Given that 88 mph is 141 KMH, it’s really no surprise that Doc Brown and the legendary time-traveling DeLorean were “pulled over” by Japanese traffic police in a Skyline GT-R in a traffic safety demonstration put on by the Yokohama Toyota dealer network.
Thanks to the wonderful-but-flawed low-volume “Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act” (H.R. 2675) , it’s now legal for the company that bought all of the old leftover DeLorean parts to start putting them together to make new DMC-12s. And this time it seems like it’ll actually happen, starting early next year.
Any jamoke can Photoshop some technobaubles onto a silver car and call it good, but it takes a real genius to build a Back to the Future-style time machine in real life and race it. That’s what these 24 Hours of LeMons competitors did with their fantastic hoopties. Behold: the best time machines in racing.
It’s likely you’re getting sick of all the Back to the Future-related content today, but I promise you that this one is a little different, since the chunk of electronics added to a DeLorean is real and actually works. Even better, it really does make this 2015 feel like an imagined future 2015, and most importantly,…
Every so often you meet somebody that’s driving their dream. Here are two.
The DeLorean was known for a lot of things. Speed was not one of them. Underpowered even by early 1980s standards, it was a bizarre choice for a time machine that needed to hit 88 MPH to cross the temporal barrier. But could Doc Brown’s car even go that fast in the Twin, er, Lone Pine Mall parking lot like it does in…
The DeLoren DMC-12 has been dead since 1983, but that doesn’t mean John DeLorean’s dream is over. How could it be, when new cars are still available?
Midnight. Los Angeles. An impossibly low and wide silver machine glides through the empty streets, the city lights reflecting off its stainless steel body as it looks less like a relic of the 1980s and more like an artifact from a future that never happened.
Yesterday was John DeLorean's birthday. The man was a motoring icon for many reasons, though there's really only two things about him that anyone thinks of: cocaine and a certain time machine. I don't want to bring up the DMC-12 at all. Crap. I mean, not again. Let's focus on six other things DeLorean did.
I've always had a sneaking suspicion that my life was incomplete, but I was never sure why until tonight. It's because I don't own a badass lifted DeLorean monster truck like Rich Weissensel does.
You knew a DeLorean was pretty much the best car you use for time travel, but did you realize the cars could be ordered with an OEM ski rack? This one looks pretty much perfect with a pair of Volant stainless steel skis strapped across the rear louvers.
You all know it was a pile of crap for numerous reasons but that doesn't matter because shiny gullwing movie car, and also that Matt Farah owns possibly the best example in the world. Yet the DMC-12 is always worth a revisit.
The guys at Regular Car Reviews think the DeLorean DMC-12 is a bit like Marilyn Monroe – everyone remembers and adores the Marilyn persona, but not nearly enough credit is given to Norma Jean.
Your son loves DeLoreans. You, his mom, knows this. The world's best DeLorean show is in Ohio. Problem: You live in Russia. What do you do? You go to Ohio, introduce your son to Doc Brown, and reinforce your title as Russia's best mom.
"It's like making out with a high school girlfriend and going for second base, only to suddenly realize — she isn't stopping you this time. Why isn't she stopping me? She always stops me."
The DeLorean name is one of the most famous — and infamous — in the automotive world. DeLorean is so associated with his movie star car and his trial for cocaine trafficking that it's easy to forget what a remarkable engineer he was. Until you see something like these long-hidden sketches. Then it all makes sense.
It has been 27 years and a week since I first saw a Delorean. On my 31st birthday, I decided it was time I bought one. A week after my 32nd birthday, I finally got to take her home. I know, Deloreans aren't fast. I know, Deloreans had sketchy build quality, the result of being built in Northern Ireland. I know, most…
While the DeLorean Motor Company made one of the most beautiful cars of all time, with its DMC-12, the company itself was a bit more troubled. And for mentioning those troubles on air, ABC's new sitcom The Goldbergs has incurred the wrath of founder John DeLorean's daughter, Kathryn.
It's always tragic when we have to report on one of our favorite cars burning to the ground, but this DeLorean fire is the saddest one I've seen in a good while. What the hell happened here?
Ever since this weird Men's Wearhouse ad aired during the season premiere of "Breaking Bad," I haven't been able to get it out of my head. Not because of the bad '80s suit, but because of the car meant to reprsent the "millennial" generation.