So many people seem to want to say something to the driver of a DeLorean. But why? I don’t get it. I know all the Back to the Future stuff, I get it. I really do. I love the movies too. Seriously, I do. But my car is not a Back to the Future car. It is an almost stock DeLorean from waay before the movie was released. Anyone who remembers the car from before the movie will probably appreciate my car as a DeLorean and not as a movie star. And there are so many of those people out there too!!! But why such a reaction? Seriously, why?
Does any other early 80-s sports car get this much attention? I suggest to you that the answer is no. But why not? What is it that the DeLorean seems to bring out in people? Is it the cool sports car built by a former GM big shot who thumbed his nose at the GM establishment? Is it the fact that it is an unusual car with stainless body panels and gullwing doors? Is it the fact that they were produced for such a short time and are now so rare? Or is it because it was the focus of one of the biggest movies in Hollywood history?
I don’t know the reason. I wish I did. It is sometimes a little tiring to have to give the usual smiling response, and the occasional explanation of what the car is, to other drivers at gas stations. But at the end of it all, every time I take my DeLorean out for a drive, I know that I will get some sort of affirmation and confirmation that my little car is either cool, or awesome or just a beautiful machine. I got all three this morning, and I drove home with a smile on my face! And these observations are almost guaranteed whether or not people make comments on the presence or not of a flux capacitor!!!!!
Or as a trucker yelled at me last week from his waay high up open window to my little ticket booth passenger window; Hey man, does it have a flux Kapasit-tayter???
What the hell is a Kapasit-tayter???
By Mike McPartland