[DML] Re: National Geographic April 1981
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[DML] Re: National Geographic April 1981

I'll probably not be the only one to add this, but Chris Nicholson 
has some interesting commentary about this wheel/pic on his site.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Jon Heese" <jonheese@...> wrote:
> It's also interesting that the rear wheel pictured has 5 spokes, 
but the 
> front has only 4.  That's something I've never seen done 
> by a car manufacturer...
> Regards,
> Jon Heese
> content22207 wrote:
> > Thank you so much for the picture Tiff!
> > 
> > I suspect it was taken in Hethel (Lotus), not Dunmurry. Notice 
> > barn walls in the background.
> > 
> > This obviously is not a production automobile. Notice the 
position of
> > the side marker lenses. The door also has no toll booth window.
> > 
> > But the single most important feature of your picture is the rear
> > wheel -- it is exactly the same diameter as the front wheel! Had 
> > print it out to verify, but sure enough -- both rims are 100% 
> > diameter. Compared to a same size printout of a production car, 
> > difference is striking.
> > 
> > You have provided photographic evidence of a design quirk I have 
> > maintained. The question is: Why in the world did DMC design a 
> > tire well that is too small to hold a flat rear tire? It isn't 
due to
> > surrounding space limitation -- the Brandys proved that with 
> > enlarged spare well. I suspect that the body molds were made in
> > anticipation of a 14" rear wheel, and that the 15" rear was a 
> > design change, made after the molds were already in existence. 
> > magazine picture clearly shows people laboriously cleaning a car 
> > 14" rear rims.
> > 
> > It also shows a nose high stance, which seems to contradict the 
> > that Lotus designed the car to sit lower in the front. I'll 
leave that
> > controversy for the next poster....
> > 
> > Bill Robertson
> > #5939
> > 
> >> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tiffany Olejnik"
> > <bck2thefuture88@> wrote:
> >> While digging through my mom's National Geographic collection, 
I found
> >> an issue from April 1981 that happened to mention the Delorean 
> >> Company. I've uploaded an image to the files section:
> >> (national_geographic_dmc_plant.jpg) 
> >>
> >> Tiffany
> >> Vin#3691
> >>


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