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  • Inside the Car Company That's Resurrecting the DeLorean

    01/20/2019 7:09:01 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 40 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Jan 18, 2019 | Matt Blitz
    The speedometer climbs as we race down a straightaway in Humble, Texas. As the needle edges to 60, 70, then 80 miles per hour, the 36-year-old automobile rattles and the wind whistles through the windows. Finally the DeLorean zooms up to 88 miles per hour and we feel, just for a moment, like we've gone back to the future. Then, a series of loud honks from the other side of the road, followed by animated waving, awaken us out of our speed spell. “We get that all the time," says DeLorean Motor Company CEO Stephen Wynne, sitting shotgun. “That doesn’t...
  • The 'Back to the Future' Car Is Going Back Into Production -Flux capacitor not included.

    01/27/2016 7:32:46 PM PST · by Utilizer · 18 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Jan. 27, 2016 | Rachel Dicker
    DeLorean Motor Company CEO Stephen Wynne recently told KPRC in Houston that the iconic car made famous by the 1985 classic sci-fi film "Back to the Future" will go back into production for the first time in more than three decades. About 300 replica 1982 DeLoreans will be produced under a manufacturing bill approved by the federal government. "It's fantastic," Wynne told the TV station. "It's a game-changer for us. We've been wanting this to happen. ... It means we're back as a car company again." Since the company moved to Humble, Texas, in 1987, it has been refurbishing dozens...
  • Great Scott! DeLorean factory to resume production after 35 years!

    01/27/2016 12:22:40 PM PST · by Red Badger · 79 replies ^ | Updated: Jan 27, 2016 11:19 AM CST | By KPRC, Houston
    HUMBLE, Texas - The DeLorean is going back to the future and into production. We first saw the iconic time machine three decades ago in the movie, "Back to the Future", but the last time a real DeLorean was built was about 35 years ago. Soon that will change at the DeLorean Motor Company in Humble, Texas. "It's fantastic. It is a game-changer for us. We've been wanting this to happen," DeLorean CEO Stephen Wynne said. "That was a green light to go back into production. That was prohibited. It was against the law to do it." Wynne brought the...
  • Tesla shares dive after Consumer Reports yanks recommendation for Model S

    10/20/2015 1:44:53 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 44 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10-20-15 | Jerry Hirsch
    Consumer Reports withdrew its recommendation for the Tesla Model S — a car the magazine previously raved about — because of poor reliability for the sporty electric sedan. The turnabout comes after the influential consumer magazine handed the luxury car a “worse-than-average” rating in its annual report on the predicted reliability of new vehicles issued Tuesday. The news sent Tesla Motors stock down as much as $23.77, more than 10%, to $204.33 in mid-day trading. See the most-read stories this hour >> Consumer Reports surveyed 1,400 Model S owners “who chronicled an array of detailed and complicated maladies” with the...
  • Hovering DeLorean spotted near Golden Gate Bridge

    01/18/2013 6:45:56 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Francisco’s present-day citizens got a recent visit from the “future” — a DeLorean hovercraft wowed onlookers by spinning out near the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday.
  • (Great Scott!) The DeLorean Returns Back from the Future as a Monster Truck

    07/13/2012 8:36:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    DVICE ^ | Friday the 13th, July 2012 | Raymond Wong
    The DeLorean returns back from the future as a monster truck If Marty McFly and Doc Brown were ever to reunite for a sequel to Back to the Future III, the old time traveling DeLorean would need an upgrade of some sort to justify the ticket. How about adding 44-inch tires to a DeLorean and converting it into a monster truck? That'll do! While the DeLorean Motor Company is busy producing electric DeLoreans for a 2013 release, one DeLorean easily bested all others at the 2012 DeLorean Car Show & Convention in Orlando, Florida. What you have here is a...
  • DeLorean Rolls Out Electric Car

