- 5:45 PM, Sunday,
April 6th, 2014:
- Can we come up
with a new word? Absurd was so perfect just a week ago
and now it's trite. Because THIS is absurd. What I'm
wrapping my head around right now is absurd.
I have barely been able to sit still to keep a
thought in my head...
- ...woah I haven't
said that since the last entry of '99! This feels like
4tvs. This is big. God I adore how organically all of
this came together. Because in a million years
I couldn't plan this. So, let's just stick with
- I jump on Facebook
on Friday and the guy who is donating his Delorean for
the Memorial writes this on his wall:
- Reba and I are
selling three vehicles to whoever wants them.
- 1) Mercedes
Benz Black SL500 in great condition. $27,000.00
- 2) Hummer H2
Black in great condition. Price TBA.
- 3) DeLorean
Time Machine DMC-12 converted to iconic movie car.
Make a serious offer. This will go to someone soon
- Offers will be
excepted only by emailing to me at
BTTF2.Timecar@gmail.com. Please only make an offer
that you intend to honor as I plan to select a new
- Later today all
three cars will go on eBay, and other sites.
- What. The Serious.
Fuck. I just told the entire city of Los Angeles
this car was gonna be there we nail down the details
and now THIS?
- I write him
immediately and he says whomever buys it will have to
allow him to finish out his gigs, mine included.
Wanting to help him and spread the word I asked
for the ballpark and he said $100,000 OBO.
- I knew he was
in a tough place financially and I felt for him.
However, for the life of me I couldn't understand
how he would get rid of this... in 2014. Really? The
year BEFORE the big year? For normal people who don't
think of shit like this, 2015 is the big
"future" date. Tons of parties already planned -
convetions, etc. This is a huge deal. In fact you will
most likely make more on this year than a handful of
years combined with appearences if you own a replica.
So he must be really hard up. Too bad, 'cause he lives
for that car.
- So I ask some more
questions and find his last gig is in OCTOBER,
yet he's selling it now? Who the hell is gonna agree
to that? He just seemed all over the place.
I start to think about how much money could be
made in 2015 with a replica and how many charities we
could help... my relationship with
- I mean,
I have a bit more IMAX money left, Talya's
mom has some money... maybe we could pull something
off, I could live some ridiculous 2015 doin'
shows, etc. and then at the end of the year, right at
the peak? SELL IT. I mean, the car is an
icon, and the media swirl as we get closer to October
21st, 2015 is gonna help move this. Not sure we could
lose money? And we just might be able to bring in a
- ...now throw in
GolfKon and where this feels like 4tvs did. What if
for every event there was a replica time machine? What
if that was just part of the course? How
"sellable" does a reality show about the
bizarreness of a backyard golf course become to The
Golf Channel now? It's already getting bigger and
bigger. The Delorean alone is gonna bring interest.
Why wouldn't a channel pick this up as a 6 episode a
year reality show. Like little mini-events?
- So, yesterday I
run it by Karen. Now she does have some money, but she
doesn't have "throw away" money. Ya know what I
mean? Like from my perspective she has the most
"comfortable" existence I've ever known... but that's
because she doesn't spend it on anything. She's not
the type of rich that throws $100,000 on fucking movie
props. But I felt we could probably get it for
$80k. I bet I can make $35k with it next year if
I hustle... and I bet we could sell it at the
peak in October 2015 for the same amount or
- She agreed.
- For some
background, this woman watched what I built in
2012 and 2013. Hell just watching that last GolfKon
video. I don't half-ass things. As investments go?
This is far better than opening a restaurant and
waiting years to break even. This is an 18-month
investment with very little downside. And if it
doesn't work out? You sell it when everyone is gonna
want one. She knows quite a few people that do
have the money to throw at things like that...
- So I arranged
to go meet Paul today and when I asked his
address he said:
point your car towards me and I'll give you the
- (sigh) Dude.
You're not supposed to be the eccentric demanding one.
From wanting to sell it now, to keeping it for gigs,
to the price and me having to schedule the time, start
driving and hope you can direct me? You want my money
a LOT more than I want your car. I agreed, but
then I went online to do some research. Just who makes
these cars and for how much...
- I find
there's really 3 people that do it. A guy in Texas,
Florida and right here in Huntington Beach. In fact,
the guy in Huntington Beach built Paul's 10 years ago.
I saw in an interview that he charges $45,000 for the
conversion and you supply the car which at present
market value is $20-25k. So at MOST $75k. What the
hell is Paul thinking? That's a NEW conversion
and after the guy has done this for 10 years, Paul's
is 10 years old and he RACES it. So I friend
Danny at Huntington Beach on Facebook (of course he's
friends with Claudia AND Paul ) and he responds.
Had he not left early yesterday, we would've gone down
IMMEDIATELY. He has one he's ready to ship that he
wanted me to see.
- Here, however...
is the downside:
- These take a long
time. He said if he gets a downpayment he can start
buying the parts and in a couple months take my
DeLorean and pull it off in a nother 3 months or so.
He's thinking Thanksgiving is the earliest because
he's working on a couple before me. Wheeeeeeeeeeew.
But the plus side is, a pretty clear $75k and it's
brand new. I mean, it's a 30+ year old car,
I have to find it and purchase it, but the mod is
new. Also, I don't have to get Paul's car that he
has run into the ground often. I mean, while we were
texting he cracked the windshield and is waiting for
another part. So nerve wracking.
- So Jimmy and
I are meeting Danny Tuesday or Wednesday to 1)
buy a flux capacitor for the course (oh yes, that's
happening) and ask a ton of questions. If all seems
good, Karen is ready to jump that Saturday. So
amazingly, holy shit, in 6 days I could be in line for
a fucking TIME MACHINE, that I will have the
ENTIRETY of 2015, the most crucial year to have a
- So of course
I didn't sleep much last night. And then today?
I'm preparing my work area for the freaking GARAGE I
need to build to house this thing. I have the
space, just need to get rid of a few things - and I'm
gonna make it look as if it's ON the course by
removing a portion of the wall where Plinko and the
Pyramid is. What I was initially going to do just
for Paul's car for The Memorial is going to be set-up
for all of 2015's events. Why?
- BECAUSE I'M GOING TO HAVE MY OWN TIME MACHINE WHAT THE FUCK AM I SAYING.
- And you know
what's gonna happen in 2015? I'm gonna sell GolfKon, a
sports/reality show, to a channel. The Golf Channel,
something. It's all gonna come together. We'll
"Theme" a few more holes, the competition will
get MUCH better and the intensity will skyrocket. With
the Delorean there? We'll have the greens LINED with
people watching putts. This, is gonna, get, big. The
money for charity we'll raise? My head is spinning. I
mean, SPINNING. This is exactly what 4tvs felt
like. Once I got it in my head? It never
OH MY GOD FULL CIRCLE: And what
did I do when I thought of 4tvs? I drew
what I used to joke was my "Flux
Capacitor" drawing and stared at it for a
- I even say it in
the interview. Oh man, I have to put this video
- Exactly the same
feeling. Something so crazy that no one quite gets.
I understand some people in my family will find
this lavish, but believe me? It only looks that way
from the outside. Inside will be a ton of hardwork,
stress, hustling and every bit of a JOB. Granted a
very strange job (and very Adam) but this is a ton of
work. I am however good at that.
- Dude I can't
get over the flux capacaitor/4tvs drawing and 15 years
later - woah, 15 years later to this MONTH I was
making the very first 4tvs sets.
- OK, too much to
process. LOL. If possible, I'm gonna try and sleep...