John Z. DeLorean

22 03 2005

Back to the Future - MovieI am sure some of you recognized world-class vehicle called DeLorean. DeLorean died last Saturday in Summit of complications from a recent stroke.

The De Lorean DMC-12 was a sports car made by the De Lorean Motor Company from 1981 to 1983. The DMC-12 (also known simply as the De Lorean, as it was the only automobile produced by the company) featured gull-wing doors and a brushed, unpainted stainless steel body. Approximately 9,200 DMC-12s were produced and approximately 6,000 of them still exist today

His car was well-known from popular movie called “Back to the Future” movies, DeLorean left a powerful imprint in our society. No question about it.

There’s not much DMC vehicles left right now, I haven’t seen it anywhere in my area – not yet? I would love to have my own DeLorean car someday. This car is amazing!!

John DeLorean

Specs for the DMC-12

Exterior: made of brushed stainless steel intended to be rust-free for 20 years. The undercarriage is glass-reinforced plastic. The vehicle sported counter-balanced gull wing doors.

Interior: leather/vinyl seats and dash, electric windows and mirrors, a 4-speaker stereo system, locking storage compartment behind driver’s seat.

Engine: a rear-mounted, light alloy V6, 2.85 liter, single overhead cam, with maximum torque of 208Nm at 2,750 rpm, and a compression ratio of 8:8:1. The DMC-12 was produced from 1981 to 1983.

*DeLorean Legend – Click here.
*DeLorean Official website: Click here.
*Wikipedia Profile – Click here.
*DeLorean Motor Car website: Click here.
*The 24-Karat Gold Plated DeLorean Car – Click here.
*Tamir’s DeLorean Fan site – Click here.
*CNN article – Click here.

Grant W. Laird, Jr.
http://blog.grantlairdjr.com



OurMedia.org

21 03 2005

OurMedia.org logo

Seems that a lot of people or business jump into blog world today.

If you search “blog” or “free blog” in Google search, you will find many blog-based website out there and most of them offers free and/or with paid-subscription for premium service.

Ourmedia.org is an open source media project that allows it’s users the ability to store any kind of digital media including video, audio, pics and text on it’s servers with no charge for unlimited bandwidth or unlimited storage forever. It’s using open source program called Drupal CMS. Very nice.

Go to http://www.ourmedia.org/

Is there any gimmicks? I don’t know – it is like game, we will wait and see. What’s more, they have several important players that support this site. Click here to view partners & sponsors.

Yes, I did registered and did one quick blog. Hmmm – interesting…

Check it out for yourself. If you are looking something better than your current blog, give this one a try.

Grant W. Laird, Jr.
http://blog.grantlairdjr.com