RE: RE: [DML] Re: A DeLorean was on TV this week
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RE: RE: [DML] Re: A DeLorean was on TV this week





Back to the Future has done irreparable damage to the DeLorean marque.  It reduced it to a novelty movie prop and the butt of stale jokes.  If you consider that the conversions have destroyed a conservative estimate of 150 cars out of 9,000, then it's responsible for handicapping a minimum of 1.6% of all DeLoreans produced. It's also a constantly increasing proportion, as more cars are converted and none have ever been documented to be restored to stock. 

It also undermines Oliver and Terry Holler's efforts to say that what they do is a defense of time machine conversions.  What you're saying is that their work and dedication would be worthless without the car.  The car does not raise awareness for anything but BTTF on its own.  It's only by their effort that there's a correlation.  If they did not have a passion for it and had the car sit alone, it wouln't be nearly the same.  They work with the car as a prop and a gateway for attention.

While I can separate the movie from the car, the general public has a great deal of difficulty in doing so and this has been a well-documented bane of DeLorean owners for years.  If it weren't a detriment, then why are the comments and stupid jokes/actions of passers-by that are directly related to the movie such a problem for owners?

I also believe that there would still be a network of DeLorean service centers; Grady existed before the movies and has been in business since.  To use the Bricklin analogy; there are multiple service centers for the cars, of which under 3,000 were produced.  Proportionately, they have a better ratio of dedicated service centers to cars; even if you go by there being only two for the Bricklin, then it's one service center per 1,500 cars.  The DeLorean has Houston, Florida, Midwest, California, and Grady.  That's 1 center per 1,800 cars.  Though, there probably wouldn't be silly things like DeLorean wine or luggage.

I'm not saying that you can't enjoy both the DeLorean and the movies, just that they've had the worst documented effect on the DeLorean since Margaret Thatcher. 


Chad Robert Krause



---In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, <roberthparker@...> wrote:

Interestingly, when I test-drove the Delorean, the automatic demo car stalled on me a couple of times. In expressway traffic! THAT was fun! So, I bought one anyway. A 5-speed!        Drive Stainless  Robert   VIN 6924   
 
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> Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:22:21 -0500
> Subject: RE: [DML] Re: A DeLorean was on TV this week
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> To be fair, the D stalls multiple times in BTTF and we all know the positive impact of that movie on the car regardless.
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> Well.. That was a great show if you don't mind the Delorean(and JZD)being put down early 80's style!!!
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> Just when you think the Delorean was on a uptick..along comes this crappy show,putting JZD and the Delorean in a spotlight of bad memories of the 1980's..Everything in the soon to be canceled show put the Delorean(and JZD)as being very bad and a POS..love the part where the idiot owner(actor) could not close the doors,because he claimed the "frame was bent"..as we all know it takes more than hitting a few garbage barrels to bend a Delorean frame..and besides the Doors have nothing to do with the double Y frame..since they are attached to the Black body..which has it's own engineered supports for the doors.
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> All in all it put JZD and the Delorean in a negative spotlight,and cheapened the image of the Delorean..that is NOT the kind of publicly we want for the Delorean...it was bad enough when it appeared on the long Canceled show with Andy Griffin and Don Knotts..episode of Matlock where it again was portrayed as a POS.
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> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdHTfrbGCx0
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> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Ronnie Demer" <rdemer@...> wrote:
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> > There was a DeLorean in this week’s episode of The Goldbergs. Who knew.
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> > I am upset, I have owned my DeLorean for over 32 years and not once have you guys told me about the “DeLorean 24 hour Concierge Service Line�.
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> > All of these years I could have been calling the ‘Delorean 24 hour Concierge Service Line� at 3 and 4 AM and have the concierge helping me. Why didn’t you guys tell me?
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> > Ok, which of you guys has the number? Is it a 1-800 or a 1-888 number? Who is going to be the first to step up and share the phone number? Really, I have to find this out from a sitcom, and not my DeLorean family? (:^)
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> > Also, for you sensitive guys, be warned, there is a Delorean crash scene, so have your Kleenex ready. I hope their door strut anchors are ok. How much would they have to pay you to let them do that with your DeLorean?????
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> > http://watchabc.go.com/the-goldbergs/SH55300819/VDKA0_sj9op9cq/stop-arguing-and-start-thanking
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