When Marty McFly and Doc Brown went Back To The Future in the DeLorean DMC-12 that was converted into a time machine, the car instantly secured its place in popular culture forever.
If the car hadn’t been used in the iconic films, the chances are that the unique vehicle would have probably faded into anonymity, however even the dizzy heights of fame brought about by the movie was not enough to stop the DeLorean Motor Company from halting production in 1982.
Nowadays, some 30 years after production of the iconic car ceased, it is believed that there are just over 6,000 of them on the roads. Many of them belong to Back To The Future fans and are kept as a shining memento from a beloved film and I’m sure there are a few people out there who have even tried to convert their DeLorean’s into a machine that can traverse the space-time continuum (I’m hoping at least a couple of these have succeeded).
Other DeLorean owners have opted to make more unusual modifications to the infamous car with it hugely memorable gull-wings and V6 engine. A little while ago, we brought you a story about Rick Weissensel’s DeLorean Limo which initially we assumed would be the strangest modification to make to a DeLorean, however that might have just been beaten by this Delorean/monster truck hybrid!
This interesting little hybrid appeared at the 2012 DeLorean Car Show & Convention in Orlando, Florida and dazzled other attendees with its 44-inch tires and 5.7-liter V8 engine. It is a 1981 DeLorean sat atop a 1979 Chevrolet K5 Blazer frame and you’ve got to admit, it is pretty awesome! If they ever made another Back To The Future movie, they might want to think about having a cameo from this insane vehicle!
Good news for DeLorean fans, the DeLorean Motor Company are currently in the process of reproducing an electric DeLorean for a 2013 release!