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



On Jun 19, 2008, at 12:07 AM, deloreanernst@xxxxxxx wrote:

> There's plenty in DW back issues. Any chance they'll be put online  
> for the
> good of the community? Several years ago I asked the DOA about using  
> online
> reprints (on the DMCTech site) giving full credit to the DOA and was  
> told no,
> that these were a key cash flow source, because you had to buy the  
> back issues
> to get 'em. Has that changed? Maybe the new Board could gain some  
> street
> cred by doing so.


Now, there's an idea.

Although I am positively predisposed to the idea of a vendor- 
independent national DeLorean organization, I have been racking my  
brain trying to figure out what I, as an owner, need that isn't  
already being met by DML, DCS, and PADOC (or friendly little  
Pittsburgh-area self-help group--no officers, no dues, no squabbles,  
just friendship, mutual aid, and beer).  So, what possible need isn't  
currently being met?

So far in following this thread, I have seen only two plausible  
proposals:

1) A permanent archives/museum for preserving and presenting the  
historical record of the  Marque.

2) A first-rate, properly maintained and organized central repository  
of technical information of value to owners.

These are both big, hard projects (which is why despite repeated  
discussion and attempted starts over the years, neither has ever  
materialized).  OTOH, they are both projects that, I suspect, a lot of  
owners would get behind, given a realistic plan and effective  
leadership.  If a new DOA were to emerge with a public and unambiguous  
mission statement focused on these two goals, that  would get my  
attention.  And, if they were to contribute the entire DOA newsletter  
archives to the public domain as a way to seed project #2 as Wayne  
suggests, that would go a long way to convincing the world that they  
were sincere and serious.

Instead of a redundant "DeLorean Owners Association", this would be  
more of a "DeLorean Archives".  If it were committed to sharing  
information rather than hoarding it, this would pretty much  
automatically be seen as supporting rather than competing with all the  
other activities that have so successfully made the original DOA  
irrelevant.

Probably a pipe dream, but if I am wrong, you can sign me up.

--Pete Lucas
   VIN #06703




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