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

At shows, I usually just buckle the seatbelts over the seats.  I'm 
only guessing that this is a solution because I have never really 
had any problems with people trying to sneak a sit in my car.  The 
only times people sit in it is if they ask me if they can for a 
picture or whatever.  If they ask, I usually do not mind.  But, the 
seatbelt thing seems to work fine for me without having to buy 
anything extra or fancy.  The only problems I have is people 
touching my car.  No one usually touches cars at car shows...  But 
there is something about the DeLorean that makes people need to 
touch it.  What's up with that?

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Stragand" <dave.stragand@xxxx> 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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 
> would have caught -- it was a potentially deadly situation for
> themselves and others.  Another attendee had to smash the window 
> 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
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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