The gull-winged, space age-looking DeLorean DMC-12 (or simply, 'The DeLorean') is iconic for two reasons. One, it's the only car that was ever manufactured by the ill-fated DeLorean Motor Company. Two, it was the time machine that propelled Doc Brown and Marty McFly at 88mph (about 142kph) in the Back To The Future franchise. Some millennials out there might be too young to remember, but this '80s movie trilogy thrilled a generation of aspiring time travelers and cemented the DeLorean's legacy as an iconic car.
Thankfully, that legacy lives on to this day. At the recent 89th Academy Awards, the DeLorean made a surprise appearance onstage. Inside it were award presenters Seth Rogen and Marty McFly himself, Michael J. Fox. Rogen, dressed in a pair of McFly's futuristic sneakers, shared a video about how much the movie franchise and Fox inspired him as a child. After presenting the award for Best Editing, the two then broke into a sudden Hamilton duet.
All the while, the DeLorean stood in the background as a proud icon of cinema and automotive design. It was a fitting nod to the franchise and a great easter egg for us gearheads. Great Scott!