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



In all fairness to the DOA and Mr.Bernstein(aka D1)In 1982-83 when I 
was doing my first ground up restore on a Delorean,I had zero 
knowledge on the Delorean's engineering,it was because of D1 and the 
DOA,that got me setup with the repair books and all books needed 
(Delorean One)and parts needed and DeloreanWorld with it's tech 
articles,and in Negative fairness D1 did charge me big bucks for 
everything I bought from them(hence my search for parts cars)There 
were "some" good years about the DOA,and the fact that when I called 
D1,they would indeed give me helpful advice(since I did spend a lot 
of money there,and was a member of the DOA.)Since in those days 
restoring a Delorean,indeed doing a ground up restore was unheard 
of,and I really had no one to turn to except D1 and DeloreanWorld(Pj 
Grady was not yet a stand alone vendor yet)So I had not heard of his 
Business until sometime around 1986-87 or thereabouts.There was a 
local Delorean chapter and I did go to one of those Delorean get 
togethers(with my first Showcar Delorean)..but I was totally 
disappointed,when all I got out of the get together was most people 
there were trying to make a buck and selling their Crap Delorean 
stuff,or trying/talking about  the best way of making a profit at 
these type of gatherings.Not much talk about the car itself..Never 
went back to the local chapter for that reason.So it was NOT just DOA
(they did not help it either),but the local chapters that screwed 
things up too!!

Claude



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Mike S." <drivestainless@...> wrote:
>
> As a member of the DML moderating team, I am willing to give the 
DOA's
> new regime the benefit of the doubt.
> 
> I would personally love to see the DOA succeed.  When I bought my
> DeLorean the existence of the DOA was one of the selling points.  It
> is nice to have a strong international organization with the mission
> of supporting owners.
> 
> Other makes/models of orphan cars have wonderful international 
clubs.  
> 
> But for a period the DOA's mission seemed to be increasing the 
selling
> price of DeLoreans.  A lot of owners didn't care about DeLorean
> prices, and some potential owners even hoped prices would fall.  
This
> was the early days of email lists, and frustration with the DOA's
> mission fueled rapid growth of the DML.
> 
> I'm interpreting for hundreds of people here, so don't take my word
> for it.  The DML backissues contain much discussion of the DOA's 
mission.
> 
> When I bought my DeLorean the DOA had a monthly magazine, annual
> Expos, and a local chapter system.  During the same period that 
DMLers
> were complaining about its mission, the DOA did away with all these
> valuable assets.  The DML, other message boards and magazines, Ken
> Koncelik, plus several vendors stepped in to fill the void.
> 
> Everything but the international club.
> 
> Why the DOA?
> 
> I think the name "DOA" is wittier than any other orphan car club.  
If
> there are scandals in the DOA's history I can live with them: 
scandals
> go with DeLoreans like water goes with Amphicars.
> 
> - Mike Substelny
>   VIN 01280
>   DML moderator
>   Soon-to-be reactivated DOA member
>



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