Okay, for many of us, its more like a way of life than a hobby. Is anybody else aggravated by the way the classic/muscle car hobby is headed? In my youth I played around with ALOT of cars. They were not in the best of shape when purchased but left my hands looking and running good. I bought 'em reasonable or cheap, hopped 'em up, drove 'em hard, sold 'em and went looking for a fresh project. Now suddenly EVERYBODY is into old cars. This of course, has driven the price of them through the roof. Here's what I find infuriating: I used to work on high-dollar muscle cars at a resto shop for rich guys who never got grease under their nails. No problem. That kept me fed. No one cared about the beat-up old Novas, Vegas, Dusters etc. I played around with so they were still reasonable. Now it seems EVERY old car is gold. Vegas even are starting to bring money! Its one of the crappiest cars ever made and people are starting to pay coin for Vegas! It seems every slob with any old car with rust holes big enough to put your fist through wants a mint for it. I know, I know its supply and demand. The true classic muscle cars have been swept out of the hands of the working man for some time now and I accept that. Now the trend is taking everything away from the working man. Hot Rodding started with the working man and wealthier people are taking it away because its the "in" thing. One more thing while I'm bitching. Has anyone noticed (thanks in no small part to Jesse James and the ilk) that even wearing the blue collar working man's clothes is popular? I took pride in the work I did. I put Dickies on everyday (still do). It was my uniform. A small testament to who I was and what I did. I worked hard, not for the money (trust me, I wasn't getting rich), but for honor of it in a way. It seems kind of like a mockery to see Dickies in designer clothing stores now, sold to those who haven't "earned" it, but wear it to be trendy. Sorry for the long post. I had to get it out somewhere. Any thoughts?