    01/23/2012 6:48:44 AM PST · by null and void · 41 replies
    Design News ^ | 10/31/2011 | Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
    DeLorean Motor Co., Inc. has unveiled the DeLorean EV, an electric car that marries the legendary Back to the Future DeLorean automobile of the 1980s with a lithium-ion-based, DC-powered, electric drivetrain of today. "It turns out the DeLorean is a perfect platform for electrification," noted Chris Anthony, CEO of Flux Power, Inc. and Epic Electric Vehicles, both of which worked with DeLorean Motors to develop the powertrain for the new vehicle. "It's well designed, it's lightweight, it never rusts, and it has a design aesthetic that's meant to blow you away." DeLorean's "new" EV maintains the look of the legendary...
  • Legendary DeLorean used in Back to the Future re-launched as electric vehicle

    10/20/2011 1:05:26 PM PDT · by anymouse · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19th October 2011 | Martin Robinson
    (snip) Mr Wynne's DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) has teamed up with eco-experts Epic Electric for this newer model, taking a standard DMC12 model and ripping out the V6 petrol engine before fitting it with an electric powered version that produces the equivalent of 260bhp. Once on the road it will accelerate from 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds. Mr Wynne said he 'got the idea for the battery-powered DeLorean after seeing the success of the Tesla Roadster, and think it would be a fitting tribute to the movie version of the car which famously needed 1.21 gigawatts of electricity to travel...
  • Back to the Future: DeLorean Plans an Electric Car

    10/19/2011 10:14:19 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    ABC ^ | 19 Oct 2011 | Ned Potter
    "Marty, you've got to come back with me! Back to the future!" It is one of those great bits from film history -- Doc Brown, the mad genius inventor from 1985's "Back to the Future," builds a time machine out of that iconic-but-failed sports car of the early 1980s, the DeLorean DMC-12. There is still a DeLorean Motor Co. of Humble, Texas, which supplies parts and occasionally builds new cars for DeLorean lovers, and it has now announced a new version -- a DeLorean powered entirely by electricity. "The car of the future has really become the car of the...
  • Pontiac Falls From Muscle Car Glory to Graveyard

    10/29/2010 2:55:35 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 101 replies · 4+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/29/2010 | Nick Bunkley
    DETROIT — Pontiac, the brand that invented the muscle car under its flamboyant engineer John Z. DeLorean, helped Burt Reynolds elude Sheriff Justice in “Smokey and the Bandit” and taught baby boomers to salivate over horsepower, but produced mostly forgettable cars for their children, will endure a lonely death on Sunday after about 40 million in sales. It was 84 years old. The cause of death was in dispute. Fans said Pontiac’s wounds were self-inflicted, while General Motors blamed a terminal illness contracted during last year’s bankruptcy. Pontiac built its last car nearly a year ago, but the official end...
  • Coolest Car News Of The Day - The DeLorean Is BACK! (And American Made Too Alert)

    08/21/2007 8:38:35 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 93 replies · 3,648+ views
    Debbie ^ | 08/21/2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    He may be gone--suave auto world genius John DeLorean died in 2005--but his namesake is back. My favorite car ever, the silver stainless steel DeLorean with its gull-winged doors is making a comeback (details here and here). You remember it as the time-transporting car from the hit movie, "Back to the Future." DeLorean Motor Company went out of business 25 years, but it has been reborn. The Dashing, Brilliant Late John DeLorean>p>& His Namesake Automotive Invention A new DeLorean will set you back $57,500 (today's real dollar equal to the original $25,000 price tag) and will retain the original John...
  • For the DeLorean, it's back to the present (DeLorean going back into production)

    07/29/2007 6:48:27 AM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 8 replies · 478+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 28, 2007 | By Martin Zimmerman
    Danny Botkin's love affair with the DeLorean got off to an unpromising start. It was the early '80s and a teen-age Botkin was tagging along while his father shopped for a new car. A Ford dealer had a rear-engined, gull-winged DeLorean on display, and the flash of stainless steel automotive skin caught Danny's eye. "I was smitten," Botkin, now 40, recalls. "I said, 'Hey Dad, let's get this.' "He got a Bronco instead." Botkin had to grow up and buy his dream car himself. He drives a restored DeLorean modeled after the one that served as a time machine in...
  • Karr classmate offers theory on ransom-note mystery

