1-in-5 Youngsters Dig Muscle Cars

Results of a survey of magazine readers compiled by SEMA are in, and showing that 1-in-5 fans of hot rods, customs, and muscle cars are in their teens and twenties. The automotive lifestyle survey was sent to readers of Hot Rod, Motor Trend, Popular Hot Rodding, and Rod & Custom along with other Primedia titles. 19.7% of the 16-24 year olds surveyed were interested in muscle cars, 21% in street rods, and 20% in restored vehicles. As Primedia doesn't yet publish Eighties Rustbucket magazine, we can only assume the 20% are busy restoring Merkur Xr4ti's and Dodge Colt turbos. [Complete SEMA Survey Results via SEMA.org]