RE: [DML] Re: Dr. David's Delorean - electrified picture cars?
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RE: [DML] Re: Dr. David's Delorean - electrified picture cars?



One of the universal picture cars, dressed as a BTTF 2 model, was
shipped from Hollywood to Western Mass. For the final shot in the BTTF
Ride film.  This was in the early spring of 1990.  The car still had its
PRV installed.  It was the first Delorean I ever drove - I think I have
a photo which shows me in the car, wearing a members only jacket.  That
car had not been converted in any way.  That drive of about 50 yards was
indoors though - nobody died.

 

When we shot the scene we did not run the engine.  Instead a custom ramp
was built and the car rolled down it and into frame to perform a cable
assisted fishtail stop.  The ramp was needed due to the speed required
and the limited space to get it up to speed.  If not, grips probably
would have pushed it.

 

After filming was complete the car was loaded back inside an
inconspicuous standard freight trailer and shipped, along with our
fiberglass ride vehicle Delorean and hydraulic motion base, back to
Hollywood.  I can't tell you which car it was, but it was definitely a
bit tired when it took its trip east.

 

That's all I can say with certainty on the matter.

 

Tom

 

 

From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of therealdmcvegas
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 8:05 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [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...

-Robert
vin 6585 "X"


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