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



Good Lord, Dave, that story was simply awful!  I can't imagine how the
owners felt.  I find it a little strange that they left their keys in
it, though.

I did have a rope around the car.  It was the kind that you find in
airports that retracts into the pylons and looks like a seatbelt. 
It's the only time my DeLorean had that "museum" look to it.

It still didn't keep them out.  Out of the hundreds of spectators that
were there, I had only three in the seat and one I had to shake my
finger at.  Still, I should have had ZERO climbing in.

I have signs, but I don't like to use them as they can sometimes send
the wrong message.  You know, "The owner must be a real snob",
message.

I guess I'm going to start being that way because the signs are going
with me next time.  And the time after that.

Maybe a Carcoon... :)

Johnny
5518

On 7/25/05, Dave Stragand <dave.stragand@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 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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