Updated 6/16/02 - I'll probably fill in some more in a couple of days once I sort through the pictures.
Be sure to check out the pictures at Ken's DeloreanCarShow site too.
2nd weekend in May 2003 Humble TX - DeLorean Motor Company Houston Open House II
June 17-20 2004 Pigeon Forge TN - Ken Koncelic DeLorean Car Show
Also, don't forget about the DeLorean Show Mileage tracker - http://www.eskin.net/delorean/tracker.php - Thanks to Hank Eskin - when the show is over you can see how much gasoline we wasted.
I started thumb nailing the older ones in the interest of download time for repeat visitors.
Day 1 Wednesday - Chicago to St. Louis
... to join up with the Marty Maier Caravan of about 20 DeLoreans from as far as Minneapolis and Colorado. Marty set us up at a local Holiday Inn Express and hosted a dinner nearby.
Yep - we're in a hurry. Full tank of gas, oil pressure up, flux capacitor fluxing.
Dinner time in St. Louis (actually East Alton)
More pics, hopefully with people, tomorrow. We'll have a caravan of about 20 cars to Graceland in the morning.
Day 2 Thursday - St. Louis to Memphis, Registration, PJ Grady Door Adjustment Session, Dinner, Elvis Airplane Tour
I'm always ready for a picture of a pretty girl, especially one with gullwing doors growing out of her head. So is Jake.
Stopping for lunch, the usual line-em-up. Pay careful attention to the license plate number of the white Bonneville in the foreground. Apparently Jake did not want any confusion.
Then weirdness sets in . From what I've seen, this will be the largest show of non-standard DeLoreans that's ever been seen.
The obligatory rest-area repair, about 30 miles out. Todd, the car owner, goes through about 4 gallons of gas in 5 miles and the car behind him notices a problem. . . . Good thing we have radios and tools.
Jim Reeve and Marty Maier attack the problem with screwdrivers, noting that you should not use window washer hose for fuel line (just kidding).
And then the rains came. At the Heartbreak Hotel. .
"We flew all the way from the UK for 12 hours to tour...... an airplane!"
Not much else to see right now - due to the rain everything move inside rather quickly. Dinner was great, followed by Randall Brown of 3M (And the AZ DMC Club), Bob "Zilla", and Stephen Clark of bttf.com.
Be sure to come back - there were a LOT of really special cars that I could not do justice to in the rain/dark.
Day 3 Friday - Driving Tour of Memphis, Wandering Downtown, Trade Show, Rick Jeffrys Entertainment, Dinner, Speakers
It's pretty late so I'll make this quick
At the Memphis tourist center - Hi Y'all!
The Sun recording studio - birthplace of the Memphis sound.
Aaron Posey starting on the endless session of q-tipping. As I write this, at 2 am, he is STILL out in front of the hotel, q-tip and toothbrush in hand. Please buy a Cadillac from him so he can afford a car to drive. . . . .
More wierdness.. . . but wait there's more.
The famous Curtis of Ohio and the even more modified car. Every year he finds more to chrome!
At the evening dinner Rob Grady's tech session. You can see a couple of cars in the background. This is at the Hollywood Casino in Tunica Miss.
Hey Ken - take my picture...
Late in the day a new car no one had ever seen before showed up. The worlds first twin-engine DMC. You'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out who and how. . . . And you have not see the last of the Rich W projects either.
Day 4 Saturday - Car Show, Group Photo, Graceland Tour. Dinner, Awards.
A couple of shots from the Heartbrake Hotel window. The show filled up TWO parking lots at Graceland commons.
This is getting to be a big download - sorry. Starting out with the exotic stuff.
Here is the rolling Stainless Frame by Pearce Design Components
Rich W's Convertible (so far). Still under construction. So far it's not a convertible as much as a roadster.
And of course the D-Rex
And now for something completely different - the Hover conversion.
Ron Wester got tired of the Concours scene and went in a different direction.
If it don't go - Chrome it!
Nice seats! The yellow lines are actually DMC logos.
Yes folks, a 350 Chevy WILL fit in a DeLorean. And twist the input shaft right off the transmission too.
But it gets even stranger. Here's a DeLorean with TWO engines in it!
The front is a Honda Prelude.......
And the rear is a 500 CI Cadillac (Eldorado). Of course, he lost everything behind the seat. Drivers under 5' tall need not apply. Hopefully the owner will tell us on the DML where he is going to put the radiators.
The OTHER Cadillac conversion. American Custom Engine's Northstar
The Obligatory Back-to-the-Future car
Yep - Curtis was back with some new tail lights among other improvements.
Here's the semi-official DMCNews car (hey - it's MY website!!)
"Florida" Daniel Deutsch's 500-mile car....
Matt Olans and the Elusive DMCJoe at right. Joe spend most of the time in the mobile home park behind Graceland fixing cars.
Ed Ueting (sp) from Holland - Slotted Drilled rotor conversion
Now - time for the entertainment. Ryan Pelton was our entertainer. Sorry about the light pole but that's where we were.
Ken Koncelic setting up the lights.
Cici entertaining the crowd.
The cars lined up in front of Graceland Pavilion for our Dinner. Funny thing - we grabbed 5 cars at random - turns out 3 were winners.
The dinner. Official count - 103 Cars! A new record.
Winners -Not enough room to show all the photos.
100K and above - Dave Santos
75K - Travis Graham
50K - Bruce Benson
40K - Jim Reeve
35K - Darren Decker
30K - Dave Swingle
20K - Hank Eskin
10K - Gary Gore
Less than 10 K - Cheryl Wester
Rich Weissensel - D-Rex
Ron Wester (Yellow Car)
Bryan Pearce (Red Car)
Terry and Oliver Holler - - - Back-To-The-Future
Custom Engine Conversion
Kyle Franklin - 350 Chevy
Custom Sunstar Model
Youngest Owner - titled
Joe Palitinus (18)
Murray Fisher (81)
Shortest Ownership Time
Dennis Rodson (1 week)
Longest Ownership Time
Farthest Traveled - with car
Thousand Oaks CA, 1900 Miles
Farthest Traveled - without car
Ed Uding - Netherlands
Best Journey Award
Josh Haldeman - accidents with TWO cars on the way.
TLC Award (Construction in Process)
John Z DeLorean Award (Katherine)
Rich Weissensel - D-Rex
Concours Awards - DeLorean Motor Company
Aaron Posey (Knoxville TN)
Daniel Deutsch (Orlando, Florida)
John Curry Columbus, Ohio
Undercarriage - Scott Mueller
Engine Compartment - Greg Linstad
Exterior - Mark Bourne
Luggage Compartment - Cecil Longwisch
Operating Controls - Mike Substelny
Interior - Marty Maier - Awarded "Chief Judge" status for Judging five of six categories in career
Scorer - Patty Substelny
Mid -Atlantic DeLorean ClubCharles Muffley Award for Engineering Excellence
- - - Presented By Gary Gore
Rich Weissensel - D-Rex, Hovercraft, Convertible
Day 5 Sunday - Heading Home - sorry, I'm heading home in the AM. Hope someone else takes pictures.
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