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Doc Brown And His DeLorean 'Pulled Over' By Skyline GT-R Patrol Car At Japanese Soccer Game

Credit: Dan Orlowitz, Football Channel Asia.
Credit: Dan Orlowitz, Football Channel Asia.

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.

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Credit: Dan Orlowitz, Football Channel Asia.
Credit: Dan Orlowitz, Football Channel Asia.

These amazing pictures of Back to the Future’s iconic DMC supercar driving around the Todoroki Stadium in Kawasaki Japan come to us from photographer and soccer reporter, Dan Orlowitz.

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Orlowitz recently reported on Football Channel Asia that the replica time machine’s “trouble with the law” was the most recent in a long series of “safe driving” performances which have taken place at the stadium in conjunction with the local soccer team, the Kawasaki Frontale. According to Orlowitz, previous performances included F1 vehicles, and a classic Bugatti played second fiddle to the DeLorean this time around.

Credit: Dan Orlowitz, Football Channel Asia.
Credit: Dan Orlowitz, Football Channel Asia.
Credit: Dan Orlowitz, Football Channel Asia.
Credit: Dan Orlowitz, Football Channel Asia.
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Credit: Dan Orlowitz, Football Channel Asia.
Credit: Dan Orlowitz, Football Channel Asia.

You can watch a video of the entire event on YouTube below:

Previously Correspondent, Asia at Jalopnik and LGBT Editor at Jezebel. Lover of the Oxford Comma, despite AP Style, and the Commonwealth "S." Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nippolitica

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DISCUSSION

So this show was put on and paid for by Toyota and they decided to use a Nissan and a DMC to showcase safety. Am I the only one that finds this odd? If you ask me, Toyota missed the opportunity to use one of its cars as a Police vehicle, but then again, I know very little about Japanese culture. I know that Godzilla is huge over there (the car, and the monster), so maybe that’s why they did it? Or maybe it was because Toyota has never had anything comparable to the GT-R in police service (pure speculation on my part)?