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DMCH James
05-29-2012, 02:20 PM
http://www.u.tv/News/30-years-since-DeLorean-closure/43144dda-b424-4caf-81d9-012994eded2e

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/press/sued-for-250m-thanks-to-murdochs-meddling-7791326.html

James

DMCVegas
05-30-2012, 12:24 AM
Very interesting. I also didn't know there was footage of the AmEx cars driving around.

As for the second article, rather interesting, although the author does leave out the entire "Gold Facets" memo and how Scotland Yard closed the case. If true, I also would tend to believe more that the British Government would squash such a story in order to protect their investment, rather than JZD having tight connections with Rupert Murdoch.

nick sutton
05-30-2012, 04:08 AM
Very interesting. I also didn't know there was footage of the AmEx cars driving around.

As for the second article, rather interesting, although the author does leave out the entire "Gold Facets" memo and how Scotland Yard closed the case. If true, I also would tend to believe more that the British Government would squash such a story in order to protect their investment, rather than JZD having tight connections with Rupert Murdoch.

Absolutely correct - by October 1981 we had reached full production and it was not in the Government's interest to create a negative atmosphere. Although John did perpetuate the press coverage by suing everyone in sight. This didn't help at all.

nick sutton
05-30-2012, 03:45 PM
By the end of the next week it was all over. There would be no arrests or prosecutions and no police investigation.

We heard on the BBC News that John was suing anyone that had a hand in the story. He hired Lord Goodman "The gentleman's lawyer" to pursue and prosecute the guilty. This news hit the headlines even more than the first story of allegations of misappropriation of government money.So the bad press continued day after day even though it could have been buried immediately after the police investigation had been halted by Mrs Thatcher.We'd had enough bad press and the sensible thing would be for the matter to disappear from the public eye.

Once again the bull had run through the China Shop.

But life continued within the factory and we made progress. Eighteen hundred cars were shipped in October our biggest volume ever. It’s possible that our then current performance and renewed credibility swayed the Government into avoiding a battle and an unnecessary public enquiry. For the first and probably last time we were viewed as a successful company.

Bache Hasley Stuart Shield, the underwriting brokerage firm undertaking the public stock issue agreed to delay the public offering and wait for a better climate for DeLorean affairs allowing the current buzz in the press to quieten down.The Marian Gibson affair was too fresh in the minds of the public, a few months delay would be a much better time for the launch. Say, after Christmas in January1982?

In hindsight it now seems likely that had Marion Gibson not initiated the Police and Government enquiry process in September and October the Public stock offering would have progressed according to plan and the flotation would have been a huge success.
We were riding high as a company, production was at its peak and there were no major concerns.

At least non that was publicised.

The financial elastic band was creaking and it was only those of us close to the action that could hear the sound.

Domi
08-08-2012, 05:47 PM
Most of the image from the video came from the tape released by the DeLorean Owner Association called "Back from the future" a few years ago.
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/Domi73/PICT0657.jpg

Morpheus
08-09-2012, 05:00 PM
I don't suppose it would be possible to rip that and put it on youtube, would it?

Domi
08-09-2012, 05:09 PM
I don't know, I would like to try, but I need to buy a VCR with a DVD recorder, because it doesn't work when I plug my VCR on my computer :banghead:
Anyway, I'm sure there is a way to do it.
On the other hand, I have some other tape that would be interested to do the same way such as:
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/Domi73/DeLorean/DeLorean%20Memorabilia/PICT2778.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/Domi73/DeLorean/DeLorean%20Memorabilia/PICT2779.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/Domi73/DeLorean/DeLorean%20Memorabilia/PICT2780.jpg

Morpheus
08-09-2012, 05:37 PM
All you need is a VCR with S-Video out and a USB capture device, they aren't very expensive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815306013

Domi
08-09-2012, 05:41 PM
I bought a device like this a few years ago and it never worked, I was able to hear the sound but no image.
Maybe it wasn't a good device in quality, I have to try a new one like you said, thanks!

