Re: [DMCForum] DeLorean Touring Society
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Re: [DMCForum] DeLorean Touring Society

You forgot about the private tour of Ireland....

It's ok Dick, I was just teasing you.  The term
"society" sounds exclusive.  :)

--- Dick Ryan <deloreanbiker@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Marc & Others
> I bought a DeLorean (Dave Delman's 6530 now) new in
> 1982.  Being in
> SoCal, I had plenty of opportunities for gathering
> with other D
> owners.  In early 1989 I moved to the mountains of
> Colorado.  DeLorean
> country? NOT!  Then in 1991 the DOA was having a
> gathering in Vegas.
> I got on the phone and called Bruce Benson the Pres.
> of what was then
> the Minnesota chapter of the DOA.  Began arranging
> to meet other
> owners along the way.  By the time our caravan
> reached Vegas, we were
> 21 strong. 
> Skip two years and Bruce called me and said that the
> MN guys were
> going to do a little run in the Black Hills and
> would I like to join
> in.  That was the year of my 60th birthday and it
> sounded like a great
> birthday idea. We had 6or7 cars on that trip and
> found we really
> enjoyed each others compnay and our wives had a
> great time as well.
> Since then we have gotten together every year for
> some sort of 10-14
> day trip. Mountains of Colorado, Lakes of Minnesota,
> Wisconsin Sports
> Car Rally, Canadian Rockies, and more. Most of those
> trips will cover
> at least 3000 miles and a couple have pushed 6000!
> This past fall we
> did the Oregon Coast and up into the Seattle area.
> I covered 5500
> miles in 17 days and the MN guys did a tad over 6000
> miles. 
> We have become a rather tight knit group with all
> these years under
> our belts.  From time to time we have had others
> join us on a trip,
> but most of the time we are a small band of loyal
> friends. 
> The DTS consists of Bruce Benson, Marty Maier, Don
> DeBolt, Kent Van
> Meter and myself - and our long suffering wives, of
> course.  We drive
> a single turbo, two twin turbos, a Stage II and a
> relatively stock
> engined D.  Eclectic in many, many ways. 
> We never intended to be exclusive.  I guess our
> clanishness might make
> us seem that way. It is the comeraderie of groups
> like this that makes
> owning the D the unique experience that it is.
> Hey, making short posts was not one of my
> resolutions.
> Dick Ryan
> VIN 16867    

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