[DML] Re: Dr. David's Delorean
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[DML] Re: Dr. David's Delorean

I've never heard of any of the cars being converted to electric for the movie. I think one car was sacrificed in order to be connected to a hydraulic boom for hovering shots, and eventually ended up on the sound stage for the tour, but I never heard that rumor. But more to the point, why would someone drive a car on a sound stage? The whole point is supposed to keep everything as stationary as possible. Even if you did need sound effects, that's what Foley artists are for.

I doubt that any one except the studios owns the original movie cars. Not that a situation like this could ever be impossible, but after reading the story of the Black Beauty, and seeing how other studios deal with originals and replica cars from movies, I do seriously doubt anyone has their car on loan. Sounds more like confusion of facts where someone ends up telling me DeLoreans had helicopter engines, and were built in Utah again...

vin 6585 "X"

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, doctorDHD@... wrote:
> The eLectric DeLorean stirred up a lot of talk recently after the Battery  
> Beach Burnout show in Jupiter, Florida.
> Most of it is of course just funny nonsense stuff about how fast it could  go 
> in the quarter mile if it had 1.21 jigawatts, but here is one response I  
> found very interesting.  It says that one of the DeLoreans used in the BTTF  
> movies actually was electric powered.  Any truth to that?
> Message: 11
> Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 15:19:37 -0800
> From: Peter  Gabrielsson <peter.gabrielsson@...>
> Subject: Re: [EVDL] Dr.  David's Delorean
> To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List  <ev@...>
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> The Delorean in the movie wasn't powered  by 1.21GW it was actually
> 1.21 JigaWatts so the whole discussion is kind of  meaningless ;). A
> more interesting fact was the one of the Deloreans  used  in the movie
> was electric, powered by a DC motor. It was used on  the sound stage
> and as such could not have a internal combustion engine  poisoning
> everyone.
> >From what I've heard, it was converted by Rich  Elgin here in Monrovia,
> CA. He's also supposed to still own the title to the  car which is on
> display at universal.


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