DeLorean Owners of Texas -- Gallery

2009 Events


St. Patrick's Day Parade

Ten DeLoreans participated in the parade this year in downtown Houston. DeLoreans are always a big hit as they drive double-file in the parade.

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#1, Before the parade, getting ready in the staging area.
#2, "I want to be first!" -- "No, I'm going to be first!" -- "No, I said I wanted to be first!" -- "No, ..."
#3, "Geez, where'd everybody go? (What is that, a stainless-steel dog?).
#4, A rainy day in Houston? No problem, stainless-steel doesn't rust!

#5, Gull-wing doors sort of act like umbrellas in the rain. John DeLorean had incredible foresight, don't you think?
#6, The traditional gruesome group shot.
Parade positions:
#1 Ballard #2 Hersch
#3 Mims #4 Espey
#5 Swilley #6 Wynne, S.
#7 Wynne, E. #8 Foote
#9 Storey #10 Dartt

Conroe Cruiser's 17th Annual Show

A few of the north-side club members made this event, and also Heath and Antje Owen, all the way from Austin. The DeLorean line up also made the local Conroe paper.

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#1, As usual, club members make their cars very shiny and clean, and always make a good presentation.

Texas DeLorean Club 1st Annual Scavenger Hunt

(Comments by James Espey) Fairly good turnout for today's event, and several no-shows (you know who you are) all missed out on a good time and good food, too! In fifth place, with a negative 1295 points (-1295) was Roger Dartt, who showed up one hour and five minutes late with just a mattress tag. A tie for fourth place, between soloist Robert Goodwin and the team of Shannon Birdwell and his friend Mike. In third place, Blake and Phillip rolled in with 14 of the 222 items for 320 points. In second place, Kevin and Amy Dietrich arrived with 33 of the 222 items for 560 points. Way out front in first, Sarah and Alan arrived with 56 of the 222 items with a big 1340 points!

Thanks to all who came and based on the response, we'll try this again in the Fall when things cool off a bit...


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#1, Many of the scavenger hunt items could be found by participants taking the body and pontoon off their cars.
#2, One of the hunt items.
#3, Bill cooked up some burgers and dogs. I hope Bill didn't get the can of PAM confused with those cans of starting fluid. (Not pictured: iced down keg of beer near Bill's feet).
#4, The prize for the hunt winner.

Tech Day

A number of club member cars had both minor and substantial work done on them. In the spirit of just plain being a good guy, the tech day was again held at Jay Streckfuss' shop, where he allows us to use the lifts and his tools. (I guess we should probably start giving some of his tools back, huh).

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#1, There's something under there...but what?
#2, This guy did the most work of anybody that showed up. Even brought his own lunch bag and sun-screen.
#3, Where the heck to these go?

Bellaire 4th of July Parade

Six members participated this year.

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#1, The parade staging area.
#2, Another view.
#3, "I AM SO COOL!"

Niftee50ees Halloween Monster Car Show

Seven pristine DeLoreans where at this show, ariving early so to be able to park next to each other. It was reported that this show had over 500 cars attendance. (photos courtesy of Brandon Mims and Shannon Birdwell)

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#1, Bill strikes his normal pose, kicked-back, sunglasses on, a frosty beverage in hand and a spare by his foot in case he spills his primary, all the while talking on the phone taken' care of bid-ness.
#2, Crystal and Haleigh show off their spoils for the night.
#3, "Maybe, just maybe, if I close my eyes long enough, a time machine will take me away from this scary place!".
#4, The crowds flock to the gull-wings. DeLoreans are very popular at every show they attend.

2009 Parade of Lights

Nathan Rundio and Shannon Birdwell were the only attendees this year. (photos courtesy of Shannon Birdwell)

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#1, That's Nathan giving the ol' thumbs-up. Ready-to-Go.


Back to the Future Screenings

In their usual great form, the Alamo Draft House invited the Texas DeLorean Club to display their cars during four separate screenings of Back to the Future. Show times where at 3:30 and 7:30 both Friday and Saturday. The management and staff there were extremely hospitable. They provided us with free passes to the movie, a complimentary dinner, and some great conversation. The Texas DeLorean Club would like to extend a big Thank You to the Drafthouse. The Alamo Drafthouse on Mason Road is a real class act!

Here was the line-up:
 Friday 3:30 PMRoger Dartt, Chip Storey
 Friday 7:30 PMThomas Kidd, Roger Dartt, Chip Storey
 Saturday 3:30 PMShannon Birdwell, Brandon Mims, Bill Ballard, Sarah Heasty
 Saturday 7:30 PMBill Ballard, Brandon Mims, James Espey, Wayne Arnold

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#1, A group shot (Brandon, Sarah and Bill), from Saturday.
#2, Looks like two stainless steel presents under a Christmas tree.
#3, On Friday night, the usual DeLorean fact sheet, DeLorean information cards, BTTF trivia and lore sheet, and Radioactive warning signs were on display.
#4, When shined, stainless steel really glistens at night under lights.

"The 'world' told me I could never earn an income, my mother told me I could, and my father told me I must! " -- Bill Porter