Re: [DML] Houston Concours '07
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Re: [DML] Houston Concours '07

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
> I have no problem giving an award for "best in show"..
> but "best of the best"?  It is short sighted to ever
> think something is the "best of the best".

Marc, since this award is NOT "best in show", it isn't being called 
that.  This award will only go to the highest scoring car in 
the "Certified Stainless" group... hence, my "best of the best" 
reference.  If none of the cars place in the "Certified Stainless" 
tier, no one will get this award.  

> My DeLorean is a heck of a lot more fun to drive than
> those Concours cars...  So, MY car is the BEST and I
> don't need a trophy to confirm it.

Yep, so is my Yellow D... but that's not what this is about.  This is 
about a different category of cars other than yours and mine.
> Ron, I agree with everything you say below.  

Thank you.

> My issue is with the assertion that a particular car is "best",
> especially when people continue to say that this
> distinction makes a car more valuable.

That's why we have called the award the "JZD Excellence in Marque" 
award, not the "best of anything" award.  If the D community decides to 
use the "Certifications" and "JZD Excellence in Marque" awards as 
guidelines for value, than so be it.  At least we have some guidelines 
for somebody wanting to buy or sell this type of show car.

> "Best" is in the eye of the beholder, as is Value.

When you elect to enter the DeLorean Millennium Concours, the outcome 
is now in the eyes of the judges following a DeLorean specific 
guideline.  This is how car shows work.

Value is only what a buyer is willing to pay and an owner is willing to 
except.  I think it is a good thing if our marque has a Concours and 
there is at least some guideline to help buyers and sellers establish a 

What's really difficult to do is put a value on custom Ds like yours, 
mine, and many others.  In my eyes, my custom D will bring more money 
than my wife's Concours D... but only if I find a buyer that REALLY 
wants my car and is willing to pay the price.

All this said, I would really like to see all of the people out there 
that are considering giving the Concours a try, to do it.  Even though 
I am a custom car guy, the experience I had with my wife helping her in 
the 2001 Concours had to be one of the coolest things I've ever done 
with a show car.

The spirit of the DeLorean Concours is awesome and with the new 
certification tiers and "JZD Excellence in Marque" award it's just 
going to get better.


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