[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



 Ryan.  As much as my small but active brain can't absorb, your article was great. 
ChicagoPaul.   --- 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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