Re: [DML] Re: Question and strange car show behavior
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Re: [DML] Re: Question and strange car show behavior



http://tinyurl.com/7kdrv

This is how i keep people out of my car at shows. It looks stainless 
and somewhat matches the car.

Mark V



On Jul 25, 2005, at 7:25 PM, Dave Stragand wrote:

> On keeping folks out of your car...
>
>
>
> Have you ever been to a bank or movie theater, where they have the
> velvet ropes to keep people in a line?  They work -very- well.
>
>
>
> I'm not suggesting that y'all go out and buy velvet rope, but Home 
> Depot
> sells black plastic chain link for less than a buck per foot.  It's
> flexible, and will fit easily over the door pins, thus making a 'velvet
> rope' of sorts to keep people out.  You could even hang a little
> information card describing features of your car or the like if you
> wished, but people would get the idea - stay out!
>
>
>
> (Of course, then you get all kinds of <mentally challenged> people
> asking why they built DeLoreans with chain across the door, but ya'
> probably can't help that.)
>
>
>
> In any event, it's a good idea to keep curious onlookers out for their
> own safety.
>
>
>
> At a car show here in Pittsburgh several years ago, I was parked next 
> to
> a Checker cab.  Several really badly-behaved young children actually
> locked themselves inside the cab, making faces at everyone who was
> trying to get them to come out.  [Side note: where are these kids'
> parents???]  It was just simply annoying until the kids discovered
> turning the ignition key would lurch the still-in-gear cab forward
> several feet each time.  They found this very amusing, but if the 
> engine
> would have caught -- it was a potentially deadly situation for
> themselves and others.  Another attendee had to smash the window glass
> to get the keys and diffuse the situation.  The owners arrived back at
> their car to find the seats ripped up and a broken window.
>
>
>
> That is worst-case-scenario of course, but you get the idea.
>
>
>
> -Dave




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