Back to the future with the DMC-12
Note: In this post, the Delorean at times will be referred to as the DMC-12.
Marty Mcfly and his stainless steel finished Delorean is classic and nostalgic no matter how you look at it. Without taking a survey, I don’t even have to ask for a show of hands to know how many of us would go back into the past or into the future, as long as we could do it safely and of course, guarantee our return. John Z Delorean, a former executive at General Motors founded the Delorean motor Company in 1974 giving him the headway to create the unsung hero of the Back To The Future franchise, the DMC-12.
Does anyone remember why after nearly 30 years of his life and spending his entire family fortune Doc Brown selected the Delorean to travel through space and time? Give up yet? The answer is due to the stainless steel construction of the Delorean, flux dispersal is generated at an optimal level from the flux capacitor, this provides the passengers in the vehicle a smooth ride through space and time. Although the Delorean is built strong, sturdy & tough like an American made muscle car, it is actually designed by Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and engineered by Lotus cars of England.
When I first saw the Delorean in the movie Back To The Future in 1985, I was only 6 years old, even at that time I knew that steel car with the thrusters and gullwing doors was crazy and sick. I wanted one, it looked cool, it looked futuristic, it looked like my cup of tea. I never did get my hands on that Delorean but it’s ok as it’s such a staple in pop culture, a staple in what the 80’s really stood for. Bankruptcy closed the factories doors in 1982 and a new privately owned Delorean Motor Company was established in 1995 servicing only 6000 Deloreans still in service and on the road today.