Could Doc Brown's DeLorean Even Get Up To 88 MPH In That Parking Lot?

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… » 5/13/15 5:33pm 5/13/15 5:33pm

Six Things John Z. DeLorean Did That Have Nothing To Do With That Car

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. » 1/07/15 10:00am 1/07/15 10:00am

DeLorean's Next Radical Idea Was This Never-Before-Seen Engine

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. » 12/16/13 12:29pm 12/16/13 12:29pm

This is What It's Like to Bring Your Dream Car Home

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… » 12/10/13 1:12pm 12/10/13 1:12pm

John DeLorean's Daughter Is Really, Really Pissed At The Goldbergs

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. » 11/23/13 3:37pm 11/23/13 3:37pm

Did Ronald Reagan And Margaret Thatcher Conspire To Kill The DeLorean?

The DeLorean DMC-12, despite its "Back To The Future" buzz and scintillating stainless steel skin, never became the success some thought it destined for and the last to save it was mysteriously interrupted. Did the Reagan White House guide the British government to let the company die so it could entrap its creator… » 9/03/13 2:06pm 9/03/13 2:06pm

Video: I Bought a Barn-Find Delorean

In 1985, when I was 4, my father brought home my first-ever car magazine. It was an issue of Car and Driver, and I must have "read" it cover-to-cover at least 100 times in the first week I had it. But I always spent more time on one page than any other: it was the page that had a full spread featuring a shiny,… » 7/23/13 9:29am 7/23/13 9:29am

The abandoned DeLorean in the woods

Somewhere, deep in a thick wood in North California, lies this DeLorean. The car was found in 2009 and these photos were posted on a Fiero forum.

The DeLorean is in reasonable condition, and could be saved, but it lies on private property - surrounded by trees. The person who took the photos had to scramble through… » 5/07/13 12:40pm 5/07/13 12:40pm