Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sunday Car Show

I wrote a note so I don't forget about my haircut.

In a bit of a contrast to the bonehead I met at the gas station not long ago, the people I met at the Oldies 1150 car show were ultra-nice, super-friendly, but most importantly, offered no ridiculous ideas to make my DeLorean look better.

Suz and I had packed up a picnic and rode our bikes down to the Pier when we happened upon the car show which had already started. I immediately turned around and pedalled home as fast as I could to get my car.

Fifteen minutes later, we were parked on the dusty grass among some of the nicest and dustiest classics I've seen in a while.

When a trio of our friends showed up to keep Suz company, I had time to listen to such amusing comments like "this thing must be worth, like, $250,000!" and answer some questions. I'm happy to say that nobody asked anything stupid, like "is John DeLorean still in prison?" I just don't know how to answer that without insulting the Corky who asked it.

I was very excited to meet a man who told me his neighbour was the man who designed the DeLorean's gorgeous instrument cluster, and hasn't seen a DMC-12 since the day they hit the streets. I told him I would love to talk to him, as I might be able to write an article for DeLorean World Magazine, but he slipped away when I was distracted by another excited enthusiast.

Although I was upset about losing that contact, it was still a great day. The best part was meeting all the people who love the car, or who've never seen one before. Their smiles and enthusiasm were so super-awesome, they could even brighten John DeLorean's darkest day in solitary confinement.

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6 Comments:

Blogger mmat said...

i've always been fascinated by the delorean. one of these days i'll have to track down one of these car shows and catch a glimpse up close.

6:56:00 PM

 
Blogger patti_cake said...

Maybe i'm slow or off base but I thought John Delorean was dead...? Glad you enjoyed the car show :)

9:09:00 AM

 
Blogger Cuppojoe said...

I think it's cool that you can just run home, grab your Delorean, and take it to a car show like that.

I tried something similar, once. Apparently, though, the Transit Authority doesn't take kindly to people stealing one of their buses and driving it across a city park.

Go figure.

10:50:00 AM

 
Blogger SJ said...

Good you have the kind of car you can take to a show and get attention. I am green now but it will pass :)

1:46:00 PM

 
Blogger Martini said...

patti-cake, you are dead right. Haha. He is dead, which is problem #1 with that common question. And he never went to jail, which is problem #2.

It's usually fun taking it to car shows but it's the kind of car people either love or hate. And trust me, when you get someone telling you how much it sucks, or how stupid it is, you don't feel too good inside.

10:28:00 AM

 
Blogger honkeie2 said...

There is just something about that car that brings all types of people calling. I fell in love with that car when I saw that movie and I also fell in love with the car from Road Warrior....Ford Intercepter....I do not think that was even a real make of a car but to this day I still want one like it.
I saw a recreation of it in some car mag but the blower was fake. Who the hell wants a car with a fake blower on it? It is like meeting a hot chick and finding out she is your cousin only after you have slept with her. What a kill joy that would be.

11:59:00 AM

 

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