[DML] Re: DeLorean Owners Association
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[DML] Re: DeLorean Owners Association



Ok....I'll say it.   Many people will never re-join the DOA until 
more of older/past board members either leave or pass away.  While 
many revere them for thier service to the community they were 
obsessed with thier power over the community.  Some used intimidation 
to squash dissent.  I recieved a call from a now deceased board 
member (who thought I wouldn't know his voice...wrong!!) who told me 
that someone would be at my house to "beat my head in with a baseball 
bat" a day after I complained about preferential treatment for 
Delorean One ads in Delorean World Magazine.  The person called my 
office, asked for me directly.  Now where would somneone get my 
private office number?....hmmm let's see, perhaps from a delorean 
repair shop that had my private office number on file to contact me 
when my car was ready.  Connect the dots folks.

The board was an elitist group hell bent on making sure they were the 
ONLY source of information on our cars....WHY? you may ask.....well 
since Mr. Bernstein ran Delorean One, a repair and service shop, I 
think it's pretty obvious.

Let's not forget that it was the DOA that threatened James Espey when 
he started the DML....yup,they were going to slap him with a lawsuit 
to stop this forum.  Nice, eh?

Yes, years have past since those days but for long timers like me, it 
still leaves a bad taste.  If Delorean One has ANYTHING to do with 
the DOA or if Mr. Berstein has ANY involvement in the DOA, you will  
most likely never see a mending of the rift.

It was standard practice by the DOA that if ANYONE complained about 
the way they did things, you were labeled a "rabble rouser".  The DOA 
would then whine that "Hey, we are just volunteers...leave us alone" 
Basically, give us your money but if you don't voulnteer for the 
board SHUT UP and don't have anything negative to say.

In my case I was threatned with physical violence.....some of  you 
may say it's B.S. but when I went to the next DOA board meeting after 
the phone call, you could hear a pin drop when I told them about it.  
The guy who made the call would not even make eye contact with me.  
Some of the comments at that 1989 meeting were...."Nobody would do 
that"  "why would we?..(get ready....)"We're just volunteers"

YUP!!! they used the "volunteer" line with me!!! 

Good Luck Ken......I wish you the best. but past B.S. has tainted the 
DOA for some forever.

Tom Watkins



 




> Jack, 
> 
> I can appreciate that in the past. If you look at our current our 
current board, only three of the eight members are from California. 
The rest are from Florida, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Belfast. What 
once was a California based club has grown to become an International 
Association. Our regions all across the US are looking for people to 
become involved. Jack where are you from?
> 
> All the Best, 
> 
> Ken Baker
> President 
> DeLorean Owners Association
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Jack Singer<mailto:jack4545@...> 
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> Sent: Friday, June 13, 2008 2:10 PM
> Subject: Re: [DML] Re: DeLorean Owners Association
> 
> One of my biggest issues with DOA was that you could not hold 
office or do anything with the group if you did not live in CA. That 
alone isolated the DOA from most of the country....
> Jack.
> 
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