1. John Z. DeLorean - former chief engineer for General Motors, responsible for many of GM's successes, such as the GTO. Left GM in 1973 to form his own auto company, DeLorean Motor Company (DMC
). After two years of operation, the company was shut down by creditors, and DeLorean was arrested on charges of cocaine trafficking. DeLorean was aquitted of all charges.
2. The gull-winged car produced by the DeLorean Motor Company. Although the official name of the car was "DeLorean DMC-12", most people referred to the car simply as "The DeLorean". The futuristic car became even more popular after its usage in the "Back to the Future" trilogy.
1. John Delorean was probably the most innovative designer in automotive history
2. "Are you telling me you built a time machine....out of a DeLorean??" - Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly)
"The way I see it, if you're going to put a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style!" - Christopher Lloyd (Dr. Emmitt Brown)