City Garage Car Museum presented its first “Car Side Chat” on Saturday. The featured car of the month was the 1981 DeLorean, according to a news release.
Greeneville residents JoAnn Snyder and her son, Bill Snyder, as “almost relatives” of John DeLorean, presented the program from a “family perspective,” according to the release.
DeLorean was the founder of the DeLorean Motor Company, which featured the stainless steel DeLorean DMC-12 sports car. The company was known for its brief and turbulent history.
JoAnn Snyder’s sister, Elizabeth Higgin, was DeLorean’s first wife. They were married from 1954-1969. The Synders were able to share a family insight in their presentation.
Kent Bewley, an owner of a DeLorean, and Dale Kyker with Extreme Automotive shared their knowledge of the performance and the mechanics of this unique automobile.
The first “Car Side Chat” program was attended by 35 members of the Blount British Car Club. Members were from Maryville to the Tri-Cities.
The monthly “Car Side Chat” series will be held the first Saturday of each month. The programs are open to the public, and car enthusiasts and area car clubs are invited to attend. Details will be listed in The Greeneville Sun.
City Garage Car Museum is located at 210 S. Main St. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and other times by appointment.
Admission is $5 per person and children 10 and under are admitted free.