Domi
08-13-2012, 03:31 PM
The Pennebaker video is available on YouTube: (it's not mine)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sueqDrq9VBw

I also found two other tape in one of my box:
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/Domi73/DeLorean/DeLorean%20Memorabilia/IMG_1729.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/Domi73/DeLorean/DeLorean%20Memorabilia/IMG_1727.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/Domi73/DeLorean/DeLorean%20Memorabilia/IMG_1728.jpg

Dangermouse
08-20-2012, 01:23 PM
Domi,

these VHS tapes are most likely NTSC standard which won't play properly on a European VCR. In fact I think France system is called SECAM

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0d/PAL-NTSC-SECAM.svg/800px-PAL-NTSC-SECAM.svg.png

You would need a US system VCR (magnétoscope) to play it.

OverlandMan
08-20-2012, 03:18 PM
The Pennebaker video is available on YouTube: (it's not mine)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sueqDrq9VBw

I enjoyed this video. Takes us right up to the height in production.

Domi
08-20-2012, 03:30 PM
Domi,
these VHS tapes are most likely NTSC standard which won't play properly on a European VCR. In fact I think France system is called SECAM
You would need a US system VCR (magnétoscope) to play it.

Of course, I know.
To modified an NTSC tape to PAL cost a lot of money!
That's why I have a VCR wich can read NTSC tapes.
Nevertheless, it is dead right now. (13 years old for this one)
I am unable to find a brand new VCR in France. So, I just ordered a used one, which can read NTSC.
The things is I was unable to copy my tapes to DVD because the hardware I had with my computer wasn't able to understand the signal.
I ordered a brand new hardware from Pinnacle, which can read NTSC as well if I am not mistaken.
I really hope to be able to copy all these tapes to the Internet and share them with other Delorean enthusiast.
I am surprised to not see that kind of video already on Youtube as I don't think I was the only one to buy it back in 1992?
I will keep you inform if I can do it.

Dangermouse
08-20-2012, 03:58 PM
:thumbup: I thought you would know that !

I had family send me a UK PAL VCR to play my old PAL tapes. Unfortunately it had a SCART output which is unheard of over hear.


Good luck on your quest.

Domi
08-20-2012, 04:01 PM
Good luck on your quest.

Many thanks :wink:

Dangermouse
08-20-2012, 05:34 PM
Actually, I think we had this same conversation on the old .com site. :)

Domi
08-20-2012, 05:40 PM
It could be, but I don't remember.
My memory failed :biggrin:

Domi
08-30-2012, 04:21 PM
I found the answer to my problem and its called : Samsung SV500W :thumbup2:
It's a VCR witch convert any tapes to any format, you can find information about it on the Internet.
I found one on eBay a few days ago.
So, here it is:
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/Domi73/DeLorean/DeLorean%20Memorabilia/IMG_1735.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/Domi73/DeLorean/DeLorean%20Memorabilia/IMG_1736.jpg
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q168/Domi73/DeLorean/DeLorean%20Memorabilia/IMG_1737.jpg
As you can see on the computer's screen, the image is in color :)
I just record the smaller tape I have.
It should be available in a moment now.
I will post the link as soon as its ready.
I will work on the others tapes in the next few days.

Domi
08-30-2012, 04:35 PM
Here it is :
http://youtu.be/IPgyeud_QXs
I hope you will enjoy it :)

Dangermouse
08-30-2012, 04:37 PM
Here it is :
http://youtu.be/IPgyeud_QXs
I hope you will enjoy it :)

"This video is private" :(

Domi
08-30-2012, 04:44 PM
"This video is private" :(

Sorry, this is my first upload :shyshy:
Try again, it should work by now?

andyd
08-30-2012, 05:17 PM
Thanks Domi!

Love it! More please! :D

a

sdg3205
08-30-2012, 05:21 PM
It's funny, I have all these VHS tapes too. They were complete crap from a quality stand point.

