Written by webmin
Perhaps one of the most unpopular decisions we made when we recently redesigned Hemmings Classic Car was the decision to drop The Next Generation, the column that profiled younger folks involved in the collector car hobby. The implication of that decision is that there aren’t any young people in the collector car hobby, but we see how wrong that implication is with the story and photos that My Hemmings user hep2jive recently posted to his My Hemmings page. Hep2jive writes:
I bought my 1947 Pontiac Silver Streak Streamliner Sport Dynamic Sedan Coupe when I was 20 years old in 2010. I learned how to drive at the age of 17 on my 1949 Plymouth 4 door Special Deluxe. That was in 2007. I had restored the Plymouth then later sold it when I purchased the ’47 Pontiac. I love the ‘fast back’ design of the Pontiac and drive this car daily. It handles well in the snow and ice and just as well in thunderstorms, tornadoes and nice fair weather as well. It is still 6 volt with Bias Ply tires that have a tread width of a mere 5 inches. The car itself has a 239in Flathead six with plenty of options. Driving around in this car is a lot of fun and interesting as well. I appreciate the era of the 1940s from radio programs to music of that era to the automobiles and architecture. So to have a car that is right from that era, it fits me well and I am proud to own this car.
We’re sure he’s not the only one, either. If you’re a young (or young-at-heart) collector car enthusiast, come share your photos and story on My Hemmings today!