Re: [DML] Re: New DeLorean or "Real" One
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Re: [DML] Re: New DeLorean or "Real" One

Dear George,

I'm with Todd.  History is on our side.  Now, if there
was a revolution in Humble, TX having to do with my
ancestory, then maybe...

lol, cheers, 


--- George Smith <gbsdelorean@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Dear Todd
>   Not to wax too poeticly on this side of the
> isle...
>   Those parts that are going into the cars were made
> for the DeLoreans being 
>   assembled in Dunmurry, at the blessing of JZD. 
> Those parts were carted over
>   to a place that has taken extremely good care of
> them so we, the ones that 
>   want to keep the 'dream alive' running can have a
> source to go to.  
>   As far as them people in Humble TX, I'll bet the
> people putting the DeLoreans together 
>   have families also.  And half the threads I read
> are about replacing parts,  You are right about the
> new cars not having a history (we won't go into
> QAC's), but just think - 
>   in 25 years they too will have a history, and we
> will still be arguing about the 
>   ethical car...
> Todd Masinelli <tmasin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>           Not to try to get all philosophical or
> anything, but I totally disagree 
> that a DeLorean is no more than the sum of its
> parts. My DeLorean was 
> built in strife-torn Dunmurry in 1981. It was
> transported on a Tellus 
> carrier from station to station, as people -- who
> frankly didn't know a 
> lot about building cars, and were in many cases were
> happy to have any 
> job at all -- fit its doors, tightened its bolts,
> etc. It's a product 
> of a time when people were still hopeful that this
> idea of an ethical 
> sports car just might work. To me, it is a real
> DeLorean in every 
> sense. It may have belonged to someone else before
> me, and it may have 
> had some parts replaced, but that's all a part of
> its unique history 
> over the last 26 years.
> These "new" cars will be assembled in Humble, Texas,
> to make money off 
> an old stockpile of parts that's not moving fast
> enough. These cars, in 
> my mind, will be DeLorean replicas. Yes, they may
> share some parts in 
> common with my DeLorean, but not its history or the
> spirit in which it 
> was created.
> Todd Masinelli
> current custodian of real DeLorean VIN 6681
> Posted by: "gbsdelorean"
> > Now take a new chassis, assemble a car that has
> the
> > original material created 25 years ago, and now
> it's
> > not a DeLorean? It's a kit?
> [snip]
> > Call it what you will, it's a DeLorean.
> ---------------------------------
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> [Non-text portions of this message have been
> removed]

Royce Holden

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