The 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future is now the 29th car to be added to the National Historic Vehicle Register. The famous time machine is such a loved car from one of the best movie franchises. Also, In my opinion the Back to the Future franchise is not allowed to be touched. BTTF is perfect the way it is and I better not see a remake. Thankfully that will never happen as long as Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale live.
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Despite the DeLorean being such a problematic car, people around the world just can’t get enough of it, and there are clubs dedicated to the car. Of course, its popularity stems from the BTTF movies. Screenwriters Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale even included the issues with the car in the movie, fans simply don’t care. Sadly, the DeLorean Motor Company suffered a bad reputation from the founder, John DeLorean. John DeLorean was arrested on drug charges in an FBI sting operation. Though DeLorean was acquitted, he continued to suffer legal and financial troubles putting his company out of business. The original DeLorean from Back to the Future was restored in 2012 and is located at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA.
The National Historic Vehicle Register is run by the Hagerty Drivers Foundation located in Allentown, PA. However they also manage it with the U.S. Dept. of the Interior. Previously Hagerty has documented cars like the 1927 Ford Model T and the 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, the first on their list. Now, we have perhaps the most iconic movie car of all time in the DeLorean.
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