Even as a kid I was disappointed. Half the time they were fuzzy and the other half of the time you couldn't hear what was being said.

Are yours better? I think it was a generational loss by making copies from copies from copies from copies...... etc.

Domi
08-30-2012, 05:22 PM
I'm glad you like it :)
More to come, 2 others video tapes at least.

Dangermouse
08-30-2012, 05:54 PM
Awesome Domi,

didn't SW look young ;)

andyd
08-30-2012, 05:57 PM
Yeah, I thought that!

a

Domi
08-30-2012, 05:59 PM
It's already been 17 years :frown:

SamHill
08-30-2012, 06:49 PM
Here it is :
http://youtu.be/IPgyeud_QXs
I hope you will enjoy it :)

@ 3:09... what D is that?

Dangermouse
08-30-2012, 07:38 PM
Isn't that the one that SW and Ed B. did the One Lap of America race in?

SamHill
08-30-2012, 07:46 PM
Isn't that the one that SW and Ed B. did the One Lap of America race in?

From what I can find there was a D in the Lap of America in 1997, but that's all I know.

Since we are posting odd vids, this is "Pete" an original owner

http://deloreanforsale.net/tag/one-lap-of-america

Dangermouse
08-31-2012, 12:31 PM
There is a DW article about their One Lap run in 1990, when they were both D-1

Domi
08-31-2012, 03:51 PM
Since we are posting odd vids, this is "Pete" an original owner

http://deloreanforsale.net/tag/one-lap-of-america

Anyone know this original owner "Pete"?
He says he's not a member of any club, that's funny because he could get help from other members.

Domi
08-31-2012, 05:43 PM
Here is tape number 2 : Back from the future:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK53eNoD0ME&feature=youtu.be

dvonk
09-01-2012, 01:23 PM
nice videos Domi, thanks for sharing them! :smile:

Domi
09-01-2012, 07:56 PM
Tape number 3 :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQYKLeLKpqs&feature=youtu.be

SamHill
09-02-2012, 10:31 AM
Tape number 3 :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQYKLeLKpqs&feature=youtu.be

Some more great tidbits I didn't know, such as the line worker's fondness for readjusting body panels due to the fiberglass variation and that the stainless frames cracked on collision at sub zero temperatures. Thanks for posting!

Domi
09-02-2012, 04:04 PM
Some more great tidbits I didn't know, such as the line worker's fondness for readjusting body panels due to the fiberglass variation and that the stainless frames cracked on collision at sub zero temperatures. Thanks for posting!

I have another tape that came from Tamir's website, it's Eurofest 2001.
You can hear Mike talk about that.
Nevertheless, I need his permission to post it on YouTube, as I don't know if he still sale them?
I sent him a PM and waiting for his answer.

andyd
09-02-2012, 06:31 PM
Fantastic Domi,

Cheers for them!

andy

Domi
09-03-2012, 04:27 PM
You're welcome.
I have another tape, but like it is old, the quality is very poor.
I will upload the video as soon as possible as the tape is more than 3 hours and I have to cut the interesting things!
I don't think you want to see an episode of "Matlock" driving a DeLorean...

DMCVegas
09-04-2012, 12:13 PM
Here is tape number 2 : Back from the future:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK53eNoD0ME&feature=youtu.be

18:30 The former worker speaks about training classes on how to build the DMC-12. Have any of the factory training materials been found?

Domi
09-07-2012, 03:58 PM
18:30 The former worker speaks about training classes on how to build the DMC-12. Have any of the factory training materials been found?

I really don't know?
Maybe James Espey will be able to answer this question?

