Monday, March 19, 2012
On the anniversary of John DeLorean's death, we look at his most infamous car
DeLorean had an incredible career in the auto industry. As the chief engineer of Pontiac, DeLorean gets the nod as the father of the GTO in 1964. Then he was promoted to the head of Pontiac, and cars like the Firebird and the Grand Prix were born during this time.
The company history could almost be the makings for a Hollywood movie. DeLorean was a natural salesman, and was able to wrangle enough money from celebrities and other investors to get the ambitious project off the ground.
I don't think I'd ever really want a DeLorean as a daily driver or anything, but the fact that they were even made at all, and the controversy surrounding them is pretty interesting. The car, as well as the larger-than-life personality that created them, are a fascinating piece of automotive history.
The slideshow is full of DeLoreans, Back to the Future and otherwise. I took a lot of them at various car shows. There are a few old promotional pics in there. Others came from the Creative Commons/Wikipedia pages. I was just trying to get a good sample of interesting DeLorean pictures all in one place. There's not much science involved here. In fact, I think the only place these pictures will take you is back to the past.