Photography courtesy of Gainsboro Studios, Medicine Hat, Alberta.

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As a young adult I grew up watching the original “Back to the Future,” film trilogy. The DeLorean DMC-12 was immortalized as a time machine. Later, we introduced our kids to the movies on family night, watching all three installments many times over the years. I have great admiration for the star of the series, Michael J. Fox. His incredible resilience in his battle with Parkinson’s disease makes him a shining role model for all ages.

Nothing beats the DeLorean motor vehicle in terms of style and it’s “space age look.” From the distinctive gull wing doors, to the stainless steel body, rear-mounted engine, and fiberglass underbody; even by today’s standard it remains a remarkable mechanical achievement.

The first ever prototype appeared in March 1976 and production began in Dunmurry, a suburb of south west Belfast, Northern Ireland. Production halted in late 1982. Today about 6500 units are believed to exist.

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