Erin Go Vroom: The DeLorean And Ireland's Two Other CarsJason Torchinsky3/16/12 3:30pmFiled to: DeloreanSt.Patrick's DayPanozMarcosIrishTop1022EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIreland is traditionally known for producing many things in great abundance: Writers, sliceable soap, redheads, and, of course, Shamrock Shakes. Cars aren't really one of these things, but, since it's St.Patrick's day and I don't want to get pinched, let's talk about the cars that were made in Ireland — all 8,547 of them. Specifically, the DeLorean, which accounted for 8,500 of them — and then the two cars that accounted for the other 47.Most car guys/girls know about one very famous Irish-built car, the stainless steel DeLorean, which does account for 8,500 of all the cars Ireland's ever produced. John DeLorean (father of the GTO) founded his self-named company back in 1975, with the intention to produce a "fun to drive, safe to operate, and long-lasting." car. He achieved, well, one or two out of those three goals, since the V6 engine in it was pretty anemic. Still, the styling of the car has made it a gull-winged icon, and, you know, it's a time machine.