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?
We may have already driven DMC's electric Delorean, but Matt Farah does it on video. So here it is, and now let's see if we can get out of this post without any Back to the Future references. Instead, let's pretend the Delorean starred in another 1985 film, Brewster's Millions, with Richard Pryor and John Candy.
For several years, DeLorean Motor Company of Texas has been reconstituting the fruit of John Z.'s troubled loins (phrasing!). Now it's working with electric-car startup Epic EV to put an all-electric DMC-12 into production by 2013. You know what that means: Onboard power for the Mr. Fusion.
If you enjoyed the art of Robert Bleier, the cancer-surviving DeLorean painter, and are in the Houston area, you can see it on display tomorrow at a show benefiting cancer research. Details below.
The DeLorean Motor Company is a brand without a car and the Pontiac Solstice is a car without a brand. That leaves the company wondering: if John DeLorean were still alive, would he try to save Pontiac? Or one Pontiac?
The first time I saw the gullwing doors on a DeLorean DMC-12 open, in Back To The Future, it was abundantly clear something important was happening. Something cool. Then I learned that it had a chassis engineered by Colin Chapman and a body designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. Then I read about the cocaine and the stunning…