Sunday, July 23, 2006

Sunday Spotlight: DMC & Me

What better time to do a Sunday Spotlight than 16 weeks after the last one? Sixteen seems like a nice, round number...

If you were a teenager in the 80's and, more importantly, a teenage boy in the 80's, then you probably had dreams of owning a Delorean, running it up to 88 mph, and laying down two strips of fire as you propelled yourself back to the moment in time when you decided to watch "Airwolf" instead of studying for your Social Studies test.

(Much better than going back in time to watch your parents make out for the first time... Bleech!)

Although some of us lose sight of our childhood dreams, there are a rare few who don't. Rarer still are those who actually make those dreams come true. And one of those guys just happens to be the star of this week's spotlight, Martini from DMC & Me.

(Not a bad set-up, eh?)

Okay, so he hasn't managed to travel through time... yet. But he's already acquired the most crucial element: a 1981 Delorean DMC-12. How sweet is that? And I say, "yet" because he's already managed to construct the famed Flux Capacitor! How totally frickin' sweet is that?!?

Seriously though, I found Martini's blog through Chana, who has been a faithful reader for quite some time now, ever since she discovered he's also one of the writers over at Useless Advice from Useless Men. Anyway, a few weeks ago, I decided to expand my little blog-reading horizons a bit, and figured a good start would be one that she's already given her stamp of approval. So, off I went.

Now, I've only made it a few months into the archives, but I'm already loving this blog. Not only is Martini funny in a sharp wit sort of way, but his posts tend to border on actual "informativeness" without ever leaving you with the feeling that you've just read a brochure or product manual. And most of it is stuff we can all relate to, which is something that can't be said for many blogs! Sure, he knows and writes a lot about cars (not just his beloved Delorean), but he never goes over your head with it.

And it's not all about cars, either... In his own words (because plagarism is the lazy man's creativity), Martini's blog is "Not exclusively DeLorean-related, Blogs include stories, information, and things of varying levels of interest", which is great because I think we all experience varying levels of interest from time to time.

So, go check out DMC & Me while I start scanning the Auto Trader for a 1982 Trans Am I can outfit with auto-pilot and turbo boost...
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