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



"If you want to be a snob, go get a Jaguar or a 
Bentley and move to Pebble Beach."
   
  As a member of this community I take offense. I go to Pebble Beach regularly during the Concourse and Laguna Seca Anitque Auto Races. No one I have met at either event is  a "snob". People in all manner of exotic cars wave at me in passing. I've had a conversation with Carrol Shelby at Laguna Seca. 
   
  I am not a snob and own a DeLorean because I love the car. My oldest friend, who does live in Pebble Beach, owns a Simplex and a Locomobile and a Stutz HH Touring Sedan. I've helped him work on his cars and he has helped me with mine. We both love cars, period.
   
  Chris
  06301
   
  


The Boiling Frog <boiling_frog@xxxxxxxxx> 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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