• Jan 7, 2008


Kathryn DeLorean appeared on the DMC talk forum as Dmckid recently and asked, "Do you have a question about JZD?" That would be John Zachary DeLorean. Members, would you believe, did have lots of questions about DeLorean, the man and the machine whose fortunes and iconic status are inseparable. Kathryn has taken the time -- in between midterms, it appears -- to address them as she can.

She says some things you might expect: it wasn't easy to grow up in a famous household that had to regularly deal with legal hassles, and the other kids weren't always kind. She even says that there aren't many memories of things that happened before she was nine years old, perhaps because she blocked them out. But she also reveals some unexpected things: DeLorean wanted to be a professional musician -- he played the clarinet -- but gave it up and went to night school for engineering. And it turns out she is not happy at all about the return of custom-built DeLoreans by the new DMC, though she doesn't say why.

Her father's favorite accomplishment is not the DMC. It's the Pontiac GTO. But the biggest accomplishment of all, for her is the man himself, who she says was "my best friend, my best teacher, my hero and remains the inspiration in all I do." Head on over to DMC Talk to find out more about the real DeLorean.

[Source: Winding Road, Photo: Josh Haldeman]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Kathryn you are awesome! And very hot I might add!!! Let the haters be haters! :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Woah, someone needs to get laid! Maybe it's got something to do with your aspirational name!
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      With those glasses on she kinda looks like Sandra Bullock in a way, which is not a bad thing because I love Sandra Bullock!
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Bryan
        Wow, you people really amaze me. First of all, my feelings about the revival of the DMC have been NO COMMENT, as in, I refuse to comment about them, I could care less about any profits from the sale of the new car, unlike Paris Hilton I don't use my daddy's money to get me places, even when he offered it.

        Second of all, my legs are firmly CLOSED in that picture, not spread eagle by any stretch of anyone's imagination.

        THIRD of all, I am NOT a cow, that photo was even taken right after I had a baby and I am FAR from fat. I was a model for much of my younger life, at 5'11 and 118lbs a cow was far from what I was.

        It is nice to know that all you took from this article was that you think I have no class and I am fat. I personally think the world just likes to hate those that have fame and fortune, which is why I would never wish it upon anyone.

        I have a happy life now and I am a kind, generous mother of three who works full time as a server engineer and is a pre-med summa cum laude student. I have made every penny I have from my own choice, I stay home and raise my own children during the week and work weekends so I can be a great mother, I own and run a charity while raising money for other charities, I deal with a toddler who has a severe heart condition and a son with severe learning disabilities. I have trained in special ed to teach said son and in my SPARE time I take the time to address auto enthusiasts who wish to ask questions and run projects based around my father. But if you would like to go ahead and hate me simply because you don't know me, then go right ahead, I just thought you should be more thoroughly informed as to whom you are bashing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I dont care who your daddy is
      Please tell me you need someone to hold.
      WoW very nice.
        • 3 Years Ago
        hey kathryn. when you were going to gill st. bernards, mina thomas taught english, and i lived with her and came in often just to hang out, we hung out a few times. funny to see you here. I was just messaging all old friends, and couldn't find you, so i thought id say hi.
      • 7 Years Ago
      ya think she drives a Delorean? or like a Honda?
      guess i'll have to read it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a cow
        • 7 Years Ago
        Your definition of cow needs revision.
      Wilburn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bud Hi Kathryn, just an aside here. I worked with your father at Pontiac Motors back in the 50's. I always new him as an upstanding, hard worker. Never heard any bad things about him and thought him to be a gentleman and very respected manager. I hope you can ignore some of these stupid comments. Wishing you a very happy & contented life.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like she went to the Britney Spears school of "exiting a car with your legs spread" school of etiquitte...
        • 7 Years Ago
        What's a girl supposed to do? How do you exit a car? Do you lift both of your legs at the same time and place them outside then grab the safety handle at the top and lift yourself out of your car?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Or maybe just have someone in the chain exercise some sense and use another shot.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I attribute this to the fact that most women were raised getting out of SUV's and minvans. They don't know how to get out of a low slung car.

        That and I just don't think anyone in this generation cares...

        Besides she is wearing shorts and not a skirt...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Technicly (not that I am an expert on female etiquitte) a woman is supposed to keep her knees and ankles together and swing them outside the car, put them down as one unit and then stand up...this pic has "spread eagle" written all over it...very unbecoming....
        • 7 Years Ago
        Or maybe people just get over it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It is nearly impossible to exit lady like from most sports cars. Which is why most women don't bother trying unless they are wearing a skirt or dress. Which is why most wives would rather arrive for a formal party in a sedan rather than a sports car. That said we don't generally pose for pictures with our legs spread either.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Some of you are just amazingly rude.

      It really is unbelieveable.
      • 7 Years Ago
      She is mad because because she is not getting her cut of the profits of the new DMC cars.

      Her father's story is a tradgedy. He died selling watches on ebay. He was brilliant but it ended badly. He fought the law and the law won.
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