Domi
09-07-2012, 07:37 PM
Here is another tape I have to cut into several part as it is almost 5 hours and maybe not the entire tape could interest you.
On the other hand, I'm sorry but the quality isn't quite good as it is a very old tape.
Anyway, here is the first part:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag3zPTsGNB0&feature=youtu.be

Domi
09-15-2012, 06:10 PM
DeLorean Advertissing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ynp5LYW7io&feature=youtu.be

ccurzio
09-15-2012, 06:15 PM
DeLorean Advertissing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ynp5LYW7io&feature=youtu.be

Holy balls that video quality is atrocious.

Better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCF9G6ORYyc

Domi
09-15-2012, 06:19 PM
Yes, sure, but it's not exactly the same video.
And for the quality, like I said before it came from an old video tape, sorry.
The next video that will follow won't be as good as this one...

ccurzio
09-15-2012, 06:20 PM
Yes, sure, but it's not exactly the same video.
And for the quality, like I said before it came from an old video tape, sorry.
The next video that will follow won't be as good as this one...

Well technically, the first half is the same as the one I posted. Yours just had a second commercial that was nearly identical to the first immediately after. :)

Domi
09-15-2012, 06:24 PM
DeLorean Gold
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0nwaB9GHdI&feature=youtu.be

Domi
09-15-2012, 06:31 PM
DeLorean Malibu Express
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKkQaQgpY0c&feature=youtu.be

Domi
09-15-2012, 06:43 PM
DeLorean World on Parade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd_fxIQHT60&feature=youtu.be

Domi
09-16-2012, 11:21 AM
DeLorean Crash Test
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpOvu0JLsYc&feature=youtu.be

Domi
09-16-2012, 03:06 PM
DeLorean Interview Dec 1985
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxM947uErKE&feature=youtu.be

Domi
09-16-2012, 04:28 PM
DeLorean Interview June 1984
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zpnWdNaER4&feature=youtu.be

Domi
09-16-2012, 06:35 PM
DeLorean Interview Oct 1985
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPGTgisIFrk&feature=youtu.be

Domi
09-17-2012, 04:11 PM
DeLorean Matlock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5CkV3qMGxQ&feature=youtu.be

Dangermouse
09-17-2012, 04:18 PM
Domi,

you sure had a busy weekend. Thanks for uploading them all for us. :headbang:

Domi
09-17-2012, 04:24 PM
Thanks, you're welcome :wink:
Sure it takes a lot of time to do it, but it is a great pleasure when people appreciate the videos :)

Domi
09-17-2012, 04:33 PM
DeLorean Motor Week
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMBzdYfUEXU&feature=youtu.be

Domi
09-17-2012, 04:36 PM
DeLorean Rocky III
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aClQF_68riM&feature=youtu.be

Domi
09-17-2012, 05:44 PM
DMC Launch Program
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF3HTuq1-dk&feature=youtu.be

Domi
09-18-2012, 04:50 PM
DeLorean Secret of BTTF
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r_y30t3FlQ&feature=youtu.be

andyd
09-19-2012, 05:59 PM
Thanks Domi!

I hadn't seen a lot of that, especially the period interviews.

..."Better than gold!"...!

Very much appreciated,

andy

Domi
09-19-2012, 06:04 PM
My pleasure :wink:

Dangermouse
12-28-2012, 12:36 PM
DeLorean Motor Week
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMBzdYfUEXU&feature=youtu.be

Domi gets an entry on Jalopnik for his Motorweek upload, though they don't seem to give him credit :mad:

http://jalopnik.com/5970634/you-can-have-the-1982-delorean-dmc+12-in-any-color-as-long-as-its-stainless-steel

Domi
12-28-2012, 01:27 PM
What is that means? Is is good?
I like this: "How does this video only have 203 views on YouTube?"

Dangermouse
12-28-2012, 01:34 PM
I guess before the Jalopnik article, there were only 203 views, mostly from DMCTalkers, and now there are >5200

I have no-idea if it is "good" or not. Your good work is being seen by a wider audience, though.

Domi
12-28-2012, 02:02 PM
I didn't saw the number of views until you said it was >5200 :yesss: