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No problem with that,Since it was in the time era of becoming a DMC 
Dealership in addition to already being a GM dealership.I thought 
that GM was blackballing any GM dealerships that had anything to do 
with JZD,since of course they preferred you to sell Corvettes/their 
products/services,and have Corvettes in the showroom rather than 
Deloreans mixed in the sales/services.In my area (CT) the only DMC 
dealerships were ones that already were multi-mixed dealerships so 
their stake in GM was very small, if they even sold GM cars,but in 
your case being GM only,and then adding the Delorean franschise would 
have seemed risky and a reason for GM to drop the franschise....not so

Claude


 --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, <rob@...> wrote:
>
> Claude,
> 
>  
> 
> Why is it a "Big question"? Does anyone really care besides your 
self? I
> don't recall avoiding this question before or saying I was "great?
with
> Delorean's" either but in any case there was no conspiracy on GM's 
part. You
> are probably right that they weren't thrilled about us selling 
Delorean's
> however. Actually your question does pertain to my family history 
as well as
> business but I have no problem sharing the information. In 1979 
when the
> second fuel crisis hit the states we had the misfortune to be 
sitting on a
> couple hundred four wheel drive trucks in our inventory. These 
vehicles went
> from "hot" to definitely not almost overnight and our "floor plan" 
(finance
> rate) was in the mid teens at the time. That worked out to a few 
hundred
> dollars per vehicle each month. A recession followed and we lost 
money for
> several years as a result. In 1982 another dealer who was making 
money
> selling fuel efficient Japanese cars made us an offer for the 
franchise and
> we felt it was in both our and our employee's best interest to 
accept it. So
> there you have it, no conspiracy, just dull economics. Maybe now we 
can put
> the topic to bed?
> 
>  
> 
> Rob Grady,
> 
>  
> 
> P.J.Grady Inc.
> 
>  
> 
>    _____  
> 
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of
> cbl1739
> Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 9:31 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] Re: Useless History - was Source for Struts
> 
>  
> 
> 
> 
> The Big question is what happened to the Chevy part of the 
> business...seems GM did NOT like the Grady's being in the DMC 
> business or something like that...or?? This question was asked 
before 
> but No answer was given, Grady himself,ran around the question and 
> just answered with how great he is with Deloreans,but the question 
> was never answered.
> 
> --- In HYPERLINK "mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com"dmcnews@...,
> "Tom Tait" <TTait@> wrote:
> > Anyone wanting to explore the comment I made, and my lackluster 
> logic
> > (and apparently mathematical skills) follow on then...
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > "PJ Grady is a family owned and operated business that had been 
> located
> > in West Sayville, New York since the early 1900's, when it was a 
> Chevy
> > dealership. PJ Grady is now solely dedicated to the preservation 
ad
> > restoration of DeLoreans and has developed a reputation as one of 
> the
> > best shops to have your DeLorean restored to its original beauty."
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > In 1901, as Vice President, Roosevelt succeeded President William
> > McKinley <HYPERLINK
> "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_McKinley"http://en.wikipedia-
.org/wiki
> /-William_McKinley> after
> > McKinley's assassination. He is the youngest person ever to become
> > President. He served as President until 1909.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Rob isn't the founder of PJ Grady, and Rob's decendents did not 
(to 
> my
> > knowledge - how old could they be? 10?) sell any chevys, but his
> > ancestors (you see, I used the opposite word there!) did. 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > While the Delorean motor car or company did not exist when FRD was
> > president, John did - he was 20 when FDR died. So my friend - 
> DELOREANS
> > DID EXIST! - Hah!
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Now - No one is sure if Doc Brown ever met Benjamin Franklin, but 
> it is
> > widely held that the entire Time Traveling Delorean may actually 
be 
> a
> > myth, making such a meeting impossible (although these guys have 
a 
> lot
> > in common - hair, lightning, inventions etc.). There was however 
> actual
> > film footage of Doc Brown in the presence of John F. Kennedy 
> (another
> > President, really, look it up if you are interested) accidentally
> > included in the preshow footage of the BTTF ride. Once Kennedy 
> (who is
> > not really dead because Doc saved him) learned of this footage, 
he 
> had
> > the BTTF Ride closed to hide the link between Doc and himself. 
The 
> best
> > cover story they could come up with was an ill conceived Simpsons 
> Ride -
> > but not even Universal is really that dumb, it may never open.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Why am I wasting your time with any of this? Well - I'd rather 
> write
> > this than have to keep reading about angry flamers who hate some 
> vendor
> > or whether someone should be allowed on the list without a car.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Maybe if we didn't all take ourselves so seriously this forum 
> wouldn't
> > occasionally turn so bitter and mean spirited.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I'm gonna go play scrabble now with Doc, Kennedy, and Einstein - 
who
> > always kicks my butt (you see - your wondering if I mean the 
actual
> > Albert Einstein, or the Dog - because losing to one of those 
would 
> be
> > totally embarrassing while the other would be understandable IF 
you
> > allowed German words on the board).
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Tom
> > 
> > ____________-_________-_________-__
> > 
> > From: HYPERLINK "mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com"dmcnews@...
> [mailto:HYPERLINK
> "mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com"dmcnews@...] On 
> Behalf
> > Of cbl1739
> > Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 11:24 AM
> > To: HYPERLINK "mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com"dmcnews@...
> > Subject: Re: [DML] Source for Struts
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > You really mean since somewhere around 1981,As Before that his 
> > decendents were running a Chevy Dealership ,since of course 
> Deloreans 
> > were not around in Franklin's days.And of course his decendants 
> were 
> > in the Chevrolet car business,otherwise that would make Grady 
> > himself...what.-.Like 100 years old? ;-)
> > 
> > --- In HYPERLINK
> "mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com"dmcnews@... <mailto:dmcnews%
> 40yahoogroups.-com> , "Tom
> > Tait" <TTait@> wrote:
> > > 4 Struts from PJ Grady, the last remaining Delorean Dealership, 
in
> > > business since ??? Roosevelt? Maybe Teddy and certainly 
Franklin -
> 
> > $100
> > > 
> > > 
> > > This goes to show me that despite nearly having a niche market 
by 
> > the
> > > ball-joints, our vendors are doing a great job of keeping costs 
> > fair.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Tom
> > > 
> > > 10902
> > > 
> > > ____________-_________-_________-__
> > > 
> > > From: HYPERLINK
> "mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com"dmcnews@...
> <mailto:dmcnews%-40yahoogroups.-com>
> > [mailto:HYPERLINK
> "mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com"dmcnews@... <mailto:dmcnews%
> 40yahoogroups.-com> ] On 
> > Behalf
> > > Of David Teitelbaum
> > > Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 12:00 PM
> > > To: HYPERLINK "mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com"dmcnews@...
> <mailto:dmcnews%-40yahoogroups.-com> 
> > > Subject: [DML] Source for Struts
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > This just came up over on a Lotus forum. It appears to be a 
place 
> to
> > > order all kinds of struts for ANY car. They have the struts for 
> the
> > > bonnet and the doors for Deloreans. 
> www.autopartsbylou.-com/index.-php
> > > I can't say if they are any good, just that they have a listing 
> and
> > > the pricing looks good. It would not surprise me if some of the
> > > Delorean vendors get their struts from a place like this.
> > > David Teitelbaum
> > > vin 10757
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > >
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
> 
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> 
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