There were a few box office hits in the US in 1985:’Rambo II’, ‘Rocky IV’ and ‘The Goonies’ were released those months, but none of them raised as much as ‘Regreso al futuro’. One of its great protagonists was a car, a tuned DeLorean, turned into a cult object for posterity. As the most watched film of the year, ‘Back to the Future’ could have been the most successful car ‘spot’ in history, had it not been for the fact that, by the time the film was released, the creator of the vehicle -John DeLorean- was covered in a huge mountain of shit.

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    A white bankruptcy…

    His company was bankrupt; he had been tried for cocaine trafficking; the British authorities accused him of diverting funds, and his star vehicle – the DeLorean DMC-12 – did not carburettor and had more past than future.

    To the big screen.

    The exaggerated life of John DeLorean is back in the news thanks to a dramatic documentary and a film that have coincided this summer in American billboards: ‘Framing John DeLorean’ and ‘Driven’. DeLorean is a pop icon, yes, and nostalgia may over-white a character as charismatic as it is murky.

    DeLorean and his ecocentrism.

    Before finishing, a small detail so obvious that it could go unnoticed (and should not): DeLorean’s car was called DeLorean. And DeLorean’s company was called DeLorean. But no, we didn’t try to say that DeLorean had a huge ego, that he had it, but that he was a brand man. An egocentric automobile innovator that ended badly.

    Friki Collector, if this Welly DeLorean hasn’t fitted you, check out the Hot Wheels DeLorean.

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