DMC #10515 DeLorean September 1997

September 1997

My buddy Shawn Knight, President of the Pacific Northwest DeLorean Club, was recently doing some research through the PNDC‘s past newsletters, and ran across my name… from September 1997. That’s when I joined the PNDC as one of the few non-owner members at the time. I often talk about attending a few Club events back then, and how much I was hoping to / looking forward to buying a DeLorean. It took me over 20 years, but I finally achieved that goal.

I was only a member of the Club a couple years, but made a connection with the founder and long-time President, Arnie Brandon. Over the following 20 years, I kept in touch with Arnie to talk about DeLorean stuff, get advice, and more recently, to get advice about specific cars I was looking at buying, once I had saved enough money. I’ll always be thankful to Arnie, and I wish I’d become an owner sooner, to further develop our connection before he passed away.

The big image is page 2 of the September 1997 newsletter, under the “Welcome to our New Members” where it says “Dave Tavres, of Redmond, WA – Is starting his hunt for the right DeLorean.” What a great find awesome memory.

At the same time, I had to include my very first-ever “selfie” at a PNDC Tech Day, and also the very first time I ever got to sit in a DeLorean.

(Also note the “International DeLorean Directory” blurb… maybe that stuck in my head for 20 years until I created the DeLorean Directory!)

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