Re: [DML] Displaying Our Cars
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Re: [DML] Displaying Our Cars



I'm really glad that for most of you, this is a rare, and minor annoyance but for me, it is getting to be a frequent aggravation.

I replaced the broken switch assembly yesterday, and the broken engine cover latch that a co-worker broke immediately after the high beam switch. (Don't ask how one led to the other, you wouldn't believe me if I told you).

Today, I drove to the hardware store to copy some keys. I opened the bonnet to retrieve something and this gentleman walks up with the usual "Wow! You hardly see these anymore! Blah, blah, incorrect DeLorean trivia, blah."

I said "That's nice" and went to close the trunk lid. This guy GRABS THE TRUNK LID and STOPS ME FROM CLOSING IT so that he can keep examining the contents.

I almost snapped. I looked at him, and with an ice-cold voice, I said "Excuse me, is there a problem here?" He let go, put his palms up and walked away without a word.

Yes, I believe geography has a little to do with it. This guy was clean, decently dressed, and well-spoken but he was just fraggin' rude and retarded. This is just the nature of Baltimore/Washington D.C. ghetto-plex.

I am absolutely convinced that my car is a magnet to every jack-hole and re-tard with in a 500 meter radius. Sigh...at least it's fixed.

Rich A.
#5335

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dick" <deloreanbiker@...> wrote:
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> Right on Toby!  I have shown my car several times per year during my 28 years of ownership.  The number of rude, unthinking individuals I have encountered can be counted on one hand and none of those caused any damage other than fingerprints.  And, let's face it, folks, the first time you saw a DeLorean you probably ran your hands/fingers over the surface to see if you could feel the graining.  I know I did.  And that's the very reason others do it.  
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> Toby, I don't think it is the rain.  I think that we westerners are a) more respectful of other folks property and b) a bit more tolerant of unthinking errors on the part of others!!
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> Just my 2¢.
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> Dick Ryan
> Vin 16867
> Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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>  This is an interesting and eye-opening thread.  I have owned Winged1 for just shy of 23 years and have had it in countless car shows, rallies, parades, and promotional events.  I can only recall perhaps a handful of incidents where somebody was disrespectful of the car or abusive towards me.  I guess that we grow "them" differently up here in the Pacific Northwest.  Granted, I have had a few folks jump in and have a friend snap a quick picture when they think that I am not looking, but there has never been any damage or mischief to speak of.  Most of the time people will ask politely if they can sit in the car, and many people ask for permission just to take a picture of it on display.  Maybe all of the rain up here washes away the rudeness?  Fascinating.
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> > Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1"
> > DMC Northwest
> > DeLorean Parts Northwest
> >
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