    08/19/2006 9:22:16 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 158 replies · 4,779+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | August 19, 2006 | David Montero
    HAMILTON, Ala. - Tara Estes was almost breathless with excitement because she thought one of the more mysterious elements of the JonBenet Ramsey ransom note finally had been revealed. She climbed the steps to Jeff Brown's rickety porch, brushed aside an orange wasp and sat down on a dirty ice cooler. "Shall be the conqueror," she said Friday afternoon to a couple of quizzical looks. "S.B.T.C." Ah, yes. The ransom note that asked John Ramsey to turn over $118,000 for the safe return of 6-year-old JonBenet has been analyzed over and over for nearly a decade. The long, rambling ransom...
  • Student Organizes Time Traveler Conference

    05/06/2005 4:41:44 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 20 replies · 814+ views
    ap ^ | 5-6-05 | Michael Kunzelman
    Student Organizes Time Traveler Conference By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 36 minutes ago BOSTON - Attention, time travelers: Amal Dorai hopes you enjoyed the party he's throwing this weekend. Dorai, a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is hosting a Time Traveler Convention on campus this Saturday. Make plans now, because it's the last such party. "You only need one," he said. "The chance that anybody shows up is small, but if it happens it will be one of the biggest events in human history." There's no dress code. No need to R.S.V.P. Refreshments (chips and...
  • In Humble, a legacy lives on -

    03/26/2005 2:28:11 PM PST · by UnklGene · 7 replies · 344+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 25, 2005 | Louis B. Parks
    In Humble, a legacy lives on - DMC restores the maverick automaker's famous steel sports car By LOUIS B. PARKS Craig H. Hartley / Special to the Chronicle DMC service manager Bill Morgan, left, shows off the classic gull-wing doors for Rafael Hernandez Jr. and Monica Hernandez. Saturday's passing of John Z. DeLorean, the controversial figure behind the DeLorean Motor Car Company's short but high-profile bid for glory, closed an unusual chapter of automotive history. And the death of the 80-year-old Detroit native is only likely to increase the collectible appeal of the automobile that carries his name. Luckily for...
  • Maker of Futuristic Car Lived Fast Lane

    03/21/2005 6:30:58 AM PST · by kellynla · 34 replies · 1,298+ views
    LOS ANGELES TIMES ^ | 3/21/2005 | Eric Malnic
    John Zachary DeLorean, the dashing former General Motors executive whose flamboyant lifestyle faded into obscurity after charges that he tried to use drug money to salvage his own fledgling DeLorean Motor Co., has died. He was 80. DeLorean, who created the gull-winged car adapted as Michael J. Fox's time-traveling vehicle in the "Back to the Future" films of the 1980s and '90s, died Saturday at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., of complications from a recent stroke, a funeral home spokesman said. The innovative carmaker — tall, handsome, charismatic, known for his flashy clothes, his lavish tastes and the beautiful women...
  • Car Developer John DeLorean Dies at 80

    03/20/2005 10:35:27 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 95 replies · 3,594+ views
    AP (via Yahoo) ^ | 3/20/05 | JEFFREY GOLD, Associated Press Writer
    NEWARK, N.J. - John Z. DeLorean, the innovative automaker who left a promising career in Detroit to develop the stainless steel-skinned, gull-winged sports car bearing his name and was acquitted of charges he planned to sell $24 million worth of cocaine to support the venture, has died at the age of 80. DeLorean died Saturday at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., of complications from a recent stroke, said Paul Connell, an owner of A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors in Royal Oak, Mich., which was handling arrangements. DeLorean, whose namesake car was turned into a time machine in the "Back...
  • Detroit Auto Pioneer DeLorean Back

    09/18/2002 12:41:04 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 19 replies · 170+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/18/02 | Limbacher
    Buy a stainless steel watch for a mere $3,500 and one-time boy wonder auto maker John DeLorean may let you buy one of his close to $1 million newest automotive creations in about 3 years. DeLorean made his name when he designed the classic Pontiac GTO back in the 60s. He followed this success with his DeLorean stainless steel sports car in the early 80s which was less than a smashing success. His run of bad luck came in 1982 when he was arrested on a charge of drug trafficking - a rap he beat. Then his DeLorean Motor Company...