A British dude by the name of Steve Wickenden is making sure his daughter gets to school (dot dot dot) on time. His almost-exact replica of the Back to the Future DeLorean time machine turns heads while driving his eight year old daughter, Molly, to school.
“We certainly turn a few heads,” Wickenden told The Daily Mail. “There are always people waving and beeping at us when we drive past. There certainly isn’t anyone else at the school gates with a flux capacitor.”
Steve’s car has been built with all of the bells and whistles of the movie DeLorean – extraneous wires and electronics are mounted on the back, alongside the Mr. Fusion that powered the time machine in Back to the Future II. The inside dash is cluttered with switches, lights, and the iconic time circuits from the movies. He’s even added neon lights and a smoke machine to emulate the effects from the movies.
The car was initially bought for £47,000 (around $76,000 for us yanks), but Steve says its value is now somewhere between £75,000 and £100,000.
Molly says she’d love to learn how to drive the car when she’s old enough. And in the meantime, her classmates all want a ride. Parents at Molly’s school sometimes follow Steve home to request photos in front of the car.
(pic from Daily Mail article, sauced below)