Robb & Ryan Go To The Delorean Factory

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Robb & Ryan Go To The Delorean Factory

Postby robbalvey » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:46 pm

I'm putting this in the main forum because, well...a Delorean was in Back to the Future and Back to the Future is still a ride at one Universal theme park...so it fits! It's a stretch...but it fits!

Anyway, part of the agreement for Ryan coming to help babysit KidTums this week is that I would take him to the Delorean shop in Orange County to get a part for his car.

A couple of things to note - since I was a teenager during the whole "Back to the Future" movies and remember the Delorean Motor Company coming and going this was quite interesting for me to see. Interesting just in the fact that DMC is still around in some form or another. And without the movie, I wonder if that would be the case? So to me it was very interesting to see how pop culture has played an important role in a would-be defunct company still operating, even in a small form, 24 years AFTER the first movie came out!

The guys at the shop were very nice and actually seemed very enthusiastic for Ryan restoring his car. It's almost like they were passing the Delorean baton to the next generation. It was kind of cool. You probably have to be a nerdy car enthusiast to really appreciate it all, but then again we're nerdy roller coaster enthusiasts so I kind of "get it"

Anyway, onto the photos....
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Here we are at the Delorean shop on Orange County...yes the company still exists today!
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$51 bucks gets you this cool DMC emblem. You can easily turn that Toyota into a Delorean! =)
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"Hello Mr. Cable. I drove 4 hours in traffic for you!"
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The mostly purple Delorean was getting a makeover for one of the LA Lakers!
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Another Delorean was getting the gold plated treatment. (It helps with the time travel)
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"Do you think they'd notice one or two missing pieces?"
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This Delorean was getting the makeover so it can fly. (Dude, I'm serious! Didn't you see the movie?"
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A closer look at Mr. Purple just in case you wanted to do this to your car.
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And just in case you were wondering, yes, they do still build time machines at the Delorean factory. This one is getting coverted now. (Doc Brown even called and was like "DAMN! DAMN DAMN! WHERE IS THAT CAR?")
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"Do you have any idea how much this table is worth in Fresno? No, not the car parts, all our cars are broken...I'm talking about the actual table!"
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Heh, I see you little time machine shifter thingy!
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Yup.
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All hail BTTF!
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Lots of cars getting worked on. I mean, time travel puts a lot of wear on these suckers!
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I'm expecting Doc Brown to pop out any second!
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If you are in the market for a Delorean...they've got a few!
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Yes! Here is it! An actual, working, full functioning TIME MACHINE!
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BTTF fans will fine the next few photos very interesting!
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Time circuits are very simple to operate..."On" "Off" That's it!
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We should set the time machine to go back to Jeff Johnson's birthday except we found out that the Delorean actually can't travel back that far!
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The Flux Capacitor was invented on November 5, 1955 by Dr. Emmett Brown. It's what makes time travel possible.
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"When this baby hits 88 miles per hour...you're gonna see some serious s**t!"
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"Someone please go back in time and slap a condom on Ryan's dad!!!"
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Yes, it's Mr. Fusion. I love how something that solves the world's energy crisis is called "Mister" Fusion.
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Yes, that is the Back to the Future Delorean in all it's glory, and yes that is Ryan having sex with it!
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This one was signed by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. If you know who those two guys are, go get yourself an "I'm a nerd cookie!"
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OMG! All those Alton Towers code names came from a Delorean!!!
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Close up on the Flux Capacitor because it IS the most important component to time travel.
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Ryan looks very "satisfied", the Delorean...not so much...
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Nerd shot #1
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Nerd shot #2
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Feet shot #1
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Mr. Fusion looks a LOT like a coffee grinder...hmm....
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All of our license plates will look like this in the future...
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AHA!!! The Delorean is the result of massive Guinness consumption!!!
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Wheel.
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WHEEL XTREEMEEE CLOSE UP!
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More random parts.
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These shirts scream "Do me baby...DO ME NOW!"
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"I'm going to use this toy to pleasure Marianna!"
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Chrome engine...yup!
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Delorean comes in many shapes and sizes.
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OMG! You can buy a flux capacitor here for $325! Who knew? Now your Ford Focus can also double a time machine!!!
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Ryan says "Our day at Delorean is now complete. I've got my cable, my stickers, and yes, I'm going to need a new change of panties and a box of tissues, but MAN, that was better than normal sex!"
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Postby carolinacaniac » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:04 pm

That's aweome! I didn't realize there was a shop in the OC for Delorean. I thought they only had a parts shop somewhere in Texas. Was the signed time machine there on display or was that someone's actual car that had either some decent cash or a lot of free time?

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Postby Anfronee » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:07 pm

" Time circuits on. Flux Capacitor... fluxxing. Engine running. All right!"

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Postby CTU Agent » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:31 pm

Maybe I should see Back To The Future one day...

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Postby downunder » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:41 pm

So does this mean Ryan will be able to actually get that thing going at 88 mph?

If so, I have some time travel requests:

*I need to go back in time to the Phoenix and Boulder Dash ERT sessions.
*There's some investments and bets I need to make in 1987
*There's also this Nirvana gig in 1992 in Sydney I'd like to catch

I'll let you know the rest later.

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Postby Medusa1861 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:45 pm

Why won't they just make them.. lighter? and maybe a better engine, then it would've been a decent car. Not surprised that that place exists, just kind of disappointed on how others are modding their DeLorean , no need pretty looking parts. Would've liked to see some weight reduction going on. But yay, glad to see pictures of what is at least a cool looking car, but that's about all it is.
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Postby Cameron » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:48 pm

Robb and Ryan, that was fantastic ... Thanks so much!

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Postby cfc » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:48 pm

downunder wrote:So does this mean Ryan will be able to actually get that thing going at 88 mph?



Only if the mule team to which he hitches the car can run that fast. ;)

Thanks for the look at the DeLorean factory--I didn't realize there were that many DeLoreans still around.

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Postby BeemerBoy » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:53 pm

CTU Agent wrote:Maybe I should see Back To The Future one day...

Until then, you fail at life. :wink:

"Someone please go back in time and slap a condom on Ryan's dad!!!"

LOL. Sorry Ryan, but that's comedy gold!

Oh, and this report was amazing!
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Postby Spideyfreak » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:55 pm

downunder wrote:So does this mean Ryan will be able to actually get that thing going at 88 mph?

If so, I have some time travel requests:

*I need to go back in time to the Phoenix and Boulder Dash ERT sessions.
*There's some investments and bets I need to make in 1987
*There's also this Nirvana gig in 1992 in Sydney I'd like to catch

I'll let you know the rest later.


When you go back to the ERT sessions, make sure you don't see yourself or we could have a major paradox!

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