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Thread: Dave and Julee Moving to SC

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    DMC Midwest - 815.459.6439 DMCMW Dave's Avatar
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    Dave and Julee Moving to SC

    Posted here for those who haven't moved to one of the FB DeLorean forums. Pardon my redundancy but I know there are a few . . .

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    Its time for a major life change. Julee and I are now relocating a bit further south just north of Greenville SC to be exact. Weve had a family connection there for years and have decided that its our turn to live somewhere a bit warmer.

    Im taking my home lift with me . . . but Im going to have to build another garage to put it in. So, while were not opening another DMC shop at any time soon, Ill still be able to offer advice and counsel, and maybe even some local troubleshooting. Once we get settled in, well try and find some nearby car-related activities. Since well be in the neighborhood of the worlds largest BMW factory, that shouldnt be hard.

    I might even have to acquire another DeLorean (yes were actually DeLorean-less for the first time in 23 years, were back down to two normal cars for the moment). I have a personal philosophy of not owning more cars than garage spaces.

    Some background for newer people here, I bought my (first) DeLorean in 1998, and built my home shop/garage addition in 2002. Julee and I originally started and owned DMC Midwest in 2007. We turned it over to Mike and Suzy a few (ouch 5!) years ago when we retired. Weve been excited and happy with how well its gone for them, its really nice to see something you build get carried on without you, and even improved upon.
    Dave S
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    Senior Member Kukem's Avatar
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    Oooh! Congratulations, Dave and Julee! I appreciate the post here as I am not on Facebook. This is exciting news and I am glad that you guys are still doing great. I am also kinda shocked you don't have a DeLorean right now. That seems crazy to me. All the best to you and Julee on your move.

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    Guy with a DeLorean Mark D's Avatar
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    Congrats on the move!. It's a lot to pick up and go half way across the country, but it sounds like you'll be closer to family and won't have to deal with midwest winters anymore. I've been to Greenville a few times in the past couple of years and it's a really nice area.

    BMW's presence there is a real thing and I got the impression from the locals that there was positive relationship between the company and the community. I'm sure that also has an effect on the local car culture. Michelin is another big company in the area and the Laurens proving grounds is not too far away in Mountville. They host a few different driving schools and track days throughout the year.

    DMCMW played a significant part in my decision to buy a DeLorean back in 2008. I knew I'd have you guys only a couple of hours away if I ever needed help fixing something that was beyond my capabilities. Thanks to you and Julee for all of your contributions to the community over the years and for making ownership feel more accessible to people in the midwest. I hope SC treats you well and you enjoy the new direction in life.

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    I didn't know you were delorean less either! (not on Facebook myself to)

    It's a huge decision to move like that but congrats and best of luck with it, hopefully you ll be an owner again soon. Enjoy.

    Shane
    only from the past can we choose the correct path for the future...

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    I'm not a FBer either. Congrats.
    If you get hungry down there Myles Pizza Pub is great. Use to be up here but like you, "retired again" down there. I will sell you my car if you want a well maintained high milager.
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    DMC Midwest - 815.459.6439 DMCMW Dave's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark D View Post

    BMW's presence there is a real thing and I got the impression from the locals that there was positive relationship between the company and the community. I'm sure that also has an effect on the local car culture. Michelin is another big company in the area . . .
    I picked up my current BMW at the plant in Spartanburg, and my son and his wife both work at Michelin (they are currently stationed at the headquarters in France but returning next year). We've been going there since my parents retired there in 1985. Son went away to college at Clemson, married a local, and never came back. He's the smart one of the family.
    Dave S
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    Congrats on the move! Sounds like the right decision, you can never go wrong staying warm year round and having a family connection is certainly a plus as well. Keep us posted on the new garage build, would love to see progress updates. Hopefully there will be a stall for a DeLorean in there!
    David Proehl

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    Congratulations Dave and Julee on your move. All the best.
    Dana

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    Young Padawan With The DeLorean kings1527's Avatar
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    Always great hearing from you, Dave. Every time you chime in on a thread, my attention meter goes to "10". Congrats to you and Julee on the move and great to hear your winters just got a lot more manageable. Hope to see you guys soon.

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    Senior Member adam_knox's Avatar
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    Best of luck on the move! The Hwy 21 drive-in theater in Beaufort, SC is a great place for a date night for you guys. And if you want to see some historic buildings, a weekend in Savanah, GA is a nice weekend getaway. Thanks for planting DMC seeds in the region, it's made ownership much more wonderful with fine folk like you, Julee, and Mike and the the gang at DMC Midwest.



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