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

Guy Photographing DeLorean Photographing Truck Fire Meet Via Reddit

This is one of those strange infinite regression things. Well, infinite if infinite equals two. A guy driving on the 55 freeway outside of Chicago took a picture of a DeLorean driving in front of a truck fire. The guy in the DeLorean, at that same moment, was taking a picture of the same truck fire. They found each… » 4/23/13 4:34pm 4/23/13 4:34pm

The Secret History Of The DeLorean That Became A Lamborghini Sedan

Yesterday, I was able to give you a few details about John DeLorean's dream sedan, the futuristic DMC-24. Today, I can share with you almost everything about it thanks to a detailed document sent to us by James Espey, Vice President of today's DeLorean Motor Company. Buckle up, we use a bit of time travel! » 4/12/13 1:15pm 4/12/13 1:15pm

The Proposed DeLorean Sedan Is As Coke-Tastically '80s As You'd Imagine

John DeLorean had many great ideas for keeping his (soon to become troubled) company even before the first gullwinged DMC-12 sports car left the factory in 1981. One was a bus, the other a utility vehicle, but the most exciting of them all of course was the DMC-24 sedan, which resulted in a rolling prototype created… » 4/11/13 1:19pm 4/11/13 1:19pm

These High-Contrast Prints Of Classic Cars Are Dark And Striking

Sabrina Chun emailed us because, really, she likes cars. As a result of all her car-liking, she's employed her considerable talents to making a series of dramatic, high-contrast prints of some culturally significant cars, including the Porsche 911, Shelby Cobra, Volkswagen Microbus, and the Back to the Future DeLorean. » 4/02/13 1:30pm 4/02/13 1:30pm

These Are The Absurdly Great Cars Of The Back To The Future Trilogy

Last weekend, the weather in the District of Columbia was rainy, gross and cold, as it often is this time of year. So I did what any freedom-loving American man would do: I stayed inside and watched the Back to the Future trilogy. And right after Marty wandered into the 1955 version Hill Valley for the first time,… » 3/02/13 1:30pm 3/02/13 1:30pm