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#1 martinfan5

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

This made me laugh,  its a listing for a brookfield 1994 Dodge Neon,  with the word vintage in the title,  since when did 1994 become vintage ?  18 years ago is vintage now? :lol:

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2325cc28ce



#2 Chuck Most

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

Hey, a 1994 model is two years away from antique vehicle status in many states, so... :rolleyes:

I'm just stunned there's such a thing as a 1994 Neon. I thought 1995 was the first model year for the Neon?



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:04 PM

Its hard to picture a Dodge Neon as something vintage :lol:



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:39 PM

1994 ... vintage? ... YIKES!!

 

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:04 AM

That "vintage" of Metallica, STP, and Nirvana (to name a few) are all starting to get airplay on Classic Rock stations.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:23 AM

It all depends upon your perspective I guess. I'm 65 and have been into cars since I was 4 or 5 years old. To me anything built after about 1960 is a "late model" car.  :)

 

I couple of years ago I bought '62 Falcon and it had an "antique" license plate on it! Of course, when I transferred the title I got a standard plate for it.

 

I was in a conversation not too long ago with someone who was looking to buy an "old" car. They wanted something from around 1990!  :o

 

I'm going to go sit in my rocker now and listen to my bones crumble.



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:35 AM

That "vintage" of Metallica, STP, and Nirvana (to name a few) are all starting to get airplay on Classic Rock stations.

Don't remind me...



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:01 AM

My first car in 1975 was a 1956 Chevy & it was a year older than me.   Most people thought of it as a REALLY old car !   I have the same trouble concerning "old" cars, when I go to a cruize in or show & see a car newer than about 1970 I think that's just a used car.  But I remember 1970 was 40 + years ago, so it is old.   A car from 1994 is almost 20 years, so I guess that is "old" too.



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:53 AM

I'm trying to sell my 92 astro maybe I should put antique in the ad? :) since when did metallica become rock let alone classic rock?



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:50 AM

I agree with one of the other posters here, it's all a matter of perspective.  I remember being in my early 20s' and mentioning some old guy who was 40.  Now I'm almost 60, 40 doesn't look so old!



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:58 AM

vin·tage  (vibreve.gifnprime.giftibreve.gifj)

n.
1. The yield of wine or grapes from a vineyard or district during one season.
2. Wine, usually of high quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin.
3. The year or place in which a wine is bottled.
4.
a. The harvesting of a grape crop.
b. The initial stages of winemaking.
5. Informal
a. A group or collection of people or things sharing certain characteristics.
b. A year or period of origin: a car of 1942 vintage.
c. Length of existence; age.
adj.
1. Of or relating to a vintage.
2. Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic.
3. Old or outmoded.
4.
a. Of the best: played songs that were vintage Cole Porter.
b. Of the most distinctive: "Fatalism has coexisted with vintage American overconfidence" (Thomas Oliphant).
 

It's just one of those many words in our language that has multiple definitions.



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:59 AM

l know its rare to see a neon around anymore...



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:05 AM

'vintage' doesn't necessarily mean 'old', simply something of a particular year or time period...  with cars, to me 'late model' implies something from the last 10 years or so (current or previous generation or two).



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:40 AM

A vintage car is a car built between the start of 1919 and the end of 1930 known as the 'Vintage era'. There is little debate about the start date of the vintage period—the end of World War I is a nicely defined marker there—but the end date is a matter of a little more debate. The British definition is strict about 1930 being the cut-off, and is widely accepted while some American sources prefer 1925 since it is the pre-classic car period as defined by the Classic Car Club of America. Others see the classic period as overlapping the vintage period, especially since the vintage designation covers all vehicles produced in the period while the official classic definition does not, only including high-end vehicles of the period. Some consider the start of World War II to be the end date of the vintage period

 

 

A classic car is an older car; the exact meaning varies around the world. The Classic Car Club of America maintains that a car must be between 20 and 40 years old to be a classic, while cars over 45 years fall into the Antique Class. In the UK 'classic cars' range from Veteran (pre first world war), Vintage (1919–1930), Post-Vintage (1930s). Post second world war cars are not so designated.

 

 

 . . . and let's not forget the 1949 cut off for Street Rods. :lol:



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:45 AM

The automotive Brass Era is the first period of automotive manufacturing, named for the prominent brass fittings used during this time for such things as lights and radiators. It extends from the first commercial automobiles (first known as motocycles) marketed in the 1890s until about World War I. The term "Brass Era automobile" is a retronym for "horseless carriage," the original name for such vehicles, which is still in use today. The Brass Era closely followed the Veteran Era.

 

 

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:15 AM

'vintage' doesn't necessarily mean 'old', simply something of a particular year or time period...  with cars, to me 'late model' implies something from the last 10 years or so (current or previous generation or two).

 

Oh I know, it was just funny to me to see the words vintage and Dodge Neon in the same sentence , thats all .



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:22 AM

Yep, it is kinda funny.  What's not funny is how fast time does go by- 1994 seems like a couple years ago... :wacko:.  I guess time goes by fast when you're having fun :) .



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:36 AM

 

Oh I know, it was just funny to me to see the words vintage and Dodge Neon in the same sentence , thats all .

 

I agree, never thought I'd hear those words put together.  :lol:  On a similar note, a few weeks ago I saw what looked like a late 80's-early nineties, well abused Ford Festiva wearing collector plates....it gave me a good chuckle.



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:43 AM

Yep, it is kinda funny.  What's not funny is how fast time does go by- 1994 seems like a couple years ago... :wacko:.  I guess time goes by fast when you're having fun :) .

That just it,  it really does not feel like 1994 was really 18 years, so what it really was , time caught up to me :(



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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

Speeking  of words (again) , it's funny how the meanings of words  are different for different people.  I've always been a little uneasy using the term "Classic"  to describe anything newer than what the Classic Car Club says. Just what I was brought up with. Guess my vintage shows. Oh yeah, Harry, That's Speeking about sarcasm Just doesn't seem like a "Classic". The car either. :lol:gregcharger-1.jpg


Edited by Greg Myers, 03 December 2012 - 08:51 AM.