Re: [DMCForum] Response to DW D1 add and Extreme Prices for DOA Las Vega
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Re: [DMCForum] Response to DW D1 add and Extreme Prices for DOA Las Vegas event



Thanks for your comments...I appreciate it.
You know, I took a lot of crap over the years from people who felt that 
basically
I should'nt be a "vendor" but that I should simply share whatever resources 
I had learned
through my research and rather that bought and resold the items, I should 
have just
shared the sources of the products.
I understand that, it has some merit.

As for the LED bulbs they are pretty much common now, but back when I first
started selling them they were much more hard to find.
I bought and tested so many over the years and watched Stegar and DMCH copy
me and they still don't have it right.
The LED's I have now are far better than any of the bulbs I have seen out 
there.
...that's really here nor there.

The LED's, the antennas, the wire harnesses and the stripes were all to help 
better
the car and make life easy on the community.
I wanted to contribute in some way by helping prevent people from hacking up
their harnesses, or rigging up toggle switches to turn off the door lights 
at car shows.
More than that, I hated it when people would ask "Why don't these lights in 
the door
light up?"....then you have to explain how it drains the battery...blah blah 
blah...
The end result is that the person leaves thinking "geez, if it kills the 
battery then whats
the point? What a piece of crap!"
Using the LED's cures all those problems.

As for the antennas, I got sick of seeing non working antennas.
Mine pop up in about 2 seconds and are stainless steel instead of black.
Again, not original but in my opinion an improvement.
Admittingly there was another seller selling similar antennas and I offered
mine at half the price, however this is an off the shelf item and that is 
ok.

The stripes were a quest of my own.
I could not find any of the originals, and when I did they were expensive 
and I figured
that being over 20 years old they might not be in that good of shape.
So after 6 months of work I found the perfect material and had them made.
...of course, other vendors copied me once again and yet again undercut me.
I felt a little burned by this because this was not an off the shelf item 
but
something I had to create, or re-create rather.

The bottom line is that I know there are hundreds of DeLoreans out there 
that
are that much better off because of my efforts. They have my lights, or 
stripes
or whatever, and when I go to the DMC shows and hear my customers rave about
how much they love the stuff it makes it all worth it.
I think that was my real goal, above making a profit, was to make a mark 
into
the history of the DeLorean.
I am happy with what I have done.
My lights, stripes and videos will always be a part of DeLorean history from 
now
one and that to me, is awesome.

I think Ed has that same twisted vision, only with a twisted ego.
The DeLorean community in particular seems to be a magnet for eccentrics.
It's uniqueness is only compared to it's owners.
- Videobob


>From: "Johnny Sawyer" <johnny.sawyer@xxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [DMCForum] Response to DW D1 add and Extreme Prices for DOA 
>Las Vegas event
>Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 10:46:20 -0700
>
>Welcome to the world of Ed, Bob.  As far as he's concerned, he is right and
>evryone else is wrong.  As for your products, I don't see how they can harm
>the car in any way.  In fact, those wide side stripes are a very close 
>match
>to the OEM's which as we all know were a genuine option for the car back in
>the day.  They could easily be compared with the repro headlight switches
>from DMCH, (funny how Ed hasn't bashed that idea).
>
>Try not to let DeLorean None get to you.  He's an unhappy, crusty old fart
>who nothing better to do than attack the rest of us who cut into his
>business.
>
>Johnny
>5518
>AZ-D
>
>
>On 1/6/07, Videobob Moseley <videobob@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >   I just read my copy of DW that I got in the mail the other day....
> >
> > Was my copy the only one with missing pages that were just tucked back
> > into
> > the issue
> > and were falling out all over the place?
> >
> > Anyway, yeah I saw the D1 ad.
> > He managed to nail everyone in there, EVEN ME!!!
> > "LED BULBS" and "REPRODUCTION STRIPE KITS".....yeah yeah yeah.
> >
> > I have never met Ed, but I have heard from everyone on the planet what
> > an A-hole he is but I didn't know what they meant...now I understand
> > why some people don't like him.
> > I will reserve my opinion until I meet him in person.
> >
> > However, I get what he is trying to say, he wants the car to remain all
> > original.
> > The thing is I think he is wrong when he equates THAT to JZD's "dream".
> > The cars throughout production we ever changing, every time they came up
> > with something better (or cheaper) they added or replaced it.
> > The antennas are a perfect example of that!!!!!
> > I think that if they could have used LED's they would have.
> > If they COULD have added some of the things our vendors have developed
> > they would have.
> > I also think John was impressed by the way the vendors DID make
> > improvements
> > to the car along the years.
> > He was an inventor and engineer, he thought about how to make things
> > BETTER
> > and not about how to keep them the same.
> >
> > These improvements allow us to enjoy our cars and ACTUALLY DRIVE THEM.
> > Companies like DMCH actually do more for the image of the car than some
> > "collectors"
> > who restores it and hides it in the garage.
> > A DMCH car gets seen by the PUBLIC as it is outside being driven around.
> > Without DMCH, Hervey, Grady, Stegar and all the rest I buy from I would
> > not
> > have been able to enjoy driving my car everyday.
> >
> > ...just a note to Ed, all of MY products, my LEDS, my reproduction side
> > stripes are
> > plug and play and make ZERO permanent modifications to the car.
> > You can change the bulbs and peel the stickers off in a few minutes and 
>be
> >
> > back to stock.
> > Not a single one of my products makes any changes to the car.
> > That is why I sell my radio wire harness adapters, so you never have to
> > cut
> > into
> > the original harness!!!!!
> > However, it is hypocritical of me to have hacked up my car to turn it 
>into
> > a
> > time machine!
> > Even still, I could revert it back to stock if I wanted too.
> > With the help of our vendors anything is possible.
> >
> > Just my two cents.
> > - Videobob
> > VIN#5278
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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>




 
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