Dave and Julee Swingle are pleased to announce the transfer of ownership and operation of DeLorean Motor Company Midwest to Mike and Suzy McElhattan. This has long been our plan of succession and we are happy to realize it. Recent callers may have noticed that both Suzy and Julee have been handling phone calls and orders. Mike and Suzy will continue operation of DMC Midwest as an authorized dealer of DeLorean Motor Company of Texas, at the current location in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
Mike has been with DMC Midwest since our doors opened in 2007, most recently as Lead Technician/ Service Manager. We have been working for several months with Mike and Suzy to assure an orderly transition. Many of you have already come to know Mike as he has assisted owners, transported cars, and attended DeLorean Car Shows for many years. Suzy has joined Mike as the new DMC Midwest Business Manager. She brings her 10+ years of business administration experience to the company.
We will be on site and available to assist and support Mike and Suzy as needed during the transition process, and will continue to provide operational support for the foreseeable future. Please continue to support Mike and Suzy as well as you have us.
We would really like to offer a heartfelt thank you to our customer community for the last 9 years of support. This business has allowed us to work with and meet some of the most interesting, fun, and unique people all over the world! We do not plan to disappear from the DeLorean community. Dave will continue to be involved on social media and forums in support of DeLorean Motor Company and the owner/fan community. In fact, we expect to have more time to attend DeLorean events around the country and around the world over the coming years. We are confident that Mike and Suzy will continue to provide the level of service and ethics that our customers have appreciated for the last 9 years.
Julee and I would also like to thank Stephen Wynne and his team for inviting us to “Live the Dream” as part of DeLorean Motor Company.
Ultimately we plan to spend more time with our children and grandchildren both in Illinois and South Carolina. We also look forward to being more involved in the “Dainty Warrior Project” charitable organization in order to support other families dealing with childhood cancer. This project was started in 2014 after our granddaughter’s battle with Retinoblastoma.
Dave also has plans to work on some personal car and home projects that have been deferred for many years. It’s time to remodel the home garage again!
We will also be assisting with ongoing operations of DMC Midwest, so you may still catch us on the phone from time to time. We would also like to extend our warmest best wishes to Mike and Suzy as they take DMC Midwest in to the next 9+ years. We couldn’t have asked for a better working experience and are happy to call them part of our forever family.