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.
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…
Stainless steel finish. Volvo engine. Backbone chassis. Gullwing doors. Alleged money laundering. Manufacturing in Northern Ireland.
With all of the myth that surrounds the Delorean DMC-12—from its ability to travel through time to its founder's questionable fundraising techniques—-it seems a little odd to see it advertised like any other car.
Now before you all die from brain bubbles because one of the Greatest Symbols Of The American Way Of Life is a-gittin' blasphemed, take a deep breath and hear me out. Cool as the '64 Goat was, it poisoned GM.
Sometimes cars are beyond repair, and with a French-designed V6 , those times were sudden and often for the Delorean but why anyone would leave this stainless steel steed from another time in a junkyard is beyond us.
We've just found there's not one, but three different biopics in the works on the life of eccentric auto-mogul and accused drug smuggler, John Z. DeLorean. We're told at least one will reach theaters before 2015.
When this monstrous volume showed up at Chez Murilee- and this is one freakin' huge slab-o-musclecar-porn, displacing 206 cubic inches- I figured I'd find nothing but pretty pictures within. Such was not the case.
When GM product Czar Bob Lutz called GM CEO Rick Wagoner the "best CEO I've ever worked for" we did a double-take. Lutz worked for some of the greats, which begs the question: who is the greatest?
Back when John Z. De Lorean was coming up with cars like the GTO for the Pontiac Division, he also had this crazy idea for a "Mustang killer" that would be cheaper and lighter than a Corvette. Unfortunately, the Banshee was also faster than the Corvette, so the General's overlords- still pissed about the way John Z.…
John "Coach" Z. De Lorean was nothing if not a flamboyant man in an age where the gray-flannel-clad company man was still the Detroit archetype. Excuse us, that's still the Detroit archetype. But the man who brought peace and prosperity to Northern Ireland with his DMC-12 project; a vision of an alternative Ulster so…