[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@...> 
> As a business major, I've been taking a bunch of economics 
> The DOA event fell apart because we failed to achieve "economies 
> 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 
> choose to attend. Otherwise, there will be no show, and all the 
> spent planning, sending out fancy invitations will be for naught.
> This doesn't mean that DOA can't host a "classy" event, but it 
> they need to push through an event that at least tries to save 
> They could have offered a cheap package and an expensive package,  
> with optional accommodations at another hotel. But Red Rock is 
> the strip, so that makes the show a monopolistic "all-or-nothing-
> The weekend the DOA chose was a "high demand" weekend for Vegas.  
> There are slow periods when conventions are not in town where 
> are $40-$80 a night, even at fancy places on the strip. I go to 
> twice a year, and I save so much money planning trips at off-peak 
> I see a lot of flaming going on. It's almost a class war between 
> wealthy DeLorean Snobs and the "Cheap owners with cars in 
> I am so ashamed to see our community divided on class lines. Are 
> 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 
> a humanitarian, an ambitious, courageous, and principled man 
> 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 
> the hard way.
> -Ryan Brandys

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