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

I've had people do similar things - Demanding I crank the engine, like it's 
their right to hear it. Demanding to see the engine. Demanding to open the doors 
to see how they work. Testing the fascia's durability without my consent. The 
last guy and his friend literally looked at me and said and I'm quoting, "Open 
it up so I can see it. Give me the tour." No please, no polite request. Nothing. 
Like you said Rich, it was a well-spoken dude in a suit who thought the world 
owes him something. 

I was not at a car show. I was with friends at a restaurant and these guys were 
not my friends. I said curtly, "The door hinges have a finite lifespan. I'm not 
opening them. What you see is what you get." 

I'm with you Rich. 

From: Richard <racuti1@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sat, November 27, 2010 1:47:48 PM
Subject: 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. least it's fixed.

Rich A.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dick" <deloreanbiker@...> wrote:
> 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. 
> 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!!
> Just my 2¢.
> Dick Ryan
> Vin 16867
> Steamboat Springs, Colorado
>  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.
> > 
> > Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1"
> > DMC Northwest
> > DeLorean Parts Northwest
> >



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