Beautiful RARE stock certificate #1 from Automotive Management Associates, Inc.
in 1979. This historic document has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of an eagle. This item is hand signed by the Companys President, John Z. De Lorean and Secretary, Thomas W. Kimmerly and is over 34 years old. Thomas W. Kimmerly was also the Executive Vice president and Treasurer of the Parent Company, DeLorean Motor Corporation.
The certificate was issued to (and signed on the back) Mary A. Thoman, a resident of the State of Michigan, a certified public accountant in Michigan, employed by Kimmerly, TWKPC and KGSPC, as a legal assistant and corporate officer of same; and Thoman & Company, P.C., (TCPC), an accounting firm, a Michigan professional corporation in which Thoman was a shareholder, officer, and director acting within those capacities. Both Thoman and TCPC provided accounting services to DeLorean Motor Company. Thoman was a defendant in the DeLorean Motor Company Bankruptcy.
This certificate was transferred to CRISTINA in 1979. CRISTINA was a subsidiary of DeLorean Motor Company.
John DeLorean's sports car was a radical roadster with a stainless steel body and exotic gull-wing doors. DeLorean was an auto industry legend for designing the hotrod Pontiac GTO and for his fast rise through the ranks at General Motors. He quit GM in 1973 and later formed the DeLorean Motor Company. The DeLorean car debuted in 1981; by 1983 financial difficulties had doomed the company and it closed down after building fewer than 10,000 cars. John DeLorean was arrested in 1982 and charged with smuggling cocaine to raise money, though he was later acquitted after accusing the government of entrapment.
The DeLorean car got a huge boost when it was driven by actor Michael J. Fox in the 1985 film Back to the Future.
Automotive Management Associates, Inc. was incorporated in October 1975 in the same month DeLorean Motor Company was incorporated.
AUTOMOTIVE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES, INC.
ID Num: 066593
Entity Name: AUTOMOTIVE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES, INC.
Type of Entity: Domestic Profit Corporation
Resident Agent: THOMAS W. KIMMERLY
Registered Office Address: 100 W. LONG LAKE RD., STE. 206 BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI 48013
Formed Under Act Number(s): 284-1972
Incorporation/Qualification Date: 10-14-1975
Jurisdiction of Origin: MICHIGAN
Number of Shares: 50,000
Year of Most Recent Annual Report: 82
Year of Most Recent Annual Report With Officers & Directors:
Status: AUTOMATIC DISSOLUTION Date: 5-15-1985
I am unsure of the exact purpose of Automotive Management Associates, Inc. but it was eventually absorbed by the DeLorean Motor Company thru its subsidiary, CRISTINA.