Re: [DML] DeLorean was going to be president for Bricklin?!?!
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Re: [DML] DeLorean was going to be president for Bricklin?!?!



Posted this on Jay Leno's site about a year or so ago,saying 
basically what 
Mal Bricklin stated.(in a shorter version)

http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/your_garage/cars/975.shtml

P.S.

Yes,That is my Bricklin,which I still own going on 27+ years and 
still in that mint condition. 





--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Rex <sephiroth@...> wrote:
>
> Wow.
> 
> I heard about this from a co-worker of mine this week but I just 
fluffed 
> it off as standard misinformation everyone else has about John and 
his 
> car in general. I never knew it actually came right out of 
Malcolm's mouth.
> 
> I do agree, and have always thought, that the two cars are very 
similar, 
> but I never ever thought that someone like Bricklin would say or 
> insinuate that DeLorean copied off of them. The similarities are 
there 
> but, if anything, I would say that John allowed a lot of Lotus to 
be put 
> into the DeLorean more than anything else.
> 
> Most people who have taken the time to study this car's history 
know 
> that DeLorean and Lotus did a lot of work together which justifies 
the 
> large similarities between DeLorean and Lotus at that time.
> 
> The only real similarities that I can think of between the Bricklin 
and 
> the DeLorean, without researching it, is the overall exterior style 
of 
> the car, the emphasis on safety, and the doors, which is the most 
> obvious feature of them all.
> 
> Now that I think about it though, what about the old name for the 
> DeLorean - the DSV? The whole nomenclature of it is similar to the 
> Bricklin's, since it was called SV-1 and they both stand for safety 
vehicle.
> 
> Anyone can find similarities between the two cars, but the only 
real 
> people who can answer this is someone closely tied to John, John 
himself 
> (RIP), or like some of us saw, Malcolm Bricklin. I don't really 
think he 
> has any reason to be upset at DMC, or John himself since its not 
like 
> it's DMC's fault that Bricklin went into receivership.
> 
> Regardless, even if John did in some way copy some of the design 
cues of 
> Bricklin, I really doubt that it will be that big of a shock wave 
in the 
> DMC community, that we will love our cars less, or be less proud of 
our 
> ownership of a DMC. Worst case scenario is it might spark an 
unfortunate 
> and childish rivalry between Bricklin owners and DeLorean owners.
> 
> There may be lots to think of on this issue... maybe not. It will 
be 
> interesting to read on this subject as more people reply and 
provide 
> further information.
> 
> Nevertheless, I say forget the past, the future is now. If these 
events 
> are true, they still will not stop me from living my dream, loving 
the 
> DeLorean, loving this community and being inexplicably proud of 
being an 
> owner of the only car that has really thrilled me since I was a 
baby, 
> waaaaaay before watching BTTF.
> 
> -Rex
> 
> daniel@... wrote:
> >
> > I was surprised nobody wrote about this already, unless I just 
missed a
> > post somewhere. I watched the new episode of "Chop Cut Rebuild" on
> > Speed TV on Monday, which featured a Bricklin. It was the first 
episode
> > of many showing the gullwing car being restored and modified.
> >
> > Among others, they interviewed the car's creator, Malcolm 
Bricklin.
> > Malcolm said that in the early 1970's John DeLorean offered to be
> > president of the Bricklin company. They agreed that John would 
get 1.7
> > million per year to be president!! The next day, John called 
Malcolm
> > and said that it was supposed to be 1.7 million, after taxes!! 
Malcolm
> > Bricklin said NO.
> >
> > Bricklin then went on to say in the interview that, "John 
DeLorean then
> > went on to create a car, with his name on it, that was copied 
directly
> > from the original Bricklin prototype car that John was allowed to
> > study". I personally own a "D" and a "B" and I don't see any real
> > similarities myself.
> >
> > I have never heard of this before, or anything like it! Has anyone
> > else? This was straight from the mouth of Malcolm Bricklin, and he
> > sounded quite annoyed actually (30+ years later)!
> >
> > Daniel
> > VIN 10920
> > Arizona DeLorean Club
> > www.az-d.org
> >
> >  
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>




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