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John Z, the Delorean & Me: Tales from an Insider Hardcover – 21 Oct 2015
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Barrie Wills, as one of the very earliest employees of the DeLorean Motor Cars Limited (hired directly by John Z DeLorean) has a unique perspective on the dream of the stainless steel sports car built in Northern Ireland, He was there as it rose from a peat bog to handing over the keys to the auctioneer when it all fell apart.
The reader gets a true sense of the enthusiasm and optimism that surrounded the entire DeLorean project and in the process, forms a relationship with the author - I think many readers will also feel that they know Barrie Wills and many of the other people described and mentioned in the book as they read through it.
Even though most readers will know how the story "ends" before opening the book, the feelings of loss, disappointment and outright bewilderment at how the project ended so abruptly and in such a devastating manner for all the people they've come to know from the book really makes the reader feel as if they are part of the story, as well.
The historical details and photos about the development of the car, build-out of the factory, adding staff and eventual production of 9,000+ DeLorean cars will be referenced within the DeLorean community forever. The layout, design and printing of the book make it attractive enough to be on display in your home or office - but don't loan it to anyone! A book this good may not be returned to you!
Within the operational detail Barrie clearly went to great lengths to ensure that credit was given to those many individuals who collectively made it all happen.
All in all, a superb read - Paul McVeigh