Re: [DML] Questions About John DeLorean - GM, DMC2, and His Legacy
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Re: [DML] Questions About John DeLorean - GM, DMC2, and His Legacy



Rob, 

Very interesting questions you are asking. I, like you are an admirer of JZD. His His accomplishments are legendary and I truly believe that DMC could have become one of the great car companies if it succeeded. I own a DeLorean primarily because of my admiration of its creator and what it stood for. I have to question one thing though. If his new car company was as far along as he claimed, wouldn't someone come forward with knowledge owledge of it? Who were the other people who were working on it with him? Where are the plans and why hasn't one of the other principals attempted to see the project through?

I don't mean to be negative. I am a firm believer that John DeLorean was one of the great ones and overcame more than most people could. That being said, I wonder if this new company was a bit more hype than reality. IF there was more reality to it, I would think more would have surfaced. I recently read that none of the DMC2 watches were ever delivered to an owner. That in itself, leaves some doubt. I hope there is someone out there who can prove me wrong and have some documentation on this new car. 

Best Regards, 

Ken Baker
Sales Executive
Rolls-Royce Bentley Fort Lauderdale
561-866-1601
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Rob Greenhaw<mailto:wylldshark@xxxxxxxxx> 
  To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
  Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2007 4:50 PM
  Subject: [DML] Questions About John DeLorean - GM, DMC2, and His LegacyRob,


  I just watched the DCS 2000 video on YouTube where John spoke about DMC and his new cars.

  Incredble man - I wish could have met him.

  Anyway, he mentioned General Motors had asked him to take a look at what went wrong with them and what could be done about it and he was seriously considering it.

  Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't that around the time they were looking to bring someone in before they got Bob Lutz? Could GM have really tried to get the legendary John DeLorean to come back and straighten out the mess? If so, it makes one wonder why he didn't accept the offer.

  Also, what happened to the planned cars? I know since he passed away the plans are scrapped, but where are they? Did Kathryn (sp?) inherit them? If some enterprisingg person wanted to build such a car, would she sell the plans to them?

  What happened to the supercar that was "about 85% complete"? 

  On another note, who were the people involved with the designs, engineering, etc.? 

  From the way John spoke - and we know how eloquent he was - things were moving along nicely and we should have seen the cars sometime around mid-2004, early 2005.

  My personal feeling is that DMC COULD have been resurrected as a small coach buiding company, by producing a handful of supercars and a couple hundred "cheaper" cars a year.

  The same applies to Stephen Wynnes DMC - why couldn't he take John's plans and work something out and bring it to market?

  Everyone seems to think back positively about John DeLorean and reflect upon DMC somewhat sympathetically as a great "what-if" company. 

  There is definitely a market for the DeLorean name so why not build upon it? There is so much potential! Personally I liked the idea of DeLorean glasses, watches, jackets, fragrances, etc. to go along with a gleaming new car bearing John's name!

  Whoever reads this, I want to ask them to take a moment to think about what it would be like to read about the 2009 DMC Open House event where they showcased their new show car - a real, modern DeLorean based on John's plans. Hell, I'd buy one.

  There's something very special about the DeLorean name....and there is so many positive things that could be done with it. We could really live in a "DeLorean World".

  Thanks for reading everyone. 

  Rob Greenhaw
  VIN 00791

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