Thursday, March 5, 2009

Back to the Future

Do any of you remember the 1985 move “Back to the Future”? Over the weekend a friend spotted this DeLorean on display and it brought back so many memories. I can just see Marty McFly at the wheel while the talented and somewhat eccentric Doc Brown explains how the “flux capacitor” is powered by common household trash. I wonder if this car has been tested at 88 MPH yet?


I’m going to imagine that this one might have just escaped from the mid 80’s to see what life is like in 2009. If it watches the news, it might just pack up and go back.

14 comments:

nanak said...

ooh, i want that car :)

Unknown said...

I agree with you last sentence...

Memphis MOJO said...

I know somebody who owned one, he said they leaked when it rained!

B SQUARED said...

I drove one. Loved it. Then I tried to back up. You had to open thew door and lean out to see.

Anonymous said...

I like that car. A lot..

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville, Ohio

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a flash back to the car and the entire DeLorean story

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The comment by Memphis MOJO perhaps explains why this DeLorean is in Phoenix. A car that leaks in the rain? In Phoenix? Not a problem, except for 15 minutes in August.

Judy said...

Cool car. I agree about heading back but maybe further into the future would be good too. We can only hope.

Saretta said...

It looked pretty cool in 1985, now it looks kinda silly!

Pat said...

Cars or four wheels could be a theme for us. nice find. I saw the Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile in Tempe the other day, but didn't have my camera.

marcinko said...

That's some heavy-duty pop-culture referencing there, Sharon. : )

Lisa Wilson said...

That's funny, I just answered a trivia quiz about that movie on Facebook!

Mo said...

Sharon check out the lone beaders site. She did a wondeful beaded piece on this
http://blog.thelonebeader.com/

Finn said...

Built in Belfast in what was an ill-fated attempt to bring much needed employment to Northern Ireland.
Pity DeLorean was a conman.

The car looked good, though.