Nostalgic Wednesday: The Back to the Future DeLorean DMC-12

To Celebrate Back to the Future’s 25th anniversary, we are going to bring this weeks Nostalgic attention to the legendary time traveling DeLorean built by Doctor Brown in 1985. First featured in the original Back to the Future, both Doctor Brown and protege Marty McFly drove this stainless steel beast to the past, future, and back.

The Original

The Original

Powered by a small block v8 and capable of 0-60 times of 10.5 seconds, the Delorean DMC 12 was not the fastest car on the face of the planet. However, Doc Brown had some improvements for his beast. You see, the Doc wanted to time travel in style, and that is why he chose the DCM-12 to be the body of his time traveling masterpiece. With the addition of his patented Flux Capacitor he really had no need for more power, this was due to the time traveling reaction that happened 88mph.

Serious Business

Serious Business

The after effect

The after effect

Coupled with the Flux Capacitor was a Plutonium drive that helped generate the 1.21 Jiggawatts of energy needed to propel the machine through time. Down the road however Doc Brown upgraded his plutonium drive to a recycle drive. (The guy was green WAY ahead of the curve)

The Heart

The Heart

Nuclear Reactions from Beer, now that is recycling!

Nuclear Reactions from Beer, now that is recycling!

Another quality about the Delorean was that it shared a similar suspension setup as the old Lotus Esprit with a four-wheel independent suspension. Protege Marty McFLy clearly showed the DMCs handling abilities when running from Libyan terrorists in the Pine Valley Mall parking lot. With a few drifts and sprints he easily hit 88mph to avoid disaster with the terrorists.

These guys WILL come after you if you attempt to pass off pinball machine parts as a nuclear bomb FYI.

These guys WILL come after you if you attempt to pass off pinball machine parts as a nuclear bomb FYI.

88mph no problem!

88mph no problem!

Also note the reactor coolers on the rear of the car, a must for preventing a meltdown.

Bitnit.

Bitnit.

When traveling back to the future Doctor Brown had converted the 80’s style axel and wheel system to a complete 21st century hover setup. Amazing what you can accomplish when you are a tuner at heart. I am not sure what numbers he put down to the air when the Delorean was in hover mode, but I assume it was quite a bit.

Some trust here.

Some trust here.

"Where we're going you don't need, roads"

"Where we're going you don't need, roads"

25 years later and the DeLorean DMC-12 created by Doc Brown is still wayyyyyyy ahead of its time.

One day.

One day.

We of course would supplement those 1.21 jiggawatts for 1.21 jizzawatts….just sayin..

– JohnP

Blowing Shit Up with New MaydayGarage Stickers!

Today we are introducing our newest batch of one-off stickers!
First up is a sticker I hold dear to my heart, as I am a huge Back to the Future movie fan. 2010 marks the 25th anniversary of this epic movie, so to celebrate, we are debuting our BTTF MaydayGarage sticker in a run of only 50 stickers and will be available at the 512 Project this Saturday!

Yes. We said JIZZAWATTS.

Speaking of the 512 Project, don’t forget that we are hosting this year’s Mayday Capital Run, a twin caravan leaving from both Dallas and Houston Saturday morning to the state’s capital, Austin, TX. To commemorate this year’s run, we have a limited edition Mayday Capital Run sticker for both our Dallas and Houston legs!

This is the Houston edition. The Dallas edition will have 35 on it.

These stickers will be FREE for the FIRST 50 participants (cars) on each leg Saturday morning (after you fill out our waiver form), after that there will be no more!

We also have one more sticker.
I cannot show this sticker online as it is very controversial, and extremely limited. We will be handing out these prototype stickers to a select few at Project 512, so look out for them! I guaran-fucking-tee that these stickers will make you laugh, but I’m not going to spoil it here.

Stay tuned tomorrow as we will be doing some live blogging for those of you that couldn’t make the event! Follow us also on Twitter @MaydayJohnP @MaydayDavidD and also on our Facebook Fan page!

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com