July 16, 2005

Summer Fun Run

Bear Mountain, New York

Written by: Kevin Abato

The DMA's club Secretary Aaron Crocco stepped up to the plate to host the 2005 Summer Fun Run event, and for a first time coordinating a DeLorean get together, Aaron did a fantastic job!

The Summer Fun Run is always about a simple tour and a nice BBQ type of lunch. Aaron started plan the tour out early that year and picked a great scenic route and a beautiful park where we enjoyed burgers, hot dogs, chips, fruit, drinks and some fun!

We began our tour early that day by meeting at the Palisades Mall in NY. A total of 18 cars slowly started to fill up the back of the parking lot behind the Home Depot. As usual, we had many passer's by who stopped to look and ask questions about our cars. When the had come for us to get on the road, we left the mall parking lot in an awesome caravan of stainless luster which definitely turned a few heads.

Aaron led the pack up some local roads and down a short driving tour heading towards our final destination: Bear Mountain

The road leading up to Bear Mountain was very scenic and often times allowed some beautiful views down to the waterway nearby. The road had some nice curves and was a pleasure to drive the DeLorean on.

Upon arriving to the park at Bear Mountain, we found a large area of the parking lot that surely was meant for a large number of DeLoreans to line up in. We rolled in and popped our gullwing doors which yet again attracted a whole new crowd of people that continually said "I have never seen so many of these in one place!"

Aaron quickly leapt into action upon our arrival to start setting up the picnic area and get the food rolling. Portable disposable grills because the center of everyone's attention. Not because they were so interesting, but rather we were getting hungry and the food smelled good. Aaron armed solely with his spatula began a frenzy pf making burgers and hot dogs while other club members relaxed and had snacks and drinks. We got the music playing on the radio and soon everyone was into the summer groove.

As the day progressed members had a good time conversing with each other and sharing stories. Some people took time to look at other members cars and give advice on certain topics or assist in fixing small details that needed attention.

DMA members are like many other people in the DeLorean community. We are always ready to lend a hand and usually have several very knowledgeable people at every event that will pitch in at a moments notice to help out a fellow DeLorean owner in need.

The day drew to a close and members said their goodbyes and started to depart on their journeys home. A few members hung around until the later hours of the evening when the park was closing and then decided to head out and grab a late dinner together to keep the festivities going.

Aaron Crocco and DMA were proud to host the 2005 Summer Fun Run, and we openly invite our members to present ideas for locations or host future events. The club officers can assist members in setting up the event, or plan one simply based on a member's recommendation for a location.

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