[DML] Re: A society question...
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[DML] Re: A society question...

Though my experience with the D and showing the car is still young 
and fresh, I found that people in Europe behave properly and 
respectfully when looking at the car. Even when invited to try the 
driver's seat they are often reluctant to do so.
Concerning children: I do select them (being accompanied by parents) 
too and often invite them to sit down for a picture to be taken by a 
parent. No problems there as they usually first look at the parent 
for consent.
Touching is something that comes with the territory (kind of bling-
bling?), as is answering to questions asked, and I do not mind wiping 
the car at the end of such a day.

I agree with David that there is a not much change in behavior of 
most people, only some may need minor correction. Fortunately I have 
not yet met those that need it.
I also enjoy the fun of having such a special car.
I only regret not having been able to own one while being younger, 
but that's life!

VIN #2572

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
> The Delorean is one of a very few cars that are displayed with the
> doors open. Many that do not know car show ettiquite take that as an
> open ivitation to jump in. Children are  taught manners by their
> parents. If the parents show no respect for others the children 
> to do the same. IMHO it is no worse than ever. It mainly depends on
> the venue. If it is open to the public, is free, and most have never
> been to a car show, then you can expect people to believe that the
> cars were placed there for their enjoyment and can then be touched. 
> it is a car show and people pay to see the cars then you usually see
> them respect the cars more. Rarely, but it does occur, you get 
> who is very well lubricated (self-medicated) and are completely
> out-of-control (as if they had any to begin with!!!!!). They are the
> worst to deal with. When I go and leave the doors open I always make
> sure someone is watching the car. I also remove little things that
> people may take as souvenirs like the cigarette lighter, keys, etc.
> Lock it up in the "vault" behind the driver's seat. I also use a
> battery master switch so no one can hit the horn or the lights. I 
> put things on the seats to discourage visitors. I have an Einstein 
> and I put a BTTF model on the other seat. Dogs usually go crazy when
> they see Einstein. I had one dog take it out of the car in it's 
> Some kids will also run up to it and hug it to death. The mother had
> to get the kid to release it with a lot of coaxing!!!! As far as I 
> concerned it is all fun. Fingerprints come off easily from the S/S.
> Everyone HAS to touch it!!!!!!
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Wilson Hitchings" <canon20dfan@>
> wrote:
> >
> > After being aghast at comments concering disrespectful 
bystanders, I'm 
> > curious. May of you Delorean owners have had your cars for a 
decade or 
> > more. Was the bystander problem (sitting on the car, opening the 
> > always as bad? Or has it gotten worse? I've personally noticed 
> > misbehaving children, with no real parental supervision, getting 
> > of the 20+ years I've been married, so I'm wondering if it's 
worse now 
> > than it was 20 years ago when the BTTF movie came out (and did 
the BTTF 
> > movie make it worse)...
> >

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