Back to the Future Day and the story behind DeLorean

Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.


Great Scott! The story behind the car that made time travel stylish,” CNN

It’s been a momentous week. Back to the Future Day took place on Wednesday, Oct. 21 2015. In the movie “Back to the Future Part II,” it was the day to which Marty McFly time-traveled to save his unborn children. And it was the cult DeLorean car that took him there. The silver screen DeLorean was based on a real production car, built in Northern Ireland, of which 6,000 remain today.

Read the story behind the much-loved car in CNN.


Meet the DeLorean collector with a monster truck, limo and hovercraft,” Yahoo! Autos

It’s a DeLorean, but not as you know it. Rich Weissensel, a DeLorean fanatic, is passionate about customizing the vehicle made famous by the “Back to the Future” flicks. After all, if you’re driving an iconic car from a 1980s movie franchise, you wouldn’t want to run into another just like it would you?

Watch the video as Yahoo! Autos visits “DeLorean heaven.”


2017 Ford F-150 Raptor spied in production-spec four-door SuperCrew body,” Car and Driver

Car and Driver has given us “our best view yet” of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor as a four-door SuperCrew cab version. These images of the undisguised prototype give you a clear view of the distinctive new front fascia and other developments.

View the photo gallery and read the full article in Car and Driver.


RIP, Viper,” The Car Connection

The Dodge Viper is being killed off in 2017, reports The Car Connection, citing an Auto News report. Richard Read takes a look at the sports car’s history, when “its fates have always followed those of Chrysler.” It might be RIP in 2017, but Read wouldn’t be surprised to see the Viper rise again in the future.

Read the full article and view a fine gallery of Viper pictures in The Car Connection.


Solar-powered cars race across Aussie outback,” USA Today

These are some of the funkiest looking cars under the sun. A group of solar-powered vehicles, created by teams from around the world, raced across the Australian outback in the 2015 World Solar Challenge. Setting off on Sunday, they included vehicles from the University of Michigan Solar Car Team and Stanford Solar Car Project USA.

See the images in USA Today.


See you next week for more automotive news. Drive safe.

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