In early 1979 at the request of John DeLorean, Lotus Cars and the DeLorean team commenced a search for a variety of products that would be specified for the DMC12 to satisfy the car's ethos in being corrosion resistant. One of the first items to be investigated would be the fuel tank. Most production tanks made then were from mild steel and coated both inside and out. Fuel tanks often corrode from the inside after water ingresses into the tank during filling or via resident minute drops of water
"The Basil Wainwright Identity"
An open letter to Basil Wainwright who passed away recently. A letter I would have liked to have written during his lifetime.
You may remember me from DeLorean Motor Cars - my name is Nick Sutton, we met just after you wrote a letter to John DeLorean in New York in 1980 telling him about plasma ignition your new invention that increased performance and reduced mpg consumption on motor vehicles. At the
Updated 08-23-2011 at 12:02 PM by nick sutton
I first heard the name John DeLorean in August 1978 from the BBC regarding a major investment in Northern Ireland and a plan to build a car plant in Belfast. At the time I worked for a low volume car manufacturer in the English Midlands. At thirty years of age doing a job I had always wanted - what else could I want?
I heard nothing more of the name until a few months later in November when a former colleague asked me if I would be interested in joining the company. After visiting
DeLorean Motor Cars Dunmurry supply base
On the 19th February 1981 Jim Prior Secretary of State for Northern Ireland made a statement to the House of Commons that DeLorean Motor Cars would enter Receivership under the guidance of Sir Kenneth Cork and Paul Shawell leading partners of Cork Gully and Coopers and Lybrand respectively. During the debate that followed his announcement of Receivership a figure of 7,000 jobs at risk was discussed. Given that 2,500 of these were at DeLorean
This is the original posting on the DMCtalk web site and invite comments from owners, ex-employees or people who want to know more about the time.
I have just registered to DMCtalk.com and as a former employee that was made redundant from the factory in Belfast 26 years next week I'd like to make a few comments about the company and the car.
I was employed by DMC Belfast for just over four years and only one of a handful of employees to have achieved the four year milestone.