There’s a thin line between hobby and obsession and one that a DeLorean fanatic was more than happy to cross over the last 14 years, during which he has created various modified versions of the Back to the Future car.
50-year-old Chicago software engineer Rich Weissensel has created just about every possible DeLorean permutation you can imagine and some you probably can’t, including a limousine with six gullwing doors and a monster truck – the latter taking only a month to build.
He’s also got a DeLorean hovercraft (just like this one), DeLorean convertible for summer cruising and three stock DeLoreans, which will remain as such because Weissensel only modifies wrecked cars.
Weissensel admits his obsession with the 1980s car (full name the DMC-12) began after meeting John DeLorean, the man behind the manufacturer that only ever made one car.
The video created by YouTube user Barcroft Cars is a short documentary into what makes the world’s biggest DeLorean fan tick. It has already amassed more than 200,000 views at the time of writing.
The DeLorean is something that would have been resided to a scrap heap somewhere at the back of our memories were it not for Marty McFly and his time-travelling shenanigans. It was, after all, a terrible car and sales of just 9,000 between 1981 and 1983 were proof of that.
But we have to admit, Weissensel’s custom creations are a pleasure to behold and the short documentary video is highly amusing. Worth a watch, folks.