The most recent version (#4) of the new DeLorean Owner’s Directory (DOD) has been published, and can now be downloaded at any time by members in good standing from the Texas Club Website at www.txdmc.org. From the Texas Club home page, select “DOD” from the top navigation. Then follow the directions for downloading the directory.
This is the second publishing for 2012. The directory now boasts 1100 active members. The next publication is expected in April 2013.
SOME ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The DOD, the DeLorean Registry, and the DeLorean Production Chronology are three different initiatives, each maintained by the Texas Club, but each with different goals in mind.
The DeLorean Production Chronology is an attempt to list every DeLorean automobile manufactured, and record its original factory configuration/build information. Interior and transmission information, as well as frame and engine numbers are included in this collection. Information is collected from original factory documents, VIN plates and other reliable sources. The Chronology currently has 8577 entries. This data is maintained by Shannon Birdwell.
The DeLorean Registry is an attempt to maintain certain latest information about the cars only. This includes last known locations, significant modification and conversion information, such as gold cars, painted, engine swaps (including electric), RHD, BTTF, wrecks, etc. Information is collected from the Production Chronology, current owner submissions, the numerous club web sites around the world, and notable news from various DeLorean sources, such as dmctalk.org. The registry currently contains 1170 VIN plate photos, as well as some other specialty photos of some cars. Vehicle information can be viewed by location (by country or by US state), and by specific configuration. This information is maintained by Shannon Birdwell and myself.
The DeLorean Owner’s Directory a collection of information about cars and their owners, and is collected and maintained solely from car owners themselves on a 100% volunteer basis. Types of data contributed include car/owner location, owner phone or email, number of cars, and contact preferences. Owner information submitted to the DOD is not modified in any way. In addition to the 1100 active members, there are an additional 302 inactive members, making the total 1402. The directory is never released to anyone but current members in good standing.
The Texas DeLorean Club receives no compensation or gifts for these efforts. These three information initiatives are provided free of charge as a service to the DeLorean community.
I hope this information is helpful, and I hope you’ll enjoy this latest publication of the new DeLorean Owner’s Directory.