[DML] Re: DeLorean Owners Association Event ? Las Vegas May 2007 ? Postp
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[DML] Re: DeLorean Owners Association Event ? Las Vegas May 2007 ? Postp



I don't agree with the comment here that the Delorean community is 
being divided, and that there's some type of class war going on.  
This is actually one of the few places where income doesn't seem to 
matter at all, a pretty tight knit community, which is kind of nice 
these days.  If you read all the posts, it is divided between one 
person, and the rest of the people.  That's NOT a class war, that's 
just the way it goes with anything.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, The Boiling Frog <boiling_frog@...> 
wrote:
>
> As a business major, I've been taking a bunch of economics 
classes.  
> The DOA event fell apart because we failed to achieve "economies 
of  
> scale" and draw enough attendees to cover the fixed and variable  
> costs. If you need at least 50 to 100 attendees to make an event  
> work, you have to set the price point low enough for 100 people 
to  
> choose to attend. Otherwise, there will be no show, and all the 
time  
> spent planning, sending out fancy invitations will be for naught.
> 
> This doesn't mean that DOA can't host a "classy" event, but it 
means  
> they need to push through an event that at least tries to save 
money.  
> They could have offered a cheap package and an expensive package,  
> with optional accommodations at another hotel. But Red Rock is 
off  
> the strip, so that makes the show a monopolistic "all-or-nothing-
offer."
> 
> The weekend the DOA chose was a "high demand" weekend for Vegas.  
> There are slow periods when conventions are not in town where 
hotels  
> are $40-$80 a night, even at fancy places on the strip. I go to 
Vegas  
> twice a year, and I save so much money planning trips at off-peak 
times.
> 
> I see a lot of flaming going on. It's almost a class war between 
the  
> wealthy DeLorean Snobs and the "Cheap owners with cars in 
disrepair."  
> I am so ashamed to see our community divided on class lines. Are 
we  
> forgetting what it means to "live the dream?" Should "living the  
> dream" be accessible to anyone or simply a select few?
> 
> If you read DeLorean's books, you know he was not an elitist. He 
was  
> a humanitarian, an ambitious, courageous, and principled man 
whose  
> frustration with elitism caused him to leave GM.
> 
> DeLoreans are not Bentleys. Ads for Bentleys do not belong in  
> DeLorean World. If you want to be a snob, go get a Jaguar or a  
> Bentley and move to Pebble Beach.
> 
> There is no room in the DeLorean community I know for such  
> prostitutes. I firmly believe JZD is spinning in his grave to see  
> elitism dividing his community.
> 
> I truly hope our community can bridge this wound between rich and  
> poor. This means DOA is going to have to learn some economic 
lessons  
> the hard way.
> 
> -Ryan Brandys
>




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