[DMCForum] Re: JZD & Bricklin & Africa
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[DMCForum] Re: JZD & Bricklin & Africa



I'm not surprised about the story of your roomate. A DeLorean is a
great way to bring out the worst in people at times. And I've got
plenty of stories about it that I've posted to the DML over the years.
Even now days when I'm involved in a conversation about cars with
people, I usually hold off until the end about saying what kind of car
I own. I've noticed that even with my friends, they get annoyed
sometimes when someone first discovers that I own a DeLorean, and
ignores everyone elese, just to ask me questions. And as big an ego
that I admittedly have :p, I do feel bad about it at times. You can
involuntarily hijack and entire conversation.

But when it comes to those people like your old roomate like you've
described, then yeah, I'll rub it in and find a way to throw things
back into their face.

I love my DeLorean for many reasons, but it always amazes me about how
many other people go crazy over it. Especially the new generation now
who've never even heard of JZD, the controversy, and still haven't
seen BTTF. They've just seen the car for the first time, and go ga-ga
over it. It just blows my mind about how appealing people still find
the car.

-Robert



--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Packodenton@xxxx wrote:
> There was a DMC dealer in Cape town South Africa in 1982. If my
memory is 
> correct, 80 cars went there.

> When I had the DMC with me in college, the International Students
went wild 
> over the car...which was funny as hell to watch them admire the car
since it 
> wasn't restored or up to standard.  The Japanese, Korean, and
students  from
> South Africa loved the DMC so much that they would  constantly take
pictures of
> it, during all hours of the night. My dorm room was  on the first
floor then,
> and I had a clear view of my parking space outside  my window. I had
to put
> my hi-8mm video camera on a tripod in the window, just  to give the
appearance
> that the car was monitered.

> My girlfriend at the time was from Germany and when her parents saw
the car,
> they wanted me to ship the car home with her!

> My asshole of a roommate was from the Middle East  and sulked &
pouted like a
> baby about how much female attention  the Delorean received.   His
goal in
> life was to  "out perform" everyone as he had the biggest chip on
his shoulder
> and  pissed everyone off, gold chains, fake Rolex, way too much
cologne et  al.


> It was comical hearing about how he made such an ass of himself. 
His family
> gave him a new 1996 collectors edition vette. That dumb bastard  was
too lazy
> to fill it up with gas, wash it or even check the oil.  He  crashed
that new
> car, had it repaired and later sold the car, all within 3  months.

> Mike





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