|Jumping for joy in front of Gulf Coast Motorworks|
Luckily, we would return to Florida for our annual vacation. We usually go on a cruise for our big trip, this one happened to leave from Fort Lauderdale. I figured that since we were in the same state, why not head over and visit Tony. Sure, it would cost a few hundred dollars more with hotel, car rental, and food fees...but this is a journey that DeLorean fanatics need to make. We traveled by plane, boat, and car to get there.
|The showroom featuring many DeLoreans and other exotic cars|
|Air conditioned shop and spotless|
|Restoration work on a Countach|
|Oh look, a flying DeLorean|
|Tony and his wife Liz gave us a tour of the facilities|
|Lots of customer cars just waiting to be worked on, these are not for sale|
In my quest to have my car put together with parts from all the DMC franchises, what better time than now to acquire a 'missing' part. I do have the new Fuel Pump/Sender Unit from DMC-Florida, but that should be installed by someone more qualified. One thing I should be able to install myself, windshield wipers. I kinda need new windshield wipers...since mine are just over thirty years old. Not that I use them that much in Southern California weather...or lack of weather. Still, nice to have wipers that work properly when the marine layer comes in.
|Quick lesson in windshield wiper removal and installation|
But first, more pictures...less words.
|Adjustable 2WD/4WD dynometer|
|Original Lamborghini Countach wheels made by Campolongo, yes the same Campolongo that makes high end bike parts.|
|Tony's Ferrari 308|
|Replica and original Shelby's|
|An original Futaba PCM FP-T8SGA-P, sitting on Tony's desk|
|Legends Industry Twin Turbo|
|One of the brushing tools from the factory|
|My 'travel DeLorean' parked next to about ten real DeLoreans|
|Customer cars waiting to be worked on|
|One of many DeLoreans parked in the lot|
|Hanging out with Tony at DMC-Florida|