- 9:47 PM, Monday,
April 14th, 2014:
- Wow. It's done.
Has anyone reading this ever booked a truck to ship
your car... FROM a state you're not in, TO a
state you're not in? With a title you don't even have?
It's absolutely bizarre what my life has become. But,
as of this picture:
- The bottom right
is my car, just delivered outside of the bodyshop.
Awwwwwwwwwww shit. And of course, The Journey wouldn't
be The Journey if I didn't have VIDEO of my baby
being driven onto the delivery truck...
- A massive
thank-you to Greg's fiancee Michele for taking that
video. I'm certain that was an odd request but
considering how long I've done this it seemed crazy to
not have video of that moment. It saved me the
round-trip to Nashville to get it myself. The story is
now completely moved to Dallas!
- The title has been
shipped as well and thanks to the wonder of shipment
tracking I see it is now in North Hollywood and out
for delivery. This happened. Of course the next part
is what seems to make most DeLorean purists lose their
mind: We dismantle the car and turn it into the time
machine. Ha. In fact I'm already getting shit online
about all of this. Which, for just a few sentences
I have to address:
- Do all of you
really think I don't have bigger plans here? Do
you KNOW how many people are making fun of how
unreliable these cars are (as if I'm not already
planning on towing it!?!?). Do you know how many
people have not taken into consideration my
relationship with Claudia and what we're going to try
and accomplish in the next 18 months? And GolfKon?
Hello? I'm just flabbergasted at everyone doubting
this idea... and this coming from a guy who is doubted
the moment he opens his mouth for 2 decades now. Were
the things that 4tvs accomplished not impressive
enough? I'm still impressed with that. Honestly...
it's remarkable. Do you really not see the potential
for a GolfKon show with all that's being put into the
videos and the people that are coming now? And you
still think the DeLorean overheating is an issue or
(sigh) that I'm stupid to turn it into a time machine?
You want to throw $20k out the window? Just buy a
DeLorean and drive it around. You want to change your
life? Build a minigolf course in your backyard and
have a full-sized time machine next to the "Golf To
The Future" Hole as two characters from the movie
christen the hole. Then sell that to The Golf Channel.
THAT is thinking outside the box. Then again,
if everyone did that there'd be a new box. But believe
me, I'm noting all of your doubts. I mean, I get
the "car crowd" not grasping the concept because
they're thinking only of the mechanics of the thing,
but it's as silly as arguing the type of plastic the
original E.T. costume is made out of when selling
the prop from 1982. It has zero bearing on the
value of that prop. But I digress, this is an
argument I'll have for the next 2 years so I'll save
it. Suffice to say, I morbidly enjoy everyone
thinking I'm out of my mind. If I listened to you,
Memorial Day wouldn't be happening. Thankfully I'm not
married to someone secretly wishing I'd fail and give
up this time. Should make a world of
We move onto the next phase of this project and I
continue to work on the new carport/showroom. Probably
a construction entry soon. My fingers have that
familiar ache and I'm amazed at how different this,
uhm, THEATER looks in my backyard. Everyone just
assumed that wall was the end of my property when in
fact there was a full 10 extra feet behind it where I
used to have a work area. Well, that's no
longer in existence as I work on this:
- Eventually it's
just going to look like I pushed the wall back as
the redwood will surround the new car. People are
going to walk back, see the time machine and think
it's a picture. It just looks so crazy how the
car will be spotlit. Cannnnnnnnnnot wait.
- Meeting with
Claudia tomorrow to talk about the business side of
things. Very excited. This city is not ready for the
amount of focus I can put to something I actually
control. Ya know? So much of showbiz is out of your
hands, but this project? It's all on my ability to
hustle and believe. Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit. Lookout
world. This is gonna blow up.