Time Machine

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Just premiered at Sundance.

Framing John DeLorean starring Alec Baldwin.

The story of motor design visionary John DeLorean, whose iconic DMC-12 – a 110 mph/0-60 in 8.8 secs sports car that featured gull wings and a stainless steel body on a fibreglass chassis – was built in in Northern Ireland, before being entrapped by the FBI during a cocaine deal.

Helluva drug.

Thanks Jack Jones

8 thoughts on “Time Machine

  1. Frank

    I heard a brilliant documentary on Colin Chapman on the BBC. When DeLorean arrived at the Lotus plant and walked the floor with the engineers they all knew he was a complete fake and didn’t know what he was talking about. Chapman obviously knew it too but was happy to take 10 million off the government.
    A great story.

    1. rotide

      I always thought DeLorean was an accomplished engineer though? Wasn’t he at various GM divisions for years?

      1. The Old Boy

        That was certainly my understanding. He had a meteoric rise through various American motor manufacturers as an engineer and executive. He even had a reputation as a troubleshooter, being assigned to lead projects that were failing for one reason or another and turning them around.

        1. rotide

          Yeah, I went back and checked wikipedia and thats the story it tells, however there is a LOT of citations needed and some warnings that a lot of it reads like PR.

          Who knows. I doubt he was a complete bluffer though

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